Police plea on macabre book find
Police are trying to locate the owner of a 300-year-old ledger, bound in human skin, found in a Leeds road.
Written mainly in French, its macabre covering was said to be a regular sight during the French Revolution. In the 18th and 19th Centuries it was common to bind accounts of murder trials in the killer's skin - known as anthropodermic bibliopegy.
The book was discovered in The Headrow and may have been discarded after a burglary, detectives said.
-- from the BBC
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