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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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by Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945; Quaranta di San Severino, Bernardo, barone di, tr. [and] ed
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Mussolini the "socialist"; Mussolini the "Man of the War"; Mussolini the "Fascista friend of the people"; Mussolini the "Fascista"; Mussolini the "Fascista member of parliament"; Mussolini the "Fascista Prime Minister"
Topic: Italy -- History 1900-
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by Quick, John, Sir, 1852-1932; Australia. Constitution Act; Garran, Robert, Sir, 1867-1957
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Topics: Constitutional law -- Australia, Constitutional history -- Australia
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Topics: Archives -- Québec (Province) Inventories, calendars, etc, Canada -- History To 1763 (New France)...
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by Qushayri, Abd al-Karim ibn Hawazin, 986-1072; Ansari, Zakariya ibn Muhammad, ca. 1423-ca. 1520
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Topic: Sufism -- Early works to 1800
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by Queiros, Pedro Fernandes de, d. 1615; Markham, Clements R. (Clements Robert), Sir, 1830-1916
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Discoveries in geography -- Spanish, Oceania -- Discovery and exploration
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by Ab anfah, d. 767 or 8; Qr al-Haraw, Al ibn Suln Muammad, d. 1605 or 6. Man al-azhar
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Topic: Islamic law
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by Spiers, Alexander, 1807-1869; Quackenbos, George Payn, 1826-1881; Surenne, Gabriel
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English-French part only
Topic: French language
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by Quintilian; Bassi, Domenico, 1859-
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by Queiroz, José
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Topics: Pottery, Pottery
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by Quebec (province). Education, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal of education for Lower Canada
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by Quibell, James Edward, 1867-1935; Lacau, Pierre, 1873-1963; Thompson, Herbert, Sir, bart., 1859-1944; Spiegelberg, Wilhelm, 1870-1930
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[v. 1] 1905-1906.- [v. 2] 1906-1907. With a section on the religious texts by P. Lacau.- [v. 3] 1907-1908, by J.E. Quibell with sections by Sir Herbert Thompson and Prof. W. Spiegelberg.- [v. 4] 1908-1909, 1909-1910. The monastery of Apa Jeremias, by J.E. Quibell. The Coptic inscriptions edited by Sir Herbert Thompson.- [v. 5] 1911-1912. The tomb of Hesy.- [v. 6] 1912-1914. Archaic mastabas
Topics: Tombs -- Egypt Saqqarah, Inscriptions, Coptic -- Egypt Saqqarah, Saqqarah (Egypt) -- Antiquities
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by Qr al-Haraw, Al ibn Suln Muammad, d. 1605 or 6; Tirmidh, Muhammad ibn 'Is. Sham'il; Munw, Abd al-Raf ibn Tj al-rifn, d. 1621. Shar al-Sham'il
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Topics: Hadith, Hadith
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by Piferrer y Fábregas, Pablo, 1818-1848; Quadrado, José María, 1819-1896
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Topic: Balearic Islands (Spain) -- Description and travel
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by Cabral, Antonio, 1863-; Queirós, Eça de, 1845-1900
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Topic: Queirós, Eça de, 1845-1900
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Topic: Anonyms and pseudonyms, French
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by Maqrz, Amad ibn Al, 1364-1442; Quatremère, Étienne Marc, 1782-1857
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Translation of al-Sulk li-marifat duwal al-mulk
Topic: Mamelukes
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Topic: Anonyms and pseudonyms, French
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by Queirós, Eça de, 1845-1900
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by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Rogers, W. Harry (William Harry), 1825-1873; Bennett, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1829-1867
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Topic: Emblems
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Topics: Bavaria (Germany) -- History To 1180, genealogy
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by Deschamps, Eustache, 1346?-1406; Queux de Saint-Hilaire, Auguste Henry Édouard, marquis de, 1837-1889; Raynaud, Gaston, 1850-1911
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Topic: Anonyms and pseudonyms, French
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by Quintavalle, Ferruccio
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Vol. 1. Dal Congresso di Berlino (Luglio 1878) agli Armistizi (Novembre 1918)- Vol. 2. Dagli Armistizi (Novembre 1918) alla firma dell'ultimo trattato di pace (Novembre 1920)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Quintilian; Pliny, the Younger; Pliny, the Younger; Nisard, Désiré, 1806-1888
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De l'institution oratoire / Quintilien -- Lettres / Pline le Jeune -- Panégyrique de Trajan / Pline le Jeune
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by Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834; Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944
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Haven
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by Quichérat, Jules Étienne Joseph, 1814-1882
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Topic: Costume -- France History
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by Quibell, James Edward, 1867-1935; Lacau, Pierre, 1873-1963; Thompson, Herbert, Sir, 1859-1944; Spiegelberg, Wilhelm, 1870-1930
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[v. 1] 1905-1906.- [v. 2] 1906-1907. With a section on the religious texts by P. Lacau.- [v. 3] 1907-1908, by J.E. Quibell with sections by Sir Herbert Thompson and Prof. W. Spiegelberg.- [v. 4] 1908-1909, 1909-1910. The monastery of Apa Jeremias, by J.E. Quibell. The Coptic inscriptions edited by Sir Herbert Thompson.- [v. 5] 1911-1912. The tomb of Hesy.- [v. 6] 1912-1914. Archaic mastabas
Topics: Tombs -- Egypt Saqqarah, Inscriptions, Coptic -- Egypt Saqqarah, Saqqarah (Egypt) -- Antiquities
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Topic: French language
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Topics: French language, English language
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by Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts; Buccleuch, William Henry Walter Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 6th Duke of, 1831-1914; Queensberry, William Douglas, 1st Duke of, 1637-1695; Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898
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Topics: Douglas family, Scotland -- History Sources
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by Quintilian; Barbosa, Jeronymo Soares, 1737-1816
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Includes examples in Latin and Greek
Topics: Rhetoric, Ancient, Oratory
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by Quebec (province). Education, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal of education for Lower Canada
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Vol. 1-3, 5-8, 11-18, 21-23 (English edition and French edition) bound together. V. 4, 9, 10, 19, 20 bound in 2 vols. 1 English ed. & 1 French ed. V. 1-10 of English ed. as Journal of Education for Lower Canada
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by Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944
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Topic: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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by Quilter, Harry, [from old catalog] ed
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by Averroës, 1126-1198; Quirós Rodríguez, Carlos
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Topics: Arabic language, Philosophy, Arabic
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by Queirós, Eça de, 1845-1900
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by Quintilian; Barbosa, Jeronymo Soares, 1737-1816
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Includes examples in Latin and Greek
Topics: Rhetoric, Ancient, Oratory
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by Quebec (province). Education, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal of education for Lower Canada
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by Quebec (province). Education, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal of education for Lower Canada
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by Queirós, Eça de, 1845-1900
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by Quebec (province). Education, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal of education for Lower Canada
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Vol. 1-3, 5-8, 11-18, 21-23 (English edition and French edition) bound together. V. 4, 9, 10, 19, 20 bound in 2 vols. 1 English ed. & 1 French ed. V. 1-10 of English ed. as Journal of Education for Lower Canada
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by Quennell, Marjorie (Courtney); Quennell, C. H. B. (Charles Henry Bourne), 1872-1935
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Includes bibliography
Topic: England -- Social life and customs
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Topic: Villandrando, Rodrigo de, ca. 1388-ca. 1458
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by 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Ali al-Yazdadi; Qabus ibn Washmagir
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Topic: Arabic language
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by Quennell, Marjorie (Courtney); Quennell, C. H. B. (Charles Henry Bourne), 1872-1935
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Includes bibliography
Topic: England -- Social life and customs
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by Quick, John, Sir, 1852-1932; Groom, Littleton Ernest, Sir, 1867-1936
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Topics: Australia. High Court, Courts, Procedure (Law) -- Australia, Criminal procedure
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by Quesada, Vicente Gregorio, 1830-1913; Quesada, Ernesto, 1858-1934; Ramírez, Carlos María, 1848-1898
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Vol. 1 has imprint: Buenos Aires, "La Cultura argentina," 1918
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by Lehnert, Georg, 1871-; Quintilian
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Topics: Speeches, Addresses, etc., Latin, Oratory, Ancient, Rhetoric, Ancient
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by Quitard, P.-M. (Pierre-Marie), b. 1792
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Topics: Biography, Gazetteers, History, Mythology
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by Fitz, Reginald Heber, 1843-1913; Hoppe- Seyler, Georg, 1860-; Neusser, Edmund von, 1852-1912; Oser, Leopold, 1839-1910; Packard, Frederick A.; Quincke, Heinrich, 1842-; Stengel, Alfred, 1868-1939
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Contains bibliographies
Topics: Adrenal glands -- Diseases, Liver -- Diseases, Pancreas -- Diseases
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Topic: Way, Arthur Sanders, 1847-1930,tr
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by Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944
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Topic: English poetry (Collections)
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by Quine, John
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Topic: Isle of Man
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by Quebec (province). Education, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal of education for Lower Canada
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Vol. 1-3, 5-8, 11-18, 21-23 (English edition and French edition) bound together. V. 4, 9, 10, 19, 20 bound in 2 vols. 1 English ed. & 1 French ed. V. 1-10 of English ed. as Journal of Education for Lower Canada
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by Tacitus, Cornelius; Quill, Albert William, d. 1908
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Vol. 1. Preface; Introduction; Translation of Books I-II; Appendix
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Topic: Theater -- France History
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by Quennell, Marjorie; Quennell, C. H. B. (Charles Henry Bourne), 1872-1935
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V. 1. Everyday life in the Old Stone age. v. 2. Everyday life in the New Stone, Bronze and Early Iron ages
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Stone age, Bronze age, Iron age
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by Quanter, Rudolf, 1861-
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Topics: Sex customs, Sex customs -- Asia, East -- Social life and customs
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by Quiñones, Francisco de, Cardinal, 1485?-1540
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Topic: Breviaries
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by Bukhr, Muammad ibn Isml, 810-870; 'Amrah, Muafá Muammad; Qasalln, Amad ibn Muammad, 1447 or 8-1517 or 18
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Topic: Hadith
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by Deschamps, Eustache, 1346?-1406; Queux de Saint-Hilaire, Auguste Henry Édouard, marquis de, 1837-1889; Raynaud, Gaston, 1850-1911
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by Quilter, Harry, [from old catalog] ed
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by Quintavalle, Ferruccio
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Vol. 1. Dal Congresso di Berlino (Luglio 1878) agli Armistizi (Novembre 1918)- Vol. 2. Dagli Armistizi (Novembre 1918) alla firma dell'ultimo trattato di pace (Novembre 1920)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: Anonyms and pseudonyms, French
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by Quintilian; Halm, Karl, 1809-1882
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by Deschamps, Eustache, 1346?-1406; Queux de Saint-Hilaire, Auguste Henry Édouard, marquis de, 1837-1889; Raynaud, Gaston, 1850-1911
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by Duppa, Richard, 1770-1831; Quatremère de Quincy, M. (Antoine-Chrysostome), 1755-1849
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Topics: Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564, Raphael, 1483-1520
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by Deschamps, Eustache, 1346?-1406; Queux de Saint-Hilaire, Auguste Henry Édouard, marquis de, 1837-1889; Raynaud, Gaston, 1850-1911
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by Quevedo y Zubieta, Salvador, 1859-
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Topic: Indians of Mexico
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Topic: Quevedo, Francisco de, 1580-1645