STRANGE BOOKS

codexsThree books to give collectors haunted eyes and sleepless nights. A self-destructing book, an indestructible book, and a book actually made of money. ”

The Green Child is, to put it simply, the strangest book on this list. The introduction and blurbs speak of an “other-worldly suspense” or an “unearthly, hypnotic radiance.” Even a basic synopsis of the plot is almost too strange to convey.

Welcome to Book Hell, “a club devoted to the collecting of obscure, esoteric and otherwise weird books.” — finding original postings of Book Hell are like wandering through Hell’s seven circles- just another boring spam filled hole.

A Journey Round My Skull, explores “Unhealthy book fetishism from a reader, collector, and amateur historian of forgotten literature.”

The Voynich manuscript “is the most mysterious of all texts. It is seven by ten inches in size, and about 200 pages long. It is made of soft, light-brown vellum. It is written in a flowing cursive script in alphabet that has never been seen elsewhere. Nobody knows what it means.”

CODEX SERAPHINIANUS by Luigi Serafini, is one of the world’s strangest and mysterious books: “The Codex is a lavishly produced book that purports to be an encyclopedia for an imaginary world in a parallel universe, with copious comments in an incomprehensible language. It is written in a florid script, entirely invented and completely illegible, and illustrated with watercolor paintings.” –Archimedes Laboratory

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