Morbid Curiosities: Collections Of The Uncommon And The Bizarre By Paul Gambino

9.990 Ft

A fascinating insight into the strange world of collectors of the macabre, Morbid Curiosities features 18 unique collections and an extensive interview with each collector, explaining how and why they collect, and showcasing the most remarkable pieces from each collection.

The collections include skulls, mummified body parts, taxidermy, occult objects and various carnival, and side-show and criminal ephemera. Detailed captions tell the curious stories behind each object, many of which are being shown outside the private world of their collections for the first time.

Morbid Curiosities includes stunning, specially commissioned photography of both the individual objects and the context of how the collector exhibits their work, forming a unique showcase of the bizarre and the intriguing.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Publication Date: 9 September 2016
  • Pages: 208
  • Height: 240 mm
  • Width: 170 mm
  • Illustrations: 175 colour images
  • ISBN-13 9781780678665

About the author

Paul Gambino has been an avid collector of the macabre for over 20 years and owns an extensive collection of nineteenth-century memorial photographs. His two decades of collecting have gained him access to some of the world’s most elite collectors of the macabre.