New meaning to the term “leather-bound”

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The BBC tells us that a rare 17th century book, believed to be bound with the skin of a Jesuit priest, has found a new owner-for a cool 5,400 pounds, or nearly $11,000.

The book’s cover is said to contain an image of the Jesuit, Henry Garnet, who was executed for his role in Guy Fawkes’ infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605 – an unsucessful effort to blow up Parliament and assassinate (Protestant) King James I.

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