Hardcover in purple cloth and publisher’s non price-clipped dust-jacket, top edge stained purple and black end-papers. 304 pages. Notes, Index. Illustrated with over two hundred drawings and twenty-four pages of photographs throughout. First American edition, first printing. A macabre, though fascinating, examination of the rituals and relics associated with death, primarily British and American, albeit the author expands her investigation both temporally and geographically to compare there with other cultures. No previous ownership marks. A clean, square, unmarked copy, Very good or better in a very good dust-jacket.