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Botero, Giovanni, 1540–1617

An historicall description of the most famous kingdomes and common-weales in the worlde : relating their scituations, manners, customes, ciuill gouernment, and other memorable matters / translated into English, and enlarged, with an addition of the relation of the states of Saxony, Geneua, Hungary, and Spaine; in no language euer before imprinted.

Additional Title(s):

Relationi universali Parte 2. English

Printed at London : For Iohn Iaggard, 1603.
Physical Description:
[4], 268 p. ; 20 cm. (4to)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G97 .A23 1605
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Translation into English from the original Italian of part 2 of Giovanni Botero's Relationi universali. The English translation was first published in 1601 as The traveller's breviat.
Translator's dedication signed: R.I., i.e. Robert Johnson.
STC attributes printing to Robert Barker.
Signatures: [A]² B-2L⁴ 2M².
Woodcut vignette on t.p., woodcut initials.
BAC: BAC copy has ms marginal annotations throughout. Bookplate of Coker Court on inside of upper board. Ms inscription "West Newton Servers" on recto of first free end-paper. Bound with: A briefe description of the whole worlde / George Abbot. London: Printed for Iohn Browne, and are to be sold at his shoppe in S. Dunstans churchyard in Fleet-streete, 1605.
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 3400
English short title catalogue, S100518
Subject Terms:
Coker Court -- Bookplate.
Europe -- History -- Early works to 1800.
Geography -- Early works to 1800.
World history -- Early works to 1800.
Jaggard, John, -1623?, publisher.
Barker, Robert, -1645, printer.
Johnson, Robert, active 1586-1626, translator.

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