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FIRST LIMITED Edition. One of three thousand copies. Gently used book showing minimal wear to covers and interior and a great DJ. Illustrated with B&W, sepia, and full-color photographs. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! Please see photos and detailed description for additional information. AS IS.

Sleeping Beauty: Memorial Photography in America

by Stanley B. Burns

A rare book celebrating the eerie beauty of deathbed photographs. Taken from the time when it was common practice to photograph the newly deceased on their deathbeds, these pictures attempt to show the silence of death on human faces, which will nevermore come alive. On the tense features can be seen the rigidity of the eternal sleep, and yet most of them seem only to be deeply immersed in peaceful sleep; indeed, some very young children and newborn babies retain an incomparably beautiful appearance of life and felicity on their expression. This strange, moving collection shows some of the most striking faces in the cold sleep of death. Approx. 120 pages. 9.5 x 12.25 inches.

FIRST LIMITED EDITION. 1 of 3000 copies. Illustrated in B&W, sepia and full-color.

Published by: Twelvetrees Press, Altadena, CA, 1990.

Hardback is overall in NEAR FINE condition with VERY GOOD+ DJ.

  • ISBN: 09426423525
  • Volume displays minimal wear to covers and interior. 
  • Blue covers feature text in silver on front.
  • Spine features text in silver. 
  • Binding is secure.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • DJ looks great behind Mylar and is backed with archival paper.
  • DJ displays slight edgewear with minimal rubbing and creasing to upper edges, and a small 0.5" long tear to lower edge of back, the result of a scuff. (See photos)
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20180711

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Condition: Used
Year: 1990
Original/Reproduction: Original
Binding: Hardcover
Region: North America
Original/Facsimile: Original
Author: Stanley B. Burns
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Subject: Art & Photography
Topic: Photography
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Publication Year: 1990
Language: English
Format: Hardcover
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