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image of Dharma Teachings - Given at Samdrup Darjay Ling, Sonada, Summer, 1973  By the Very Venerable Kalu Rinpoche

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San Francisco: For Free Copies Contact: Kagyu Droden Kunchab, 1892 Fell Street SF 94117, 1990. Paperback. 107p., softbound, a 9x6 inch paperback decorated with photoportraits of guru and donor, find a different portrait inside as frontis.Very good copy; nice alkaline paperstock with just a touch of edgewear to covers. Entirely sound, cleanly and unmarked. FYI, the terminal leaves are… Read more
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Swimming in a Sea of Death: a son's memoir

by [Sontag, Susan] David Rieff

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Published
2008
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9780743299466
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 2008. Hardcover. 180p., very good first edition, first printing stated in boards and unclipped dj. On the death from cancer by her son.
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The Dying of Death

by Jacobs, Joseph

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Published
1900
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£56.26

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New York: The Tucker Publishing Co, 1900. 13p., stapled wraps, 5.5x7.75 inches, vertically creased, spine and right edge of both wraps covered with clear non-archival tape, first and last pages evenly toned, bottom edge closely trimmed with series statement on front wrap cut off but no other loss of text, "#11" penned on front wrap. Balzac Library, no. 11,… Read more
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image of Death Comes to a Sea Otter. Reprint from California Fish and Game, Volume 26 July 1940 Number 3

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Sacramento: California GPO, 1940. Offprint: pp.278-281, illustrated with two photos of the body and two amateur line drawings (exterior paw; interior stomach). Softbound, semi-glazed nearly alkaline paperstock paste-fastened. Faint toning to outer leaves, very faint edgewear, a nice clean copy. Apparently intact otter corpses are scarce, Fisher is impressed with paw's natural design. Autopsy reveals damage to stomach. Appended,… Read more
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Galgenlieder

by Morgenstern, Christian

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Published
1916
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Berlin: Cassirer, 1916. 72p., slender hardcover, 23rd printing, spine ends worn. text in German. "Songs from the Gallows," by the theosophist poet.
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image of The Other Side of Death: A Critical Examination of the Belief in a Future Life, with a Study of Spiritualism

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London: Pioneer Press, 1922. Paperback. 158p., 4.75x7 inches, sewn paperback, soiled and edgeworn wraps, a smattering of foxing throughout the book, spine wrap a little loose at head and tail, a decent reading copy. The prominent British secularist and proponent of atheism and freethought takes on the belief in life after death, with special attention to Spiritualism.
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image of Inquiring Mind, Winter/Spring 1990, Vol. 6, No. 2, Special Issue on Death and Serving the Dying; A Semi-annual Journal of the Vipassana Community

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Berkeley: Dharma Foundation, 1990. Newspaper. 32p., folded tabloid, lightly toned, illus., mailing label on lower front cover, else very good. Includes: Interview with Stephen Levine, a Tibetan View of Death, Death Awareness Practice, directory of sitting groups, 1990 Vipassana retreat schedules, etc.
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Death song

by McGrath, Thomas, edited by Sam Hamill, introduction by Dale Jacobson

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Published
1991
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9781556590351
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Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press, 1991. Hardcover. 117p., first edition, very good condition in like dj. Poetry.
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image of A Gentleman Unafraid" Donald Edward Matthews at the age of 16 years [re frontis photo] His Motto: Be prompt --always on time [memorial booklet]

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Colorado Springs: [family memento], 1908. Unpaginated, about 12p. letterpress on mould-made paper, die-cut photograph (from negative) laid down on titlepage, textured titled 8x5 inch wraps sewn with decorative cord. Slight foxing, dust-soil and edge-wear, a very good copy. Memorial to a promising fellow dead of unknown causes on a visit to Salt Lake City.
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Union Burial Certificate

by Union Burial Association

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Published
1906
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Chicago: the Association, 1906. 13x7.5 inch certificate, including the perforated cash coupon which is still attached, very good; certifying that Otto Spruth of the La Salle lodge of Machinists has paid the dues necessary for a discount burial should he or a family member pass away in the next 20 years, with much small print. A 1906 issue of… Read more
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image of How and Why Did Flight 514 Kill 92 People. An Accident Report from the National Transportation Safety Board

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New York: Arno Press, 1976. 112p., wraps, corner bumped, small faint zstain on front cover, interior clean.
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The dive; a story of love and obsession

by Ferreras, Pipín, with Linda Robertson

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Published
2004
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9780060564162
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New York: Regan Books, 2004. Hardcover. 276p., numerous b&w photos in text + 32p. color photos, very good first edition in boards and unclipped dj. Autobiography of the Cuban American diver, with much on his wife's death in a diving accident.
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Practicing eternity

by Givens, Carol and L. Diane Fortier

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Published
1992
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9780962859526
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San Diego: Paradigm Publishing Company, 1992. Paperback. viii, 171p., very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. On the impact of Givens' cervical cancer on themselves and their relationship.
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The Day of the Dead and other mortal reflections

by Gonzalez-Crussi, F.

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Published
1993
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9780151811922
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New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993. Hardcover. viii, 179p., preface, notes, very good first edition in cloth-backed boards and unclipped dj. The Mexican American pathologist explores the artifacts of death in various cultures, including in Mexico and the United States.
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AIDS; the ultimate challenge

by Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth

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Published
1987
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9780025671706
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New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1987. Hardcover. xii, 329p., very good first edition in cloth-backed boards and unclipped dj.
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The Shelf: a novel

by Dick, Kay

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Published
1984
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9780241111796
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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1984. Hardcover. 109p., very good first edition in cloth boards and unclipped dj. Lesbian affair recounted as a letter to a dead lover. The Shelf is the area where the contents of a corpse's unclaimed documents in a morgue.
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Recovering from the loss of a loved one to AIDS

by Donnelly, Katherine Fair

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Published
1994
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9780312110505
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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994. Hardcover. xviii, 252p., very good first edition in boards and unclipped dj.
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