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[Lexicon Graeco-Latinum?]

Possibly a Greek-Latin dictionary by 'Rob. Constantinus'.

[concordance]

A concordance is an index to the Bible.

Bibliotheca Eliotae

The earliest comprehensive Latin dictionary, first published 1538. Read the full text of this edition here.

A new almanac and prognostication, for the year of our Lord God, 1626

Almanacs were published once a year and contained information such as astrological predictions, weather forecasts, farmers' planting dates, and the dates of religious festivals.

The Method of Physic

'Conteining the causes, signes, and cures of inward diseases in mans bodie from the head to the foote. Whereunto is added, the forme and rule of making remedies and medicines'. Read the full text of this edition here.

A Regiment for the Sea

A mathematical guide to navigation, which may have been the first technical manual written by an English person. Read the full text of this edition here.

A New Herbal, or History of Plants

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William Corbett left Robert Wolfe 'one great herbal' in his will. A herbal is a collection of descriptions of plants and their properties, particularly their medicinal properties, so would have been a useful household item.A New Herbal is a…