The Victorian Celebration of Death
Newton Abbot, Devon, Davis and Charles 1972
Ist edition. xvi +222pp, with 65 b/w illustrations. Cloth vg in good d/w. Black edged black endpapers. An account of the Victorian funeral, which combines the 'romantic' trappings of mourning with an account of the practicalities of burial in expanding industrial towns. With a strong focus on the development of cemeteries, and a brief comparative chapter on practices in the US and elsewhere. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.