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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Thief steals book bound in human skin

Paging Dr. Armitage. Dr. Henry Armitage to the courtesy phone please: Image Hosted by From National Geographic:

We've all heard of leathery skin, but this macabre object is the real thing: a book bound in human skin. The 300-year-old ledger was found in downtown Leeds, England (map). A burglar apparently dropped the tome, police announced Saturday. Human-skin books are rare. But they appear to have been not quite as rare during the French Revolution, which is why it's not surprising that the Leeds book is in French, says Anthony Bliss, curator of rare books at the University of California, Berkeley's Bancroft Library.
Hat tip to Keith of Old Haunts for emailing me the link. Yes, this is the right place to email any weird, macabre, spooky or strange links you find.


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