Bronwyn's Library Blog

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Anatomy of a book?

Some of nation's best libraries have books bound in human skin
PROVIDENCE, R.I. --Brown University's library boasts an unusual anatomy book. Tanned and polished to a smooth golden brown, its cover looks and feels no different from any other fine leather.But here's its secret: the book is bound in human skin.A number of prestigious libraries -- including Harvard University's -- have such books in their collections.  

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