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Voynich MS - Quire 8

Description

Quire 8 probably used to contain 5 normal-sized bifolia. The three central bifolia are lost. Quire 8 currently contains folios 57, 58, 65 and 66. The gathering mark is on f66v.

Schematic folio layout:

Browse interlinear transcription of Quire 8

Folio 57

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f57r.

f57r  

>>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.
Folio nr. (57) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

Very large drawing of a plant, with a bulbous root from which three stems go up. Those on the left and right are very small, and the middle one develops the main part of the plant. The small ones do have faint blue flowers. All leaves are similar, with many fingers and frills. Several flowers, all blue.

Text

There are 11 lines of slant writing in two paragraphs, the second carefully avoiding the plant.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f57r

Other information

 

  f57v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called cosmological page. For general information about cosmological pages see here. There is a symbol in the lower-right corner, which does not look like a standard quire mark.

Illustration(s)

A circular drawing with four concentric circular bands with writing, and in the centre four 'persons' each holding something. A small flower in the very centre.

Text

There are four bands with circular text. Outside the outermost circle is a label that appears to mark the start point. At this point, all four bands have a vertical line equally indicating a start marker.

All bands have single characters and single words. The second ring from the outside has a four times reapeating sequence of single characters. There are four labels radiating from the centre and four labels near the persons.

This page includes many special characters that otherwise occur only rarely. There is a symbol in the lower right corner that is not similar to the normal quie marks, but could be read to say "17th".

Currier language: B
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f57v

Other information

The four times repeating sequence has 17 characters.

Folio 58

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f58r.

f58r  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a text-only page, with stars drawn in the margin (see also here).
Folio nr. (58) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

There are three star images, one near the start of each paragraph. They have 6, 7 and 8 points respectively.

Text

There are 41 lines of text in three long paragraphs. The first paragraph has the first three lines indented for no obvious reason.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f58r

Other information

 

  f58v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a text-only page, with stars drawn in the margin (see also here).

Illustration(s)

One six-pointed star near the top of the page, above the first paragraph of writing.

Text

There are 39 lines of text in four paragraphs. The first paragraph is the longest, covering half the page, with the last line centered. All writing is very neat.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f58v

Other information

 

Folio 59

Missing folio.

Folio 60

Missing folio.

Folio 61

Missing folio.

Folio 62

Missing folio.

Folio 63

Missing folio.

Folio 64

Missing folio.

Folio 65

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f65r.

f65r  

>>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.
Folio nr (65) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

A plant drawing completely filling the page. The roots have bulbs and the leaves have fingers with frills, very much like f57r. Many small starry flowers, without any paint.

Text

There are only two (or three?) words of writing near the plant (label).

Currier language: -
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f65r

Other information

 

  f65v

>>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)

Big plant with small flowers and one larger trumpet-like flower.

Text

There are six lines of text in two very short paragraphs. Unusually these paragraphs are centred as a whole. They are in the lower part of the page, around the plant stem.

Currier language: -
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f65v

Other information

 

Folio 66

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f66r.

f66r  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a text-only page, but there are marginal drawings in the lower left corner, with some extraneous writing, possibly in German.
Folio nr (66) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

In the lower left corner, a picture of a dead or very sick person accompanied by undetermined boxes.

Text

There are 32 lines of text in five paragraphs, with several special characters (so-called picnic tables). In the left margin there are a column of words (leftmost) and a column of single characters, again with special characters. Near the dying person there are some Voynich words and 'der musdel' (reading of R.Salomon).

Currier language: B
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f66r

Other information

 

  f66v

>>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 in lower-right corner.

Illustration(s)

A plant with small but particular roots, two flowers towards the bottom of the plant, and stacks of weird curling leaves, alternating green and white.

Text

There are 13 lines of text in three paragraphs, above the drawing.

There is an unreadable signature in the lower-left corner.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f66v

Other information

 

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