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Voynich MS - Quire 5

Description

Quire 5 is a standard quire containing folios 33 through 40. The gathering mark is on f40v.

Schematic folio layout:

Browse interlinear transcription of Quire 5

Folio 33

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f33r.

f33r  

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>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.
Folio nr. (33) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

Plant with green flowers and faces drawn in the roots.

Text

There are seven lines of text in a single paragraph.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f33r

Other information

Similar heads in roots are found in the alchemical herbals. Alternatively, the heads in the roots could be a reference to to 'testes' and thus to an orchid, though the plant does not look like one.

  f33v

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General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.

Illustration(s)

Plant with 2 huge flowers on top, and a third (dead) one hanging down behind one of the leaves. Starry (fingered) leaves and roots that look like sea mines.

Text

There are 11 lines of text in two paragraphs, which avoid parts of the drawing.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f33v

Other information

This page is discussed extensively at >> one of Jorge Stolfi's web pages. Illustrations of this page figured in numerous publications.

Folio 34

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f34r. The parchment has a hole in the lower half.

f34r  

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General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.
There is a hole in the parchment which has been integrated in the drawing.
Folio nr. (34) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

Drawing of a plant with large roots, leaves ending in 'figers' and three flowers.

Text

There are 16 lines of text in three paragraphs. All text is split by the plant and in the second paragraph the lines left and right are not aligned very well. This seems to end in a 'signature'.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f34r

Other information

Nick Pelling suggests that the hole in the parchment was created deliberately by the author/artist.

  f34v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

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General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.
There is a hole in the parchment which has been integrated in the drawing.

Illustration(s)

Drawing of a plant with very extensive roots, that appear like two animals standing face to face. Leaves are green and brown and flowers not painted.

Text

There are 11 lines of text in two paragraphs.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f34v

Other information

 

Folio 35

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f35r.

f35r  

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General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.
Folio nr. (35) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

Plant with leaves in the shape of a cur, green inside and brown outside. One flower bud with blue and red.

Text

There are 15 lines of text in two paragraphs, one at the top of the page (lines ending at the drawing) and one at the bottom (lines split by the stem).

Currier language: A
Currier hand: 1

Browse interlinear transcription of f35r

Other information

Considered composite by Tiltman. I wonder if it could be poppy.

  f35v

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General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.

Illustration(s)

Plant that looks like a tree with a straight stem (trunk) and strong roots. Oak leaves at the top and sides, and braches with currants twining around it.

Text

There are 21 lines of text in a single paragraph. All lines short, left of the drawing.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: 1

Browse interlinear transcription of f35v

Other information

This is similar to drawings of ivy twining an oak tree in several MSs of the Tractatus de Herbis tradition.

Folio 36

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f36r. There is a hole in the parchment in the centre of this folio.

f36r  

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General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.
There is a parchment hole in the middle of the drawing.
Folio nr. (36) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

Plant drawing with mostly green and two yellow leaves. Small flower buds.

Text

There are 9 lines of text in two paragraphs.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: 1

Browse interlinear transcription of f36r

Other information

 

  f36v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

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General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.
There is a parchment hole in the middle of the drawing.

Illustration(s)

Plant with finger leaves (8-10 fingers) and 'seeds' instead of flowers.

Text

There are 14 lines of text in two paragraphs. The second paragraph is written to the right of the drawing.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: 1

Browse interlinear transcription of f36v

Other information

 

Folio 37

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f37r.

f37r  

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General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here. Folio nr. (37) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

Plant with oblong leaves hanging down and small berries instead of flowers.

Text

There are 11 lines of text in three short paragraphs.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: 1

Browse interlinear transcription of f37r

Other information

 

  f37v

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General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.

Illustration(s)

Plant with symmetric leaves, alternating white and green. The large root has a humanoid form.

Text

There are 23 lines of text in three paragraphs. All lines end at the plant drawing.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: 1

Browse interlinear transcription of f37v

Other information

While the root strongly suggests a mandrake plant, the leaves and flowers do not.

A copy of part of this plant is present in the pharmaceutical section, on f102r1, item nr. 203.

Folio 38

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f38r. The parchment has a tear near the centre.

f38r  

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General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.
Folio nr. (38) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

Plant with tiny flowers (buds) near bottom and a huge dark green leaf going all the way to the top of the page. Big white commas with dots inside are drawn over the leaf.

Text

There are six lines of text in a single paragraph, near the bottom of the page, and left and right of the stem of the plant.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: 1

Browse interlinear transcription of f38r

Other information

 

  f38v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.

Illustration(s)

Bush of stacked leaves, in three colours. There is one blue flower near the top.

Text

There are 8 lines of text in a single paragraph, near the bottom of the page and left and right of the stem of the plant.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: 1

Browse interlinear transcription of f38v

Other information

 

Folio 39

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f39r.

f39r  

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>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.
Folio nr. (39) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

There is a plateau of earth, with roots below and a bed of flowers above (mostly leaves only).

Text

There are 16 lines of text in three paragraphs. The third one ends with a centred line.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f39r

Other information

This looks like the same plant as on f95r2, where the flowers have just died.

  f39v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.

Illustration(s)

Plant with a large root, unnusual leaves and two composite flowers.

Text

There are 14 lines of text in two paragraphs.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f39v

Other information

 

Folio 40

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f40r.

f40r  

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>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.
Folio nr. (40) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

Plant with a large tapered bud and one blue flower. The stem has a loop.

Text

There are 11 lines of text in two paragraphs, just below the top of the page.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f40r

Other information

The loop in the stem seems to suggest that this plant can form new roots at the point where the stem touches the ground.

  f40v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.
Gathering mark (5t9 with arabic-like 5) in lower right corner.

Illustration(s)

Two plants, which look the same, apart from the fact that the one on the right has an enormous flower.

Text

There are 19 lines of text in two rather long paragraphs. The second ends with a centred line.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f40v

Other information

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