Details: published by Watkins Publishing
This complete edition of the Voynich Manuscript includes a fascinating and authoritative foreword and introduction by Dr Stephen Skinner, Dr Rafal Prinke and Dr René Zandbergen, who together detail all that is currently known about this mysterious medieval manuscript, the only book in existence that has been written in this particular language and alphabet – a language that nobody can read. Drawing on their extensive knowledge of the period, of other esoteric and alchemical works and of the curious history of the Voynich, they explore its relation to magic and alchemy, and what may be guessed about the meaning of its beautiful illustrations.
This information, together with the images themselves, invites readers to form their own interpretations of this most famous of enduring mysteries.The elegant design of this Watkins edition is a fitting showcase for the manuscript’s strangely beautiful cryptographic script and otherworldly illustrations, which include astrological, astronomy, herbal medicine and enigmatic drawings of naked women bathing.
Includes the most wide-ranging, up-to-date and accessible introduction to the topic from the world's foremost experts on Voynich and the associated theories
Contains a full-colour photograph of every page of the Voynich Manuscript
Includes very useful layout diagrams and extended folio views to explain how the foldout pages are bound into the original
The manuscript is of enduring interest to lovers of mysteries, esoterica, cryptography and alchemy. Written in a still uncracked code, some even speculate that it was at one time in the possession of the Elizabethan mystic Dr John Dee.
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