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The Voynich manuscript

Author: Raymond Clemens; Deborah E Harkness; Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library in association with Yale University Press, cop. 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fifteenth-century work commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript is often called 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  Read more...
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Named Person: Wilfred Michael Voynich; Wilfred Michael Voynich
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Clemens; Deborah E Harkness; Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
ISBN: 9780300217230 0300217234
OCLC Number: 974835854
Description: XVII, [240], 66 str. : ilustr. ; 31 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Deborah Harkness --
Preface / Raymond Clemens --
The Voynich manuscript : [facsimile reproduction] --
Earliest owners / René Zandbergen --
Voynich the buyer / Arnold Hunt --
Physical findings / Paula Zyats [and five others] --
Cryptographic attempts / William Sherman --
Alchemical traditions / Jennifer M. Rampling --
The world's most mysterious manuscript / Raymond Clemens --
Chronology.
Responsibility: edited by Raymond Clemens ; with an introduction by Deborah Harkness.

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The first authorized copy of this mysterious, much-speculated-upon, one-of-a-kind, centuries-old puzzle. The Voynich Manuscript is produced from new photographs of the entire original and accompanied  Read more...

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