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Saturday, January 17, 2015

medieval kitchen implement: cat

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So it's the middle ages and you finally got the pears picked through the sweat of your brow.  Now you've got to see about preserving them for the winter and . . . what are these tiny toothmarks on the fruit? Yuck.  Get the cat.
From Antonius von Pforr, Buch der Beispiele (Book of Examples), Swabia ca. 1475-1482, at the Universit├Ątsbibliothek Heidelberg, Cod. Pal. germ. 84, fol. 232v.  Are you any good at German when it's printed in Fraktur?  You can read an abridged version of this book of fables here at Archive.org.

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