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    Book Bound In Human Skin Found In Street

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/w...re/4891100.stm

    Police plea on macabre book find .
    The ledger was bound in human skin, in accordance with practice

    Police are trying to locate the owner of a 300-year-old ledger, bound in human skin, found in a Leeds road.

    Written mainly in French, its macabre covering was said to be a regular sight during the French Revolution.

    In the 18th and 19th Centuries it was common to bind accounts of murder trials in the killer's skin - known as anthropodermic bibliopegy.

    The book was discovered in The Headrow and may have been discarded after a burglary, detectives said.

    They said the book may have been stolen in West or North Yorkshire. They are appealing to anyone who may have information, or who may have owned the ledger, to contact them. Many older libraries have examples of anthropodermic bibliopegy in their collection

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    Hum, is human skin considered leather?


    This post is my opinion only, and is subject to making me look totally confused

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperDoll
    Hum, is human skin considered leather?

    No, because if it was, Pamela Anderson wouldn't wear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    No, because if it was, Pamela Anderson wouldn't wear it.
    hehe good point..


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    Quote Originally Posted by PlasmaFiend024
    In the 18th and 19th Centuries it was common to bind accounts of murder trials in the killer's skin - known as anthropodermic bibliopegy.
    How weird and yet appropriate. I guess we know that they didn't have any problems with the DP.

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    And the owner is.....Hannibal Lector!


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