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Book bound by human skin

A 17th century book believed to be bound in the skin of a priest executed for treason appears to bear a “spooky” image of his face on the cover, according to the auctioneers who are selling the book.

Sid Wilkinson, from Wilkinson’s Auctioneers in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, who will be selling the book on Sunday, said he could see the Jesuit priest’s face peering out from the cover. He said: “It’s a little bit spooky because the front of the book looks like it has the face of a man on it, which is presumed to be the victim’s face.”

From The Guardian

Posted by on November 27, 2007.

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