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Re: Human skin binding - Urban legend?
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- Subject: Re: Human skin binding - Urban legend?
- From: "Jack C. Thompson" <tcl@TELEPORT.COM>
- Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 02:33:48 -0800
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In his book, _Bibliologia Comica, or Humorous Aspects of the Caparisoning
and Conservation of Books_ (Archon Books, 1968), Lawrence S. Thompson
discusses the lore and fact of human skin uses. The chapter is entitled:
"Religatum de Pelle Humana" The whole book is a good read.
>From: Don Hosek <dhosek@QUIXOTE.COM>
>Subject: Human skin binding - Urban legend?
>So am I the only one who looks at the various forms of the human skin
>binding story and begins to wonder whether it might not be a bit of an
>urban legend? It seems to me that it falls into the category of, "it makes
>a good story, may as well tell it."
Thompson Conservation Laboratory
7549 N. Fenwick
Portland, Oregon 97217