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A Fourfold Resolution digested into two books, very necessary to Salvation

'Describing the world of wickednesse and miserie, the world of glory, and wisedome unsearchable'.

A book of Christian exercise, appertaining to resolution

This devotional work by Robert Parsons, a Catholic Jesuit priest, was edited by Edmund Bunny to make it suitable for Protestant readers, removing references to Purgatory and the Virgin Mary. There were 24 editions of the Protestant version, against…

Preservatives against sin

A guide to avoiding sin, 'wherein are contained the most infallible and sovereign remedies, both general, against every sin; and special, against the six most common and reigning sins of this age: every thing confirmed most soundly by infallible…

Jacob's wrestling with God, or, The triumph of a Christian

A sermon on Genesis 32 by William Couper (1568-1619), a Scottish preacher who was Bishop of Galloway. The full text of the 1608 reprint is available online.

Of domestical duties

A series of eight treatises based on Ephesians, on the duties of wives, husbands, children, servants and masters. The full text of the 1655 edition of this work is available online.

The practice of piety

A highly popular and influential manual of Christian living, which was first published in 1612, running to 46 editions by 1640. Read the full text of the 1613 edition here.

Disce vivere: learn to live. Disce mori: learn to die.

Two treatises, 'Wherein is shewed, in what manner every well-disposed Christian may learne, first how to liue the life of the righteous, and then how to dye the death of the righteous'.The full texts of earlier editions of these treatises are…

Ancilla pietatis: or, The hand-maid to private devotion

A devotional manual consisting of 'instructions, hymnes and prayers, fitted to the Christian feasts and fasts'. This must have been a new acquisition in William Corbett's shop as it was published in 1626. Read the full text of this edition here.