Human Skin-Bound Books in Many Libraries

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  1. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Brown University's library boasts an anatomy book that combines form and function in macabre fashion. Its cover - tanned and polished to a smooth golden brown, like fine leather - is made of human skin.

    In fact, a number of the nation's finest libraries, including Harvard's, have such books in their collections. The practice of binding books in human skin was not uncommon in centuries past, even if it was not always discussed in polite society.
    http://www.forbes.com/work/feeds/ap/2006/01/10/ap2441057.html
     
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  3. englishleigh

    englishleigh Authentic Southern Belle

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    OH--MY--GAWD!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :sick: :sick: :sick:
     
  4. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    It's the ultimate in recycling:crazy:
     
  5. Ixions Fire

    Ixions Fire New Member

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    CReepy. I once toured a building in Europe which had a door supposedly covered in skin from the Danes (invading Danish peoples?).There was still pieces of the skin on the door. I think this practice happened back during the crusades but I can't remember now.
     
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    Ewwwww!!!!!!!! I hope the sickness the former owner had, is not transfered through skin.. Ewww!!!
     

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