Design for Death

Design for Death
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Barbara Jones.

Andre Deutsch. London. 1967. First edition. Hardback; purple cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 304 pages. Over 200 line drawings and 27 pages of plates. English. 255 x 195mm. 1.1kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; slight shelf wear, light creasing at head of spine, light yellowing to spine, not price-clipped; lower forecorners of boards lightly knocked, previous owner's neat signature to half-title.

Barbara Jones' examination of the trappings and trimmings of death and burial. Jones looks at customs in burials, funerals, mourning and relics in Britain and America, alongside traditions from countries such as Egypt, Peru, Mexico, Portugal, and Indonesia. The author's lively text is accompanied by her own line drawings. The macabre, the decorative and the kitsch are all here.