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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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2010 Toronto, Ont. University. Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Engineering Society. Papers; Toronto, Ont. University. Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Engineering Society. Transactions and year book
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Topic: Engineering
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2010 Toronto, Ont. University. Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Engineering Society. Papers; Toronto, Ont. University. Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Engineering Society. Transactions and year book
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No. 1 issued without title
Topic: Engineering
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Beginning in 1988, English and French titles appear in parallel columns on t.p
Topic: Session laws
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Beginning in 1988, English and French titles appear in parallel columns on t.p
Topic: Session laws
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1921 Gorky, Maksim, 1868-1936
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1921 Unamuno, Miguel de, 1864-1936; Flitch, John Ernest Crawford; Madariaga, Salvador de, 1886-
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Topics: Immortality, Philosophy and religion, Pessimism
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1921 Bourdeau, Jean
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Tolstoi - Un nouveau Tolstoi - La Révolution Bolchevike - Les Mécênes Bolcheviks - Terrorisme et Communisme - Les idées du Tsar Rouge - La doctrine et le martyre de Lénine - Les dessous du chaos Russe - Le bilan économique - Le tsarisme et les partis révolutionnaires
Topics: Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924, Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910
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1921 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Hemingway, Samuel Burdett, 1883-1958
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Henry IV, King of England, 1367-1413
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Topics: Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936, Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
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Topics: Almanacs, Ukrainian -- Austria, Ukrainians -- Austria -- Vienna -- Periodicals
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1921 Schinz, Albert, b. 1870
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Topic: Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778
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1921 Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926
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Proem: The quest; The voice of Jerusalem; The position of Judaism; Songs of the Synagogue; The Legend of the Conquering Jew; Shylock and other stage Jews; Language and Jewish life; The territorial solution of the Jewish problem; The Old Clo' man; The mirage of the Jewish state; "Our Own": a cry across the Atlantic; The Polish-Jewish problem; The Goyim; The people of the abyss; Converted missionaries; Two Josephs that dreamed - 1. Joseph Fels: 2. Joseph Jacobs; The Pillar of Fire; The...
Topics: Fels, Joseph, Jacobs, Joseph, Jews, Armenia
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1921 Kroner, Richard, 1884-
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Vol. 1. Von der Vernunftkritik zur Naturphilosophie.- Vol. 2. Von der Naturphilosophie zur Philosophie des Geistes
Topic: Philosophy, German
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1921 Kroner, Richard, 1884-
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Vol. 1. Von der Vernunftkritik zur Naturphilosophie.- Vol. 2. Von der Naturphilosophie zur Philosophie des Geistes
Topic: Philosophy, German
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1921 Carey, Gordon Vero, 1886- [ed.]
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Topic: University of Cambridge
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1921 Jones, Henry, Sir, 1852-1922; Muirhead, John H. (John Henry), 1855-1940
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Topic: Caird, Edward, 1835-1908
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Topic: Bourg, Joseph Mathurin, 1744-1797
"Titles of works quoted and referred to": p. [251]-256
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1921 MacElwee, Roy Samuel, 1883-1944; Taylor, Thomas Rothwell, 1890-
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"References" at end of several chapters
Topics: Stevedores, Ships and shipping, Wharves
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1921 Scott, Duncan Campbell, 1862-1947
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1921 Maspero, G. (Gaston), 1846-1916
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Topics: Art -- Egypt, Egypt -- Antiquities
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1921 Frobenius, Leo, 1873-1938
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bd. I-III. Volksmärchen der Kabylen.- bd. VI. Spielmannsgeschichten der Sahel.- bd. VIII. Erzählungen aus dem West-Sudan.- bd. IX. Volkserzählungen und volksdichtungen aus dem Zentral-Sudan
Topic: Folklore -- Africa
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1921 Frobenius, Leo, 1873-1938
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bd. I-III. Volksmärchen der Kabylen.- bd. VI. Spielmannsgeschichten der Sahel.- bd. VIII. Erzählungen aus dem West-Sudan.- bd. IX. Volkserzählungen und volksdichtungen aus dem Zentral-Sudan
Topic: Folklore -- Africa
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1921 Pikryl, Ondej, 1862-1936
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Bibliography: p. 9-[10]
Topic: Wood-engraving
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Topic: War of the Pacific, 1879-1884
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Topics: Internal revenue law, Sales tax
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Topics: Irish question, Ireland -- History 1920-
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1921 Utpaladeva; Abhinavagupta, Rajanaka; Shastri, Madhusudan Kaul
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Topic: Saivism
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1921 Fraknói, Vilmos, 1843-1924
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Topics: Martinovics, Ignác József, 1755-1795, Jacobins
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1921 Gatty, Charles T. (Charles Tindal)
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Topics: Grosvenor, Mary (Davies), Lady, 1665-1730, Grosvenor, Thomas, Sir, 1655-1700, Ebury Manor (London,...
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1921 O'Brien, Frederick
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Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Ontario Sessional Papers
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Not all papers were printed, therefore some papers will appear to be missing.
Ontario Sessional Papers
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Topics: Literature -- History and criticism, English literature -- 19th century History and criticism
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1921 Hoernle, Edward Selwyn
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Topic: Aeschylus
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1921 Myers, Caroline Elizabeth; Myers, Garry Cleveland
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Topic: Mental tests
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1921 Forbes, Angela Selina Bianca (St. Clair-Erskine) Lady 1876-
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Topic: Great Britain -- Court and courtiers
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1921 Bell, Walter George, 1867-1942
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Topics: London (England) -- Antiquities, London (England) -- Description and travel
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1921 Góngora y Argote, Luis de, 1561-1627; Foulché-Delbosc, R. (Raymond), 1864-1929
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1921 Ors, Eugenio d', 1882-1955
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Topic: Farrobo, Joaquim Pedro Quintella, conde do, 1801-1869
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1921 Lema, marqués de
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Topic: Spain -- History
From the library of John Luczkiw
Topic: Folk songs, Ukrainian
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1921 Kjaer, Nils, 1870-1924
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1921 Cholmondeley, Mary, 1859-1925
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1921 Arnoux, Alexandre, 1884-
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Topic: Spanish poetry
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Topics: Ronsard, Pierre de, 1524-1585, Humanism, French literature -- 16th century History and criticism,...
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1921 Archives départementales de la Seine-Maritime; Vernier, Jules Joseph, 1866-1925; Le Cacheux, Paul Casimir Noël Marie Joseph, 1873-1938
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Vol. 2- by J. Vernier and P. Le Cacheux; vols. 3;4,fasc.1 by P. Le Cacheux; vol. 4, fasc.2 by G. Mouradian
Topic: Seine-Maritime, France (Dept.)
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1921 Kramá, Karel, 1860-
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Topic: Russia
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Topics: Painting -- History, Painting, Ancient
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1921 Chadwick, Nora K. (Nora Kershaw), 1891-1972; Greipsson, Hromundr; Hervör
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Part I. Sagas. The Tháttr of Nornagest. - The Tháttr of Sörli. - The Saga of Hromund Greipsson. - The Saga of Hervör and Heithrek. - Appendix: The Combat at Samsø and Hjalmar's Death song. Part II. Ballads. Gríplur I. - TheFaroese ballad of Nornagest. - The Faroese ballad of Hjalmar and Angantyr. - The Danish ballad of Angelfyr and Helmer. - The Faroese ballad of Arngrim's Sons. - The Faroese Riddle ballad (Gátu Ríma). - The Shetland ballad of Hildina. - Notes. - List of editions and...
Topics: Sagas -- Collections, Ballads -- Collections, Icelandic language, Faroese language
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1921 Nicholson, Reynold Alleyne, 1868-1945
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Topics: Abu Said ibn Abi al-Khayr, 967-1049, Ibn al-Farid, Umar ibn Ali, 1181 or 2-1235, Jili, Abd al-Karim...
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1921 Olivero, Federico, 1878-
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Topic: Poetry, Modern -- 19th century History and criticism
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1921 Montgomery, Arthur, 1889-
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1921 Szymaski, Adam, 1852-1916
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Srul z Lubartowa -- Pan Jdrzej Krawczykowski -- Maciej Mazur -- Stolarz Kowalski -- Przewonik -- Hanusia -- Dwie modlitwy -- Pan Antoni -- Uroczysta Wigilja -- zy
Topic: Polish people
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1921 Averroës, 1126-1198; Jamil-ur-Rehman, Mohammad
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Topics: Philosophy, Arabic, Mohammedans and Mohammedanism, Arabic language -- Texts and translations
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1921 Dornseiff, Franz, 1888-1960
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Topic: Pindar
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1921 Gumppenberg, Hanns von, 1866-*
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1921 Trend, John Brande, 1887-
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Topics: Music -- History and criticism, Spanish literature -- History and criticism, Catalan literature --...
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1921 Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824
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1921 Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kniaz, 1842-1921; Konshin, A. N
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At head of title: P. A. Kropotkin
Topics: Economics, Agriculture, Industries, Technical education
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Topic: Aeschylus
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1921 Salin, Edgar, 1892-1974
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Vorwort; Platons Politeia; Platons Nomoi; Aristoteles' Politika; Zenons Politeia; Xenophons Kyropädie; Theopompos' Meropis; Hekataios' Aegyptiaka; Euhemeros' heilige Inschrift; Jambulos' Sonneninsel; Die griechische Utopie im römischen Reich: Ciceros "De re publica"
Topics: Plato, Greek literature, Utopias
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Topics: Pierrefeu, Jean de Plutarque a menti, World War, 1914-1918
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1921 Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599; Smith, James Cruickshanks, 1867-1946; De Selincourt, Ernest, 1870-1943
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1921 Siegfried, Walther, 1858-
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1921 Siegfried, Walther, 1858-
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1921 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