The Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich Manuscript

The Unsolved Riddle of An Extraordinary Book Which Has Defied Interpretation for Centuries

Book - 2004
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In 1912, Wilfrid Voynich, an antiquarian book dealer, stumbled upon a strange volume, its vellum pages covered in a beautiful but unrecognisable script accompanied by equally mystifying pictures. The codex has remained undeciphered from that day to this. Voynich believed the codex to be the work of medieval philosopher Roger Bacon, others that of the Elizabethan mathematician and occultist John Dee. Whoever created the book--which now resides at Yale University--it remains to this day a singular enigma which continues to defy the best efforts of linguists, cryptologists, and scholars. With the benefit of the authors' exhaustive research, readers can hazard their own guesses as to the meaning and provenance of this most beguiling of mysteries.
Publisher: London : Orion Books, 2004.
ISBN: 9780752859965
075285996X
Branch Call Number: 091 K35
Characteristics: xi, 276 p. : ill. (some col.)
Additional Contributors: Churchill, Rob

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dano62
Aug 06, 2016

Alot of investigative thought in this most interesting book, with descriptions of a series attempts to solve this manuscript past to very present. Introduction to methods of historical cryptology included. Mentions Cathars, Hildegard of Bingen, Shakers, Oliver Sacks to name a few.

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