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The Voynich MS - Bibliography and references

Introduction

This page includes:

  1. A brief summary of some library resources and collections of material related to the Voynich MS:
    Beinecke Library, Grolier Club, Marshall Library.
  2. Internet resources related to the Voynich MS:
    Discussion boards, Wikis, Blogs and web sites, Herb identification, Proposed solutions.
  3. Bibliography of printed publications and references used at this site.

Libraries holding collections of material related to the Voynich MS

Foreword

Following are the three main sources for archive material related to the Voynich MS. More detailed information about their holdings, and a list of additional archives, is provided on a dedicated page   (1).

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University

The first and foremost resource is that of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University:

More detailed information about the Beinecke library's holdings related to the Voynich MS may be found here.

Yale University Press has issued >>a very affordable photo facsimile with accompaying essays about the MS, in October 2016.

Yale also provides a >>summary overiew of the book.

In addition, an expensive, hand-made replica of the Voynich MS is being produced and sold by the spanish company Siloé, who are experts in the reproduction of old manuscripts. 898 numbered copies will be made.

Before the availability of the digital scans, the library provided printout copies of an early B/W microfilm made of the MS to interested researchers (the so-called "copyflo").

The Grolier club in New York

When Hans P. Kraus decided to donate the Voynich MS to the Beinecke Library of Yale University, he also had a large amount of material that had been left behind, in turn, by Wilfrid Voynich, Ethel Voynich and Anne Nill. He gave everything that seemed to be related to the Voynich MS to the Beinecke library, as indicated already above. The remaining, extensive material (related to the antiquarian book business and to ELV's literary work) was given to the Grolier Club of bibliophiles in New York, of which he was a member.

As a result of this, the >>Grolier Club library hosts a complete set of Voynich's sales catalogues, and additional material (letters etc.) which is >>summarised here.

More detailed information about the Grolier Club's holdings related to the Voynich MS may be found here.

The George C. Marshall Library in Lexington (Va.)

The home page of the Marshall Library may be found >>here. Its main interest for the study of the Voynich MS is the collection of >>William F. Friedman papers which includes a significant amount of material related to the MS from both William and Elizebeth Friedman. This includes transcriptions of the MS by the Voynich MS study groups and correspondence. It also includes the Petersen hand transcription of the MS.

More detailed information about the Marshall Library's holdings related to the Voynich MS may be found here.

Internet resources

Foreword

It is not possible to present a complete or even a representative list of internet resources about the Voynich MS. The following is an overview of sources I am aware of, that are either important or interesting for one reason or another. I welcome information about missing or broken links (2).

The links are provided in order to present the wide variety of opinions about the Voynich MS. The inclusion of any link does not imply that I endorse its contents. To the contrary: I strongly object to any offensive statements about people and institutions that may be found in some of these sites.

See also the general disclaimer for this site.

Discussion boards

I am aware of four active discussion fora. Two of these are personal web logs (blogs) but these two stand out in that they have a diverse group of regular commentors from all over the world. These fora are, in chronological order of their starting date:

Wikis

There are Wikipedia entries about the Voynich MS in many different languages, confirming the interest that the MS enjoys worldwide. Following are links to the two main Wikipedia entries, in English and in German. One may reach the versions in other languages through either of these.

>>The Voynich MS entry in the general English Wikipedia.
>>The Voynich MS entry in the general German Wikipedia.

Some dedicated wiki's and wiki books have been started, but most if not all of these seem to have been abandoned.

Sites and blogs with general information

There are innumerable web sites that copy or reformulate information about the Voynich MS available elsewhere. I don't consider it possible (and it hardly seems interesting) to list all of them here. All of the web sites listed below include original information.

Herb identification

The tentative identification of herbs in the Voynich MS has always been a topic of special interest, which is witnessed by the number of dedicated sites:

Some proposed text solutions

Earlier solutions have appeared in print and are presented in cronological order: Newbold (1928); Feely (1943); Strong (1945); Brumbaugh (1974), (1975), (1976); Child (1976), (2007); Stojko (1978); Levitov (1987).

Modern proposed solutions, available on-line, are presented in no particular order:

Bibliography and References

The following bibliography includes both general works about the Voynich MS and related material, and publications cited anywhere at this web site. The very specialised references related to the history of the MS between 1665 and 1912, and the Society of Jesus in Rome, are collected here. Items in the bibliography that are not referred to at this site are marked with a † symbol (4).

Note about sorting order: prefixes like 'De' (etc) are considered part of the name, and are sorted under 'D' (etc).

 

Aiton, Eric J.: Ioannes Marcus Marci (1595-1667), in: Annals of Science. London XXVI (1970), 153-164.

Allen, R. H.: Star Names: Their Lore & Meaning, 1899. Dover Books reprint, 1963. †

Amancio DR, Altmann EG, Rybski D, Oliveira ON Jr, Costa LdF: Probing the Statistical Properties of Unknown Texts: Application to the Voynich Manuscript. PLoS ONE 8(7), 2013. >>Available on-line. †

Anon: Prag um 1600, Kunst und Kultur am Hofe Rudolfs II, Kulturstiftung Ruhr Essen, Luca Verlag Freren 1988.

Arber, A.: Herbals, their origin and evolution. A chapter in the history of botany, 1470-1670, Cambridge University Press, 1912.

Art Institute of Chicago: Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago (1907-1951), Vol. 9, No.7 (Nov.1, 1915), pp. 97-100

Austin, G. (ed.): The Grolier Club: Iter Italicum, New York: The Grolier Club, 1963.

Backhouse, Janet: The Spanish Forger, The British Museum Quarterly, XXXIII, 1-2, 1968, pp. 65-71.

Barabe, J.: Materials Analysis of the Voynich Manuscript. Report from McCrone Associates, Inc. to the Beinecke Rare Book and MS Library, 1 April 2009. >>Available on-line.

Barlow, M.: The Voynich Manuscript --- by Voynich?, Cryptologia Vol.10, Nr. 4, October 1986, pp. 210-216.

Barthélemy, Pierre: Le codex Voynich: le manuscrit le plus mystérieux du monde Paris, J.-C. Gawsewitch éditeur, 2005, ISBN 2-35013-022-3. †

Bauer, R. and H. Haupt: Das Kunstkammerinventar Kaiser Rudolfs II. 1607-1611. Jahrbuch der kunsthistorischen Sammlungen in Wien, Vol. 72, 1976.

Bennett, William Ralph: Scientific and Engineering Problem Solving with the Computer. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1976.

Bílek, Tomáš Václav: Dějiny konfiskací v Čechách po r. 1618 (history of confiscations in Bohemia after 1618) - Prague 1882.

Blevins, Pamela: , Ethel Voynich — 'E.L.V.', Revolutionary, Novelist, Translator, Composer, >>available on-line

Blume, Dieter, Mechthild Haffner, Wolfgang Metzger: Sternbilder des Mittelalters, Der gemalte Himmel zwischen Wissenschaft und Phantasie.
Band I: 800-1200. De Gruyter, 2012
Band II: Sternbilder des Mittelalters und der Renaissance (1200-1500), unter Mitarbeit von Katharina Glanz. De Gruyter, August 2016.

Blunt, Wilfrid, and Sandra Raphael: The illustrated herbal, London, 1979

Böhm, Ludvík B.: Královské věnné město Mělník a okres Mělnický, Mělník, 1892.

Bolton, Henry Carrington: The follies of science at the court of Rudolf II, 1576-1612; Milwaukee, Pharmaceutical Review Publishing Co, 1904.

Bondani S.J., Vito: Uomini per gli altri, 1996, pp.39-42 >>available on-line.

Browne, Sir Thomas: Cited in Calder (1952)

Brumbaugh, Robert S.: Botany and the Voynich `Roger Bacon' Manuscript Once More, Speculum 49, 1974, pp.546-48.

Brumbaugh, Robert S.: The Voynich `Roger Bacon' Cipher Manuscript: Deciphered Maps of Stars, Journal of the Warburg an Courtauld Institutes 39, 1976, pp.139-50.

Brumbaugh, Robert S. (ed.): The World's Most Mysterious Manuscript - The Voynich "Roger Bacon" Cipher Manuscript, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1978.
  R. Brumbaugh: Introduction
  J. Manly: The Most Mysterious Manuscript
  R.G. Kent: The Voynich Cipher Manuscript of Roger Bacon, Sketch of its History
  R. Brumbaugh: Notes on Secrets in writing
  W. Newbold: Newbold's Decipherments
  E. Gilson and R. Carton: Reviews of the Scholarship
  J. Manly: The Voynich Manuscript attributed to Roger Bacon
  H. O'Neill: Botanical Observations on the Voynich MS
  D. Kahn: A review of the Problem
  R. Brumbaugh: Botany and the Voynich "Roger Bacon" Manuscript once more
  C. Zimanski: William F. Friedman and the Voynich Manuscript
  R. Brumbaugh: Science in Cipher

Calder, I.R.F.: John Dee Studied as an English Neo-Platonist, Warburg Institute, London, 1952. (PhD Thesis).
>> available on-line. †

Callmer, Ch.: Königin Christina, ihre Bibliothekare und ihre Handschriften, Acta bibliothecae regiae Stockhomiensis 30, Stockholm, 1977.

Cappelli, A.: dizionario di abbreviature Latini ed Italiani, Milano, 1912. 529 pp., ill.
>> available on-line

Carter, Albert Howard: Some Impressions of the Voynich Manuscript. Letter preserved in Marshall Library, Item 1614, 10/09/1946.

Child, James R.: A linguistic approach to the Voynich text, in D'Imperio (1976).

Clarke, Mark: Colours versus colorants in art history: evaluating lost manuscript yellows. Revista de história da arte, série W No.I - 2011, pp.138-151.

Clemens, Raymond (ed), with introduction by Deborah Harkness: The Voynich Manuscript, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2016.
  D. Harkness: Introduction
  R. Clemens: Preface
  R. Zandbergen: Earliest Owners
  A. Hunt: Voynich the Buyer
  P. Zyats, E. Mysak, J. Stenger, M.-F. Lemay, A. Bezur, D. Driscoll: Physical Findings
  W. Sherman: Cryptographic Attempts
  J.M. Rampling: Alchemical Traditions
  R. Clemens: The World's Most Mysterious Manuscript

Collins, Minta: Medieval herbals: the illustrative traditions , British Library Studies in Medieval Culture, 2000.

D'Imperio, Mary E.(ed.): New Research on the Voynich Manuscript: Proceedings of a seminar, 30 November 1976. Privately printed pamphlet, Washington D.C., 1976.
  James Child: A linguistic Approach to the Voynich Text
  Prescott Currier: Some Important New Statistical Findings.
  Sydney Fairbanks: Suggestions Toward a Decipherment of the "Key".
  M. E. D'Imperio: The Solution Claim of Dr. Robert S. Brumbaugh
  Prescott Currier: Further Details of New Statistical Findings.
  Prescott Currier: The Voynich Manuscript, Some Notes and Observations.
  Stuart H. Buck: What Constitutes Proof?

D'Imperio, Mary E. : The Voynich Manuscript - an elegant enigma. Aegean Park Press, 1978.
It can be >> downloaded from the NSA (31.2 MB pdf)

D'Imperio, Mary E. : An Application of Cluster Analysis and Multiple Scaling to the Question of "Hands" and "Languages" in the Voynich Manuscript, National Security Agency Technical Journal. 23, 3 (Summer 1978), pp. 59-75. >>available online at NSA

D'Imperio, Mary E. : An Application of PTAH to the Voynich Manuscript, undated. >>available online at NSA

De Backer, Augustain and Alois: Bibliothèque des écrivains de la Compagnie de Jésus, 7 vol., Liège, 1853-1861.

De Ricci, Seymour, with the assistance of W. J. Wilson: Census of medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada, 1937.

Drugulin, W.E.: Allgemeiner Portrait-Katalog, Leipzig, 1860

Evans, R.J.W.: Rudolf II and his world, a study in intellectual history 1576-1612. Oxford University Press, 1973

Evans, R.J.W.: The making of the Habsburg Monarchy 1550-1700: an interpretation. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1979.

Feely, Joseph M.: Roger Bacon's Cipher: The Right Key Found, Rochester, 1943

Fell-Smith, Charlotte: John Dee (1527-1608), London, Constable & Company Ltd., 1909
>> available on-line. †

Findlen, Paula (ed.): Athanasius Kircher: The Last Man who Knew Everything, Routledge, 2004.

Fletcher, John E.: A brief survey of the unpublished correspondence of Athanasius Kircher S J. (1602-80), in: Manuscripta, XIII, St. Louis, 1969, pp. 150-60.

Fletcher, John E.: Johann Marcus Marci writes to Athanasius Kircher. Janus, Leyden, LIX (1972), pp. 97-118

Fletcher, John E. (ed.): Athanasius Kircher und seine Beziehungen zum gelehrten Europa seiner Zeit Wolfenbütteler Arbeiten zur Barockforschung, Band 17, 1988.

Friedman, Elizebeth: The Most Mysterious Manuscript still Mysterious Washington Post, August 5, Section E, pp. 1,5, 1962.

Garber, M.: Optics and alchemy in the philosophical writings of Marcus Marci in post-Rudolphine Prague 1612-1670, dissertation submitted for the degree Doctor of Philosophy, San Diego, 2002.

Gessman, Gustav W.: Die Geheimsymbole der Alchymie, Arzneikunde und Astrologie des Mittelalters, Berlin, Verlag von Karl Siegismund, 1922.

Godwin, Joscelyn: Athanasius Kircher: A Renaissance Man and the Quest for Lost Knowledge. London, Thames and Hudson, 1979

Grossman, L.: When words fail. The struggle to decipher the world's most difficult book, Lingua Franca, April 1999. >>available online. †

Guy, Jacques: Vowel Identification: an Old (but Good) Algorithm, Cryptologia, Vol.XV, Nr.3, July 1991, pp.258-262. Available >>online here.

Haakman, A.: De onderaardse wereld van Athanasius Kircher, Meulenhoff, 1991.

Hauer, Bradley and Grzegorz Kondrak: Decoding Anagrammed Texts Written in an Unknown Language and Script, Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics, vol. 4, pp. 75–86, 2016.

Hermes, Jürgen: Textprozessierung - Design und Applikation, Dissertation, Universität zu Köln, 2012. †

Horčický de Tepenec, Jakub: Konfessy katholická. Totiž : Wyznánj prawé Wjry [etc], 1609. Reprinted in 1782.

Hübner, Wolfgang: Die Eigenschaften der Tierkreiszeichen in der Antike: ihre Darstellung und Verwendung unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Manilius, 1975.

Hunt, Arnold: Foreign Dealers in the English Trade in: Giles Mandelbrote, ed. Out of Print & Into Profit: A History of the Rare and Second hand Book Trade in Britain in the Twentieth Century. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press; London: The British Library, 2006, pp. 245-267.

Hunt, Arnold: Voynich, The Buyer in: Clemens (2016), pp. 11-21.

Jantsch, Michael: Domus pietatis et literarum lapide fundamentali, 1680.

Jireček, Josef: Rukověť k dějinám literatury české do konce XVIII. věku (Manual of the history of Czech literature until the end of the 18th C - Prague 1875), pp.235-236.

Johnson, Reed: The unread: the mystery of the Voynich Manuscript. The New Yorker, July 9, 2013.

Kahn, David: The Codebreakers. New York: Macmillan, 1967.

Kennedy, Gerry and Rob Churchill: The Voynich manuscript; the mysterious code that has defied interpretation for centuries, 2004, 2006.

Kennedy, Gerry: The Booles & The Hintons, two dynasties that helped shape the modern world, Atrium, 2016.

King, David: The Ciphers of the Monks: A Forgotten Number-notation of the Middle Ages, Stuttgart, 2001.

Kraus, Hans P.: A rare book saga -- The autobiography of H. P. Kraus. New York: Putnam's, 1978.

Krischer, Jeffrey P.: The Voynich Manuscript, Paper presented at the seminar in mathematical linguistics, Harvard, 1969.

Kurz, Otto: Fakes, A Handbook for Collectors and Students, Yale University Press, 1948.

Landini, Gabriel and René Zandbergen: A Well-kept Secret of Mediaeval Science: the Voynich manuscript, in: Aseculapius, the journal of the University of Birmigham Medical and Dental Graduates Society, 1998. †

Landini, Gabriel: Evidence of linguistic structure in the Voynich MS using spectral analysis, in Cryptologia Vol. 25 Issue 4, 2001, pp. 275-295.

Langenmantel, Hieronymus: Fasciculus epistolarum Adm. R. P. Athanasii Kircheri Soc. Jesu (etc), Augustae Vindelicorum, Ao. 1684, 8vo, pp.100.

Ledrerova, Dagmar: Bibliographie de Joannes Marcus Marci. In: Novy and Folta (1967), pp. 39-50.

Levitov, Leo: Solution of the Voynich Manuscript: A Liturgical Manual for the Endura Rite of the Cathari Heresy, the Cult of Isis. Laguna Hills, California: Aegean Park Press, 1987.

Liva, Václav: Seznamy pražských novomésťanů za léta 1618–1653. Časopis Rodopisné společnosti československé v Praze VII-VIII, 1935-1936.

Manly, John Matthews: The Most Mysterious Manuscript in the World: Did Roger Bacon Write It and Has the Key Been Found? in Harper's Monthly Magazine 143 (1921), pp. 186-97.

Manly, John Matthews: Roger Bacon and the Voynich MS. Speculum 6, July 1931, pp. 345-391.

Marci, Johannes Marcus: Pan en Panton, seu Philosophia Vetus Restituta. Pragae, Typis Academicis, 1662.

Marek, Jiri: Un physicien Tchèque du XVII siècle: J.M. Marci de Kronland (1595-1667), in: Revue d'histoire des sciences, Paris 1968 XXI 109-130.

Meister, Aloys: Die Anfänge der modernen diplomatischen Geheimschrift. Paderborn, 1902. †

Meister, Aloys: Die Geheimschrift im Dienste der päpstlichen Kurie von ihren Anfängen bis zum Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts, Paderborn, 1906. †

Montemurro, Marcelo and Damian Zanette: Keywords and Co-Occurrence Patterns in the Voynich Manuscript: An Information-Theoretic Analysis, PLoS ONE 8(6): e66344. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066344 (2013)

Morávek, Jan: Nově objevený inventář Rudolfinských sbírek na hradě Pražskěm. Praha, 1937.

Neugebauer, Otto: A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy. 3 vols. Berlin, 1975.

Newbold, William Romaine: The Cipher of Roger Bacon. Edited with foreword and notes by Roland Grubb Kent. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1928.

Nový, Luboš and Jaroslav Folta (eds.): Acta historiae rerum naturalium necnon technicarum. Special issue 3, Prague, 1967.
  J. Smolka: Joannes Marcus Marci, his life, time and works.
  Z. Servit: Joannes Marcus Marci a Kronland (Jan Marek, 1595-1667). His contributions in the field of medicine [...]..
  D. Ledrerova: Bibliographie de Joannes Marcus Marci.

O'Neill, Hugh: Botanical Observations on the Voynich Manuscript. Speculum 19 (1944) p. 126

Orioli, Giuseppe: Adventures of a bookseller, McBride & Co, 1938.

Ottův slovník naučný: 35 Vols., Prague, 1900.

Pelling, Nicholas: The curse of the Voynich; the secret history of the world's most mysterious manuscript, Compelling Press, Surbiton, 2006.

Pelzel, Franz Martin: Abbildungen Böhmischer und Mährischer Gelehrten und Künstler nebst kurzen Nachrichten von ihrem Leben und Wirken, Prague, 1773-1782

Pick, Fridel: Johann Jessenius, Leipzig, 1916

Podlaha, Anton: Tři čeští laikové literární obránci víry katolické ve století XVI. a XVII. (Blažej z Votina, Jakub Horčický z Tepence, Jan Benedikt Smolík.), Sborník Historického kroužku, sešit 5 (1896), p. 3-24 (Horčický p. 10-20).

Poundstone, William: Labyrinths of Reason, Doubleday, New York, 1988. †

Prinke, Rafał and René Zandbergen: Najdziwniejszy dokument średniowieczny. Komputerowe próby rozszyfrowania Rukopisu Wojnicza [in:] Rafał T. Prinke [ed.], Megabajty dziejów. Informatyka w badaniach, popularyzacji i dydaktyce historii, Poznan 2007, p. 45-62. †

Prinke, Rafał: History of the Manuscript from Rudolf to Voynich, presentation at the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the Voynich MS, Villa Mondragone, Monteporzio Catone, 11 May 2012.

Prinke, Rafał: Nolite de me inquirere [Do not seek to ask about me]: Michael Sendivogius. In: Purš and Karpenko (2016), pp. 317-333.

Purš, Ivo and Vladimir Karpenko (eds.): Alchemy and Rudolf II, Exploring the Secrets of Nature in Central Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, Artefactum, Prague, 2016.
Originally published as:
Purš I. and V.Karpenko: Alchymie a Rudolf II. Artefactum, Praha, 2011. (In Czech).

Ragazzini, Stefania: Un erbario del XV secolo: il Ms. 106 della Biblioteca di Botanica dell'Universita di Firenze, Firenze, 1983. †

Rampling, Jennifer M.: Alchemical Traditions in: Clemens (2016), pp. 45-51.

Reddy, Sravana, and Kevin Knight: What we know about the Voynich Manuscript, in Proceedings of the ACL Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities, 2011.

Reeds, Jim: William F. Friedman's Transcription of the Voynich Manuscript, Cryptologia XIX, 1995.
A PDF draft is >>available here.

Reeds, Jim: John Dee and the Magic Tables in the Book of Soyga, 1996.
For more information and an electronic copy of his paper, see the >> wikipedia article. The MS has been >>edited and published on-line by Jane Kupin.

Reeds, Jim: private communication, June 1998.

Reilly, Connor: Athanasius Kircher: a master of a Hundred Arts, 1620 - 1680, Studia Kircheriana, Wiebaden, Edizioni del Mondo, 1974.

Richterová, A.: Alchemical Manuscripts in the collections of Rudolf II. In: Purš and Karpenko (2016), pp. 249-291.
Originally published in Czech.

Riegrův slovník naučný, Prague, 1886.

Roberts, R.J. and A.G. Watson (eds.): John Dee's library catalogue. The bibliographical Society, London, 1990.

Ryba, Bohumil: Originál posledního pořízení Jana Marka Marci v diplomatáří strahovském. Str. Kn. IV (1969) pp. 95-108

Schaefer, Bradley E.: The Most Mysterious Astronomical Manuscript: Baffled researchers are looking for astronomical clues to help decipher a medieval manuscript, Sky & Telescope 100, 5 (November, 2000). †

Schinner, Andreas: The Voynich Manuscript. Evidence of the Hoax Hypothesis, in: Cryptologia. Philadelphia Vol. 31.2007 (April), pp. 95 ff.

Schmidl S.J., Johannes: Historiae Societatis Jesu Provinciae Bohemiae, pars III, ab anno Christi MDCXVI ad annum MDCXXXII, Pragae, 1754

Schneider, Ivo: Marci von Kronland (Adel 1654), Johann Marcus, in: Neue Deutsche Biographie, 1990, pp.119-120.

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Segre Rutz, Vera: Il giardino magico degli alchimisti: un erbario illustrato trecentesco della Biblioteca universitaria di Pavia e la sua tradizione. Introduzione, edizione critica e commento, Milano, 2000

Servít, Zdeněk: Joannes Marcus Marci a Kronland (Jan Marek, 1595-1667). His contributions in the field of medicine and in the development of concepts relating to brain mechanisms. In: Novy and Folta (1967), pp. 27-37.

Servít, Zdeněk: Jan Marek Marci z Kronlandu, zapomenutý zakladatel novověké fysiologie a medicíny, Bratislava, Veda, 1989.

Shailor, Barbara: Catalogue of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 1984.

Sherman, William: Cryptographic Attempts in: Clemens (2016), pp. 39-43.

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Smolka, Josef: Joannes Marcus Marci, his life, time and works. In: Novy and Folta (1967), pp. 5-25.

Smolka, Josef: Nové pohledy na J. Marka Marci a jeho dobu? In: Dějiny věd a techniky, č 1 (1970).

Smolka, Josef and René Zandbergen: Athanasius Kircher und seine ersten Prager Korrespondenten. In: Bohemia Jesuitica 1556-2006, ed. Petronilla Cemus (Würzburg: Echter, 2010), pp. 677-705

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Smolka, Josef and Ivo Purš: Jakub Horcicky (Sinapius) und seine Nobilitation, Studia Rudolphina 14 (2014), Bulletin of the Research Center for Visual Arts and Culture in the Age of Rudolf II, pp. 101-113.

Smolka, Josef: Johannes Marcus Marci and his circle. In: Purš and Karpenko (2016), pp. 741-769.
Originally published in Czech.

Sowerby, E. Millicent: Rare People and Rare Books. London, Constable, 1967.

Stojko, John: Letters to God's Eye: The Voynich Manuscript for the first time deciphered and translated into English. New York: Vantage Press, 1978.

Stolzenberg, Daniel: Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity. University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Strong, Leonell C.: Anthony Askham, the author of the Voynich manuscript. Science, 101(2633), 1945, pp.608-609.

Svobodný, Petr (ed): Joannes Marcus Marci, a 17th century Bohemian polymath, Prague, Charles University Press, 1998.

Teige, Josef: Úmluva; příspěvek k diplomatice zápisů Desk zemských Království českého. V Praze, F. Backovsky 1893.

Tiltman, John H.: The Voynich Manuscript, The Most Mysterious Manuscript in the World. NSA Technical Journal 12 (July 1967), pp.41-85.

Toresella, Sergio: Gli erbari degli alchmisti, in: L. Saginati, Arte farmaceutica e piante medicinali; erbari, vasi, strumenti e testi dalle raccolte liguri, 1995

Touwaide, Alain: Il Manoscritto piu Misterioso - l'Erbario Voynich, in: Villa Mondragone "Seconda Roma", a cura di Marina Formica, Palomba Editori, 2015, pp. 141-158. A >>summary is available here.

Tranchedino, Francesco: Diplomatische Geheimschriften - Codex Vindobonensis 2398; The Fine Art Facsimile Edition: Codices Selecti vol. XXII. Graz 1970, ed. Walter Höflechner

Tucker, Arthur and R. Talbert: A preliminary analysis of the botany, zoology and mineralogy of the Voynich Manuscript, HerbalGram 100, 2013, pp.70-75. >>Available on-line.

Vávra, Joseph: Jacobus Horcicky de Tepenec, in Vyrocni zprava Ceske realky Prazske, 1895

von Auersperg, Joseph Carl: Geschichte des königlichen böhmischen Appellationsgerichtes. Prague 1805.

von Schleinitz, Prof. Otto: Die Bibliophilen. W.M.Voynich., in: Zeitschrift für Bücherfreunde, Herausgegeben von Fedor von Zobelitz. 10. Jahrgang 1906/1907, Heft 12: März 1907.

von Schwarzenfeld, Gertrude: Magica aus der Zeit Rudolfs II, in: Antaios 5, No. 4 (1963), pp. 478-481.

Voynich, Wilfrid M. de, and Fielding H. Garrison: Figurations of skeletal and visceral anatomy in the books of hours. Annals of medical hist., I 225-30, 4 ill. New York, 1917.

Voynich, Wilfrid M.: A Preliminary Sketch of the History of the Roger Bacon Cipher Manuscript. In: Transactions of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Vol. 43, 1921, pp.415-430 (read April 20, 1921). >>Available on-line.

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Wagner, Eva Maria: Untersuchungen zu Lesbarkeit und Aussagekraft von Pflanzendarstellungen in mittelalterlichen Kräuterbuchhandschriften am Beispiel des Codex latinus monacensis 28531, Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung der Doktorwürde der Fakultät für Biologie der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität zu Freiburg im Breisgau, 2006. †

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Wilkins, Ernest H.: The University of Chicago Manuscript of the Genealogia Deorum gentilium of Boccaccio, University of Chicago Press, 1927. >>relevant section on-line here

Winter, Zikmund: O životě na vysokých školach pražských knihy dvoje. Kulturní obraz XV a XVI století. Prague 1899.

Wraný, Adalbert: Geschichte der Chemie und der auf Chemischer Grundlage beruhenden Betriebe in Böhmen, bis zur Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts, Prag, 1902.

Zandbergen, René and Rafał Prinke: The Voynich MS in Prague, from Rudolf II to Johannes Marcus Marci. In: Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Mathematica et Physica, Vol. 46, Supplementum, 2005, pp. 141-152. †

Zandbergen, René: Pre-Rudolfine History of the MS, presentation at the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the Voynich MS, Villa Mondragone, Monteporzio Catone, 11 May 2012.

Zandbergen, René and Rafał Prinke: The Voynich MS in Rudolfine Prague. In: Purš and Karpenko (2016), pp. 297-314.
Originally published in Czech in 2011.

Zandbergen, René: Earliest Owners in: Clemens (2016), pp. 3-9.

Zandbergen, René: The journey to America of a set of manuscripts from the Collegium Romanum. APUG blog entry, 22 October 2016, >>available on-line. †

Zimanski, Curt A.: William F. Friedman and the Voynich Manusript. Philological Quarterly, Vol. XLIX, no.4, October 1970.

Zimmermann, Heinrich: Das Inventar der Prager Schatz- und Kunstkammer vom 6. Dezember 1621, in: Jahrbuch der Kunsthistorischen Sammlungen des allerhöchsten Kaiserhauses, Band XXV, 1905, pp.XIII ff.

Zimmern, Helen: The Romance of a Literary Treasure-House. Pall Mall Magazine, July to December, 1908.

Zyats, Paula, Gregory W. Hodgins and Joseph G. Barabe: The Mysterious Voynich Manuscript. Collaboration Yields New Insights. American Institutes for Conservation's 40th Annual Meeting, May 8–11, 2012, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Zyats, P., E. Mysak, J. Stenger, M.-F. Lemay, A. Bezur and D. Driscoll: Physical Findings in: Clemens (2016), pp. 23-37.

Notes

1
Presently still under development.
2
For any broken links, or important missing information, please feel free to contact me through the contact information provided here.
3
Access to papers on acadmia.edu may require some light (and free of charge) registration process, before downloading is possible.
4
The internal references still need a final review.

 

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