Voynich Manuscript – Complete PDF Book

The Voynich Manuscript drawings are naive in their style, but the script is perfect and there is no sign of error in any of the pages. It is assumed to have been written at the end of the 15th or 16th century. The name comes from the antiquarian Wilfrid M. Voynich who purchased it in 1912. Why was something elaborate like this ever made? Was it a medicinal book or just an elaborated piece of work within the interest of a group? In any case, the book is the definition of a mysterious book. There are vivid drawings and symbols on the pages to behold, each and every one of a kind without a known author nor purpose. Download the complete book Voynich Manuscript PDF (Right click and save attachment, or open the file in a new tab, but remember it’s a big file).

Described as a magical or scientific text, nearly every page contains botanical, figurative, and scientific drawings of a provincial but lively character, drawn in ink with vibrant washes in various shades of green, brown, yellow, blue, and red. – Beinecke Library on the Voynich Manuscript

Here’s a fine presentation by Stephen Bax, a professor of applied linguistics at CRELLA* at the University of Bedfordshire. He’s the person in the forefront of decoding the manuscript after publishing his work earlier this year and posting a very informative, exciting and interesting video on his theories. He’s involved other people and collaborators in the decoding of the book. It’s fun to follow and falls in the category of real life entertainment.

*Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment



The content consists of six sections as explained at the Voynich Manuscript web page at the Beinecke Library. Based on the subject matter of the drawings, the contents of the manuscript falls into six sections.

  1.   botanicals containing drawings of 113 unidentified plant species;
  2. astronomical and astrological drawings including astral charts with radiating circles, suns and moons, Zodiac symbols such as fish (Pisces), a bull (Taurus), and an archer (Sagittarius), nude females emerging from pipes or chimneys, and courtly figures;
  3. a biological section containing a myriad of drawings of miniature female nudes, most with swelled abdomens, immersed or wading in fluids and oddly interacting with interconnecting tubes and capsules;
  4. an elaborate array of nine cosmological medallions, many drawn across several folded folios and depicting possible geographical forms;
  5. pharmaceutical drawings of over 100 different species of medicinal herbs and roots portrayed with jars or vessels in red, blue, or green, and
  6. continuous pages of text, possibly recipes, with star-like flowers marking each entry in the margins.


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  • Nikolaj
    May 1, 2017

    The Voynich manuscript is not written with letters and characters denoting letters of the alphabet one of the ancient languages. Moreover, in the text there are 2 levels of encryption. I picked up the key, which in the first section I could read the following words: hemp, wearing hemp; food, food (sheet 20 at the numbering on the Internet); to clean (gut), knowledge, perhaps the desire, to drink, sweet beverage (nectar), maturation (maturity), to consider, to believe (sheet 107); to drink; six; flourishing; increasing; intense; peas; sweet drink, nectar, etc. Is just the short words, 2-3 sign. To translate words with more than 2-3 characters requires knowledge of this ancient language. The fact that some signs correspond to two letters. Thus, for example, a word consisting of three characters can fit up to six letters of which three. In the end, you need six characters to define the semantic word of three letters. Of course, without knowledge of this language make it very difficult even with a dictionary.
    If you are interested, I am ready to send more detailed information, including scans of pages showing the translated words.

    • Sanjin Đumišić
      May 6, 2017

      Hello Nikolaj!

      Feel free to contact me. I’m interested but not an expert at all in this, it would be nice to see the dots you’ve connected. /All the best

    • Morosoph
      May 31, 2017

      Could you send me one?

    • S.J. Catizone
      July 2, 2017

      Hello, Nikolaj!

      I’m very curious to see/read what you’ve been able to discern from the manuscript and was wondering if you’d be able to send me any additional info you might have.

      Thanks so much :)

      S.J. Catizone

  • Konstantin
    June 18, 2017

    I am not a professional linguist or code breaker. I was curious about this manuscript and I wanted just to get an impression what it looks like. So, I downloaded it from your web page (link “Download the complete book Voynich Manuscript PDF”.

    To my surprise, I realized that this IS NOT the complete book. Namely, page 68r is wrong. These are, actually, pages 68v1,68v2. Page 68v is, actually page 68v3.

    Pages 68r1, 68r2, and 68r3 ARE MISSING.

    Best regards.


    • Sanjin Đumišić
      June 18, 2017

      Hello Konstantin!

      You were right, I updated the PDF so those pages are included now. It seems that they initially made a mistake at the Yale library but have updated the version.

      Thank you

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