Making and Knowing
A minimal edition of BnF Ms Fr 640 in English Translation

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Annotations: Calcined Oysters
Annotations: Sands and Binders

Eau Magistra

Some people think that salt water is not good, because the salt releases gas when heated and as a result causes bubbles. [In this case], there is only wine boiled with elm root.

Sanding charcoal makes [things] come off well. But one finds that willow charcoal creates bubbles, but oak or beech charcoal does the job without making bubbles.

at left middle margin of folio 084v

Try burnt oysters.