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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
Vol. 1. A-LL.- Vol. 2. M-Z
Topic: Proverbs
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Topic: Spanish language -- Dialects Spain Santander (Province)
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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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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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Topic: Spanish literature
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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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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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by Bertoni, Moisés Santiago, 1857-1929
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Pt. II published by Editorial Indoamericana, Asunción, Buenos Aires
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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 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 Falke, Otto von, 1862-1942
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Topics: Textile industry and fabrics, Textile design, Silk
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by Loveira, Carlos, 1882-1928
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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 Alvarez Quintero, Serafín, 1871-1938; Alvarez Quintero, Joaquín, 1873-1944
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Bound with 3 others
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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 Valle-Inclán, Ramón del, 1866-1936
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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
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by Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Schevill, Rudolph, 1874-1946; Bonilla y San Martín, Adolfo, 1875-1926
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Topics: Legends, genealogy
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by [Carretero, José María, 1890-]
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Author's pseud., El Caballero Audaz, at head of title
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by Chacón y Calvo, José María, 1893-1969; Gómez de Avellaneda y Arteaga, Gertrudis, 1814-1873; Heredia y Campuzano, José Maria de, 1803-1839
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Topic: Cuban literature -- History and criticism
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by Gamboa, Federico, 1864-1939
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by [Carretero, José María, 1890-]
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Author's pseud., El Caballero Audaz, at head of title
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by Lemos R., Gustavo (Lemos Ramírez), 1878-1936
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"Autores consultados": p. [159]-160
Topics: Spanish language, Spanish language
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by Espinel, Vicente, 1550?-1624; Gili Gaya, Samuel
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by Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Schevill, Rudolph, 1874-1946; Bonilla y San Martín, Adolfo, 1875-1926
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Topic: Figueroa y Torres, Alvaro de, conde de Romanones
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by Rojas, Ricardo, 1882-1957
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t. 1. Blasón de Plata. 3. ed.--t. 5. Eurindia; ensayo de estética fundado en la experiencia histórica de las culturas americanas.--t. 16. El pais de la selva.--t. 18. El Cristo invisible. 3. ed
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by Gálvez, Manuel, 1882-1962
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by [Carretero, José María, 1890-]
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Author's pseud., El Caballero Audaz, at head of title
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by León Pinelo, Antonio de, 1590 or 91-1660; Molinari, Diego Luis, 1889-
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Reprint. Originally published: Madrid : J. Gonzalez, 1630
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by Mitjana, Rafael, 1869-1921
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Music
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by Quesada, Ernesto, 1858-
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Topics: Costa Álvarez, Arturo, 1870- Nuestra lengua, Spanish language -- Provincialisms Argentina, Spanish...
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by Espinel, Vicente, 1550?-1624; Gili Gaya, Samuel
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Topic: Spanish literature
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by [Carretero, José María, 1890-]
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Author's pseud., El Caballero Audaz, at head of title
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by Campos, Ruben M., 1876-1920
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by Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Lomba y Pedraja, José Ramón, 1868-
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by [Carretero, José María, 1890-]
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Author's pseud., El Caballero Audaz, at head of title
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by Groussac, Paul, 1848-1929
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by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635; Montesinos, José Fernández
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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by Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Schevill, Rudolph, 1874-1946; Bonilla y San Martín, Adolfo, 1875-1926
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by Navarrete, Martín Fernández de, 1765-1844; Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566; Alvarez Chanca, Diego; Méndez, Diego, 1499-1544
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"Compuesto con el diario del almirante y con los documentos que Martin Fernández de Navarrete logró reunir."
Topic: Columbus, Christopher
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by Zarco-Bacas y Cuevas, Eusebio Julián, 1887-
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Topic: Pérez, Antonio, d. 1611
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by Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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by Val, Luis de, 1867-1930
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by Goyri, María
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Topic: Spanish poetry
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Topic: Cosmetics