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Morbid Curiosities: Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre (Skulls, Mummified Body Parts, Taxidermy and more, remarkable, curious, macabre collections) Hardcover – Illustrated, September 27, 2016
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- Item Weight : 1.81 pounds
- Hardcover : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781780678665
- ISBN-13 : 978-1780678665
- Product Dimensions : 7 x 1 x 9.75 inches
- Publisher : Laurence King Publishing; Illustrated Edition (September 27, 2016)
- ASIN : 1780678665
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #120,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you do like this sort of thing, I also recommend Viktor Wynd’s Cabinet of Wonders (which does have larger dimensions, and includes collections in addition to Wynd’s); Paul Koudounaris, The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuariies and Charnel Houses; and Patrick Mauries, Cabinets of Curiosities (historic collections that included, but also usually went beyond, the bizarre or morbid to include a wide range of specimens from nature and art).
The text is brief but informative. It's clear each subject was asked the same set of questions, but they are good questions, so I looked forward to each answer. I tend to skim text and descriptions, but I read each and every word of this book. Delicious from start to finish.
If you are a fan of Oddities, you will recognize some folks. If you love dark things, there is something here for you.
Get it used, cheap, and it might be ok.
Bottom line, if you're looking for an introduction to collecting oddities or you're just curious, etc.... This is a nice little book.