Here be the business card of one Nathaniel Longbottom of Southwark, purveyor of articulated human and animal skeletons to ... well, to whomsoever wanted to buy them, I suppose; morbid maniacs from Edinburgh, mostly, you would have to assume.
The 'Athens of the North,' of course, was where all those doctors of this and that who were indifferent to getting their fingers dirty lived; and Burke and Hare, the infamous grave-robbing double act, also called Edinburgh their home.
In such circumstances, where supply so swiftly outstrips demand, Nathaniel Longbottom's Scottish competition must often often have found themselves short of stock, hence Longbottom's promise to send his grim goods "packed safe for either sea or land carriage."
Nowadays, skeletons can easily be dispatched by flying drone, rather like some dark, reverse version of a stork delivering a newborn baby. That's progress for you.