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Address Delivered at the Consecration of the Woodlawn Cemetery in Chelsea and Malden. On Wednesday, July 2, 1851

Ellis, George B

Published by John Wilson and Son, Printers, Boston, 1851
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Pamphlet, lacking any wraps that were originally issued. 32pp. An address given at the consecration of the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Chelsea/Malden area of Massachusetts, on the outskirts of Boston. While speaking in general terms on burials and the important ceremonial and religious aspects of it, Ellis also speaks of historical examples of dealing with the dead, including mummification in ancient Egypt, funeral pyres in ancient Greece and Rome, and the tradition of burials at churchyards. While speaking in general terms, he mentions in brief the process of mummification, speculating on its significance to Egyptian culture, while also alluding to the then current fad of displaying recently disinterred mummies. He also discusses some of the symbolism present on tombstones, both in his time and colonial American times. With a printing of the lyrics of two hymns written for the occasion, by J.H. Clinch and H.W. Fuller. GOOD condition. Uneven soiling, browning, fading and minor staining to the exterior pages, with some creasing at the corners. Small tear to the front fore edge. Minor foxing. Offsetting to two pages in the interior from paper laid in. Pamphlet starting to split along the binding edge. Sabin 22309 (with other works). Bookseller Inventory # 006798

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Title: Address Delivered at the Consecration of the...

Publisher: John Wilson and Son, Printers, Boston

Publication Date: 1851

Binding: Pamphlet

Book Condition:Good

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