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Books of Human Flesh: The History behind Anthropodermic Bibliopegy

Amongst a collection of medical oddities housed at the Surgeons’ Hall Museum in Edinburgh lies a tattered pocketbook , no longer than the length of a man’s hand. 760 more words


dwesterhof reblogged this on Behind the Spines and commented:

Not for the faint-hearted, but this older blog post from the Chirurgeon's Apprentice caught my eye. Using human skin to cover book bindings: Post-mortem punishment, commemoration or celebrity fetishization? And here's a more recent post on a pocket book covered in the nineteenth-century body snatcher William Burke's skin by Lindsey Fitzharris on the same site. With this cheating post, I'm taking a break from blogging until after Christmas break (i.e. the time to catch up on a load of stuff I should have been writing about ages ago!)

The 2015 Rome 390 Boss Bindings

by Justin Phipps,

Rome’s 390 Boss binding is a very much alike their 390, if you’ve ever ridden it before. The Boss has a different and stiffer ankle strap in my opinion than the 390. 162 more words


I’ve little left for this place—
elsewhere has a charm to it;
if nothing more than new cold shoulders
to brush against, and fresh sets of eyes… 67 more words


A simple html/js binding system using Reactive Programming with ProAct.js

Yeah! We are going to talk about Reactive Programming, even doing something with it!!!

So I’m proud to announce that ProAct.js – my RP… 1,141 more words


Hatfield House Library Survey (3)

In this post, we return once again to Hatfield for a further selection of highlights from Lord Salisbury’s splendid book collection. This gilt-stamped image of Queen Elizabeth I is a poignant reminder of her close connections with Hatfield and the Cecil family. 366 more words

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