Book Description: Barnes & Noble, New York, 1990. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Photos and Illustrations (illustrator). 6" X 9". Filled with strange anecdotes and illustrated with many bizarre and ghoulish images, this book records the lengths to which people throughout history have gone to cope with the five principle fears regarding death: the fear of being buried alive; of our body being defiled in the grave; of disintegrating; of being forgotten; and of suffering an ignominious death. This book has terrific photos. The book has been signed by Robert Wilkins on the title page. Signed by Author.