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Gustavi Seleni (August II, Duke of Braunschweig—Lüneburg)

Cryptomenytices et cryptographiae Libri IX.
in quibus & planissima Steganographiae & Johanne Trithemio...

Published (Lunaeburgi) 1624 CE

(This work is in Latin, presented here as grey-scale JPG graphics of the original pages)

The "Seleni" Cryptomenytices extends Trithemius' Steganographia and may be considered indispensable in the study of encrypted correspondence from Renaissance to 19th century.

The microfilm images are © UCBerkeley, and courtesy of the Bancroft Library. The additional work here, comprising scans of the microfilm and organization of the images on this page and in the PDF versions, is © Bill Heidrick. This electronic work should not be placed on other web sites or sold in any form without the explicit permission of both the University of California at Berkeley and Bill Heidrick. The book itself no longer forms a part of the physical collection at the Bancroft Library.

This work is available in two forms: collected zip files of the scans of the pages and an all-in-one pdf of the same scans, with bookmarked table of content. The zip files are available immediately below. The pdf version can be accessed near the bottom of this page.

UCB library card
bastard title and notes
Title page, Dedication, Preface
Index, Authori Cryptographici Systematis, Errata
Tabula Generalis...Systematis...

cryptoA.zip
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Liber Primus de Natura Cryptographiae - pg 1
    Caput Primum -- Continens Introductionem Generalem... pg 3
    Cap II -- De Definitione, & ejus Evolutione -- pg 6
    Cap III -- De Sede Cryptographiae & Cognatis -- pg 9
    Cap IV-- De Partitione Sequentis Tractationis .. pg 11

cryptoB.zip
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Liber Secundus de Mediis seu Modis Occultandi... pg 13
    Caput Primum -- Delibans Modos Cryptologiae proprie sic dictae -- pg 19
    Cap II -- Cryptographiam proprie attingens ..
        Cap III -- De scriptione Occulta per Literarum Positum -- pp 20-21
    Cap IV-- De Ordinis Turbatione, & Modis indedependentibus
        Cap V-- De Scriptione Inversa in Genere & in Specie -- pp 22-23
    Cap VI -- De Projectione Literarum ordinaria directa pertransultum -- pg 25
    Cap VII -- De Disseminatione Literarum ordinaria directa Secundi
        & Tertij Generis,... pg 27
    Cap VIII -- De Projectione Literarum Arbitraria seu per clavem -- pg 28
    Cap IX-- De Translations seu Projectione Literarum artificiali,
        sive mediante Tabula -- pg 30
    Cap X-- De Superinductione ociosarum Literarum per Comprationem
        Sermonis Veri, Ficti, Mixti -- 32

cryptoC.zip
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Liber Tertius, de Steganographia in Specie - pg 35
    Caput Primum -- Continet Introductionem Generalem,
        ad Steganographiam Trithemii. -- pg 37
    Cap II - De Steganographica ratione in genere...
        Cap III - De Comparatione Dictionum Simplici...Palmersiel... pp 40-41
    Cap IV -- De Comparatione Dictionum Simplici...Camuele & Padiele pg 43
    Cap V- De Comparatione Dictionum Simplici Ociosae & Plurium
        Consignificantium, seu Aseliele... pg 48
    Cap VI - De Comparatione Dictionum Simplici Ociosarum &
        Consignificantium ...Gediele, Maseriele, Dorothiele & Cabariele - pg 51
cryptoD.zip
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    Cap VII - De Comparatione Dictionium singulariter... Modis Barmiele,
        Asiriele, Malgarate, Usiele, Raysiele & Symiele - pg 57
    Cap VIII -- De Comparatione Dictionum singulariter... Caspiele,
        Amenadiele & Demoriele -- pg 67
    Cap IX-- De eadem Comparatione Dictionum ... Buriele, Hydriele,
        Emoniele & Icosiele -- pg 70
    Cap X-- De Comparatione Dictionum Projecticia ... Modis Armadiele
        & Baruchate -- pg 73
    Cap XI - De Comparatione Dictionum ... Modis Geradiele, Bydiele,
        Uriele, Pyrichiele, Soleviele, Menadiele & Macariele - pg 77
cryptoE.zip
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    Cap XII - De Comparatione Dictionum, ad dispositionem
        Transponsitionis contingente - pg 82
    Cap XIII - De Conquisitione Dictionum, ubi prima Syllaba
        consignificat - pg 105
cryptoF.zip
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    Cap XIV-- De Conquisitione Dictionum, ubi retentae Dictiones
        significant -- pg 106
    Cap XV-- Duodecim Trithemianos Modos, Gordio nodo impeditos
        exhibet -- pg 108
    Cap XVI -- Dicimum Sextum sive Mantisa -- pg 118

cryptoG.zip
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Liber Quartus, Adumbrationem Ulterio rem Steganographicorum modorum,
        turn Telam Polygraphicorum Pertexens -- pg 131
    Caput I -- De Comparatione Dictionum.. pg 133
    Cap II - De Comparatione Verarum Dictionum turn Simpliciori turn
        Alterata, seu nove Qualificata and
        Cap III - De Comparatione Dictionum Vestita vera Oratione,
        quoad Initialem -- pp 134-135
    Cap IV-- De Comparatione eadem, quoad Literam Ultimam -- pg 137
    Cap V- De Comparatione eadem, quoad Literas Dictionis indeterminatas - pg 138
    Cap VI -- De Comparatione Arbitraria mediante Clave: Item Fortuita
        mediante Instrumento -- pg 141
    Cap VII -- De Comparatione Dictionum & Sermonis Fictitii -- pg 142
    Cap VIII -- Polygraphiae Nomen, & primi ejus Authoris honorem
        expendens & defendens -- pg 144
    Cap IX-- De Comparatione Dictionum artificialiter constructarum -- pg 146

cryptoH.zip
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Liber Quintus de Permutatione Potestatis Literarum - pg 169
    Caput Primum -- Generalia de Permutatione Potestatis & Transpositions
        Literarum, complectens -- pg 171
    Cap II -- De Primo Modo Permutationis, Transpositions Primaria Directa... pg 173
    Cap III -- De Transpositions Simplici Arbitraria -- pg 175
    Cap IV- De usu Rotulas, circa inprimis inordinate disposita Alphabeta
        adhibendiae - pg 177
    Cap III -- De Transpositions Simplici Arbitraria -- pg 175
    Cap IV- De usu Rotulas, circa inprimis inordinate disposita Alphabeta
        adhibendiae -- pg 177
    Cap V-- De Transpositions Simplici Fortuita -- pg 178 (typo as 188)
    Cap VI -- De Transpositions Mutua Litsrarum unius Alphabeti -- pq 181
    Cap VII -- De Transpositions Mixta Vocalium & Consonatium -- pg 183
    Cap VIII -- De Transpositions Directa, duarum Literarum simul -- pg 185
cryptoI.zip
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    Cap IX-- De Transpositions Directa trium Literarum -- pg 193 cryptoJ.zip
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    Cap X- De Transpositions Obliqua, seu Transfusione Alphabeti,
        in pauciores Literas,... de Transpositione Lit pg 246
    Cap XI - De Transpositione Obliqua Consonantium, Vocales
        Repraesentantium, ejusque prioribus duobus Modis -- pg 249
    Cap XII - De Transpositione Obliqua in Consonantes .. pg 250
    Cap XIII -- De Transpositione Obliqua Literarum .. pg 252
    Cap XIV- De Transposilione Obliqua, per dispostionem Alphabeti - pg 254
    Cap XV-- De Transpositione Inversa and
        Cap XVI -- De Transpositione Inversa, Simplici, duarum
        per se Literarum -- pp 256-257
    Cap XVII -- De Transpositione Inversa Simplici, vel trium vel plurium
        Literarum -- pg 260
    Cap XVIII -- De Transpositione Inversa artificiali -- pg 262
    Cap XIX- De Transpositione Inversa Mixta, per Literae varium positum... pg 264
    Cap XX- De Transpositione Inversa Mixta, per definitionem certi Numeri - pg 267
    Cap XXI - De Transpositione Inversa Mixta, per peculiarem Notularum
        appositionem - pg 269
    Cap XXII - De Transpositione Mediata seu Secundaria - pg 272
    Cap XXIII - De Transmutatione Figurata seu Accessoria - pg 274

cryptoK.zip
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Liber Sextus, de Subductione Figurae Literarum -- pg 277
    Caput Primum - Generalia Subductionis hujusce continens - pg 279
    Cap II - De Substitutione Cifrarum versa, ejusque prima specie,
        & Subdivisione and
        Cap III - De Comparatione nobis inusitatarum Literarum - pg 281
            (includes tables of alphabet types)
    Cap IV- De Assumptions Cifararum in Literas - pg 284
    Cap V- De Fabricatione novarum Ciferarum, ex veteribus Uteris and
        Cap VI - De Formatione novarum Cifrarum, ex virgulis & alijs
        characteribus - pp 290-291
    Cap VII - De Monitis quibusdam hic observandis and
        Cap VIII - De Formatione sue Substitutione Similarium Cifrarum,
        simplicioris Processus - pp 292-293
    Cap IX- De Dispositions Simpliciori Punctorum ad Normam - pg 294-295
    Cap X- De Dispositions Punctorum operosiori - pg 299
    Cap XI - De dispositions Punctorum, per modum Reflexionis cujusdam - pg 303
cryptoL.zip
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    Cap XII - De Formatione Mixtarum Ciferarum, & primo de Linearum
        ductu - pg 307
    Cap XIII De Cifrarum Ambiguae naturae, repraesentatione varia - pg 311
    Cap XIV- De varia collocatione partium Figurae Crucis - pg 312
    Cap XV- De Transformations Cifrarum Dissimilarium & Mixtarum and
        Cap XVI - De Transformations ex ornatu Transpositionis Directae - pg 317
    Cap XVII - De Transformationis hujus alia specie, respondente capiti 8 &9. Libr.
        praeced - pg 318
    Cap XVIII -- De tranformatione, perTranspositionem Obliquam and
        Cap XIX-- De Transformatione Obliqua Notarum Musicalium -- pg 321
    Cap XX-- De Transformatione per Inversam Transpositionem -- pg 327
    Cap XXI -- De Transformatione Ciferarum Dissimilarium, per Cifrarum
        artificialem Disseminationem -- pg 329
cryptoM.zip
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    Cap XXII -- De Transformatione Cifrae, ad artificiosam contractionem
        Scribendi -- pg 332
    Cap XXIII -- De Reformatione per Inductionem alterius rei:
        Ejusque prima specie and
        Cap XXIV-- De Reformatione Cifrarum, ad res magis conjunctas -- pp 334-335
        Cap XXV-- De Reformatione, per Superinductionem Figurae -- pg 338
    Cap XXVI -- De Reformatione punctorum, per artificium Picturae -- pg 340
    Cap XXVII -- De Connotatione Cifrarum seu Punctorum in genere -- pg 343
    Cap XXVIII -- De Connotatione Cifrarum, certas Literas, in comulo
        Literarum designate and
        Cap XXIX-- De Connotatione cum Clave -- pp 344-345
    Cap XXX-- De Connotatione Figurata ad aliquam externam Sententiam
        per Transpositionem Rectam -- pg 346
    Cap XXXI - De Connotatione Punctorum, ad instar Transpositions
        Obliquae facta and
        Cap XXXII - De Connotatione, ad instar Transpositionis Inversae
        instituta -- pp 348-349
    Cap XXXIII -- De Annotatione Cifrarum Dissimilarium, solummodo
        disignantium -- pg 351

cryptoN.zip
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Liber Septimus, de Scriptione Syllabarum et Dictionum - pg 353
    Caput Primum -- De Occulta Scriptione Syllabarum -- pg 355
    Cap II - De Occulta Scriptione Syllabarum, per Disseminationem ... and
        Cap III - De Syllabarum Transpositione & per eam quaerenda
        Occultatione -- pp 356-357
    Cap III -- De Syllabica Occultatione, per Subtractionem Figurarum -- pg 359
    Cap V-- De occulta Scriptione Syllabarum, per Cifrarum praesentationem -- pg 360
    Cap VI -- De occulta Positione Dictionum, per Disseminationem... and
        Cap VII -- De Permutatione Dictionum quarundam -- pp 368-369
    Cap VIII -- De Dictionum Notatione &c. -- pg 370
    Cap IX-- De Notatione Dictionum ... and
        Cap X-- De Connotatione & Annotationis Genere Primo -- pp 373-373
    Cap IX-- De Notatione Dictionum ... and
        Cap X-- De Connotatione & Annotationis Genere Primo -- pp 373-373
    Cap XI -- De Secundo Genere Annotandi, peromnia Verborum &
        Nominum Accidentia -- pg 374
    Cap XII -- De Tertio Genere Annotandi, per Dictiones -- pg 377
    Cap XIII -- De Scriptione occulta ex Sensu, & primo Figurato -- pg 380
    Cap XIV-- De Scriptione occulta, per appositionem Notae Grammaticalis and
        Cap XV-- De Notatione Hieroglyphica -- pg 382-383
    Cap XVI -- De occulta Scriptione, ex Idiomate -- pg 393
    Cap XVII -- De Tertia ratione, ex Idiomate occultandi Secretum -- pg 394

cryptoO.zip
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Liber Octavus de Scriptionis Instrumentis &c. et Quasi Scriptione - pg 397
    Caput Primum -- De Scriptionis Instrumentis & Connexo: Ac Quasi
        Scriptione in genere -- pg 399
    Cap II - De occulta Scriptione, ratione Materiae In Qua, seu Subjecti
        contingente, ejusque duobus prioribus Modis pg 400
    Cap III - De Modo Particular tertio, per Materiam inhabilem seu Filum
        quodam contingente - pg 404
    Cap IV- De Occulta Scriptione, per Atramenti, Aquae, alteriusve liquoris
        usum; sive de secundo Modo Generali - pg 407
    Cap V- De Secundo & Terito, invisibilibus Uteris scribendi Moro and
        Cap VI - De Scriptione occulta, per peregrinum stylum: sue tertio
        Generali Modo -- pp 412-413
    Cap VII - De Ultimo Modo, a termino Scriptionis externo seu accessorio,
    Connexo nimirum pendente & contingente, five de Clancularia Missione - pg 415
    Cap VIII - Introductionem in. Semaeographiam seu occultam
        Repraesentationem Literarum, continens - pg 419
    Cap IX- De Occulta Repraesentatione Scriptionis Epistolicae, Directa,
        Obliqua & Compendiosa - pg 421
    Cap X-- De Repraesentatione Sympathica seu Magica -- pg 425
    Caput XI - De Occulta Repraesentione Locutionis Abecedariae Simplici - pg 426
    Cap XII - De Locutionis Abcedariae Repraesentatione compendiosa - pg 428
    Cap XIII - De Locutionis Abecedariae Repraesentatione Subsidiaria and
        Cap XIV- De Locutionis Abecedariae repraesentatione, e longinquo - pp 430-431

cryptoP.zip
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Liber Nonus Et Ultimus, de Gymnasia, seu Exercitatione, Nostrae
        Cryptomenytices - pg 435
    Caput Primum -- Generalia de hac re tradens -- pg 437
    Cap II - De Idoneo Subjecto Cryptomenitices, ejusque conditionibus - pg 438
    Cap III -- De Objecto seu Rebus, circa quas Exercitatio versari debet and
        Cap IV-- De ipso Exercitationis Actu -- pp 440-441
    Cap V -- De Imitatine -- pg 442
cryptoQ.zip
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    Cap VI -- De Interpretatione in Genere -- pg 477
    Cap VII -- De Interpretatione in Specie -- pg 479
    Cap VIII -- De detectione Facti Occulti Logistica -- pg 485
    Cap IX-- De Serae Buteonicae Reseratione Logistica -- pg 489
    Finis (includes illustration of a cypher machine) pg 493
    Printer's page
cryptoR.zip
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