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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 [Carter, Jane Frances Mary]; Carter, Thomas Thellusson, 1808-1901
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Topics: Church of England, Great Britain -- Church history 18th century, genealogy
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by Association of American Law Schools; Stephen, James Fitzjames, Sir, 1829-1894; Stubbs, William, 1825-1901; Thayer, James Bradley; Sedgwick, Arthur George; Wigmore, John Henry; Wilson, Solon Dyke; Scrutton, Thomas Edward, Sir, 1856-1934; Zane, John Maxcy; Pollock, Frederick, Sir, 1845-1937; Salmond, John William, Sir, 1862-1924; Dillon, John Forrest, 1831-1914; Maitland, Frederic William, 1850-1906; Jenks, Edward; Hulme, Edward Wyndham; Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935; Holdsworth, William Searle, Sir, 1871-1944; Caillemer, Robert; Bigelow, Melville Madison; Beale, Joseph Henry, 1861-1943; Baldwin, Simeon Eben, 1840-1927; Bryce, James, 1838-1922; Andrews, Charles McLean; Brunner, Heinrich
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Vol. 1. Before the Norman Conquest; From the Norman Conquest to the 18th century; The American colonial period; expansion and reform of the law in the 19th century; Bench and bar from Norman times to the 19th century.- Vol. 2. History of particular topics - sources; The courts, their organization and jurisdiction; The procedure; Equity.- Vol. 3. History of particular topics (continued); Commercial law; Contracts; Property (in general)
Topics: Law -- United States History, Law -- History, Equity, Torts, Wills, Procedure (Law) -- England,...
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by Association of American Law Schools; Stephen, James Fitzjames, Sir, 1829-1894; Stubbs, William, 1825-1901; Thayer, James Bradley; Sedgwick, Arthur George; Wigmore, John Henry; Wilson, Solon Dyke; Scrutton, Thomas Edward, Sir, 1856-1934; Zane, John Maxcy; Pollock, Frederick, Sir, 1845-1937; Salmond, John William, Sir, 1862-1924; Dillon, John Forrest, 1831-1914; Maitland, Frederic William, 1850-1906; Jenks, Edward; Hulme, Edward Wyndham; Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935; Holdsworth, William Searle, Sir, 1871-1944; Caillemer, Robert; Bigelow, Melville Madison; Beale, Joseph Henry, 1861-1943; Baldwin, Simeon Eben, 1840-1927; Bryce, James, 1838-1922; Andrews, Charles McLean; Brunner, Heinrich
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Vol. 1. Before the Norman Conquest; From the Norman Conquest to the 18th century; The American colonial period; expansion and reform of the law in the 19th century; Bench and bar from Norman times to the 19th century.- Vol. 2. History of particular topics - sources; The courts, their organization and jurisdiction; The procedure; Equity.- Vol. 3. History of particular topics (continued); Commercial law; Contracts; Property (in general)
Topics: Law -- United States History, Law -- History, Equity, Torts, Wills, Procedure (Law) -- England,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Association of American Law Schools; Stephen, James Fitzjames, Sir, 1829-1894; Stubbs, William, 1825-1901; Thayer, James Bradley; Sedgwick, Arthur George; Wigmore, John Henry; Wilson, Solon Dyke; Scrutton, Thomas Edward, Sir, 1856-1934; Zane, John Maxcy; Pollock, Frederick, Sir, 1845-1937; Salmond, John William, Sir, 1862-1924; Dillon, John Forrest, 1831-1914; Maitland, Frederic William, 1850-1906; Jenks, Edward; Hulme, Edward Wyndham; Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935; Holdsworth, William Searle, Sir, 1871-1944; Caillemer, Robert; Bigelow, Melville Madison; Beale, Joseph Henry, 1861-1943; Baldwin, Simeon Eben, 1840-1927; Bryce, James, 1838-1922; Andrews, Charles McLean; Brunner, Heinrich
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Vol. 1. Before the Norman Conquest; From the Norman Conquest to the 18th century; The American colonial period; expansion and reform of the law in the 19th century; Bench and bar from Norman times to the 19th century.- Vol. 2. History of particular topics - sources; The courts, their organization and jurisdiction; The procedure; Equity.- Vol. 3. History of particular topics (continued); Commercial law; Contracts; Property (in general)
Topics: Law -- United States History, Law -- History, Equity, Torts, Wills, Procedure (Law) -- England,...
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by Battle Abbey; Cleveland, Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Powlett, Duchess of, 1819-1901
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Topics: Names, Personal -- Norman, Great Britain -- Genealogy
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by Bolsec, Jérôme-Hermès, d. ca. 1585; Chastel, Louis François
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Topics: Bèze, Théodore de, 1519-1605, Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564, genealogy
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by Bonnechose, Émile de, 1801-1875; Colbeck, Charles
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Topics: Hoche, Louis Lazare, d. 1797, genealogy
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by Buckfast Abbey (Buckfastleigh, England). Cartulary; Catholic Church. Diocese of Exeter. Bishop (1327-1369 : Grandisson); Hingeston, F. C. (Francis Charles), 1833-1910
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Topics: Grandisson family, Catholic Church, Visitations, Ecclesiastical -- England, England -- Church...
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by Buckfast Abbey (Buckfastleigh, England). Cartulary; Catholic Church. Diocese of Exeter. Bishop (1327-1369 : Grandisson); Hingeston, F. C. (Francis Charles), 1833-1910
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Topics: Grandisson family, Catholic Church, Visitations, Ecclesiastical -- England, England -- Church...
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by C.L.K; K., C.L; Loewe, Heinrich, 1869-1951
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Includes t.p. of 1840 Berlin ed., published by A.W. Hayn, 1840
Topics: Judea, Zionism, genealogy
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by Cahn, Michael; Verband der Deutschen Juden (Germany); Makower, Felix; Cahn, Michael
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Topics: Jews -- Germany History 1800-1933 Sources, genealogy
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Topics: Molière, 1622-1673, genealogy
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Topics: Scotland -- Church history, genealogy
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by Callinicus, disciple of Saint Hypatius; Bonn. Universität. Philologisches Seminar
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Topics: Hypatius, Saint, ca. 336-446, genealogy
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Topics: Annapolis (N.S. : County) -- History, Nova Scotia -- History To 1763, Annapolis (N.S. : County) --...
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by Calverley, William Slater, 1847-1898; Collingwood, W. G. (William Gershom), 1854-1932
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Topics: Church of England. Diocese of Carlisle, Christian antiquities -- England Carlisle, Crosses --...
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Topics: England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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Topics: England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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by Camphor, Alexander Priestley
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Topics: Ethnology -- Liberia, Missions -- Liberia, genealogy
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Topics: Camões, Luís de, 1524?-1580, genealogy
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by Canitz, Friedrich Rudolf Ludwig von; Dallwitz, Carl Ernst Wilhelm von
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Vol. 1. Vorbemerkungen; Feldzug 1812 und die Yorker Convention (1818) - Meine Reise nach Wilna (1812) - Meine Sendung nach Constantinoplel (1828) - Der Russisch-Polnische Krieg, 1831-1832 - Reminiscenzen aus dem Russisch-Polnischen Krieg -Betrachtungen über die (1838) Die Verfassung der evangelischen Kirche (1840) die Chancen eines Angriffs Seitens Russlands gegen Preussen. Bermerkunger überhältnisse der Katholischen Kirche in Preussen (1838)-(1840).- Vol. 2. - England in seinem...
Topic: genealogy
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by Capmany y de Montpalau, Antonio de, 1742-1813
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Topics: Economic history, Military history, genealogy
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by Carco, Francis, 1886-1958; Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918
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Topic: genealogy
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Superseded in 1950 by Ceredigion
Topics: Cardiganshire (Wales) -- History Societies, etc, genealogy
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by Carlingford, Chichester Samuel Parkinson-Fortescue, Baron, 1823-1898
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Norman period, 1066-1154, genealogy
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by Carlisle, Eng. (Diocese) Bishop, 1292-1324 (John of Halton); Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, Kendal, Eng; Thompson, William Nicholson, d. 1911
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Topics: Visitations, Ecclesiastical -- England, Great Britain -- Church history Sources, genealogy
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Topics: Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786, Prussia (Germany) -- History Frederick II, 1740-1786,...
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Topics: Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786, Prussia (Germany) -- History Frederick II, 1740-1786,...
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Topics: Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786, Prussia (Germany) -- History Frederick II, 1740-1786,...
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by Carneri, Bartholomäus von, 1821-1909
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Topics: Conduct of life, genealogy
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Topics: Church of England, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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by Carrick, John Donald, 1787-1837
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Topics: Wallace, William, Sir, d. 1305, Scotland -- History War of Independence, 1285-1371, genealogy
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by Carter, A. T. (Albert Thomas), 1861-1946
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Topics: Commercial law, Jews -- Law, Courts, England -- Law History, genealogy
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Topics: Friends, Society of -- History Civil War, United States -- History Civil War, 1861-1865, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Civil War, 1642-1649 Sources, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Civil War, 1642-1649 Sources, genealogy
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Topics: Emin Pasha, 1840-1892, genealogy
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Topics: Emin Pasha, 1840-1892, genealogy
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Topics: Jewish literature -- History and criticism, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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by Castilho Barreto e Noronha, Augusto Vidal de, 1841-1912
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Biographical sketch of the editor: v. 1. p. [v]-xxxv
Topic: genealogy
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by Castlereagh, Robert Stewart, Viscount, 1769-1822; Londonderry, Charles William Vane, Marquis of, 1778-1854
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Topics: Great Britain -- History George III, 1760-1820, genealogy
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by Castro, Guillén de, 1569-1631; Foerster, Wendelin, 1844-1915
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Catholic Church. Diocese of Guarda (Portugal), genealogy
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by Caswell, Lilley Brewer, 1848-; Cross, Fred Wilder, 1868-
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Topics: Royalston, Mass. -- History, Royalston, Mass. -- Genealogy
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by Catholic Church. Diocese of Exeter. Bishop (1370-1394 : Brantyngham); Hingeston, F. C. (Francis Charles), 1833-1910
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Topics: Catholic Church, Visitations, Ecclesiastical -- England, England -- Church history Sources,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Catholic Church. Diocese of Exeter. Bishop (1370-1394 : Brantyngham); Hingeston, F. C. (Francis Charles), 1833-1910
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Topics: Catholic Church, Visitations, Ecclesiastical -- England, England -- Church history Sources,...
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by Catholic Church. Diocese of Exeter. Bishop (1395-1419 : Stafford); Hingeston, F. C. (Francis Charles), 1833-1910
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Topics: Catholic Church, Visitations, Ecclesiastical -- England, England -- Church history 1066-1485...
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by Catholic Record Society (Great Britain)
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholics -- England History, genealogy
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by Catholic Record Society (Great Britain)
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Vol. 10
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholics -- England History, genealogy
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by Catholic Record Society (Great Britain)
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholics -- England History, genealogy
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by Catholic Record Society (Great Britain)
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholics -- England History, genealogy
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by Catholic Record Society (Great Britain)
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vol. 3
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholics -- England History, genealogy
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by Catholic Record Society (Great Britain)
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholics -- England History, genealogy
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by Celestin, François J
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Topics: Russia, Serfdom, genealogy
Toronto Public Library Bibliography of Canadiana
Topics: Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910, Visits of state -- Canada, Canada -- Description and...
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by Celtic society, Dublin; O'Donovan, John, 1809-1861
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Topics: Irish literature (Collections), Cork (Ireland : County) -- Genealogy
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: John, $ c King of England, 1167-1216, Great Britain -- History John, 1199-1216, genealogy
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by Chambers, A. M
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Topics: Constitutional history -- Great Britain, genealogy
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by Chambers, Robert, 1802-1871
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Topics: Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746, genealogy
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by Chambers, Robert, 1802-1871; Riddel, James
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Legends, Scottish -- Scotland Edinburgh, Edinburgh (Scotland) -- History, genealogy
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by Chambers, Robert, 1802-1871
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Attributed to Robert Chambers
Topics: Jews, genealogy
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Topics: Scotland -- History 17th century, Scotland -- History 18th century, genealogy
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Topics: Scotland -- History 17th century, Scotland -- History 18th century, genealogy
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by Chancellor, E. Beresford (Edwin Beresford), 1868-1937
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Topics: Almack's, London, London (England) -- History, London (England) -- Streets St. James's Street,...
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by Chancellor, E. Beresford (Edwin Beresford), 1868-1937
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Topics: London (England) -- Description and travel, London (England) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Corneille, Pierre, 1606-1684, Corneille, Pierre, 1606-1684, French literature -- 19th century...
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Topics: Great Britain -- History To 1485 Fiction, genealogy
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Topics: Charles Edward, Prince, grandson of James II, King of England, 1720-1788, Jacobite Rebellion, 1715,...
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Topics: Charles Edward, Prince, grandson of James II, King of England, 1720-1788, Jacobite Rebellion, 1715,...
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Topics: Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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Topics: Vilhena, Julio de, 1845-, genealogy
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Topics: English literature -- England Lancashire, English literature -- Cheshire, Lancashire (England) --...