Private: Books and bookplates

The Voynich manuscript contains drawings of “fantastic plants, zodiacal symbols and naked ladies” and is accompanied by “234 pages of beautifully formed, yet completely unintelligible script.” (Via Arts Journal.)

Jessamyn West offers some striking photographs from the San Francisco Public Library Bookplate Exhibit. (Via New Pages.)

The world’s largest book weighs 60 kilograms (around 130 pounds), costs $10,000, and could probably double as an end table.