‘Opera venuta in luce nuovamente nella quale troverai molti bellissimi secreti non piu visti, li quali ti daranno bona utilita & gran beneficio’

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A cacciare li pulesi della camera
Piglia foglie di persico, & del cucumero salvatico & falli cuocere in acqua, & quella acqua spargila per la camera & tutti gli pulesi motiranno senza dubio. Et anchora si piglierai del solimato, & lo farai boglire in acqua, & spargerai de quella acqua per terra, tutti gli pulesi moriranno.
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A far che le mosche non intraranno in casa tua ne per luscio, ne per la porta

Recipe eleboro bianco polverizato, & calcuna viva, & impasta ogni cosa insieme, & metti piu calcina che eleboro, & penge col penello luscio, & le fenestre, & nussona moscha vi potra intrare che non caschino tutte morte

Commentary

These two recipes are for elimating fleas from the bedroom and for preventing flies from entering the house through the doors and windows. Both involve mixing a variety of ingredients, sprinkling them throughout the room in the case of the fleas, and painting them with a brush on the doors and windows. Both suggest a concern with the hygiene of the house.

Themes

Physical / Emotional States
Boundaries and Thresholds

Dominant Representational Strategies

Context

Dwelling

Type
Residential
Detail
Other / Unknown
Historical Terminology
Specified Social Level
Unspecified

Activities

Type
Detail

Rooms

Type
Bedroom
Historical Terminology
camera

Inhabitants

Type
Animals
Detail

Objects

Type
Equipment
Detail
Tools, Utensils and Appliances

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Names
Anon.
Date(s)
1500-1599
Country
Italy
Historical Region
Description
Format
Book
Type
Genre
Other Non-Fictional Prose
Publication
Bartholomeo Bonardo, Bologna, fols. 3 v - 4 r
Copyright
Location
Record ID
FD408