Cemetery Books for Sale

ETA:  All but one of these have been spoken for, so I’ve put a new list of cemetery books up for sale here: http://cemeterytravel.com/2014/10/22/more-cemetery-books-for-sale/.

Thanks so much for all your support!

ETA:  These have been selling much quicker than I expected.  Thank you so much for that!  I have pulled another 20 books and I’ll get them listed as soon as I can.  Please check back.

I’m clearing out some of my extra books.  There will be more, but for now, here’s the list of what I have for sale.  Let me know (either in the comments below or through the Contact Me form above) if you are interested in any of these or if you need more information.

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Last Laugh001 The Last Laugh: A Completely New Collection of Funny Old Epitaphs

by Gail Peterson
Published by Hallmark Editions.
Small hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket has small rips.


WishYouWereHere-cover-FINAL-600x900Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel
by Loren Rhoads
Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel contains 35 graveyard travel essays, which visit more than 50 cemeteries, churchyards, and gravesites across the globe. More info here.
Brand new. Trade paperback.

Cover of the Cemetery Travels Notebook

Cemetery Travels Notebook
by Loren Rhoads
The Cemetery Travels Notebook is the place to keep field notes from your own cemetery adventures. It features 80 lined pages, interspersed with 20 lush full-page color photographs of cemeteries from Paris to Tokyo, with stops at Sleepy Hollow, San Francisco, and all points between, to inspire your wanderlust.
Brand new. Trade paperback.




DeathAfterlife001Death and the Afterlife
by Brian Innes
Beautifully illustrated hard cover.
First edition from 1999.


Grave Matters001Grave Matters: A Lively History of Death Around the World
by Nigel Barley
Hardcover with chapters on relationships across the grave, metaphors we die by, war, murder, and capital punishment.
First American edition.


Obituaries in American Culture
by Janice Hume
Trade paperback. One dog-eared page. Published by University Press of Mississippi in 2000.


Petrucelli001Morbid Curiosity: The Disturbing Demises of the Famous & Infamous
by Alan W. Petrucelli
Trade paperback. Price sticker residue.


They Went That-a-Way001They Went That-A-Way: How the famous, the infamous, and the great died
by Malcolm Forbes with Jeff Bloch
Hardcover collection of biographies from Aeschylus to Virginia Woolf. Dust jacket.

Comic Epitaphs001Comic Epitaphs from the Very Best Old Graveyards
Gathered and Published by the Peter Pauper Press
Small hardcover with comic illustrations. Inscription.


New England Rubbings001Early New England Gravestone Rubbings
by Edmund Vincent Gillon Jr.
Large fully illustrated Dover book of faces, urns, willows, and epitaphs. Some aging, but still tightly bound. Published in 1981.


Gravestones of Early001Gravestones of Early New England and the Men Who Made Them 1653-1800
by Harriette Merrifield Forbes
Some chips in the cover and spine wear, but still tightly bound. Lots of b/w photos of early tombstones.
The standard text. Published in 1973. Some faint pencil annotations.

Over Their Dead001Over their Dead Bodies: Yankee Epitaphs & History
by Thomas C. Mann and Janet Greene
Hard cover. Dust jacket is worn. Published by the Stephen Greene Press in 1962.


Puritan Gravestone001Puritan Gravestone Art
Published by Boston University
Paperback collection of essays. Discoloration on cover from a price sticker. Tightly bound. Unread.


Complete Funeral001The Complete Funeral Manual
by James L. Christensen
Hardcover. Some wrinkled pages.


The Reposed001The Reposed
Photographs by William K. Greiner. Foreword by Thomas Lynch. Autographed to me.
Oversized book of photos of the grave offerings in New Orleans cemeteries.
First edition from 1999.

Indianan001Indiana Stonecarver: The Story of Thomas R. Reding
by Ann Nolan and Keith A. Buckley
Paperback with paper cover. Nice clear b/w photographs.


Living Among001Living Among Headstones: Life in a Country Cemetery
by Shannon Applegate
Hard cover with dust jacket. Published by Thunder’s Mouth Press in 2005.


Death's Door001Death’s Door: Modern Dying and the Ways We Grieve
by Sandra M. Gilbert
Thick hardcover that looks at “our relationship to death through literature, history, poetry, and societal practices.” One bent page and some dog-ears.

Abney Park001Guide to Abney Park Cemetery

by Paul Joyce
Essay, listing of interesting graves, some b/w photographs.
Rare, out-of-print. In good shape.
Second edition from 1994.

Hollywood Book001Hollywood Book of Death: The Bizarre, Often Sordid Passings of More than 125 American Movie and TV Idols
by James Robert Parish
Large paperback. Sticker residue on cover, but in great shape.
First edition from 2002.

Mystery of Life001The story behind “The Mystery of Life” plus a Pictorial Map and Guide to the Famous Art Treasures of Forest Lawn and another Forest Lawn brochure
Saddlestitched. Discoloration on cover from a price sticker.

Tombstone Tourist001Tombstone Tourist: Musicians
by Scott Stanton
Autographed but cover is not in great shape. Tightly bound. One dog-eared page.
First edition from 1998.


DIY Coffins001Do-It-Yourself Coffins for Pets and People
by Dale Power
A fully illustrated book “for Woodworkers Who Want to be Buried in Their Work”
First edition from 1997.

Clip art of Deaths, Telephones, and Scissors
Updated reprint of the 2006 issue.


Etched in Stone001Etched in Stone: Thoroughbred Memorials
by Lucy Zeh
Oversized paperback about the monuments to racehorses.
First edition from 2000. Sticker residue on cover, but in great shape.

Weep Not for Me001Weep Not For Me: A Photographic Essay and History of Cataraqui Cemetery
By Jennifer McKendry
Lovely b/w photos of a cemetery in Kingston, Ontario. Saddlestitched.



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