The Voynich Rebinding

Adding to the Wishlist

Photo: BBC

Photo: BBC

There are several issues with the binding of the manuscript. To sum up, the pages have been rearranged, numbered and bound at some point in the booke’s history, or maybe more than once. Now I think it would be very useful to know when this happened (and possibly where as well), not towards proving or disproving any specific theory, simply to add to the larger picture.

So there is the simple sounding question:

Can the binding of the manuscript be dated?

If I were to add to the wishlist of tests applied to the actual “hardware” of The Voynich I would like someone to look for yarn, glue (?) and method used. Maybe this is harder than I imagine, maybe it has already been done & dusted. I’ll keep looking.