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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 Unamuno, Miguel de, 1864-1936
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Topics: French language -- Dictionaries Bambara, Bambara language -- Dictionaries French
Vol. 1. A-LL.- Vol. 2. M-Z
Topic: Proverbs
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by Caballero y Rubio, Ramón
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Topic: Spanish language
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by Stchoupak, Nadine
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Topic: Sanskrit language -- Dictionaries French
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by Clédat, Léon, 1851-1930
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Topic: French language -- Dictionaries
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by Guyot, Yves, 1843-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
"Titulo de los principales diccionarios citados": p. xxiv
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Topic: Arabic language -- French
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by Castries, Henry, comte de, 1850-1927; Majdhub, Abd al-Rahman, 1504-1569
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Topics: Maxims, Arabic, Gnomic poetry
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by Real Academia Española
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Topic: Spanish language -- Dictionaries
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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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Topics: French language -- Rhyme Dictionaries, French language -- Versification
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Topics: Proverbs, Spanish literature
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topics: French language -- Dictionaries, French language -- Phonetics
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Topic: Spanish language
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by Godefroy, Frédéric Eugène, 1826-1897; France. Ministère de l'éducation nationale; Godefroy, P.
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Topic: French language -- Old French Dictionaries
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by Benot, Eduardo, 1822-1907
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Topic: Spanish language -- Synonyms
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by Silvestre de Sacy, A. I. (Antoine Isaac), 1758-1838; Institut de Carthage, Tunis; Machuel, Louis Pierre, 1848-
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Topic: Arabic language -- Grammar
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topics: Spain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Genealogy -- Periodicals, genealogy
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Topic: Proverbs
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Topic: Chile -- Politics and government 1810-
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Topics: Classical philology -- Periodicals, Classical philology -- Bibliography
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by Honnorat, Simon Jude, 1786-1852
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Topics: Provençal language -- Dictionaries French, French language -- Dictionaries Provençal
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by Société bibliographique, Paris
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Topics: Bibliography -- Periodicals, Books -- Reviews, French literature -- Bibliography Periodicals
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by Société bibliographique, Paris
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Topics: Bibliography -- Periodicals, Books -- Reviews, French literature -- Bibliography Periodicals
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Topics: Provençal language, Modern -- Dictionaries French, Provençal language, Modern -- Dialects France...
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Topics: Basque language, Spanish language, French language
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Topics: Knights of Malta, Knights and knighthood -- France
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Topic: Names, Geographical
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Topics: French language -- Dictionaries Arabic, Arabic language -- Dialects
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topics: Monograms, Artists' marks, Collectors' marks, Printers' marks
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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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Title varies: 1723- Kalendario particular y guía de forasteros en Madrid; 1782-1816, Kalendario manual y guía de forasteros en Madrid; 1817-37, Calendario manual y guía de forasteros en Madrid; 1838-72, Guía de forasteros en Madrid
Topic: Spain -- Registers
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by Eys, Willem J. van, 1825-
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Topic: Basque language -- Dictionaries
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by David de Penanrun, Louis Thérèse; Delaire, Edmond Augustin, 1856-; Roux, F.
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Topics: Paris, France. École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Architects
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Topics: Mapuche language -- Dictionaries Spanish, Spanish language -- Dictionaries Araucanian
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Topics: French language, French language
Spanish and Italian
Topic: Italians
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by Charente-Maritime, France (Dept.) Archives départementales
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Topics: French language, Provençal language
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Topic: English language -- Grammar
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by Olive, Pedro María de
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Topics: Spanish language, Spanish language
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Topics: Engravers, French, Engravers -- Dictionaries, Engraving -- Catalogs
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Topics: Spanish language -- Dictionaries, Spanish language -- Provincialisms Argentina
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Topic: Arabic language -- French
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by Covarrubias Orozco, Sebastián de, 1539-1613
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Topic: Spanish language
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by Cejador y Frauca, Julio, 1864-1927
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Topics: Spanish literature, Spanish language, Spanish-American literature, Basque language
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Topic: Peninsular War, 1807-1814
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by Brussels. Bibliothèque royale de Belgique. Section des manuscrits; Gheyn, Joseph van den, 1854-1913; Wagemans, Émile; Lyna, Frédéric; Bacha, Eugène, 1866-
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Editors: t. 1-10, J. van den Gheyn, (with E. Bacha, v. 9; with E. Bacha and E. Wagemans, v. 10)
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Topic: French language
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Topics: Blaze, Sébastien, b. 1785, Pharmacists -- France, Peninsular War, 1807-1814, Spain -- Social life...
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by Michaud, Adolphe, 1857-; Tétu, Alphonse, 1858-; Proulx, Armand
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Topic: Rivière Ouelle, Que. -- Genealogy
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Topic: Romanian language -- Etymology Dictionaries
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Topics: Archives -- Québec (Province) Inventories, calendars, etc, Canada -- History To 1763 (New France)...
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Vol. 1. ABC y suplemento aestas tres letras.- Vol. 2. Ch-F.- Vol. 3. G.-M.- Vol. 4. N-Q.- Vol. 5. R-Z
Topics: Spanish language, Spanish language in America
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by Grammont, Henri Delmas de
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Topic: Algiers (Algeria) -- History
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Topics: French language -- Dialects Saône et Loire, France (Dept.), French language -- Dialects Louhans,...
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Topic: Peninsular War, 1807-1814
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by Pérez Escrich, Enrique, 1829-1897
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by Charente-Maritime, France (Dept.) Archives départementales
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"Diccionario español-gitano-germanesco": p. [2]-69
Topics: Romanies, Romanies, Spanish language, Romani poetry
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Topic: Spanish language in America
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Topics: Basque language, Spanish language, French language
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by Aguilera Patiño, Luisita V
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Latin America
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