Book Bound In Human Skin Found In Street

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  1. PlasmaFiend024

    PlasmaFiend024 New Member

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

    Police plea on macabre book find .
    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=203 align=right border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>[​IMG] The ledger was bound in human skin, in accordance with practice

    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><!-- E IIMA --><!-- S SF -->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. <!-- E SF -->

    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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  3. PaperDoll

    PaperDoll When I'm Silent, I make the most sense

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    Hum, is human skin considered leather? :waitasec:
     
  4. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    No, because if it was, Pamela Anderson wouldn't wear it. :D
     
  5. PaperDoll

    PaperDoll When I'm Silent, I make the most sense

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    hehe :laugh: good point.. :D
     
  6. TheShadow

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    How weird and yet appropriate. I guess we know that they didn't have any problems with the DP.
     
  7. T'sNana

    T'sNana Nana Extraordinaire

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

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