Where can I get a reproduction of the Voynich Manuscript?
April 17, 2007 11:58 AM   Subscribe

Where can I purchase a color-nicely bound reproduction of the Voynich Manuscript?

Preferably without interleaved commentary. I really just would like it for its artistic qualities, to be a companion to the Codex Seraphinianus.
posted by dmd to Shopping (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: This might be what you're looking for, but I'm not sure if it's in color.
ISBN: 2350130223
posted by archagon at 12:20 PM on April 17, 2007

Never mind, it's in color according to this website.
posted by archagon at 12:22 PM on April 17, 2007

I have a copy of the edition archagon mentions: it's apparently the first full, colour facsimile of the manuscript to be published. There's an introduction &c. in French, but the bulk of the volume is devoted to reproductions of the manuscript pages.
posted by misteraitch at 12:54 PM on April 17, 2007

Response by poster: misteraitch: It's nicely printed and worth the money, then? I've always wanted one.
posted by dmd at 1:03 PM on April 17, 2007

dmd: I would say yes--it's a good-quality hardcover art-book. In my estimation it doesn't have the same visual impact as the Codex Seraphinianus: the manuscript pages are reproduced not-quite full-page, so there's always the feeling one is looking at photographs of the book, and never quite the illusion of leafing through the manuscript itself. Also, many of the Voynich MS. illustrations are quite crude and 'unartistic,' but even so, it remains a fascinating document to leaf through.
posted by misteraitch at 12:12 AM on April 18, 2007

There's now a Flickr set of the Voynich images (via Boing Boing).
posted by scalefree at 5:02 PM on April 19, 2007

Response by poster: (I'm 3e. That's my Flickr set.)
posted by dmd at 5:29 PM on April 22, 2007

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