As Curator of Special Collections at Colorado College, I frequently receive catalogs from rare book dealers with unusual themes. This week I got a notice from Garrett Scott about his latest list:
"42 uncommon and interesting items dealing in murder and mayhem and destruction both natural and unnatural. Items include a few nice 19th century murders (or topical verses on same). Further doom and/or destruction includes prairie fires and destructive snowfalls, Romantic deaths, a young girl in the coal pits, the romance of the Rosenbergs, glances at funeral practices and other perhaps morbid preoccupations. Sexual misconduct and neurotic belching have each been included as well."
The full catalog is available in PDF form here. Happy shopping!