Yet another Voynich Manuscript parallel I can barely believe I never saw before now: the Mutus Liber, a book on alchemy composed more or less entirely of illustrative pictures. In many ways, I think this has more of a feel of the Codex Seraphinianus to it, or perhaps even of the Pulcinellopedia:-
http://altreligion.about.com/library/texts/bl_mutusliber.htm

Here’s the blog page where I first saw the link to it:-
http://afrayedquill.blogspot.com/2007/07/not-all-books-have-words.html

While the Mutus Liber hasn’t quite reached the Internet fandom level of the Voynich Manuscript, there’s still plenty out there on it. It is (as far as anyone knows) from no earlier than 1677: here are two “translations” of it:-
http://members.tripod.com/~icanseefar/mutus_liber.htm
http://www.abardoncompanion.com/MutusLiber.html

And here (for the interested) is a link to a page on Serafini’s Pulcinellopedia. Enjoy!
http://www.spamula.net/blog/archives/000182.html

One thought on “Mutus Liber…

  1. The ML is an actual picture book (silent book) showing a subtil methodology on how to collect and distill the materia prima then manufacture a vegetable stone

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