A true literary masterpiece comprised of 15 volumes, bound in four tomes, on 3,552 large-format pages; there are 24 appendixes and 528 copper engravings.
The Glory is the first systematic approach to present our history, land, and ways of life. Even today, it satisfies most of the contemporary criteria of serious scientific work.
The Glory contains a number of historical letters and documents that were preserved only through this book; originals and other transcripts had been lost in the course of history.
The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola is not a dull encyclopedia but a personal account of Valvasor, exciting and humorous, but scientific from the first page on.