The Voynich Manuscript

Author: Raymond Clemens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300217230


Page: 304

View: 4496

Explore the world s most mysterious manuscript Many call the fifteenth-century codex, commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript, the world s most mysterious book. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, the manuscript has no clearer purpose now than when it was rediscovered in 1912 by rare books dealer Wilfrid Voynich. The manuscript appears and disappears throughout history, from the library of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to a secret sale of books in 1903 by the Society of Jesus in Rome. The book s language has eluded decipherment, and its elaborate illustrations remain as baffling as they are beautiful. For the first time, this facsimile, complete with elaborate folding sections, allows readers to explore this enigma in all its stunning detail, from its one-of-a-kind Voynichese text to its illustrations of otherworldly plants, unfamiliar constellations, and naked women swimming though fantastical tubes and green baths. The essays that accompany the manuscript explain what we have learned about this work from alchemical, cryptographic, forensic, and historical perspectives but they provide few definitive answers. Instead, as "New York Times" best-selling author Deborah Harkness says in her introduction, the book invites the reader to join us at the heart of the mystery. "

The Voynich Manuscript

A Facsimile of the Complete Work

Author: Palatino Palatino Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781508697862


Page: 210

View: 6026

A complete illuminated manuscript in 204 full-page color plates. The Voynich manuscript is a richly illustrated codex hand-written in an undeciphered script. While the manuscript's origins are unknown it has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century and is most likely from Northern Italy or Central Europe. Its illustrations suggest that it is some form of pharmacopoeia or scientific treatise and it is divided by convention into six sections: herbal, astronomical, biological, cosmological, pharmaceutical and recipes. Wide ranging hypotheses on the nature of the script have been put forward - from it being a complex cipher system or unknown natural language to a sophisticated hoax or pure gibberish - and decoding it remains a popular challenge in cryptography. The manuscript is named after Wilfrid Voynich, a Polish book dealer who purchased it in 1912. It is currently held by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

The Voynich Manuscript

The Complete Edition of the World' Most Mysterious and Esoteric Codex

Author: N.A

Publisher: Watkins Publishing

ISBN: 9781786780775

Category: Voynich manuscript

Page: 240

View: 1559

The Voynich Manuscript is an extensively illustrated codex featuring cosmological and astrological diagrams interwoven with detailed herbal illustration, relating both to the magical and alchemic view of the universe. It is written in a strangely beautiful cryptographic script.

The Voynich

Reproduction of the Manuscript

Author: N.A

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548363499


Page: 242

View: 8298

This work contains the full color reproduction of the Voynich Manuscript. Image quality in very high definition; Making the characters and details extremely readable (even the smallest ones) for the very first time. The paper is of superior quality for an optimal duration in time. This magnificent book has been made for both amateurs and cryptologists to try to break the code of the still undecodable manuscript to this day ... Are you the one who will succeed in breaking the code of Voynich's manuscript?

Codex Seraphinianus Thirty-three

Author: Luigi Serafini

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847842134

Category: Art

Page: 396

View: 7640

Presents a surreal art book, redesigned by the author with new illustrations, offering a visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language.

Voynich Manuscript Middle English

Voynich Cipher

Author: Tom E. O'neil

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542798662


Page: 42

View: 9970

This Book is in full Color! Why has the VMS attracted so much attention from amateur and professional cryptographers, programmers, linguists and art historians? Truly I believe that at first glance by all it looks like the VMS text can be read. That in the moment of the first glance it looks simple, but once fully invested the person realizes the VMS is highly complex. For what it's worth, what I have found is the translation is impressive. Language frequencies have been applied to the VMS without finding any consistent language that fits a straight across translation. This has led some to believe the VMS is a hoax or an invented language. I believe the latter! What would cause so many failed attempts at decoding the VMS? The author would invent a language as a cipher of scrambled letters replacing words to numbers in the invented language and to further complicate it, make it look like a known language. What I propose is that the VMS glyphs have been strategically placed and that the letter values being numbers are of Middle English Gematria origin. This is known as ordinal gematria.

The Codex Borgia

A Full-Color Restoration of the Ancient Mexican Manuscript

Author: Gisele Díaz,Alan Rodgers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486155218

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 9949

First republication of remarkable repainting of great Mexican codex, dated to ca. AD 1400. 76 large full-color plates show gods, kings, warriors, mythical creatures, and abstract designs. Introduction.

The Curse of the Voynich

The Secret History of the World's Most Mysterious Manuscript

Author: Nicholas Pelling,Nick Pelling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780955316005

Category: Ciphers

Page: 230

View: 2960

For hundreds of years, the bizarre Voynich Manuscript has been the subject of intrigue and fascination. In this book, leading Voynich researcher Nick Pelling strips away the veils of deception to reveal the secret history of this mystery, looking at the people, the places and the politics behind this 'elegant enigma'.

The Book of Blood and Shadow

Author: Robin Wasserman

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 0375872779

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 431

View: 941

When Nora Kane discovers her best friend murdered and her boyfriend the apparent killer, she is caught up in a web of secret societies and conspirators, all searching for a device purported to allow direct communication with God.

An Inspiration to All Who Enter

Fifty Works from Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Author: Kathryn James

Publisher: Beinecke Rare Book &

ISBN: 9780300196429

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 126

View: 1118

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Yale University's Beinecke Library, one of the world's great bibliographic treasure houses, comes this sumptuously illustrated volume of fifty of the Library's most prized rare books and manuscripts. Selected by the Library's curators and accompanied by insightful and accessible texts, the featured works range from recently acquired items from living authors and poets to some of the most famous, rare, and notorious books in history. Among these works are the original map of the Lewis and Clark expedition, James Joyce's proof sheets to Anna Livia Plurabelle, a song printed on papyrus from the second-century Roman Empire, the Voynich manuscript, a poem-painting by Susan Howe, Langston Hughes's Montage of a Dream Deferred in original manuscript form, and many others.

What Heaven Looks Like

Comments on a Strange Wordless Book

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Laboratory Books

ISBN: 9781946053022

Category: Art, European

Page: 128

View: 3719

"A masterpiece of visionary art rediscovered"--Jacket.

Death Sine

Author: Lawrence Earle Johnson

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480820245

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 3776

In this thriller, an investigative reporter and a clandestine agent work together to thwart a diabolical plan using ELF waves to take over the world. It is 1981 when college student Kevin Sommers winds up dead under mysterious circumstances in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. His sister Terri, an investigative reporter from Chicago, arrives in Marquette, Michigan, to begin looking into his death. She is sure that something is not right; she has no idea how correct she is. Terri learns that Kevin was researching the effects of extremely low frequency waves--also called ELF waves--on people and the environment. What’s more, she discovers that the navy was testing ways to communicate with its submarines using ELF. But Kevin’s research reveals that ELF waves can affect people’s minds, causing unusual and violent behavior. Meanwhile, Terri encounters Clayton Wolfe, a secret agent with a mysterious past who teams up with her and the local coroner and sheriff to investigate Kevin’s death. Terri and Clayton feel drawn to each other, but as ELF-induced violence begins to occur all around them, they must race against the clock to find the culprits before they become victims as well.

The Philosophical Merlin

A British Grimoire

Author: Tarl Warwick

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519454393


Page: 64

View: 3309

One of the most overlooked occult texts ever penned, the Philosophical Merlin purports to be a French grimoire, translated into English, originally used by Napolean Bonaparte and his troops for military success, but was actually of primordial British manufacture. Originally released in 1822, it saw limited success and was largely forgotten. Its celestial and divinatory content, though, is not to be overlooked; had it been rediscovered in any great degree during the horoscope-and-crystal days of the 1960s in Haight Ashbury it would have become a cult success, with a simplistic system similar to I-Ching (and possibly based off the latter) used to draw a nativity for the reader, which allows them to inform their decisions and thoughts on a cosmic basis. Once forgotten, it now returns to impart its wisdom on the world once more.


Author: Ernest Vincent Wright

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732665208

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 5452

Reproduction of the original: Gadsby by Ernest Vincent Wright

The Resurrectionist

The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black

Author: E. B. Hudspeth

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594746249

Category: Fiction

Page: 187

View: 7005

Philadelphia, the late 1870s. A city of gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages—and home to the controversial surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a grave robber, young Dr. Black studies at Philadelphia’s esteemed Academy of Medicine, where he develops an unconventional hypothesis: What if the world’s most celebrated mythological beasts—mermaids, minotaurs, and satyrs—were in fact the evolutionary ancestors of humankind? The Resurrectionist offers two extraordinary books in one. The first is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black, from a childhood spent exhuming corpses through his medical training, his travels with carnivals, and the mysterious disappearance at the end of his life. The second book is Black’s magnum opus: The Codex Extinct Animalia, a Gray’s Anatomy for mythological beasts—dragons, centaurs, Pegasus, Cerberus—all rendered in meticulously detailed anatomical illustrations. You need only look at these images to realize they are the work of a madman. The Resurrectionist tells his story.

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili

The Strife of Love in a Dream

Author: Francesco Colonna

Publisher: Dead Authors Society

ISBN: 9781773230801


Page: 274

View: 3909

Francesco Colonna's weird, erotic, allegorical antiquarian tale, "Hypnerotomachia Poliphili," together with all of its 174 original woodcut illustrations, has been called the first "stream of consciousness" novel and was one of the most important documents of Renaissance imagination and fantasy. The author -- presumed to be a friar of dubious reputation -- was obsessed by architecture, landscape and costume (it is not going too far to say sexually obsessed) and its woodcuts are a primary source for Renaissance ideas.

As Above, So Below

Art of the American Fraternal Society, 1850-1930

Author: Lynne Adele,Bruce Lee Webb

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292759503

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 9358