Books bound in human skin ...

Swofty

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Genuine books bound in human skin and the stories behind them .. fascinating and gruesome stuff  :um

In this top ten list, the first book is the only one I've come across that is said to have a human face on it ... I'm not convinced although it does resemble a flattened human face .. but the 'cool' thing about it is that the skin is from one of the co-conspirators of the gun powder plot of 1605 to destroy British parliament that was led by Guy Fawkes ... Guy Fawkes night and penny for the Guy has been a staple of British tradition ever since. I wonder if Tom Sullivan and Sam Raimi were aware of this book?. I'd love to see it in the flesh ...

http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-books-wrapped-in-human-skin.php

Apparently the correct term for covering books in human skin is anthroperdermic bibliopegy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27903742

edit: ... and while we're on the subject of miss-using human remains, if you ever loose a limb and don't know what to do with, have it turned into a lamp display and then try to sell it on ebay ... you know ... as you do ..

http://www.nltimes.nl/2014/09/23/ebay-pulls-amputees-leg-lamp-auction/

more pics and info:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/dutch-man-fights-right-turn-4314698    :happydevil
 
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