From Egyptian Secrets of Albertus Magnus, Joseph H. Peterson edition:
How to Prevent Pigeons from Flying away or Staying away from the Coop.
Take a small board from a bier from which a small child was buried which died before baptism. Lay the board under the pigeon hole, and they will return again, provided they are not caged up, even if they should be carried many miles from their home. But if you desire that your pigeons bring strange pigeons along, you must give them mortar and lime from an old bake oven to eat, mix such lime with a little aniseed. They love to eat this, and while other pigeons smell the odor of yours, they will follow and fly with them to the coop.
The grimoire Egyptian Secrets of Albertus Magnus lists this spell.
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1725Publication of Egyptian Secrets of Albertus Magnus (lists this spell)
1869English-language translation of Egyptian Secrets (lists this spell)