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Chamberlain, Andrew T. and Pearson, Michael Parker Earthly Remains: The History and Science of Preserved Human Bodies
London: Oxford University Press, 2001. First Thus. Cloth. New/New. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 0195218523 The preserved remains of other human beings hold a special fascination for the living. "Earthly Remains" explores the science and history behind such phenomena and examines cases ranging from ancient Egyptian mummies to 20th-century politicians, from Iron Age bog bodies to the extraordinary finds at Pompeii. After explaining the scientific processes of decay, the authors move on to discuss the bog bodies of northern Europe, including the famous Lindow Man and several Danish examples, many of which were found mutilated or handicapped. How and why these bodies ended up in bogs is discussed by the authors, the possibilities ranging from accident to murder to ancient sacrificial rituals. They then turn their attention to one of the oldest methods of preservation - mummification - looking not only at famous ancient Egyptian examples, but also at the earliest known mummies of the Chinchorro people from South America. The preservation of bodies as a result of environmental factors such as freezing is also addressed. The authors examine examples such as the astonishing 5000-year-old Tyrolean ice man, frozen together with his clothing, food and tools, and with the tattoo marks on his skin still visible. They also describe the discovery of bodies preserved in outline form, such as those of Pompeii and Sutton Hoo, and the painstaking scientific processes involved in unearthing and interpreting such finds. Finally, this study would not be complete without a look at modern preservation methods and humanity's perennial search for immortality through techniques such as cryonics, cloning, DNA and suspended animation. Extensively illustrated with the haunting images of many of the cases discussed, "Earthly Remains" is a compelling book that should appeal to everyone's sense of mystery in the history and origins of our ancestors. (Book ref. 039013) £8.00
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TAYLOR, Jeremy (1613-1667) [ Bp. of Down and Connor. of Gonville and Caius College ] Walter Field, Oxon, 1849 The Worthy Communicant : or, A discourse of the nature, effects, and blessings consequent to the worthy receiving of the Lords supper., [ & A sermon added Preached at the funeral of Sir G. Dalston(e) in Dalston, Cumberland, Sept 28, 1657]. LONDON : 1686
London: Gilbert Cownly, at the Popes-head, at the east end of the lower walk of the New-Exchange in the Strand, 1686. Illustrated by Engraved Title-page. Twenty-fourth Edition. Hard Cover (leather binding). Acceptable. 8vo LONDON : 1686. [ First published in 1660 ]. Hardback. Original full calf leather binding. Raised bands and old paper label. Engraved title-page opposite main title is present; 'With engraved additional title-page/frontispiece on verso of first leaf (giving main title and imprint ('Sold by Gilbert Cownly'; with symbolic illustration of church with communion table flanked by angels)., [ Title page neatly repaired and a few words replaced in 19th century hand. Owner name dated; 'Walter Field, Oxon, 1849'. [ Title continues; to which is added a sermon, never printed with the folio volume of sermons ]. Nice old copy. Covers rubbed and worn, but and GOOD sound condition. Paper foxed and browned over time. Tight copy. No internal markings. (xvi), 436 Referenced by: Wing, (2nd ed.) T422 and by: ESTC, R20284. [ Rosley Books for Antiquarian books, Theology and Church History. ] (Book ref. 0015962) £65.00
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BATES, William (1625-1699) & Manton, Thomas, 1620-1677. A Funeral Sermon, Preached upon the Death of the Reverend and Excellent Divine Dr. Thomas Manton : who deceas'd Octob. 18. 1677. By William Bates, D.D. ; to which is now added, the last publick sermon Dr. Manton preached. LONDON : 1678
London: Brabazon Aylmer, at the Three Pigeons against the Royal Exchange, 1678. First Edition. Wrappers. Very Good Plus. 8vo LONDON : 1678. [ Two editions published the same year; quarto of 59-pages; Bates sermon (Wing B1109) and this small octavo with the additional sermon by Manton ]. Old paper wrappers with original old handwritten title to front cover of wrapper. Title-page in black 'mourning' border. (iii), 115 pages. 1pp bookseller adverts. A tight clean copy. Bright and clean. No owner markings. VERY GOOD INDEED. Referenced by: Wing (2nd ed., 1994), B1110 & ESTC (RLIN), R11400. Scarce; the only copies of this printing recorded in the UK; City of London, Guildhall Library. Chetham's Library, Manchester. Sheffield. National Library of Scotland. Cambridge (Special collections). Not in the Bodleian and British Library. Bates Sermon is on I Thessalonians, IV, 17. Manton's Last Sermon is on 2 Tim. 1. 18 {with half-title}. **Book now in archival quality clear protective jacket**. [ Rosley Books for Antiquarian Literature, Theology and History ]. (Book ref. 0015926) £165.00
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PARKHILL, John [ Arthur Sneddon ] Ten Years' Experience of a Betheral's life; including many curious and interesting incidents in reference to our Ecclesiastical History with Reminiscences of Paisley; The infidel's funeral and the contrast, Letters of Arthur Sneddon. PAISLEY : 1859
Paisley: Paisley Herald Office, 1859. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo Ex-Library FIRST EDITION. PAISLEY : 1859. Hardback. Original publisher's textured cloth. Printed paper label. Advert end-papers. A tight clean copy. VERY GOOD Ex-Library copy. **Very Scarce** ; only 4 copies held in the UK. 185, (i) pages. Index. One copy of this edition held in the UK; British Library only. **Book now in an archival quality clear protective jacket**. [ Rosley Books for Antiquarian books, Literature, Theology and History. ] CONTENTS: Ten year's experience of a Betheral's life - Reminiscences of Paisley - The infidel's funeral and the contrast - Letters of Arthur Sneddon [i.e. John Parkill]**. [ Rosley Books for Antiquarian books, Literature, Theology and History. ] Scarce. Bookseller note; We are not sure what or who a Betheral is, but seems that Betheral is actually a Scots version of the word beadle, but here seems to be Ayrshire dialect for a scarecrow). Arthur Sneddon is a pseudonym used by John Parkhill. (Book ref. 0015854) £85.00
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Cunnington, Susan Studies in Browning: Four Poems: Saul; The Epistle of Karshish the Arab Physician; A Grammarian's Funeral; Old pctures in Florence
London: Swan Snnenschein & Co, 1906. Hardcover. Small pocket hardback. Grey cloth. 158 pp. Spine tatty. Prev. owner's inscr. omninside front board. Ffep hinge repaired with tape. Pages otherwise very good and clean. Generally FAIR (Book ref. 0473) £6.00
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Deighton, Len.: Funeral in Berlin.
London, Cape, 1964. 1st edition. Secret File No. 3. Very good condition in a dustwrapper, slightly soiled and slightly worn around edges, but not priceclipped. (Book ref. 47) £45.00
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Anon The Illustrated London News, November 30, 1963 (President John.F.Kennedy Funeral)
London: Illustrated London News, 1963. Soft Cover. Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall John F. Kennedy assassination and funeral edition, with over forty black and white photos, including Kennedy family pictures. Slight wear to covers, no tears, very good internally. (Book ref. 6851) £12.00
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Illustrated London News The Illustrated London News - February 6, 1965 - Lying in State and Funeral of Winston Churchill
London: Illustrated London News, 1965. Soft Cover. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Bright, crisp condition, 44 pages, issue devoted to the lying in state and funeral of Sir Winston Churchill, with numerous colour and black and white photographs, pencil and brush drawings by Paul Hogarth, contemporary adverts in colour. (Book ref. 5595) £6.00
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: The Death of Queen Victoria
London: Black and White Budget 9th & 16th February 1901 2 complete issues covering the death, life and funeral of Queen Victoria, disbound and complete. (Book ref. 15088) £20.00
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TERRY Charles Sanford: The Music of Bach
Dover Publications, New York , 1963 (republication of Oxford University Press edition pub 1933) 104pp [10pp music lists] card covers, VG. (Book ref. 8056) £5.00
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The Times : The Life of King George VI as Recorded in the Pages of "The Times" 1895 - 1952;
London, The Times, 1952; Original Newspaper. 17.5" x 24". Softcover. Good- condition. 16pp profusely illustrated with photographs. Fragile with fold across the middle, pages yellowing with some edge wear. Hard to find. (Book ref. 18889) £28.00
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The Sunday Times : Churchill Memorial Issue;
London, Sunday Times, 1965; Original Broadsheet Newspaper. January 31, 1965. No. 7394. Good condition. 16pp profusley illustrated. " The Last Journey : from Westminster to the Home of the Marlboroughs...." Contents include interesting period adverts. Pages yellowed with a fold across the middle. Hard to find. (Book ref. 18884) £48.00
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The Illustrated London News : The Lying-In-State and Funeral Number;
London, Illustrated London News & Sketch, 1952; Softcover magazine. 18" x 10". Very good condition. February 23, 1952 issue. The Lying-In-State and Funeral of His Late Majesty King George VI. Profusely illustrated. (Book ref. 17052) £15.00
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DONALD, Elsie Burch: Debrett's etiquette & modern manners.
London: Headline, 1992. Revised edn. VG++ black cloth h/b with gilt lettering to spine; VG+ cream d/w with col pattern & black/red lettering, not pc or chipped. 16cms x 24cms, 399pp. Preface, intro, 16 chaps, appendix, index. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 579g. 0747206570. (Book ref. 1954) £7.50
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CURTIS, RICHARD: Four weddings and a funeral. Four appendices & a screenplay.
London: BCA, 1995. Reprint. Nr fine red h/b with gilt lettering to spine. VG white d/w with col illus, not p/c or chipped, sl scuffing. 19cms x 24.25cms, 144pp. Over 100 col photos from film + 10 unseen extra scenes. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 527g. (Book ref. 3388) £7.50
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CLAYTON, Shelagh: After a death: practical problems and sensible solutions.
London, Robson, 1996. 1st. VG+ colour illus cover p/b. 15.5cms x 23.5cms, 245pp. 23 chaps, 5 apps. (press notices, hymns & texts, inscriptions, letters, useful addresses). Considers: first things to be done when a death occurs, people & possessions, money & special circumstances. Unread copy. Weight 449g. 0860519562. (Book ref. 458) £5.00
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BAHN, Paul G. (ed): Wonderful things. Uncovering the world's great archaeological treasures.
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999. 1st. VG+ black p/b with col illus & gilt/white lettering. 23cms x 28cms, 255pp. Col illus throughout. preface, 6 chaps, maps, bib, index, list of contribs. Treasures from Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe & America. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 1156g. 0297823272. (Book ref. 2562) £4.50
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: The Illustrated London News. Volume 260. July 1972. Number 6888.
London: Illustrated London News, 1972. VG magazine with col illus of Edward VIII on front cover. 23cms x 32cms, 84pp. Contains articles 'The Duke of Windsor - a pictorial review' & 'The King who gave up his throne' following his funeral at St George's chapel on 5 June. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 300g. (Book ref. 3553) £25.00
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Tucci, Niccolo Unfinished funeral
Jonathan Cape, 1965. 1st Edition Uk. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 1965 first UK edition Jonathan Cape hardback; good ex-library copy, laminated decorated boards, library binding, no dj; usual stamp and marks; good reading copy, shelf wear but clean covers and inside; UK dealer, immediate dispatch (Book ref. 102at15) £20.99
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HARVEY, Anthony and MORTIMER, Richard, Editors The Funeral Effigies of Westminster Abbey
The Boydell Press, 2003. Revised. Soft cover. Good. 085115879x 206pp. Revised (2003) edition. VG apart from very slight rubbing/crease to ffep. (Book ref. 010204) £68.40
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