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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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Dedication and biographical notice by I.A. Bermejo; each vol. signed I.A.B
Dedication and biographical notice by I.A. Bermejo; each vol. signed I.A.B
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Translation of 'The basis of durable peace'
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World politics
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by [Cadalso, José, 1741-1782]
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Signed at end: Sr. D. Joseph Vazquez, Catedratico de la violeta
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by [Campuzano y González, Ramón, fl. 19th cent.]; Alfonso XII, King of Spain, 1857-1885
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Handwritten signature at end of text
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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 [Carretero, José María, 1890-]
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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 [Carretero, José María, 1890-]
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Author's pseud., El Caballero Audaz, at head of title
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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 [Carretero, José María, 1890-]
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Author's pseud., El Caballero Audaz, at head of title
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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 [Carretero, José María, 1890-]
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Author's pseud., El Caballero Audaz, at head of title
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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 [Castillo, Rafael del]
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Author's pseud. Alvaro Carrillo at head of title
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by [Castillo, Rafael del]
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Author's pseud. Alvaro Carrillo at head of title
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Author's pseud. Alvaro Carrillo at head of title
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by [Castillo, Rafael del]
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by [Castillo, Rafael del]
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Author's pseud. Alvaro Carrillo at head of title
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by [Cueto y Rivero, Manuel de]
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Topic: Fernández-Guerra y Orbe, Aureliano, 1816-1894
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by [Durán, Agustín, 1789?-1862]
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Topic: Spanish drama
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by [Escalante y Prieto, Amós de, 1831-1902
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by [Fernández López, Ventura, 1866-]
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Topic: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
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Topics: Spanish literature, Periodicals
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by [Le Gouhir y Rodas, José]
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Topic: García Moreno, Gabriel, 1821-1875
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by [Liniers y Gallo Alcántara, Santiago, conde de, 1842-1908]; Lisvela y de Le Vielleuze, Francisco, 1845-1905
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Ascribed to Liniers and Silvela by Encic. Univ. ilus
Topic: Aesthetics
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by [Loyola y Oranguren, Ignacio de, marqués de la Olmeda, d. 1764]; Nasarre, Blas Antonio, 1689-1751; Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635; Calderón de la Barca, Pedro, 1600-1681
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"Papel circular, que, solicitando el examen, censura, y correccion de esta obra, escrivio el autor" (8th-11th prelim. leaves) signed: Don Thomàs de Erauso y Zavaleta [pseud.]
Topic: Spanish drama
Preface signed Carlos López Rocha
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by [López Soler, Ramón, d. 1836]
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With Vol. 2 title continues: Parte segunda en que se contiene la respuesta á las cartas de Doña Pantoja, con un apéndice de ilustraciones relativas al mismo asunto ... y un romance histórico-cómico que es un compendio de toda la obra
Topic: Spanish drama
With Vol. 2 title continues: Parte segunda en que se contiene la respuesta á las cartas de Doña Pantoja, con un apéndice de ilustraciones relativas al mismo asunto ... y un romance histórico-cómico que es un compendio de toda la obra
Topic: Spanish drama
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by [Martínez de la Rosa, Francisco, 1787-1862]
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by [Mesonero Romanos, Ramón de, 1803-1882]
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by [Molina, Tirso de, 1571?-1648]
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No title-page; paging: [423]-578
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by [Morales, Juan Bautista, 1788-1856]
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Selections from his writings
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by [Mármol, José, 1818-1871]
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by [Quintanilla, José Maria]
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Topic: Pereda, José María de, 1833-1906
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by [Rojas, Pepe, pseud.]
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At head of title: Palmerín de Oliva y El amigo Fritz
Topic: Spanish drama
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by [Serrano y Sanz, Manuel, 1868-1932, ed.]
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by [Zarco del Valle, Manuel Remón]; Navas, Juan Gualberto López-Valdemoro y de Quesada, conde de las, 1855-1935
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Series 2 is written by El Conde de las Navas and has imprint: Madrid, 1895
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by [Zarco del Valle, Manuel Remón]; Navas, Juan Gualberto López-Valdemoro y de Quesada, conde de las, 1855-1935
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Series 2 is written by El Conde de las Navas and has imprint: Madrid, 1895
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Topic: Venezuelan poetry
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Topic: Calendar
"Una publicación de la H. Cámara de Diputados, XLV Legislatura."
Topics: Partido Revolucionario Institucional, Liberalism, Constitutional history
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Topic: Spanish language -- Provincialisms Argentina
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Topic: Spanish language
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by Abella Caprile, Margarita, 1901-
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by Abella Caprile, Margarita, 1901-
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by Abenamar, pseud; López Pelegrin, Santos, 1801-1846
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by Abenbéder; Sánchez Pérez, José Augusto, 1882-
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Topics: Algebra, Arabic language
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Topics: Art -- Biography, Art -- History, Aragon (Spain), Spain -- Art
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Topics: Art -- Biography, Art -- History, Aragon (Spain), Spain -- Art
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Topics: Jews, Jews
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by Abregú Virreira, Carlos
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Topic: Trigo, Felipe, 1864-1916
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by Academia Colombiana, Bogotá
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Publication suspended 1875-1909, 1912-13, 1915-36
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by Academia Colombiana, Bogotá
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Publication suspended 1875-1909, 1912-13, 1915-36
Suspended 1911-35 inclusive
Topics: Catholic Church, Portugal -- Foreign relations, Portugal -- Foreign relations Catholic Church