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Today's case of books bound in human skin comes from West Yorkshire, where police have come across an anthropodermic tome apparently from the eighteenth century.
Yahoo offers this odd remark:
it was not uncommon around the time of the French Revolution for books to be covered in human skin.
Loyal readers will recall that Infocult has studied this matter previously, even as it extended into the morbid world of fashion accessories.
Edited to add: I've created an "anthropodermic" del.icio.us tag, in my obligatory Web 2.0 move.
(thanks to my wife)
April 09, 2006 at 20:51 in Books, Gothic as everyday life | Permalink
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