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Re: Exotic Leathers - Us?
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- Subject: Re: Exotic Leathers - Us?
- From: Thomas Larque <thomas_larque@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 07:21:53 +0100
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> Tom Larque's post reminded me of the story of Dard Hunter's first
> special job for the Roycroft Press which was a unique volume in memorial
> to the purchasers husband ... it was the tanned skin of her late husband's
Sounds like Sweeney Todd's Bookshop to me. The book I mentioned was bound
in about 1750. It is just a touch horrifying to find there are what sound
like much more modern examples.
And I thought 1750 was a bit late for this sort of thing to be happening.