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Título: Family of Death
Editorial: Robert Hale Ltd., London
Año de publicación: 1995
Ilustrador: Jil Atkinson
Condición del libro: Good
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good
Edición: First Edition
A hardback book with both book and jacket in near very good condition, dated 1995, First Edition. Book is ex-library with first blank page of the book neatly removed but overall still a very bright and clean book and jacket. Six generations of executioners. Book is illustrated by Jil Atkinson. N° de ref. de la librería 044149
Sinopsis: For more than two centuries the eldest sons of the Sanson family were fated by tradition to inherit the Paris scaffold. Scorned by their superiors, reviled by society, nevertheless they flogged and hanged, burned and branded, beheaded with sword and guillotine, thousands of condemned men and women. Yet these were no blood-crazed psychopaths. On the contrary they were educated and intelligent men with wives and children. In this book, the parts played by Dr Guillotin and Madame Tussaud during the days of the terror are fully covered, as is the evolution, design and operation of the guillotine itself. An appendix deals with the question of whether death by the guillotine is absolutely instantaneous - or does the victim see the basket coming up to meet him, hear the gloating cheers of the mob, before death brings oblivion?
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