January 10, 2006
Of Human Bindage
From Local6.com News, via Drudge:
Some Of Nation's Best Libraries Have Books Bound In Human Skin
The practice of binding books in human skin was not uncommon in centuries past, even if it was not always discussed in polite society.
Sometimes it's best not to say anything at all.
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, January 10, 2006, at the time of 6:49 PM
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The following hissed in response by: Anondson
And then the story mentions this:
The Cleveland Public Library has a Quran that may have been bound in the skin of its previous owner, an Arab tribal leader.
I'd like to hear the history behind it.
The following hissed in response by: Mr. Michael
I suppose it would be COMPLETELY out of line to suggest that all Korans be bound in the skin of the people who used to own it...
Yeah. It would. Sorry I brought it up.
The following hissed in response by: Dafydd ab Hugh
Hey, I don't care. No skin off my book.
The above hissed in response by: Dafydd ab Hugh at January 10, 2006 11:29 PM
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