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27th Apr '17 3:39:29 PM REV6Pilot
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* There are examples that still exist of books bound in human skin. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropodermic_bibliopegy There's even a proper term for it]]. It's not even prohibitively expensive to buy a 19th century volume bound in human skin, and [[https://roadtrippers.com/blog/harvard-discovers-three-of-its-library-books-are-bound-in-human-flesh three such books have been found in the possession of Harvard]]. Don't worry ''too'' much though: the skin was usually a byproduct of the dissection of cadavers in anatomy classes, and when it wasn't it was most often done at the request of the deceased in their will. There are also a few documented cases where the published records of the trials for particularly grisly murders were bound in the skin of the executed murderer, but these were the exception, not the rule.

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* There are examples that still exist of books bound in human skin. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropodermic_bibliopegy There's even a proper term for it]]. It's not even prohibitively expensive to buy a 19th century volume bound in human skin, and [[https://roadtrippers.com/blog/harvard-discovers-three-of-its-library-books-are-bound-in-human-flesh three such books have been found in the possession of Harvard]]. Don't worry ''too'' much though: the skin was usually a byproduct of the dissection of cadavers in anatomy classes, and when it wasn't it was most often done at the request of the deceased in their will. There are also a few documented cases where the published records of the trials for particularly grisly murders were bound in the skin of the executed murderer, but these were the exception, not the rule. The Anthropodermic Book Project has identified 47 books alleged to be bound in human skin from libraries all over the world, of which 18 have been confirmed.



* Anthropodermic bibliopegy is the practice of binding books in human skin. The Anthropodermic Book Project has identified 47 books alleged to be bound in human skin from libraries all over the world, of which 18 have been confirmed.
27th Apr '17 3:37:28 PM REV6Pilot
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* There are examples that still exist of medieval books bound in human skin.
** Not just Medieval; it's not even prohibitively expensive to buy a 19th century volume bound in human skin. (Don't worry ''too'' much; the skin was usually a byproduct of the dissection of cadavers in anatomy classes, and when it wasn't it was most often done at the request of the deceased in their will. There are also a few documented cases where the published records of the trials for particularly grisly murders were bound in the skin of the executed murderer, but these were the exception, not the rule.)
** Three such books have been found in the possession of [[https://roadtrippers.com/blog/harvard-discovers-three-of-its-library-books-are-bound-in-human-flesh Harvard.]]

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* There are examples that still exist of medieval books bound in human skin.
** Not just Medieval; it's
skin. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropodermic_bibliopegy There's even a proper term for it]]. It's not even prohibitively expensive to buy a 19th century volume bound in human skin. (Don't skin, and [[https://roadtrippers.com/blog/harvard-discovers-three-of-its-library-books-are-bound-in-human-flesh three such books have been found in the possession of Harvard]]. Don't worry ''too'' much; much though: the skin was usually a byproduct of the dissection of cadavers in anatomy classes, and when it wasn't it was most often done at the request of the deceased in their will. There are also a few documented cases where the published records of the trials for particularly grisly murders were bound in the skin of the executed murderer, but these were the exception, not the rule.)
** Three such books have been found in the possession of [[https://roadtrippers.com/blog/harvard-discovers-three-of-its-library-books-are-bound-in-human-flesh Harvard.]]
26th Apr '17 8:27:50 AM CosmicFerret
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* Anthropodermic bibliopegy is the practice of binding books in human skin. The Anthropodermic Book Project has identified 47 alleged books bound in human skin from libraries all over the world, of which 18 have been confirmed.

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* Anthropodermic bibliopegy is the practice of binding books in human skin. The Anthropodermic Book Project has identified 47 books alleged books to be bound in human skin from libraries all over the world, of which 18 have been confirmed.
26th Apr '17 8:26:53 AM CosmicFerret
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* Anthropodermic bibliopegy is the practice of binding books in human skin. The Anthropodermic Book Project has identified 47 alleged books bound in human skin from libraries all over the world, of which 18 have been confirmed.
31st Mar '17 7:20:47 PM elemt
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* Leather armour in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' can be made out of ''angel'' skin, for villains who want to go that extra mile.

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* Leather armour in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' can be made out of ''angel'' skin, for villains who want to go that extra mile. It radiates good, allowing them to conceal the evil aura that might otherwise give them away.
18th Jan '17 6:55:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''LightNovel/FateZero'' features Gilles De Rais, AKA Caster, whose Noble Phantasm is [[CthulhuMythos The R'Lyeh Text]], which is bound with still-living, regenerating human skin.

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* ''LightNovel/FateZero'' features Gilles De Rais, AKA Caster, whose Noble Phantasm is [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos The R'Lyeh Text]], which is bound with still-living, regenerating human skin.
27th Dec '16 5:10:27 PM foxley
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See also FlayingAlive. Related to SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset, HumanResources.

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See also FlayingAlive. Related to SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset, HumanResources.
HumanResources, HumanHeadOnTheWall.
25th Dec '16 8:41:57 PM Xtifr
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* In ''Literature/CourtshipRite'', this is standard operating procedure. The people of the LostColony of Geta have few resources to start with. Human skin is too valuable to abandon. The people like to decorate their own skin with tattoos and decorative scars, knowing the art they choose will live on after them, on the leather worn or otherwise used by their loved ones and kin.
19th Dec '16 11:19:55 AM Cannox
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* In [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation Sister Location]], [[Main/BigBad Ennard]] uses this trope to escape from Circus Baby's Pizza World in the [[Main/MultipleEndings bad ending]].

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* In [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation Five Nights At Freddy's: Sister Location]], [[Main/BigBad [[spoiler:[[Main/BigBad Ennard]] scopes out the player character's innards and uses this trope to escape from Circus Baby's Pizza World Entertainment and Rental in the [[Main/MultipleEndings bad ending]].bad/real ending.]] The Custom Night cut-scenes show that [[RealityEnsues the skin starts to rot]], forcing Ennard to exit it and escape into the sewers.]]
16th Nov '16 7:41:35 AM Malady
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* ''Music/Beyonce'': In the Anger section of Lemonade:

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* ''Music/Beyonce'': ''Music/{{Beyonce}}'': In the Anger section of Lemonade:
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