Top-down structural analysis of the Voynich manuscript

Here is my contribution to the "top-down" analysis of the VMs. Others have addressed the authorship and historial context. Here I will concentrate on the structure of the document itself.

I have thought of organizing the analysis as a tree of questions rather than facts, since we seem to have many more of the former than of the latter. 8-) Most of my answers were extracted from the WWW pages and mailing list archives; please correct my mistakes and

1. The structure of the manuscript

1.1 The opus

1.2 The volume

1.3 The subject matter

1.4 The book's purpose

1.5 The text

(to be continued)