The Haunted Skin-bound Book

Perhaps this makes me sound truly and utterly weird but what a fabulous Christmas present this would be:


A “spooky” image of a priest executed for treason over the Gunpowder Plot has appeared on a 17th century book thought to be bound in his skin, it is claimed.

This rare book believed to be bound in human skin will go up for auction in South Yorkshire – UK on Sunday. “A True and Perfect Relation of The Whole Proceedings against the Late most barbarous Traitors, Garnet a Jesuit and his Confederats,” was printed in 1606 and is likely bound in the skin of the executed Jesuit priest, Father Henry Garnet.

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