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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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La clavicula de Salomón -- Invocaciones, pactos y exorcismos -- El dragón rojo y la cabra infernal -- La gallina negra, escuela de sortilegios -- El gran grimorio o el pacto de sangre ; Candela Mágica para descubrir encantamientos -- Recopilación de la magia caldea y egipcia, filtros, encantamientos, hechicerías y sortilegios
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Topics: Occultism, Witchcraft
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by Esteve, Joaquín, 1743-1805; Belvitges, Joseph; Juglá y Font, Antonio
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Topic: Catalan language -- Polyglot
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topics: Spain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Genealogy -- Periodicals, genealogy
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Topics: Basque language, Spanish language, French language
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by Esteve, Joaquín, 1743-1805; Belvitges, Joseph; Juglá y Font, Antonio
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Topic: Catalan language -- Polyglot
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Topic: Spanish language in America
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Topics: Basque language, Spanish language, French language
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Topics: Spain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Genealogy -- Periodicals, genealogy
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by Menéndez Pidal, Ramón, 1869-1968
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"La presente edición del Poema es copia de la que publiqué en 1911. Suprimo aquí toda clase de notas paleográficas y críticas que allí queden verse. En las notas de traducción y comentario que aquí pongo suprimo también toda indicación bibliográfica ya hecha en mi anterior publicación; sólo citaré detalladamente las obras allí no aprovechadas."
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by Gagini, Carlos, 1865-1925
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Costa Rica
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by Carreras y Candi, Francisco
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Topic: Catalonia (Spain) -- History
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Topics: Spanish literature -- Bibliography, Spain -- Bibliography
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Topics: Spain -- Charters, grants, privileges, Spain -- History, Local Sources
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T. 2. 1854 á 1880--t. 3. 1881 á 1894
Topic: Military law -- Argentina
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by Gaibrois de Ballesteros, Mercedes, 1891-
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Vol. 3 has title: ... Sancho IV de Castilla
Topic: Sancho IV, King of Castile and Leon, 1257-1295
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Vol. 1. - A - B.- Vol. 2. - C - D
Topic: Spanish language
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Topics: Sarmiento, Domingo Faustino, 1811-1888, Ethics
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by Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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Topics: Calligraphers, Penmanship, Manuscripts, Spanish
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by Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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Topics: Nahuatl language, Names, Geographical, Indians of Mexico
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by Matute y Gaviria, Justino, 1764-1830; Sociedad del Archivo Hispalense, Seville
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Topics: Catalonia (Spain) -- Kings and rulers, Catalonia (Spain) -- History, Spain -- Kings and rulers
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Topics: Manresa, Spain, genealogy
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by Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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by Aragon (Kingdom). Cortes; Valencia. Cortes; Catalonia (Principality). Corts; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topics: Law -- Spain Aragon, Valencia -- Politics and government, Valencia -- History Sources, Law --...
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by Muro, Manuel, 1839-
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"Apéndice": v. 24-25; "Apéndice segungo redactado por distinquidos profesores y publicistas de España y América, bajo la dirección de Pelayo Vizuete": v. 26-28
Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Spanish
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Topics: Catalonia (Spain) -- Kings and rulers, Catalonia (Spain) -- History, Spain -- Kings and rulers
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by Escorial. Biblioteca; Antolín, Guillermo, 1873-
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Topics: Manuscripts, Latin, Manuscripts
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Sandoval, Prudencio de, ca. 1560-1620
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Topic: Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558
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Topic: Spanish literature -- Collections
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by Asín Palacios, Miguel, 1871-1944; Ribera, Julián, 1858-1934
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At head of title: Real academia española
Topics: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Mohammedans and Mohammedanism, Eschatology
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Topics: Valencia -- Politics and government, Aragon (Spain) -- Politics and government, Catalonia (Spain)...
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by Balaguer, Víctor, 1824-1901
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Topic: Catalonia (Spain) -- History
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by Gil, Rodolfo, 1872-
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"Fuentes bibliográficas": p. [137]-138
Topics: Romances, Spanish language
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by Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino, 1856-1912
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Vol. 1. Dedicatoria; De la poesía mística; De la historia, considerada como obra artística; San Isidoro; Noticias sobre la vida y escritos de Rodrigo Caro; Don Francisco Martínez de la Rosa Don Gaspar Núñez de Arce.- Vol. 2.- Quadrado y sus obras; La Celestina El Alcalde de Zalamea; Tirso de Molina; De los historiadores de Colón; Lope de Vega y Grillparzer; Enrique Heine; De las influencias semíticas en la literatura española.- Vol. 3. Bartolomé de Torres Naharro y su Propoladia; El...
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Topics: Catalonia (Spain) -- History, Spain -- History Philip IV, 1621-1665
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by Balari y Jovany, Jose, 1844-1904
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Topic: Feudalism
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by Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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by James I, King of Aragon, 1208-1276; Flotats, Mariano; Bofarull y de Broca, Antonio de, 1821-1892
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by Mexia de Ovando, Pedro
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by Robelo, Cecilio Agustin, 1839-1916
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Topics: Nahuatl language, Spanish language
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by Matute y Gaviria, Justino, 1764-1830; Sociedad del Archivo Hispalense, Seville
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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by Clemencín, Diego, 1765-1834; Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
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Topic: Isabella I, Queen of Spain, 1451-1504
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Topics: Avellaneda, Alonzo Fernandez de, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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Topics: International law, War
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Topics: Valencia -- Politics and government, Aragon (Spain) -- Politics and government, Catalonia (Spain)...
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Topic: Spain -- History Sources
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by García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894
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Topic: Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274
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by Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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by Darío, Rubén, 1867-1916; Ghiraldo, Alberto, 1874-
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v. 1. La caravana pasa. -- v. 2. Prosas profanas. -- v. 3. Tierras solares. -- v. 4. Azul. -- v. 5. Parisiana. -- v. 6. Los raros. -- v. 7. Cantos de vida y esperanza. -- v. 8. Letras. -- v. 9. Canto a la Argentina. -- v. 10. Opiniones. -- v. 11. Poema del Otoño. -- v. 12. Peregrinaciones. -- v. 13. Prosa política. -- v. 14. Cuentos y crónicas. -- v. 15. Autobiografía. -- v. 16. El canto errante. -- v. 17. El viaje a Nicaragua. -- v. 18. Todo al vuelo. -- v. 19. España contemporánea. --...
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by Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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by Lopes, José M.; Bensley, Edward R.
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Topic: Spanish language
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by Menéndez Pidal, Ramón, 1869-1968
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Later editions published under title: Antología de prosistas españoles
Topic: Spanish prose
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by Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920; Alas, Leopoldo, 1852-1901
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Topic: Luna, Alvaro de, d. 1453
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Topics: State, The, Political science
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Topic: Geography
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by Carreras y Candi, Francisco
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by Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951
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Topic: Spanish literature
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Topic: Geography
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by Carreras y Candi, Francisco
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