This is a book of 18 private curiosity collections, together with an essay by each collector. The collections are of things forbidden, taboo and morbid: ritual skulls, mummified body parts, taxidermy items and shrunken heads. Many of these extraordinary items have never been publicly shown before. In the essays, the collectors discuss their motivations, share their passions, and highlight their favourite objects. This is a hardback volume richly illustrated throughout with colour photography. A truly unique book which will appeal to all lovers of the bizarre and curious.
London: Laurence King Publishing, 2016. Hardback, 208 pages. New.