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The above image is part of a collection of unused ephemera intended for use in Dolarhyde’s Ledger.  The unused ephemera were sold as part of the Prop Store’s Hannibal: The Complete Series Auction.


This image is a close-up of The Devil’s Fireplace.

From the Greater Manchester Museums Group:

The Devil’s Fireplace
1846

This sandstone fireplace is carved with figures of The Devil, a lawyer and a parson.  It is known as The Devil’s Fireplace and originally stood in The Abbey Inn, Oldham.

This fireplace was commissioned by the landlord of The Abbey Inn on West Street when it was rebuilt in 1846. The pub was fitted out with a medieval theme and originally contained several other carvings and stained glass windows. The fireplace came into Gallery Oldham’s collections in 1938 when Oldham Brewery modernised the building.

The carved figures of the Devil holding onto a lawyer and a parson are designed to illustrate the saying ‘The lawyer pleads for all, the parson prays for all, but the Devil takes all.’  In 1819 the Abbey Inn had been the site of a notorious inquest into the death at Peterloo of local man John Lees.  Perhaps the carving is a comment on this injustice or it may have been intended only to amuse. Whatever its origins this rather gruesome piece has long been a favourite item of Gallery Oldham’s collections.” [emphasis added]

The_Devil's_Fireplace


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For details about this project, please visit Transcribing Dolarhyde’s Ledger in this blog.  I have spent a significant amount of time on this project, please respect the work that went in to this transcript by appropriately attributing me and these posts as you would photography or other intellectual property.  Indecipherable words are enumerated within the text and appear below.  Feel free to leave comment if you figure any of them out.

Here are Page One, Page Two, Page ThreePage Four & Page Five.


[Text above and to the right of “Evidence of Cannibalism” article:]  You’ve certainly made an impression my dear Doctor.  Was this your intention?  These weak fools flutter around you like moths to an all consuming flame.  They fly too close.  They try to share your fire.  Your greatness.  They will all BURN.  THEY WILL ALL KNOW YOUR POWER!  THEY WILL ALL KNOW YOUR STRENGTH!  They will all suffer under your great power.  Your power that you wield with might and precision.  Your revenge is swift and merciless.  There is no end to your strength.  Soon they will know your justice as they know my justice.  I will consume them in my fire as you consumed their very souls.  I wonder.  If they are finding you inconvenient.  Certainly they strain to understand you.  But you know about fear.  This makes us great.  The world is nothing without our wills.  The world is because we will it thus.

[Text to left of “Evidence of Cannibalism” article:]  This is not a madman this is a great man.  A man who towers above the heads of other weak men.  The ___ (1) of the herd.  Perhaps there is something I can learn from you.  Something I can take with me on my journey.  My journey will be long and the path is winding and has many pitfalls but I shall always triumph.  I will rise from the smoldering ashes of my fire and be triumphant.  The victor of the greatest ___ (2) of all.  The battle for the very world itself.  They will know your power in this, Dr.

[Text to the left of “FBI Agent to Testify” headline:]  What will the courageous Mr.Graham have to say about you dear Doctor?  What insight will he have about you that we will share with the hungry ears of the sheep who flutter around you?  He will toss the dogs their dry bones and they will ___ (3) and choke on them greatly.  They will die gorging at your feet.  I found the story poignant my dear Doctor.  He faces you, he traps you but the end he is broken.  You will continue.  Even has he retreats.  He runs.

[Text to the left of “Graham to Testify” article:]  This detective looks none too happy.  ___ (4).  You know fear.  You taught this Graham a fear that he never knew before.  You opened him up and taught him about ___ (5) that opened his eyes to the blinding flame.  The all consuming flame that pours out of you like a burst of lava.  Flowing over the bones of a thousand million scattered corpses of broken fools and those who thought they could touch you.  Those who felt the warmth of your fire.  They now all flounder in it.  I know the power you yield.  I was alone.  I found the story very poignant my dear Doctor.  He faces you, he traps you but in the end he is broken.  You will continue!  Even as he retreats.  The children of the playground are alone.  This one thought he was clever.  On the ___ (6) that that lead you to this.

[Incomplete line below “Graham to Testify” article:] The children in the playground are alone.  This one thought he was so clever, in fear of what you…

[Text to the right of “FBI Director gives shocking personal testimony” picture:]  This detective looks none too happy.  Did you put these deep furrows in his brow my dear Doctor?  Did you drain all the joy from his eyes.  All the weak happiness from his existence?

 

Lecter trial: Forensics shocker

Evidence of Cannibalism

Hero Cop Almost Ripper Victim

BALTIMORE – A decades long hunt ended yesterday with the apprehending of Dr. Hannibal Lecter.  Lecter is the FBI’s main suspect in the gruesome Chesapeake Ripper murder that ravaged the area for years.  Officials have suggested that his reign of terror may reach back as far as 15 years.

The FBI has never encountered a serial killer who possesses the cunning of Chesapeake Ripper who has been able to allude poilce for such a long time even thought his murders are amongst the most shocking and elaborate on record.  The manhunt creshendoed yesterday afternoon when Dr. Lecter was arrested at the country home of Will Graham – a profiler who worked for the FBI until he himself became suspected of being the Ripper and was arrested and subsequently released only a couple of short years ago.  No word on Graham’s actual involvement in the crimes or arrest has been released.

Dr. Lecter has been a respected and revered member of the psychatric community in the Bay area for nearly 20 years and was most notable known to the public for his

The FBI has never encountered a serial killer who possesses the cunning of Chesapeake Ripper who has been able to allude poilce for such a long time even though his murders are amongst the most shocking and elaborate on record.  The manhunt creshendoed yesterday afternoon when Dr. Lecter was arrested at the country home of Will Graham – a profiler who worked for the FBI until he himself became suspected of being the Ripper and was arrested and subsequently released only a couple of short years ago.  No word on Graham’s actual involvement in the crimes or arrest has been released.

“… no sign of remorse…”

Dr. Lecter has been a respected and revered member of the psychiatric community in the Bay area for nearly 20 years and was most notable known to the public for his testimonials at the trial for Will Graham.  Dr. Lecter was Graham’s clinical psychologist and played no small part.

Lecter trial:

GRAHAM TO TESTIFY

Previously tried as the ‘Ripper’ now key witness

S. Kasparian
STAFF REPORTER

Will Graham – was only a couple of years ago tried and even committed to the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.  He was later exhonorated for the Chesapeake Ripper slayings is now a key witness in the trial of Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

BALTIMORE – A decades long hunt ended yesterday with the apprehending of Dr. Hannibal Lecter.  Lecter is the FBI’s main suspect in the gruesome Chesapeake Ripper murder that ravaged the area for years.  Officials have suggested that his reign of terror may reach back as far as 15 years.

The FBI has never encountered a serial killer who possesses the cunning of Chesapeake Ripper who has been able to allude poilce for such a long time even though

of the psychiatric community in the Bay area for nearly 20 years and was most notable known to the public for his testimonials at the trial for Will Graham.  Dr. Lecter was Graham’s clinical psychologist and played no small part in his incarceration in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.

“Justice will be done…”

of the psychiatric community in the Bay area for nearly 20 years and was most notable known to the public for his testimonials at the trial for Will Graham.  Dr. Lecter was Graham’s clinical psychologist and played no small part in his incarceration in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.

Graham was later exhonorated and Dr. Lector himself became the lead suspect.  The attempted arrest of Lecter resulted in the death of one person hospitalization 3 others, 2 of whom were FBI agents.  Dr. Lecter then disappeared until now when agents were able to successfully take him into custody without incident.


The author “S. Kasparian” is likely a nod to Hannibal‘s art department trainee, Sonia Kasparian.


 

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The above image is part of a collection of unused ephemera intended for use in Dolarhyde’s Ledger.  The unused ephemera were sold as part of the Prop Store’s Hannibal: The Complete Series Auction.


Eyes and women are a recurring theme for Francis Dolarhyde – in the book, in the TV program and in The Ledger.  Many of the women in The Ledger – and clearly, some that were chosen but not included – have had their eyes scratched out.  This example goes even further; the woman here has had her entire face scratched away with a sharp object.  The pre-Ledger version of the image was found on Wikimedia Commons.


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Dolarhyde’s Ledger from NBC Hannibal

For details about this project, please visit Transcribing Dolarhyde’s Ledger in this blog.  I have spent a significant amount of time on this project, please respect the work that went in to this transcript by appropriately attributing me and these posts as you would photography or other intellectual property.  Indecipherable words are enumerated within the text and appear below.  Feel free to leave comment if you figure any of them out.

On this page, the text was handwritten in The Ledger and the images and articles were then glued in over it.  I have indicated text beneath the images and articles with “xxx.”

Here are Page One, Page Two, Page Three, Page Four & Page Six


Well done Doctor you certainly made an impression.  Was this you intention?  I wonder if they finding you inconvenient. 

Detail from Page Five

[Text to the left of “Lecter Trial Begins” article] This is the face of a madman!  NO this is the face of a great man – a liberator.  That’s what you are dear Doctor.  Do I have the strength of will to find you?  Of course I do.  You and I know about fear.  This is what makes us great.  The world is nothing to be kept so small.  We need to be unchained to be what we are to be what we can become.  What we will become.  In this harsh and cold world I have xxx I bring the flame that will ignite the world.  The flame of Death.  The flame of reb[irth] xxx Doctor.  You’ve certainly made an impression was this your intention.  You have them all xxx fooled.  You have them all!  They are all yours for the consuming.  Yours to feed from. Xxx I too require kindling.  I too need food for my flame.

[Text to the left of the “Hannibal the Cannibal” article] Is this the face of a Madman?  NO this is the face of a great man!  A man becoming a god.  A man to stand on the ___ (1) of all other men.  They are only fodder for your flame.  Your power supersedes their miserable lives.  They exist only to fuel the rise of the great among us.  The very pure and the very few. 

[Text to the left of the “The Gentleman Psychopath” image] Perhaps you have something you can show me.  Something I can use.  Something to help me become what I must become.  The flame burns inside me that I must let out the Flame of the great Red Dragon.  The Dragon to create and destroy the world around him.  The burning flame that scorches the plain. Rages through landscape to turn the world to a cinder.  The powerful beams of light that explodes from my chest that will blind the world.  The light that covers the earth in a ___ (2) is being born from the great light that bursts and flows from my chest the blinding light of becoming.

Detail from Page Five

[Text to the right of the “Lecter Trial Begins” article] They had no idea you were capable of this!  If only we had found each other before this rude circumstance.  Perhaps kindred souls such as ours would have found ample time to inspire and ___ (3) each other.  Like two burning flames of destruction or creation!  You are my dear Doctor.  Your flame burns eternally for us all.  I am still becoming.  I am growing that can no longer be contained.

[Text to the right of “Hannibal the Cannibal” article] You’ve certainly made an impression my dear Doctor.  A liberator of the souls of men.  Perhaps you have something to show me.  There is a great deal I have to learn.  ___ (4) ___ (5)  that I need to learn on my Path.  I am taking everything I can find around me.  Consuming all around me.  Everything is mine to consume.  It is all my food.  All fuel to make my flame burn brighter.  An all consuming flame ___ (6) liberate the souls of all around me.  

[Text to the right of the “The Gentleman Psychopath” image] ___ (7).  Burning.  FIRE TO BURN THE WORLD.  Count my cells as they expand from my chest!  The light that comes from me and engulfs the world around me.  Envelops the failed creation of a weak and tired god.  A new creation of my making.  You are a great man my dear Doctor.  A liberator of human souls a ___ (8) and ender of great suffering.  Do I have the strength to find you?  Of course I do.  I have even greater strength as yet unrealized.  A strength that is coming.  A strength that …

LECTER TRIAL BEGINS

Courtroom packed as jury hears first evidence
[handwritten] You are greater than them all they cannot understand
 S. Kasparian
Staff Reporter

BALTIMORE – A decades long hunt ended yesterday with the apprehending of Dr. Hannibal Lecter.  Lecter is the FBI’s main suspect in the gruesome Chesapeake Ripper murders that ravaged the area for years.  Officials have suggested that his reign of terror may reach back as far as 15 years.

The FBI has never encountered a serial killer who possesses the cunning of the Chesapeake Ripper who has been able to allude poilce [sic] for such a long time even though his murders are amongst the most shocking and elaborate on record.  The manhunt creshendoed yesterday afternoon when Dr. Lecter was arrested at the country home of [circle] Will Graham [/circle] – a profiler who worked for the FBI until he himself became suspected of being the Ripper and was arrested and subsequently released only a couple of short years ago.  No word on Graham’s actual involvement in the crimes or arrest has been

of the psychiatric community in the Bay area for nearly 20 years and was most notable  known to the public for his testimonials at the trial for Will Graham.  Dr. Lecter was Graham’s clinical psychologist and played no small part in his incarceration in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.

Graham was later exhonerated and Dr. Lector himself became the lead suspect.  The attempted arrest of Lecter resulted in the death of one person hospitalization 3 others, 2 of whom were FBI agents.  Dr. Lecter then disappeared until now when agents were able to successfully take him into custody without incident.

[Text repeats]

[Caption below photograph] Photograph by R. Cheyne  DR. HANNIBAL LECTER – Makes his first public appearance since his arrest.  Usually quite dapper, Dr. Lecter still remained composed even in prisoner’s attire.

Detail from Page Five


The author “S. Kasparian” is likely a nod to Hannibal‘s art department trainee, Sonia Kasparian.

The photographer “R. Cheyne” is likely a nod to Hannibal‘s art director, Rory Cheyne.

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[This article is peppered with misspellings and grammatical errors.  I got tired of adding “[sic]” to every one – if you see it and it’s wrong, it was “published” that way.]

CHESAPEAK RIPPER RIPS AGAIN

It appears that the Chesapeak Ripper has struck again.  His latest victim, Dr. Paul Carruthers, prominent Baltimore psychologist was found earlier today.  A gruesome slaying, that appeared to have caused the victim great physical distress, can only be the work of the so-called Chesapeak Ripper, recently escaped from prison.  The nature of the wounds seem to be sending a strong message to law enforcement, particularily Agent Jack Crawford of the FBI.  Local law enforcement and the FBI were not available for comment.  This reporter is continuing to investigate and will bring you updates as they become available.

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Image from “Entree”

HOW THE RIPPER RIPS:
AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Article:
Something terrible lurks within the walls of the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.  Though many inmates at this Maximum Security “rehabilitation campus” boast some of the most horrific homicides on the Eastern Seaboard, one man has recently emerged as a different kind of killer.  His name is Dr. Abel Gideon.  And strong evidence has surfaced that he’s far more than a mild-mannered surgeon who cruelly murdered his wife.  maybe, just maybe, Gideon is the most sought after serial killer at large – a killer who’s eluded the FBI for years and has baffled their most “gifted” profilers.  That serial killer?  None other than the “Chesapeake Ripper.”  This would explain why the Ripper’s been silent for  more than two years.

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yesterday

Article:
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Image from “Amuse-Bouche”

IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE

Article:
The FBI isn’t just hunting psychopaths, they’re head-hunting them, too, offering competitive pay and benefits in the hopes of using one demented mind to catch another.  Sure, we’re familiar with the stereotype of the FBI profiler, swaggering onto a crime scene, fitting the pieces together like a master puzzler with his 1000-piece jigsaw.  In reality, these profilers should be likened to harridans reading a cup of spent tealeaves – passing off their active imagination as incisive fact.

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Image from “Amuse-Bouche”

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Fact Check:
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