A very scarce collection of devotions. No first edition of this work exists, with the second enlarged edition being published in1676. The prior owner of this work speculates that thefirst edition of this work is 1676 as well, to the notes on front pastedown. Thisis the tenth edition of the work and isstill scarce. With a frontispiece and a further sevenplates found throughout the text. This work comprises of four parts, private devotions for every day,family devotions in the week, occasional devotions and sacred poemsupon select subjects. The work includes prayers commemorating the plague of 1665 and thefire ofLondon in 1666. John Hall wasa Church of England clergyman from Shropshire. He is best known as the author ofthistitle. Condition: In a full calf binding, rebacked with original boards preserved. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to the boards and extremities. Loss to the extremities and to the rear board. Prior owner's notations on this edition and the author to the front pastedown. Repairs to the hinges. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age toned as expected. Scattered spotting to the first and last few pages. A few chips to the page edges. Small loss to bottom corner of leaf being pages 189/190 due to chipping. The odd spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.