1912 when the Jesuits from Italy needed money to open his college. Provided for this building was in need of reinstatement, and therefore it was decided to sell some of the ancient manuscripts preserved in the collection of the monks. To this proposal willingly responded Wilfrid Voynich, known in Europe antiquarian and bibliophile.
The monks sold him 30 books, but on the condition that he would not disclose the place of purchase. One of the books was purchased by an ancient manuscript, which was later named after its owner. Read the rest of this entry »