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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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Topic: English language -- Synonyms and antonyms
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Topics: Authors, Indic, Book industries and trade, Indic periodicals
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 Bellows, John, 1831-1902; Bellows, Wiilliam
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Topics: French language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries French
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by Vatsyayana; Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares
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Topic: Love
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by Yates, William, 1792-1845
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Topic: Urdu language -- Dictionaries English
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by Robinson, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1861-1925
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Topics: Hausa language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries Hausa
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by Ives, Herbert Eugene, 1882-1953
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Topic: Aerial photography
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Topics: Spanish language, Commerce
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Topic: Tulu language -- Dictionaries
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by Burton, William, 1863-; Hobson, R. L. (Robert Lockhart), 1872-1941
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Topic: Pottery -- Marks
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by Bridgman, George Brant, 1864-1943
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Topic: Anatomy, Artistic
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by Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912
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Topics: Latin language -- Idioms, English language -- Dictionaries Latin
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by Robinson, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1861-1925
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Topics: Hausa language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries Hausa
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Topics: Knights and knighthood, Nobility -- Great Britain, Orders of knighthood and chivalry
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by Austen, Jane, 1775-1817
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by Satow, Ernest Mason, Sir, 1843-1929; Ishibashi, Masakata; Hobart-Hampden, E. M. (Ernest Miles), 1864-; Parlett, Harold G. (Harold George), Sir, 1869-
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Topics: Japanese language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries Japanese
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by Fletcher, Banister, 1833-1899; Fletcher, Banister, Sir, 1866-1953
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Topic: Architecture -- History
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by Becker, Sarah Cary; Mora, Federico, 1847-1926
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Topic: Spanish language -- Idioms
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by Nesfield, John Collinson
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Part I. Parsing and analysis.- Part II. Composition: Force and propriety of diction.- Part III. Enlargement of vocabulary: Figures of speech.- Part IV. Prose and poetry.- Part V. History of the language
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Topics: English language -- Composition, English language -- Grammar
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by Baudelaire, Charles, 1821-1867; Scott, Cyril, 1879-1970
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Superseded by Royal Historical Society. Publications. Camden third series
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Topics: Botany -- Great Britain, Wild flowers -- Great Britain Identification
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Topics: United States -- Genealogy, England -- Emigration and immigration, United States -- Biography,...
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Topics: Palatines -- United States, Huguenots -- New York (State), Salzburgers -- Georgia, Names, Personal...
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by Vijayarjendrasri, fl. 1890-1900; Dpavijaya, Muni; Yatindravijaya, Muni; Bhpendrasri
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Prakrit and Sanskrit; introductory matter in Hindi
Topic: Prakrit languages
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by Sun-tzu, 6th cent. B.C; Giles, Lionel, 1875-1958
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Topic: Military art and science -- Early works to 1800
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by James, William, 1842-1910
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Topic: Psychology
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Topics: Spanish language, English language
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by Casalis, A. (Alfred)
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Topic: English language -- Dictionaries Sotho
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by Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892; Rolfe, W. J. (William James), 1827-1910
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by Burke, Bernard, Sir, 1814-1892; Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles, 1871-1928
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Topics: Gentry -- Ireland, Heraldry -- Ireland
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Topic: Latin language -- Dictionaries
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by Babur, Emperor of Hindustan, 1483-1530; Beveridge, Annette Susannah, 1842-1929
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"Writings based upon or relating to Babur's": p. l-li
Topics: Jagataic language -- Texts and translations, India -- History, Mogul Empire
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by Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
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Works used in the preparation of this dictionary: p. [lxxvii]-xcvi
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Topic: Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic Dictionaries
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by Melville, Herman, 1819-1891
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rackham, H. (Harris), 1868-1944; Sutton, E. W. (Edward William), b. 1871
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Topics: Oratory, Rhetoric, Ancient
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Topics: Canada. Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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by Germany. Statutes. Handelsgesetzbuch; Schuster, Alfred Felix
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Translation of Handelsgesetzbuch, 1897
Topic: Commercial law
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Topic: English language -- Slang Dictionaries
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by Bellows, Henry Adams, 1885-1939
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Topic: Sanskrit language -- Dictionaries English
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by Ercolani, Libero
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Topics: Italian language -- Dialects Romagna, Italian language -- Dictionaries
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by Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851
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With: Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus / by the author of The last man, Perkin Warbeck, &c. &c. London : H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1831
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by Lévi, Eliphas, 1810-1875; Waite, Arthur Edward, 1857-1942
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Topic: Magic
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Animism, Mythology, Civilization
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Topics: Quotations, Arabic, Quotations, Persian
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Topic: Holy, The
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by Spano, Giovanni, 1813-1878
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Topics: Italian language -- Dialects Sardinia Dictionaries, Italian language -- Dictionaries, Proverbs,...
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Topics: Sanskrit language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries Sanskrit
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by Madan, Arthur Cornwallis, 1846-
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Topic: Swahili language -- Dictionaries English
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Topics: Mahabharata, Puranas -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Twi language, Names, Geographical, Names, Personal
Text in Sanskrit and English
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Topics: Devon (England) -- History, Devon (England) -- Gazetteers, Devon (England) -- Directories, Exeter...
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by Hepburn, J. C. (James Curtis), 1815-1911
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Topic: Japanese language -- Dictionaries
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by Unamuno, Miguel de, 1864-1936
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Topic: Pennsylvania -- History Sources
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Topics: Registers of births, etc, Maryland -- Census
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Topic: Ethnology -- Europe
Topics: Huguenots -- Great Britain, Huguenots -- Ireland, French -- Ireland
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by Vitruvius Pollio; Morgan, Morris Hicky, 1859-1910
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Topic: Architecture
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by Budge, E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934; British Museum. Dept. of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities
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Topics: Rosetta stone, Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic
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Topic: Composition (Art)
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Topics: Hindustani language -- Grammar, Hindustani language -- Textbooks for foreigners English
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Topic: India -- Biography
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by Guptill, Arthur Leighton, 1891-1956
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Topics: Pencil drawing, Drawing -- Study and teaching, Architectural drawing
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Topic: Cipher and telegraph codes
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Topic: Kannada language -- Grammar
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Topics: Quotations, Latin, Quotations, Greek
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by Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900
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First essay: "Good and evil", "Good and bad".--Second essay: "Guilt", "Bad conscience", and the like.--Third essay: What is the meaning of ascetic ideals?--Peoples and countries, tr. by J.M. Kennedy
Topic: Ethics
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by Manetho; Waddell, W. G. (William Gillan), 1884-1945
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One plate accompanied by leaf with descriptive letterpress
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