THE ‘World’s most mysterious book’ is set to make a small Spanish publishing company millions.
Siloe, based in Burgos in Northern Spain, has won the rights to clone Voynich, a centuries-old manuscript written in a coded language that no one has been able to crack.
The company will create 898 exact replicas, and will sell them for seven or eight thousand euros each, bringing in a maximum of €7.1 million.
“Touching the Voynich is an experience,” said Juan Jose Garcia, director of Siloe, “It’s a book that has such an aura of mystery that when you see it for the first time… it fills you with an emotion that is very hard to describe.”
Almost 300 people have already put in pre-orders.