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<em>A New Herbal, or History of Plants</em>
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…

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.

'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.
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