Anthropodermic Bibliopegy with Nipples

Vor ein paar Wochen hatte ich erst ein Posting über die Geschichte von in Menschenhaut gebundenen Büchern, jetzt legt io9 nochmal nach. In dem Posting steht nicht viel neues drin, sie haben aber zwei sehr tolle Beispiele: einmal ein Buch gebunden in der Haut von Pfarrer Henry Garnet, der sich in der Beichte die Geheimnisse der Verschwörer um den Gunpowder Plot von Guy Fawkes anhörte und dafür zum Tode verurteilt wurde. Aus seiner Haut sind ein paar Ausgaben der Anschuldigungen gegen ihn gebunden und auf einem Einband kann man sein Gesicht ausmachen. Toll! Das andere Beispiel ist ein Buch über Brüste gebunden aus genau denselben, inklusive der Nippel.

The Book Bound With A Human Face
The skin of Father Henry Garnet, a part of the in the 1605 gunpowder plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament (made popular by Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s V for Vendetta), binds a 1606 record of this offenses against him, entitled A True and Perfect Relation of the Whole Proceedings Against the Late Most Barbarous Traitors, Garnet a Jesuit and His Confederates. The conspiracy still holds a special place for those in Great Britain, with the fifth of November celebrated as Guy Fawkes Day.

Garnet regularly listened to the confessions from the collaborators, and while not an active in the plot to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I, Garnet received a punishment of death by hanging due to his knowledge of the plan, with his body later drawn and quartered prior to the removal of skin for binding.

One copy of of A True and Perfect Relation bound with Garnet’s skin is particularly unusual, as an impression from the face of Garnet is seen on the front cover (there is an image of it above, but the face is actually fairly hard to see). This copy is not very large, approximately 4 by 6 inches, and sold at auction for $11,000 in 2007. […]

The Nipple Book
Medical interns supplied the breasts of deceased female patients to an English binder of erotica in the 19th century, with the breast skin used to bind copies of Justine et Juliette by Donatien Alphonse François, better known as the Marquis de Sade. In one extreme example, intact nipples are found on the front cover of copies of L’eloge des seins, The Praise of Breasts of Women, by 18th Century French satirist Claude-François-Xavier Mercier.

Anthropodermic Bibliopegy, or The Truth About Books Bound In Human Skin

Vorher auf Nerdcore:
The History behind Anthropodermic Bibliopegy
John Miltons Poems bound in human Skin