human skin book


well is kinda old (beginning of 2006), i even had a film talks about that (5 years+ ago), recently the novel i read reminded me back on these human skin books… and maybe will be a fun excuse to go libraries? lol

books bounded in human skin

national geographic

” Human-skin books are rare. But they appear to have been not quite as rare during the French Revolution, which is why it’s not surprising that the Leeds book is in French, says Anthony Bliss, curator of rare books at the University of California, Berkeley’s Bancroft Library.

The Bancroft Library, Bliss added, has a book that was bound in skin during the French Revolution of the 1790s.

“[The cover] was put on a book that was over a hundred years old at the time,” he said. “Ironically enough, it’s a prayer book.”

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