Bradshaw, Alex (as "Alex SF")
Title Many Dead Things: The Specimens Of Lord Merrylin (inscribed copy).
Binding Oversize paperback original.
Book Condition Almost fine copy with some lamination peeling to rear cover.
Edition First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher Self-published. 2009.
Seller ID 43478
Photographs of specimens purporting to be the the collection of a late 19th century ''mysterious aristocratic gentleman Thomas Theodore Merrylin, who traveled across America exhibiting a collection of animal specimens unknown to the scientific community - ''werewolf fetuses, preserved dragon heads, mummified vampires and ancient artifacts that defied the laws of nature''. Includes the exhibit 'The Spawn of Cthulhu''. Foreword by Reece Shearsmith, o-creator of The League Of Gentlemen tv series. BRIEFLY INSCRIBED BY ALEX BRADSHAW.
''Thomas Theodore Merrilyn is an enigmatic figure, a 19th Century aristocrat and naturalist who spent his life scouring the earth for wonders forgotten by science. In an exquisitely sinister book, he presents the specimens of his century-long search - the anatomical research cases of the werewolf, the remains of the vampire, the macabre equipment used by Doctor Moreau. Found in 2006 in the sealed basement of a London Orphanage, the Merrilyn Cryptid Collection is a treasure trove of ephemera that defies our knowledge of nature. Each piece is linked by a story arc - a tale that encapsulates the mystery surrounding this odd figure and his compelling collection of things that never were''.