Book Details + Condition: T. Werner Laurie LTD. (London). First Edition, 1926. 283 pages. Hardcover with original dust jacket. Scarce treatise on funeral customs from antiquity to the early 20th century, with chapters including "Preparation for Burial, Coffins, Grave-Goods, Suttee," "Wakes, Mutes, Wailers, Sin-Eating, Totemism, Death-Taxes," and "Churchyards, Cemeteries, Orientation and Other Burial Customs." Illustrated throughout with plates showing black and white photographs and drawings related to the text. Black boards embossed, with gilt lettering to spine. An overall firm and clean copy, with uncut pages present; tight binding; lightly rubbed corners and edges; interior is clean and free of markings save ex-libris plate on front free endpaper. Very scarce original dust jacket has minor normal wear and fading, with a library sticker (no other library notes present).