Binding With Your Best Friend

When you absolutely, positively have to find that copy of The Necromonicon that you’ve been looking for, the Boston Globe might have some tips for you. Apparently, there’s quite a few of the nation’s finer libraries have books that are bound in human skin. I thought of such things as cheap pulp devices, but apparently the Cleveland Library keeps a Q’ran bound in what may be the skin of the Arab chieftan who previously owned it; the Boston Athenaeum has a copy of the memoirs of a famous highwayman named George Walton, bound in his own skin; and Brown University keeps two editions of The Dance of Death, a medieval morality tale, bound in human skin. One of them was actually rebound.


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