Morbid Curiosities by Paul Gambino
Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre

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The subject matter may appear strange and gross, but every collector amasses a collection with an alchemical admixture of enthusiasm and reverence. Between the book’s black covers lies an alien landscape, strange and beautiful and morbid.
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Morbid Curiosities is an insight into the strange world of collectors of the macabre. Centred on 15 collections, with extensive interviews with each collector and specially shot imagery detailing their objects, this is a fascinating showcase of bizarre and intriguing objects.

Included are collections of skulls, mummified body parts, occultic objects, and various carnival, side-show and criminal ephemera. Detailed captions tell the curious stories behind each object, many of which are being shown outside the private world of their collections for the first time.

Included are collections of skulls, mummified body parts, occultic objects, and various carnival, side-show and criminal ephemera. Detailed captions tell the curious stories behind each object, many of which are being shown outside the private world of their collections for the first time.
 

About Paul Gambino

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Paul Gambino has been an avid collector of the macabre for over 20 years and owns an extensive collection of nineteenth-century memorial photographs. His two decades of collecting have gained him access to some of the world's most elite collectors of the macabre.
 
Published September 27, 2016 by Laurence King Publishing. 160 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality.
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Publishers Weekly

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on Jun 22 2017

A massive store of rare Ouija boards and one of the first sets of forensic tools are just two of the gems readers will find. Though not for the faint of heart, this is a stunning survey of some of the rarest (and creepiest!) collections in the world.

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NY Journal of Books

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Reviewed by Karl Wolff on Oct 25 2016

The subject matter may appear strange and gross, but every collector amasses a collection with an alchemical admixture of enthusiasm and reverence. Between the book’s black covers lies an alien landscape, strange and beautiful and morbid.

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