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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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Vol. 1. A-LL.- Vol. 2. M-Z
Topic: Proverbs
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Topics: Symbolism -- Dictionaries Italian, Mythology -- Dictionaries Italian
Vol. 1. A-LL.- Vol. 2. M-Z
Topic: Proverbs
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by Nepos, Cornelius; Cortese, Giacomo, 1859-
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Topic: Spanish language -- Dialects Spain Santander (Province)
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Topic: Italian literature
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by Romero de Terreros, Manuel, marqués de San Francisco, 1880-1968
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Includes bibliography
Topic: Art, Colonial -- Mexico
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by Porta, G. B, della
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Topic: Italian language -- Dialects Friuli
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by Toni, Giovanni Battista de, 1864-1924
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Bibliography: p. xi-xix
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Plants in art, Animals in art
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Girondo, Oliverio, 1891-1967
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Cover title: Veinte poemas
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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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by Bacci, Ulisse, 1850-
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Includes index
Topic: Freemasons
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Beccadelli, Antonio, called Panormita, 1394-1471; Massimo, Pacifico; Ottolini, Angelo, 1880-
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by Società Generale delle Messaggerie Italiane di Giornali, Riviste e Libri, Bologna
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Various pagings
Topics: Italian literature, Publishers' catalogs
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by Rosman, Enrico
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Topics: Italian language -- Dialects Italy Venezia Giulia, Italian language -- Dictionaries
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by Ducati, Pericle, 1880-1944
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Topics: Pottery, Greek, Vases, Greek
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Hills, Elijah Clarence, 1867-1932; Cano, Juan, 1890-
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Topics: Spanish language -- Readers, Spanish language -- Composition and exercises
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Topics: Folklore, Folklore -- Spain
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by Caggese, Romolo, 1882-1938
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Topics: Robert, King of Naples, ca. 1275-1343, Italy -- History 1268-1492
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by Euripides; Ammendola, Giuseppe
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by Ducati, Pericle, 1880-1944
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Topics: Pottery, Greek, Vases, Greek
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Topics: Women -- Legal status, laws, etc Peru, Forms (Law) -- Peru
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by Pérez Lugín, Alejandro, 1870-1926
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by Congreso Nacionalista de Trabajadores, 3d, Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic, 1922
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Topics: Labor and laboring classes -- Argentina Congresses, Labor unions -- Argentina Congresses
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Topics: Legends, Italian language
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by Portal, Emanuele, barone, 1874-
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Topic: Italian literature -- 18th century History and criticism
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by Bertoni, Moisés Santiago, 1857-1929
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Pt. II published by Editorial Indoamericana, Asunción, Buenos Aires
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by Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952
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by Cadorna, Luigi, 1850-1928
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Topic: Cadorna, Raffaele, conte, 1815-1897
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by Vecchi, Omero, 1888-
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by Llano Roza de Ampudia, Aurelio de
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Topics: Superstition, Folklore, Spain -- Social life and customs, Asturias (Spain)
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Topic: Spanish language
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Topic: Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires
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by Nitti, Francesco Saverio, 1868-1953
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Finance, Public -- Italy, Finance, Public, Finance
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by Stuparich, Giani, 1891-1961
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Bibliography: p. [253]-257
Topic: Slataper, Scipio, 1888-1915
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by Sociedade Capistrano de Abreu. Publicações da Sociedade Capistrano de Abreu; Mendoça, Heitor Furtado de, 16th cent
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Topic: Inquisition -- Brazil Bahia
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Ecuador
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by Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936
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Editions vary
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Topics: Paisiello, Giovanni, 1740-1816, Metastasio, Pietro, 1698-1782
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by Falke, Otto von, 1862-1942
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Topics: Textile industry and fabrics, Textile design, Silk
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by Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Firenze
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Issues for 1901-57 called also n. 1-680
Topic: Italian literature
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Topic: Italian literature
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by Arte dei medici e speziali (Florence, Italy); Florence (Italy : Province). Camera di commercio, industria e agricoltura; Archivio di Stato di Firenze; Ciasca, Raffaele, 1888-
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Medicine -- Italy Florence, Florence (Italy) -- Commerce History Sources
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by Loveira, Carlos, 1882-1928
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Topic: Prodenzani, Simone
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by Unamuno, Miguel de, 1864-1936
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by Lopes Vieira, Afonso, 1878-1946; Vasconcellos, Carolina Michaëlis de, 1851-1925
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by Zacchetti, Corrado, 1871-
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Topics: Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822, Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Comparative literature, Comparative...
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by Malaguzzi Valeri, Francesco, conte, 1867-1928
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Topic: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519
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by Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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Bound with 3 others
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by Bottini, Alberto
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Topic: Thaon di Revel, Paolo, 1859-1948
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Topic: Italian language -- Dialects Modena, Italy Texts
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Ecuador
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by Selva, Salomón de la, 1893-
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by Gómez Carrillo, Enrique, 1873-1927
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Ecuador
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by Giner de los Ríos, Francisco, 1839-1915
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by Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936
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v. 1. Pensaci, Giacomino! Così è (se vi pare). Il piacere dell' onestà.--v. 2. Il guoco delle parti. Ma non è una cosa seria.--v. 3. Lumìe di Sicilia. Il berretto a sonagli. La patente.--v. 4. L'innesto. La ragione degli altri (ex Se non così)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Carrara, Giacomo, conte, 1714-1796, Accademia Carrara, Art museums, Art
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by Valle-Inclán, Ramón del, 1866-1936
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by Bandini, Carlo, 1861-
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Topics: Mantua, Monferrato, Mantuan War, 1627-1631
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by Montoliu, Manuel de, 1877-1961
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Vol. 1. 1823-1900
Topic: Catalan literature
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by [Carretero, José María, 1890-]
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Author's pseud., El Caballero Audaz, at head of title