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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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Topic: Proverbs
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by Caballero y Rubio, Ramón
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Topic: Spanish language
"Titulo de los principales diccionarios citados": p. xxiv
Topics: Spanish language -- Dictionaries, Spanish language -- Foreign words and phrases Oriental, Spanish...
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Topic: Anonyms and pseudonyms
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Topics: Nobility -- Czech Republic Bohemia, Heraldry -- Czech Republic Bohemia
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by Viëtor, Wilhelm, 1850-1918; Meyer, Ernst Alfred, 1873-
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Topics: German language -- Pronunciation, German language -- Dictionaries
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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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by Meyer-Lübke, Wilhelm, 1861-1936
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"Literaturnachweise": p. [xiii]-xix
Topic: Romance languages -- Etymology Dictionaries
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Topics: Proverbs, Spanish literature
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by Miklosich, Franz, Ritter von, 1813-1891
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Topic: Slavic languages -- Etymology Dictionaries
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topic: Spanish language
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by Weber, Max, 1864-1920
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Topics: Economics, Sociology
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Topic: Spanish language
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Weekly (1898-1939), monthly (1951-
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by Benot, Eduardo, 1822-1907
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Topic: Spanish language -- Synonyms
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topics: Spain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Genealogy -- Periodicals, genealogy
Vol. 1. A-LL.- Vol. 2. M-Z
Topic: Proverbs
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Topic: Chile -- Politics and government 1810-
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Topics: Slavic languages -- Polyglot, German language -- Polyglot
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by Miklosich, Franz, Ritter von, 1813-1891
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Topic: Slavic languages -- Grammar, Comparative
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Topic: Indo-European languages -- Etymology Dictionaries
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Topic: Indo-European languages -- Etymology Dictionaries
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Topics: Basque language, Spanish language, French language
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Topic: Names, Geographical
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by Holzmann, Michael, 1860-1930; Bohatta, Hanns, 1864-1947
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Topic: Anonyms and pseudonyms, German
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Topic: Spanish 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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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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Topics: Mapuche language -- Dictionaries Spanish, Spanish language -- Dictionaries Araucanian
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by Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg; Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg. Mitteilungen, 1902-1913
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Topics: Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528, Germany -- Antiquities
Spanish and Italian
Topic: Italians
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by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Gräf, Hans Gerhard, 1864-1942
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by Kaindl, Raimund Friedrich, 1866-1930
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1. Bd. Geschichte der Deutschen in Galizien bis 1772--2. Bd. Geschichte der Deutschen in Ungarn und Siebenbürgen bis 1763: in der Walachei und Moldau bis 1774--3. Bd. Geschichte der Deutschen in Galizien, Ungarn, der Bukowina und Rumänien seit etwa 1770 bis zur Gegenwart
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Topics: Germans -- Austria, Germans -- Hungary, Germans -- Romania, Austria -- History
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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: Spanish language -- Dictionaries, Spanish language -- Provincialisms Argentina
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Topics: Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Germany -- Commerce and industries
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Topics: German language, German 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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by Covarrubias Orozco, Sebastián de, 1539-1613
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Topic: Spanish language
Bd. 15, Heft 202 has Folded map in book pocket
Topics: German language -- Dialects Switzerland, German language -- Dialects Dictionaries
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Topic: genealogy
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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 Pérez Escrich, Enrique, 1829-1897
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by Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg; Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg. Mitteilungen, 1902-1913
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Topics: Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528, Germany -- Antiquities
"Diccionario español-gitano-germanesco": p. [2]-69
Topics: Romanies, Romanies, Spanish language, Romani poetry
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Topic: Chile -- Politics and government 1810-
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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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by Rodríguez, Zorobabel, 1839-1901
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Chile
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Topics: Spain -- Genealogy Periodicals, Genealogy -- Periodicals, genealogy
Numbered Bd. 4-13 with reference to Kirchhoff's Bücher-Katalog 1851-60 (2 v.) and its continuation, Hinrichs' Bücher-Katalog, 1851-65 (1 v.)
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Topic: German literature
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by Kluge, Friedrich, 1856-1926
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Topic: German language
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Vol. 1 is a photocopy ed. bound in 3 parts
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Topic: Indo-European languages -- Etymology Dictionaries
Numbered Bd. 4-13 with reference to Kirchhoff's Bücher-Katalog 1851-60 (2 v.) and its continuation, Hinrichs' Bücher-Katalog, 1851-65 (1 v.)
Topic: German literature
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by Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg; Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg. Mitteilungen, 1902-1913
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With 1902-13 are bound Nuremberg. Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Mitteilungen, 1902-1913
Topics: Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528, Germany -- Antiquities
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by Calandrelli, Matías; López, Vicente Fidel, 1815-1903
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Vol. 1-5 published 1880-82; v. 6-12, 1907-1916
Topics: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Spanish language
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by Señan y Velazquez, Joseph; Spain. Ministerio de Hacienda
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Topics: Housing -- Spain, Spain -- Social conditions
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by Mérimée, Prosper, 1803-1870
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by Büchmann, Georg, 1822-1884; Robert-tornow, Walter Heinrich, 1852-1895; Krieger, Bogdan, 1863-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Quotations, German, Quotations
Numbered Bd. 4-13 with reference to Kirchhoff's Bücher-Katalog 1851-60 (2 v.) and its continuation, Hinrichs' Bücher-Katalog, 1851-65 (1 v.)
Topic: German literature
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Costa Rica
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by Calandrelli, Matías; López, Vicente Fidel, 1815-1903
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Vol. 1-5 published 1880-82; v. 6-12, 1907-1916
Topics: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Spanish language
Bd. 15, Heft 202 has Folded map in book pocket
Topics: German language -- Dialects Switzerland, German language -- Dialects Dictionaries
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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 Calandrelli, Matías; López, Vicente Fidel, 1815-1903
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Topics: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Spanish language -- Etymology Dictionaries