Book Made From Human Skin

Here's something gruesome - a book made from human skin is being auctioned off this Sunday. You can even make out a ghostly image of a face on the cover:

A macabre 17th century book about the execution of Gunpowder Plot conspirator Father Henry Garnet believed to be bound in the priest's own skin will go under the hammer this Sunday.

Perhaps most spooky of all, some claim to see an image of the priest's tortured face peering out of the anthropodermic binding of 'A True and Perfect Relation of the Whole Proceedings against the Late Most Barbarous Traitors, Garnet a Jesuit and his Confederats'.

Link - Thanks Emperor!

And wouldn't you know it, we've had a post on Books Bound in Human Skin before on Neatorama...

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Any face you see is just your eye seeking a recognizable pattern.
They wouldn't have used the face - too many holes to sew up, and too many curves to straighten out.

They would have used the skin from the back more likely. And did they only make one copy of it?

How do we know this isn't the face of the Virgin Mary? She appears everywhere else.
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