300 years old ledger was found in downtown Leeds, England (see map). A burglar apparently dropped the tome, police announced Saturday.
Human-skin books rare. But they seem to have been not quite as rare during the French Revolution, which is why it is not surprising that the book in French Leeds, said Anthony Bliss, curator of rare books at the University of California, Berkeley Bancroft Library. Bancroft Library, Malcolm added, have books bound in leather during the French Revolution in the 1790s.
Terrible or not, the object is interesting slice of history. "We do not make history," said Bliss. "We document that is not up to us to suppress it." But, he adds, "What people have to do this out of my mi