TIL Massachusetts highwayman James Allen’s deathbed confession was later copied into a book bound by his own skin. by whatilearned July 28, 2022, 5:25 pm Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Allen_(highwayman) What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AllensbookboundconfessioncopieddeathbedhighwaymanjamesMassachusettsskinTILToday I learned See more Previous article Keep ‘em Dry! Next article TIL Dr Stewart Adams OBE, who led the team at Boots the Chemists which discovered Ibuprofen, tested the drug on his own hangover. 3 Comments Leave a Reply Oh excuse me, *FUCKING WHAT?* Log in to Reply What Lawrence Thompson called “the most famous of all anthropodermic bindings” is exhibited at the Boston Athenaeum, titled The Highwayman: Narrative of the Life of James Allen alias George Walton. It is by James Allen, who made his deathbed confession in prison in 1837 and asked for a copy bound in his own skin to be presented to a man he once tried to rob and admired for his bravery, and another one for his doctor. Once he died, a piece of his back was taken to a tannery and utilized for the book. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropodermic_bibliopegy Log in to Reply James Allen requested the book be bound like that. They didn’t just do that for the hell of it. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.