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Book Covered in Human Skin?

Police in Leeds, West Yorkshire have found what appears to be a 300 hundred year old book that is bound in Human Skin! The gruesome discovery is thought to have been dumped following a burglary. Are you missing such an item?
Skin Covered Book
Skin Covered Book

A book thought to be 300 years old and covered in human skin has be found lying in a street in Leeds (UK). West Yorkshire Police believe it was probably dumped following a burglary, and have appealed to anyone who may be able to help identify the owners of the item!

Wrapping books in human skin seems to have been a common, if a little gruesome pastime a few hundred years agon. The bizarre practice know as anthropodermic bibliopegy was sometimes used in the 18th and 19th century to cover the accounts of murder trials, the skin used being that of the killer – nasty!

Source: Yahoo, Ancient Book May Be Covered in Human Skin.

Related: Book Bound Human Skin goes on display!
A 1852 copy of The Poetical Works of John Milton, which is bound in human skin, is about to go on display at a crime and punishment exhibition in Exeter.

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In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.

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