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A New Herbal, or History of Plants

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…

[New Testament without psalms]

"Eight Testaments without psalmes", "fyue testaments", "testaments in octavo"

[New Testament with psalms]

"two [Testaments] with psalmes", "two testaments and psalmes with guylt", "three other Testaments and psalmes"

Jesu Christi D.N. Novum Testamentum, Theodoro Beza interprete

A translation of the New Testament from Greek into Latin by French Protestant theologan Théodore de Bèze.

The Book of Common Prayer

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The Book of Common Prayer was the first prayer book to set out the words to be spoken in church services in English rather than in Latin. It was first published in 1549 under the reign of Edward VI. In 1626 the most up-to-date version of the Book of…

Disertissimi viri Rogeri Aschami

The collected correspondence of Roger Ascham (1515-1568), in Latin. Ascham was an English scholar and writer, who acted as tutor to Elizabeth I. His books included Toxophilus, a work in praise of archery, and The Scholemaster, on the teaching of…

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.

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…

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.

A Survey of London

A detailed description of the buildings, social condition and customs of London in the time of Elizabeth I. The full text of the 1633 edition is available to read online here.