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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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Topics: Canada. Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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by Guyot, Yves, 1843-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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by Freeman, James M. (James Midwinter), 1827-1900
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Topics: Bible, Bible, Bible
Title in Church Slavic in glagolitic characters and in Russian
Topics: Bible, Bible, Church Slavic language
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by University of Aberdeen; Allardyce, Mabel Desborough
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Registers, lists, etc
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Revised and enlarged edition of "Earth's earliest ages and their lessons for us", published in 1876. cf. Pref
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Topics: Spiritualism, Bible and spiritualism
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Bibliographical introduction: p. [7]-38
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Topics: Bible, genealogy
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by Hodder-Williams, Ralph Wilfred
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v. 1. Narrative.--v. 2. The roll of honour and appendices
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Topics: Canada. Army. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental...
Vol. 1. Jastrow, Morris. Babylonia and Assyria: The tales of Babylon that survived its fall; Earth's Coldest language: the Sumerian Texts in the Akkadian, or oledst Semitic tongue, The writings of Hammurapi, The creation epic, The epic of Gilgamesh and the goddess Ishtar, Other religious legends, Moral and philosophical texts, The Tel-El-Amarna letters, Records of the conquering kings, Prayers and magic incantations, Nebuchadrezzar and Belshazzar.- Vol. 2. Breasted, J.H. Egypt: The earliest...
Topics: Bible, Bible, Arabic literature, Arabic literature -- History and criticism, Brahmanism, Buddhism,...
Vol. 1. Jastrow, Morris. Babylonia and Assyria: The tales of Babylon that survived its fall; Earth's Coldest language: the Sumerian Texts in the Akkadian, or oledst Semitic tongue, The writings of Hammurapi, The creation epic, The epic of Gilgamesh and the goddess Ishtar, Other religious legends, Moral and philosophical texts, The Tel-El-Amarna letters, Records of the conquering kings, Prayers and magic incantations, Nebuchadrezzar and Belshazzar.- Vol. 2. Breasted, J.H. Egypt: The earliest...
Topics: Bible, Bible, Arabic literature, Arabic literature -- History and criticism, Brahmanism, Buddhism,...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
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Includes index
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Edmonds, J. E. (James Edward), Sir, 1861-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
v. 1. Apocrypha.--v. 2. Pseudepigrapha
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Topics: Bible, Apocryphal books (Old Testament)
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by Sandwell, B. K. (Bernard Keble), 1876-1954
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Quebec (Province) Montreal, World War, 1914-1918 -- Registers, lists, etc
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by Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727
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Topics: Bible, Apocalypse
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Eastern Front, World War, 1914-1918 -- Soviet Union, Soviet Union...
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by Pontificio Istituto biblico
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Topic: Bible
Vol. 1. Jastrow, Morris. Babylonia and Assyria: The tales of Babylon that survived its fall; Earth's Coldest language: the Sumerian Texts in the Akkadian, or oledst Semitic tongue, The writings of Hammurapi, The creation epic, The epic of Gilgamesh and the goddess Ishtar, Other religious legends, Moral and philosophical texts, The Tel-El-Amarna letters, Records of the conquering kings, Prayers and magic incantations, Nebuchadrezzar and Belshazzar.- Vol. 2. Breasted, J.H. Egypt: The earliest...
Topics: Bible, Bible, Arabic literature, Arabic literature -- History and criticism, Brahmanism, Buddhism,...
Vol. 1. Jastrow, Morris. Babylonia and Assyria: The tales of Babylon that survived its fall; Earth's Coldest language: the Sumerian Texts in the Akkadian, or oledst Semitic tongue, The writings of Hammurapi, The creation epic, The epic of Gilgamesh and the goddess Ishtar, Other religious legends, Moral and philosophical texts, The Tel-El-Amarna letters, Records of the conquering kings, Prayers and magic incantations, Nebuchadrezzar and Belshazzar.- Vol. 2. Breasted, J.H. Egypt: The earliest...
Topics: Bible, Bible, Arabic literature, Arabic literature -- History and criticism, Brahmanism, Buddhism,...
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by Hurd, Archibald, Sir, 1869-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Merchant marine -- Great Britain History
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by Skinner, John, 1851-1925
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Bibliography: p.xiii-xx (1st group)
Topic: Bible
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by Komitee "Jüdisches Kreigsarchiv"
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews, Jews -- Austria, Jews -- Hungary
Vol. 1. Jastrow, Morris. Babylonia and Assyria: The tales of Babylon that survived its fall; Earth's Coldest language: the Sumerian Texts in the Akkadian, or oledst Semitic tongue, The writings of Hammurapi, The creation epic, The epic of Gilgamesh and the goddess Ishtar, Other religious legends, Moral and philosophical texts, The Tel-El-Amarna letters, Records of the conquering kings, Prayers and magic incantations, Nebuchadrezzar and Belshazzar.- Vol. 2. Breasted, J.H. Egypt: The earliest...
Topics: Bible, Bible, Arabic literature, Arabic literature -- History and criticism, Brahmanism, Buddhism,...
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by Edmonds, J. E. (James Edward), Sir, 1861-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
Vol. 1. Jastrow, Morris. Babylonia and Assyria: The tales of Babylon that survived its fall; Earth's Coldest language: the Sumerian Texts in the Akkadian, or oledst Semitic tongue, The writings of Hammurapi, The creation epic, The epic of Gilgamesh and the goddess Ishtar, Other religious legends, Moral and philosophical texts, The Tel-El-Amarna letters, Records of the conquering kings, Prayers and magic incantations, Nebuchadrezzar and Belshazzar.- Vol. 2. Breasted, J.H. Egypt: The earliest...
Topics: Bible, Bible, Arabic literature, Arabic literature -- History and criticism, Brahmanism, Buddhism,...
Vol. 1. Jastrow, Morris. Babylonia and Assyria: The tales of Babylon that survived its fall; Earth's Coldest language: the Sumerian Texts in the Akkadian, or oledst Semitic tongue, The writings of Hammurapi, The creation epic, The epic of Gilgamesh and the goddess Ishtar, Other religious legends, Moral and philosophical texts, The Tel-El-Amarna letters, Records of the conquering kings, Prayers and magic incantations, Nebuchadrezzar and Belshazzar.- Vol. 2. Breasted, J.H. Egypt: The earliest...
Topics: Bible, Bible, Arabic literature, Arabic literature -- History and criticism, Brahmanism, Buddhism,...
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by Menahem ben Solomon ben Isaac, 12th cent; Buber, Salomon, 1827-1906
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Vol. 1. Jastrow, Morris. Babylonia and Assyria: The tales of Babylon that survived its fall; Earth's Coldest language: the Sumerian Texts in the Akkadian, or oledst Semitic tongue, The writings of Hammurapi, The creation epic, The epic of Gilgamesh and the goddess Ishtar, Other religious legends, Moral and philosophical texts, The Tel-El-Amarna letters, Records of the conquering kings, Prayers and magic incantations, Nebuchadrezzar and Belshazzar.- Vol. 2. Breasted, J.H. Egypt: The earliest...
Topics: Bible, Bible, Arabic literature, Arabic literature -- History and criticism, Brahmanism, Buddhism,...
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by Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899
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Topics: Bible, Free thought
v. 1. Apocrypha.--v. 2. Pseudepigrapha
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Topics: Bible, Apocryphal books (Old Testament)
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by Edmonds, J. E. (James Edward), Sir, 1861-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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by Haig, Douglas, Sir, 1861-1928; Boraston, J. H. (John Herbert), 1885-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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Canadian edition has title: A sunny subaltern, Billy's letters from Flanders. Toronto, McClelland, [1916]
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
Vol. 1. Jastrow, Morris. Babylonia and Assyria: The tales of Babylon that survived its fall; Earth's Coldest language: the Sumerian Texts in the Akkadian, or oledst Semitic tongue, The writings of Hammurapi, The creation epic, The epic of Gilgamesh and the goddess Ishtar, Other religious legends, Moral and philosophical texts, The Tel-El-Amarna letters, Records of the conquering kings, Prayers and magic incantations, Nebuchadrezzar and Belshazzar.- Vol. 2. Breasted, J.H. Egypt: The earliest...
Topics: Bible, Bible, Arabic literature, Arabic literature -- History and criticism, Brahmanism, Buddhism,...
Vol. 1. Jastrow, Morris. Babylonia and Assyria: The tales of Babylon that survived its fall; Earth's Coldest language: the Sumerian Texts in the Akkadian, or oledst Semitic tongue, The writings of Hammurapi, The creation epic, The epic of Gilgamesh and the goddess Ishtar, Other religious legends, Moral and philosophical texts, The Tel-El-Amarna letters, Records of the conquering kings, Prayers and magic incantations, Nebuchadrezzar and Belshazzar.- Vol. 2. Breasted, J.H. Egypt: The earliest...
Topics: Bible, Bible, Arabic literature, Arabic literature -- History and criticism, Brahmanism, Buddhism,...
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by Kenyon, Frederic G. (Frederic George), Sir, 1863-1952
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Topic: Bible
Vol. 1. Jastrow, Morris. Babylonia and Assyria: The tales of Babylon that survived its fall; Earth's Coldest language: the Sumerian Texts in the Akkadian, or oledst Semitic tongue, The writings of Hammurapi, The creation epic, The epic of Gilgamesh and the goddess Ishtar, Other religious legends, Moral and philosophical texts, The Tel-El-Amarna letters, Records of the conquering kings, Prayers and magic incantations, Nebuchadrezzar and Belshazzar.- Vol. 2. Breasted, J.H. Egypt: The earliest...
Topics: Bible, Bible, Arabic literature, Arabic literature -- History and criticism, Brahmanism, Buddhism,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Conder, C. R. (Claude Reignier), 1848-1910; Kitchener, Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Earl, 1850-1916; Palmer, Edward Henry, 1840-1882; Besant, Walter, Sir, 1836-1901
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I. sheets I.-VI. Galilee.- II. sheets VII.-XVI. Samaria.- III. sheets XVII.-XXVI. Judaea
Topics: Bible, Palestine -- Description and travel, Palestine -- Antiquities
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by Ponsonby, Frederick Edward Grey, Baron Sysonby, 1867-1935
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Grenadier Guards, World War, 1914-1918
Vol. 1. Jastrow, Morris. Babylonia and Assyria: The tales of Babylon that survived its fall; Earth's Coldest language: the Sumerian Texts in the Akkadian, or oledst Semitic tongue, The writings of Hammurapi, The creation epic, The epic of Gilgamesh and the goddess Ishtar, Other religious legends, Moral and philosophical texts, The Tel-El-Amarna letters, Records of the conquering kings, Prayers and magic incantations, Nebuchadrezzar and Belshazzar.- Vol. 2. Breasted, J.H. Egypt: The earliest...
Topics: Bible, Bible, Arabic literature, Arabic literature -- History and criticism, Brahmanism, Buddhism,...
Vol. 1. Jastrow, Morris. Babylonia and Assyria: The tales of Babylon that survived its fall; Earth's Coldest language: the Sumerian Texts in the Akkadian, or oledst Semitic tongue, The writings of Hammurapi, The creation epic, The epic of Gilgamesh and the goddess Ishtar, Other religious legends, Moral and philosophical texts, The Tel-El-Amarna letters, Records of the conquering kings, Prayers and magic incantations, Nebuchadrezzar and Belshazzar.- Vol. 2. Breasted, J.H. Egypt: The earliest...
Topics: Bible, Bible, Arabic literature, Arabic literature -- History and criticism, Brahmanism, Buddhism,...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by British Museum. Dept. of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts; Margoliouth, G. (George), 1853-1924
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Topics: Bible, Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Catalogs, Manuscripts -- Great Britain Catalogs
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Topics: French language -- Slang, World War, 1914-1918 -- Language (New words, slang, etc.), Words, New --...
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by Charles, R. H. (Robert Henry), 1855-1931
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Topic: Bible
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by Lettow-Vorbeck, Paul Emil von, 1870-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- History, Africa, East
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by Peake, Arthur S. (Arthur Samuel), 1865-1929; Grieve, Alexander James, 1874-1952
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Topic: Bible
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by Whitehead, John, 1860-1899; Whitehead, L. F
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Topics: Names in the Bible -- Dictionaries Kongo language, Kongo language -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Canada. Army. Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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by Driver, S. R. (Samuel Rolles), 1846-1914
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Topic: Bible
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Topics: South Africa. Army. Infantry Cape Corps, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories South Africa...
Topics: Bible, Mythology, Assyro-Babylonian, Creation
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Topics: Military art and science, French language -- Slang, French language -- Dictionaries, World War,...
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Topics: Canada. Army. Nova Scotia Highlanders, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada Nova...
Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
Topic: Bible
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by Thomas, Lowell Jackson, 1892-
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Topics: Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935, World War, 1914-1918 -- Arabian Peninsula
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by Zentralstelle für Erforschung der Kriegsursachen (Berlin, Germany)
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Published by the Zentralstelle für Erforschung der Kriegsursachen, 1923-May 1932
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, World War, 1914-1918 -- Periodicals
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by Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Italy. Esercito. Reggimento fanteria, 13p0s, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Bowley, A. L. (Arthur Lyon), Sir, 1869-1957
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, Prices, Wages -- England
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Conder, C. R. (Claude Reignier), 1848-1910; Kitchener, Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Earl, 1850-1916; Palmer, Edward Henry, 1840-1882; Besant, Walter, Sir, 1836-1901
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I. sheets I.-VI. Galilee.- II. sheets VII.-XVI. Samaria.- III. sheets XVII.-XXVI. Judaea
Topics: Bible, Palestine -- Description and travel, Palestine -- Antiquities
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Helfferich, Karl Theodor, 1872-1924
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Periodicals
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by Sanday, W. (William), 1843-1920; Headlam, Arthur C. (Arthur Cayley), 1862-1947
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topic: Bible
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Includes bibliography
Topic: Bible
On Spine: The complete despatches of Lord French, 1914-1916
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Bible
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Periodicals
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by Vincennes, France. Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine et musée de la grande guerre; Dubois, Jean; Appuhn, Charles, 1862-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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