At this stage of my Petit Albert deep dive, I think it would be good to provide a list of content. If there is any spells in particular you want me to translate, let me know!
The love spell - the most common spell in the le Petit Albert (about 20 of them!), along with a few slightly naughty one (how to make a person dance in their night-shirt for example). There are also spells to restore virginity, to have a vision of your future husband/wife, spells to reduce desire, prevent cheating, and reduce stretch marks.
The impotence spell
The counter spell to the impotence spell
To be fortunate at games of skill and/or luck
To catch a lot of fish (7 spells for this effect)
To stop birds from eating grain in a field
To catch a lot of birds (4 spells)
To have pidgeon come and multiply, to protect them from predators (4 spells)
To keep dogs at bay
To heal dogs wounds, especially if it has rabbies (it is said that the true way is to swim in the ocean, but since the ocean is not always conveniently close, this spell is needed. The author still recommends to travel to the sea and use the spell while traveling)
To keep away wolves,
To deal with a wolf problem in an area (the author then states that there are so many secrets to deal with this and they are so widely known that he will not detail them and instead switch to more interesting topics).
To keep drunkenness at bay, followed by to remove drunkenness
To fix a spoiled wine (3 spells)
to make a great vinegar
To make a fine liguor
To make Hyppocras https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocras
To make Armenian spirits, which has great health benefits
To have sweet, juicy and great smelling melons
To have ripe grapes in the spring
To have your wheat seeds be truly fruitful
To keep pest from your crop
To know if the harvest will be good next year (2 spells)
To create a deadly miasma (this is interesting because this spell - clearly "black magic" is nestled within a paragraph talking about miasma in general and how they are bad for your health
The antidote to said deadly stink and other misamas
The Planetary talismans of Paracelsus - each works on only one day of the week and has a different effect - these are much more complex than the average spells in the book.
To make mercury become solid so that one may use it to make a talisman to make the Mercury planetary talisman. It also mentions that this solid mercury can be used to make a mysterious ring, but doesn't say how.
To make other "planetary talismans", along with arguments on how they work and it's absolutely a natural phenomenon, not evil spirits!
As part of the argument to prove that magic is "natural", a spell to keep snakes at bay
The four people inhabiting the four elements: Salamanders, Gnomes, Sylphes & Nymphes. This is a somewhat challenging chapter, mixed with reported opinions on the topic from various philosophers (including Paracelsus).
This is followed by 7 Daily Perfumes, with the planetary blessings, that are pleasing to Gnomes, so they will not object to mining endeavors and treasure seeking.
A spell to use along with the above perfumes when starting a mine/treasure dig
Commentary on spirits and apparitions that can guide someone to treasure, and how to distinguish them from mischievous spirits seeking to lead you astray
Incantation to prevent cave-ins and commentary on superstion about mining.
On finding "vile" things underground - these are tricks from the Gnomes, how to counter their charms and return these vile things into precious metals.
To make a treasure finding candle
Fake Mandagore divination (for scamming people?)
Fake head of a Saint (again, so you can run a scam?)
The headless candle
To appear as elephants and horses
To make a chamber appear to be full of snakes and other terrors
To make the frogs cease croaking at night
The hand of glory - a candle made from the hand of a hanged man, which stupefies those seeing it (allowing you to rob a place)
A ward that will stop the hand of glory from working
Anti torture charm
Couter spell to the anti torture charm (well that's mean to publish that...)
Resistance from fire ointment
To make medical grade alcohol
To make Greek Fire (or is it *Gregorian* fire?)
To have a peacefull life, two spells (make a new character ha!)
Traverler's garter belt (for speed and against fatigue)
Traveler's staff vs bad luck
To speed up a horse
To calm a furious horse
To make a horse fall as if it were dead, and then be sturdier
To turn oneself's invisible with the use of a solidified mercury ring
To make a ring that will counter the invisibility ring
To make other rings which will bring the benefits of the planets (not really clear what they are), as well as the precise time to craft such rings.
General commentary on talismans and philosophers
As an example of the above, a talisman to help with gambling and haggling
To make celestial water and healing balm
A balm against plague
To make rotted teeth fall out
To heal new and old arquebus wounds (2 spells)
To heal sword wounds
To heal twisted ankles, sore eyes, damaged vines and keep storms at bay from crops
The mandrake of good fortune
The different mandrake - the lutin
Symapthetic powder to heal wounds
To make gold (6 spells - so there are more spells for love and to catch fish!)
To dissolve gold
To make tin into silver
To make borax (for further use in alchemy)
To make pearls using pearls (…. profit?)
To make musc
To make ambergris
To make incense cones (you need musc and ambergris ha!)
To soften ivory
To cut new rope with a strand of grass. This one is particularly interesting - the spell is a ritual to fool a bird into creating a rope-cutting magical strand of grass, which you then can use later for your own purpose.
To easily break a bar of iron
To make a magic ring to cure "le mal caduc" (epilespy).
A talisman vs poison and venomous beasts
Four other talisman: vs gunshots & luck in military entreprise, for travelers (vs brigands, pirates and sea wrecks), one to gain the favor of spirits to increase your luck in life, the last is potent - not only does it give luck for gambling and haggling, it also protects vs brigands AND foils or reveals treasonous plots against the wearer!
To make the "water" given to the Queen of Hungary. This magical cure, totally what the queen uses, is good to re-energise, clarifies the mind, dispels darkness (depression?), protects the sight from the failing of old age, makes the user seem younger, is beneficial to the chest (breathing? breasts?) and stomach (digestions but *maybe* keep the waist thin?)
To remove skin blemishes or make the skin paler (the text here is pretty offensive, basically saying how brown people can be white with a special cream...)
A powder to enhance the face
To make hand and face soap (… no special power here, just making a nice soap)
To make angel water. It doesn't say what angel water *does*, but it's apparently exquisite.
A sleeping lamp, related to the hand of glory (implying strongly that this is for theft), that makes everyone inside the room fall asleep and not be able to be woken up while the lamp burns. Ok but then won't the wizard fall asleep too? Who's supposed to commit the crime?
A wondrous secret to make a sympathetic compass that allows you to communicate instantly with a friend at a long distance. I like how this is *only for use with friends* A magical telecommunication network will need a lot of work - and friendship.
To double the range of your gun. Or maybe, if you actually try this, to perhaps make your gun blow up in your face. Proceed with caution folks!
A method to make a syrup that will preserve life. This will keep illness and bodily corruption at bay, evacuating it towards the bottom. This will ensure that you stay hale and strong as you age.
To plant a branch of a tree so that it takes roots
To augment (as in, take some and cut it with something else so you have more of it)
- Milled pepper
- White wax
- Musk (keep this one secret!)
To make hair dye
A beautiful golden varnish
Against kidney stones and how to cure them
To clean teeth and gums
Against bad breath
Against intermittent fever
An admirable secret to stay healthy, used by Charles V
To know if someone ill will live or die
To ward oneself against gout
To remove smallpox scars
Against bladder stones
Against abdominal pains
Against difficulties in urinating
Against water retention
Against stomach aches.
A table listing precise sunrise times in France and in Italy
And that is it! Overall, we see a lot of spells for love, healing and agriculture, as well as rather complex talisman-building operations. The level of complexity and difficulty varies wildly overall. While the majority of spells have very relatable motives (who doesn't want love, health, food and riches?), a few are quite... particular in their objective. My earlier quip about spaghetti beards may not have been entirely accurate...