Johann Kirchmann.De Funeribus Romanorum Libri quatuor cum Appendice. Accessit et Funus Parasiticum Nicolai Rigaltii. Leiden: Hack, 1672.

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First illustrated edition of this important collection of texts taken from ancient authors concerning the funeral rites and ceremonies, burial places, etc., of antiquity, particularly Roman customs. There are descriptions of cremations, the different postures and orientations of the body, types of tombs and memorials, funeral processions, etc. The first edition appeared in 1605.

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