Morbid Curiosities: Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre. Paul Gambino.

Morbid Curiosities: Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre

Laurence King:
London: 2016
Hardcover, New sans dust jacket as issued,
208 pp.


"An insight into the strange world of collectors of the macabre. Centred on 15 collections, with extensive interviews with each collector and specially shot imagery detailing their objects, this is a fascinating showcase of bizarre and intriguing objects. Included are collections of skulls, mummified body parts, occultic objects, and various carnival, side-show and criminal ephemera. Detailed captions tell the curious stories behind each object, many of which are being shown outside the private world of their collections for the first timeA fascinating insight into the strange world of collectors of the macabre, 'Morbid Curiosities' features 17 unique collections and an extensive interview with each collector, explaining how and why they collect, and showcasing the most remarkable pieces from each collection. The collections include skulls, mummified body parts, occult objects and various carnival, side-show and criminal ephemera. Detailed captions tell the curious stories behind each object, many of which are being shown outside the private world of their collections for the first time." #69383

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