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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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by Sunity Devee, Maharani of Cooch Behar, b. 1864
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Topics: India -- Social life and customs, genealogy
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by Renwick, Robert, 1841-1920; Lindsay, John, Sir, 1860-; Eyre-Todd, George, 1862-1937
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Topics: Glasgow (Scotland) -- History, genealogy
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by Loziski, Wadysaw, 1843-1913
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Topics: Poland, genealogy
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by Toynbee, Paget Jackson, 1855-1932; British Academy; De Bartholomaeis, Vincenzo, 1869-
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Topics: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Topics: Land tenure -- Germany History, Carolingions, Germany -- Economic conditions, genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- History Hohenstaufen, 1138-1254 Sources, Germany -- History 1273-1517 Sources, genealogy
Vol. 1. Il trecento ed il quattrocento.- Vol. 2. Il cinquecento
Topics: Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375, Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374, Virgil,...
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
Cover title: Cartas de Vilhena, noticias soteropolitanas e brasilicas
Topic: genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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by Renwick, Robert, 1841-1920; Lindsay, John, Sir, 1860-; Eyre-Todd, George, 1862-1937
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Topics: Glasgow (Scotland) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- History Hohenstaufen, 1138-1254 Sources, Germany -- History 1273-1517 Sources, genealogy
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by Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
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by Galimberti, Alice, 1873-
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Topics: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Surtees Society, Durham, Eng
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Topics: Yorkshire (England) -- History Societies, etc, Durham (England : County) -- History Societies, etc,...
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Topics: De Clare family, genealogy
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Topics: Difference (Psychology), Individuality, genealogy
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by Renwick, Robert, 1841-1920; Lindsay, John, Sir, 1860-; Eyre-Todd, George, 1862-1937
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Topics: Glasgow (Scotland) -- History, genealogy
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by Bruton, Francis Archibald, 1860-; Woods, Albert
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Topics: Lancashire (England) -- Description and travel, Lancashire (England) -- History, genealogy
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by Rimbert, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 830-888; Robinson, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1861-1925
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Topics: Ansgar, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 801-865, genealogy
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by Hudig-Frey, Margareta; Berlin, Germany. Preussische Staatsbibliothek. MSS. (Ger. Fol. 282)
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"Die ... Arbeit war meine Doktordissertation an der Universität Berlin im Sommer 1919." - Vorwort
Topics: Heinrich von Veldeke, 12th century, Enéas (Romance), Illumination of books and manuscripts --...
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by Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
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by Gray, Arthur B
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Topics: Cambridge (England) -- Description and travel, Cambridge (England) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Lucian, of Samosata, Love in literature, genealogy
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Topics: Population, England -- Census, genealogy
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by Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Bibliography: p. 66
Topics: Siberia (Russia) -- Economic conditions, genealogy
Vol. 1. Il trecento ed il quattrocento.- Vol. 2. Il cinquecento
Topics: Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375, Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374, Virgil,...
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by Hartmann, von Aue, 12th cent; Paul, Hermann, 1846-1921
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On cover: Altdeutsche Textbibliothek, Nr. 3
Topic: genealogy
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by Toynbee, Paget Jackson, 1855-1932
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"Reprinted (for the most part with additions and correction) from various English, American, French, and Italian publications."--Pref
Topics: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Dante...
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Topics: Land tenure -- Germany History, Carolingions, Germany -- Economic conditions, genealogy
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by Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
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Cover title: Cartas de Vilhena, noticias soteropolitanas e brasilicas
Topic: genealogy
The 1st edition appeared under the title Pagine di storia fiorentina per la vita di Dante
Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by R. Deputazione di Storia Patria per le Provincie di Romagna
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Ricci, Corrado - Dante e la Romagna: Zaccagnini, Guido - Guido Guinizelli e le origini bolognesi del "dolce stil novo": Gaddoni, P.S. - Il testamento di Maghinardo Pagano da Susinana: Filippini, Francesco - L'insegnamento di Dante in Ravenna: Traùzzi, Alberto - Il volgare eloquio di Bologna ai tempi di Dante: Massèra, F.A. - Un romagnolo imitatore del poema dantesco nel quattrocento (Benedetto da Cesena): Muratori, Santi - Un aneddoto per la storia della fortuna di Dante Catalano,...
Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Dante Sexcentenary Committee
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Askenazy, Szymon, 1867-1935; Rose, William John, 1885-
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Translation of Danzig und Polen
Topics: Danzig (Germany), Poland -- History, genealogy
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by Livi, Giovanni, 1855-
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Sulla priorità ed antica preminenza bolognese nel di Dante; Alighierie Aldighieri, secondo documenti bolognesi ed altri, editi ed inediti; Di alcuni personaggi dell Divina Commedia
Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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1. Bd. Die Evangelien.--2. Bd. Die Entwicklung des Judentums und Jesus von Nazaret.--3. Bd. Die Apostelgeschichte und die Anfänge des Christentums
Topics: Bible, Bible, Church history, Jews, genealogy
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by Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación (Argentina); Levillier, Roberto, 1881-; Archivo General de Indias; Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación (Argentina). Colección de publicaciones históricas (Indexes)
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- Politics and government 1918-1933 Sources, Saarland (Germany) -- History Sources,...
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Topics: Concepts, genealogy
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Topics: Socialism -- Germany, Germany -- History 1918-1945, genealogy
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by Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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1. Bd. Die Evangelien.--2. Bd. Die Entwicklung des Judentums und Jesus von Nazaret.--3. Bd. Die Apostelgeschichte und die Anfänge des Christentums
Topics: Bible, Bible, Church history, Jews, genealogy
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by Fletcher, Jefferson Butler, 1865-1946
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Oman, Charles William Chadwick, Sir, 1860-1946
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Topics: Great Britain -- History 19th century, genealogy
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by Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881; Moeller van den Bruck, Arthur, 1876-1925
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Abt. I. Bd. 3-4. Der Idiot; [Bd. 5-6] Die Dämonen; Bd. [7-8] Der Jüngling.- Abt. II. Bd. 11. Autobiographische Schriften.- Bd. 12. Literarische Schriften.- Bd. 13. Politische Schriften.- Bd. 14. Arme Leute; Der Doppelgänger.- Bd. 15. Helle Nächte.- Bd. 16. Das Gut Stepantschikow und seine Bewohner.- Bd. 17. Onkelchens Traum und andere Humoresken.- Bd. 18. Aus einem Totenhause.- Bd. 19. Die Erniedrigten und Beleidigten.- Bd. 20. Aus dem Dunkel der Grosstadt.- Bd. 21. Der Spieler; Der ewige...
Topic: genealogy
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by Committee for the Survey of the Memorials of Greater London; Norman, Philip, 1842-1931
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Topics: East Acton Manor House (London, England), Acton (London, England) -- History, London (England) --...
"Der Anlauff" wurde als 3. Heine-Gedächtnis-Druck im Jahre 1921 für den Verlag von Hoffmann und Campe ... in 1000 Exemplaren gedruckt" ..
Topics: Heine, Heinrich, 1797-1856, genealogy
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by Altenberg, Peter, 1859-1919
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Topic: genealogy
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by Comité Français Catholique pour la Célebration du Sixième Centenaire de la Mort de Dante Alighieri
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by De Sanctis, Francesco, 1817-1883
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Topics: Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Tuccio, Enzo
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
Topic: genealogy
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by Cavallari, Elisabetta
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Topics: England -- History 1603-1714 Stuart, France -- History Bourbons, 1589-1789, genealogy
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by Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of, 1847-1929
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v. 1. Appreciations: Robert Burns, Dr. Johnson, Thackeray, Cromwell, Frederick the Great, Burke, William Windham, The coming of Bonaparte, Sir Robert Peel, Dr. Chalmers, Mr. Gladstone, Lord Salisbury, Lord Randolph Churchill.--v. 2. Vignettes: The portraits of Burns, The love episode of William Pitt, Nelson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Cecil Rhodes. Scottish history and character: Scottish history. The union of England and Scotland, The patriotism of a Scot, The formation of a Scottish character,...
Topic: genealogy
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by Rimbert, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 830-888; Robinson, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1861-1925
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Topics: Ansgar, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 801-865, genealogy
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by Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
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Topics: England -- Foreign relations, United States -- Foreign relations, United States -- History,...
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by Tussaud, John Theodore, 1859-
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Topics: Tussaud, Marie, 1761-1850, Waxworks -- England London History, genealogy
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by Dami, Luigi, 1882-1926; Barbadoro, Bernardino
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Grandgent, C. H. (Charles Hall), 1862-1939
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Aytoun, William Edmondstoune, 1813-1865; Page, Frederick, 1879-
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Lays of the Scottish cavaliers, and other poems, 1849.--Bothwell: a poem in six parts 1856.--Poems from Blackwood, 1847-1852.--From 'The Bon Gaultier ballads,' 1845-1857.--The golden age.--Firmilian, 1854.--Miscellaneous poems printed in Sir Theodore Martin's Memoir of Aytoun, 1867.--Nuptial ode on the marriage of the Prince of Wales, 1863.--From 'Poems and ballads of Goethe,' 1859.--Other translations.--Poland, Homer, and other poems, 1832.--Appendixes: I. Appendix to 'Lays of the Scottish...
Topics: English poetry -- Translations, Scotland -- History Poetry, genealogy
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by Zuccante, Giuseppe, b. 1857
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Topics: England -- History Sources, England -- Politics and government, genealogy
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by Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922
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Topics: Economics, genealogy
Le redazione. Al lettore; Crispolti, Filippo. Come dobbiamo intendere Dante; Cordovani, P. Mariano. Le vie di Dio nella filosofia di Dante; Busnelli, Giovanni. La cosmogonia dantesca e le sue fonti; Krebs, Engelbert. Contributo della scolastica alla relazione di alcuni problemi danteschi; Gabrieli, G. Dante e L'Islam (Contro la Memoria di Mig. Asin intorno alla "Escatologia musulmana nella Divina Commedia"); Gemelli, Fr. Agostino. Beatrice e Virgilio (A proposito dell'Interpretazione...
Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881; Moeller van den Bruck, Arthur, 1876-1925
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Abt. I. Bd. 3-4. Der Idiot; [Bd. 5-6] Die Dämonen; Bd. [7-8] Der Jüngling.- Abt. II. Bd. 11. Autobiographische Schriften.- Bd. 12. Literarische Schriften.- Bd. 13. Politische Schriften.- Bd. 14. Arme Leute; Der Doppelgänger.- Bd. 15. Helle Nächte.- Bd. 16. Das Gut Stepantschikow und seine Bewohner.- Bd. 17. Onkelchens Traum und andere Humoresken.- Bd. 18. Aus einem Totenhause.- Bd. 19. Die Erniedrigten und Beleidigten.- Bd. 20. Aus dem Dunkel der Grosstadt.- Bd. 21. Der Spieler; Der ewige...
Topic: genealogy
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by Liliencron, Detlev, Freiherr von, 1844-1909; Dehmel, Richard, 1863-1920
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Topic: genealogy
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by Gabrieli, Giuseppe, 1872-
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Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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by Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
Topic: genealogy