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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library is a library in the University of Toronto, constituting the largest repository of publicly accessible rare books and manuscripts in Canada. Among the collection's items are the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493), Shakespeare's First Folio (1623), Newton's Principia (1687), and Darwin's proof copy (with annotations) of On the Origin of Species (1859). Other collections include Babylonian cuneiform tablet from Ur (1789 B.C.), 36 Egyptian papyrus manuscript fragments (...



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Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
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Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
Thomas Fisher Libretti Collection
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Approximately 4000 works, primarily in Italian, first performed after 1815; also translations into other languages.
Thomas Fisher Astronomy
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Thomas Fisher Astronomy From the earliest humans to Claudius Ptolemaeus, Galileo Galilei, George Ellery Hale, Edwin Hubble to Geoffery Marcy; the study/science of astronomy and the night sky has always attempted to decipher the sun, the moon and the planets but also our place as humans, within the cosmos. This collection from the Fisher Rare Books Library is largely made of items from the Stillman Drake Collection (Galileo Galilei), editions from Johannes Kepler, Nicolaus Copernicus, John F.W...
Thomas Fisher Arabic Collection
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501
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309,148
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Arabic language materials provided by the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto
Thomas Fisher Astronomy
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Once attributed to Girolamo Spinelli; now believed to be the work of Galilei. Cf. Drake, Stillman. Galileo against the philosophers Galileo, a major progenitor of the Scientific Revolution was also a martyr of the new science. His career can be viewed as a series of controversies, beginning with his earliest published work on the ‘new star’ of 1604, written when he was already 40. He then moved on to the proportional compass, the telescopic discoveries of 1610, the ‘bodies in water’ and...
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Topics: Lorenzini, Antonio, fl. 1606, Stars, New, Astronomy
Thomas Fisher Biodiversity Collection
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168,756
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Thomas Fisher Biodiversity Collection
Thomas Fisher Astronomy
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Mauri is probably a pseudonym. Variously attributed to Marco Mauro, or Galileo Galilei. Cf. Melzi; Drake, Stillman. Galileo against the philosophers
Topics: Colombe, Lodovico delle, fl. 1612, Stars, New, Astronomy
Thomas Fisher Chapbook Collection
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725
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Thomas Fisher Chapbook Collection
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Service, Robert W. (Robert William), 1874-1958
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Internet Archive Canada's 200,000 Digitized Text Poems was the first publication of author Robert W. Service and became instantly popular when it was published in 1907. There were 10 Canadian printings in that first year of publication, totaling 12,750 copies. The collection includes “ The Shooting of Dan McGrew” and “ The Cremation of Sam McGee”. Which have become classics taught in literature classes, recited widely, referenced in films and music such as the 1949 song "Dangerous...
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Otto Schneid Papers
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Otto Schneid, born in Jablunkova, Czechoslovakia, January 30, 1900, was an art historian, professor, writer, and artist. During the 1930s he began work on a dictionary of twentieth century Jewish artists to be published in Vienna in 1938, but the plates were confiscated by the Nazis. In 1939 he went to Palestine (Israel) as a research student at Jerusalem University. From 1948-1960 he taught art history at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), Haifa, and continued to write about art....
Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
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Includes index
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Topic: Shorthand
Topic: Voyages and travels
University of Toronto - Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library: Patron Requests
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941
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Welcome to Graffigny Electronic Archive / Archives Graffigny   Editions of the works of Mme de Graffigny in the collections of Pierre Mouriau de Meulenacker and of the University of Toronto Fisher Library / éditions des œuvres de Mme de Graffigny conservées dans les collections de Pierre Mouriau de Meulenacker et de la bibliothèque Fisher de l'Université de Toronto The purpose of this archive is to preserve and make available as many editions as possible of the works of Françoise de...
His most innovative educational work was a version of 'Euclid's Elements' which used coloured graphic explanations of each geometric principle. It was published by Pickering (publishers) in 1847. The book has become the subject of renewed interest in recent years for its innovative graphic conception and its style which prefigures the modernist experiments of the Bauhaus and De Stijl movements. Information design writer Edward Tufte refers to the book in his work on graphic design and McLean in...
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Topic: Geometry
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Lima, Oliveira, 1867-1928
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Topics: John VI, King of Portugal, 1767-1826, Brazil -- History 1763-1822
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by James, William, 1842-1910
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Topic: Mental healing
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
RBSC copy: Bound with 20 others
Topic: Peninsular War, 1807-1814
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
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A collection of kibbutz and secular haggadot dating from the mid-1930s to the mid-1990s. Most of this material was produced in-house by various kibbutzim, youth movements, and army units for use at seder celebrations. One of the largest of its kind in the world, this collection documents how kibbutzim and various Zionist, socialist, and secular groups and movements in Israel and around the world created new liturgies to satisfy their own spiritual needs. The collection also includes a number of...
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Lima, Oliveira, 1867-1928
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Topics: John VI, King of Portugal, 1767-1826, Brazil -- History 1763-1822
Added engr. t.p., dated 1812
Topics: Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852, Peninsular War, 1807-1814
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
English and British Almanacs
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Collection of English and British almanacs from 1632 to 1832. Many of the earlier almanacs were used as diaries or have notes added in manuscript. They belonged to the Palmer, Whalley, and Brough families. Members of the Palmer and Whalley families were successfully rectors of Ecton, Northants from 1641-1849.
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Half title: Campagnes de l'armée de Portugal
Topics: Masséna, André, prince d'Essling, 1758-1817, Peninsular War, 1807-1814
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by James, William, 1842-1910
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Habit
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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RBSC copy 2: Bound with the author's Nova Esther em Portugal. Lisboa, 1819
Topics: Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815, Peninsular War, 1807-1814
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Vol. 1. Espagnol - françois - italien.- Vol. 2. François - italien - espagnol.- Vol. 3. Italien - françois - espagnol
Topics: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, French language -- Dictionaries, Italian language -- Dictionaries,...
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by James, William, 1842-1910
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Topic: Life
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings; Franks, Augustus Wollaston, Sir, 1826-1897; Howe, Edward Russell James Gambier
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Title on spine: Catalogue of the Franks Collection of British & American bookplates
Topics: Bookplates, English, Bookplates, American, Book collectors
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Philosophy
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Kierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855; Hollander, Lee Milton, 1880-
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Bibliography: p. 42
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
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Topics: Lagarde, Pierre Denis de, 1768-1848, Peninsular War, 1807-1814
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Camões, Luís de, 1524?-1580; Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890; Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896
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Includes the rejected stanzas (Estancias desprezadas): p. [417]-471
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Vol. 1. Espagnol - françois - italien.- Vol. 2. François - italien - espagnol.- Vol. 3. Italien - françois - espagnol
Topics: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, French language -- Dictionaries, Italian language -- Dictionaries,...
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804; Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804
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Includes index
Topic: Logic
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Unknown
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Gerard, John, 1545-1612; Rolle of Stevenstone, John Rolle, Baron, 1750-1842 (bookplate); Islip, Adam, d. 1639; Norton, Joyce, fl.1632-1638; Whitaker, Richard, d. 1648; Fisher, Sidney T. (Sidney Thomson), 1908-1992 (bookstamp); Dodoens, Rembert, 1517-1585; Johnson, Thomas, d. 1644
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Numbers 29-30 triplicated in paging
Topics: Botany, Medical, Gardens
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Cockburn, Robert, Sir, bart., 1861-; Cockburn, Harry Archibald
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Cockburn family
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Orbini, Mauro, ca. 1550-1611?; Macclesfield, Thomas Augustus Wolstenholme Parker, Earl of, 1811-1896 (bookplate)
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Signatures: [pi]2, b2, a[dagger]2, b[dagger dagger]2, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Rrr4
Topic: Slavs
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Unknown
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Canadian Trade Journals Collection
by Canadian Jewellers Association
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Title varies: Sept. 1879- Trader; -June 1958, The Trader and Canadian jeweller
Topics: Jewelry, Jewelry trade
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Canadian Trade Journals Collection
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Description of series based on issue: v. 90, no. 12 (Dec., 1977)
Topic: Commerce
Canadian Trade Journals Collection
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Title from caption
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Topics: Supermarkets, Grocery trade, Food industry and trade
Vol. 1. Espagnol - françois - italien.- Vol. 2. François - italien - espagnol.- Vol. 3. Italien - françois - espagnol
Topics: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, French language -- Dictionaries, Italian language -- Dictionaries,...
The Crad Kilodney Papers
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img.crad { width: 294px:; height: 200px; float: left; margin-right: 20px; } An excerpt from an announcement from The Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library: April 15, 2014 One of Canadian literature's most notorious individuals, Crad Kilodney, died yesterday, April 14. For many years beginning in the late 1970s and into the early 1990s, Kilodney was a fixture on Toronto's city streets, selling his books and pamphlets, published under his imprint Charnel House, with such provocative titles as...
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
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Topics: Medicine, Medicine
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings; Franks, Augustus Wollaston, Sir, 1826-1897; Howe, Edward Russell James Gambier
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Title on spine: Catalogue of the Franks Collection of British & American bookplates
Topics: Bookplates, English, Bookplates, American, Book collectors
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Aragão, A. C. Teixeira de, (Augusto Carlo Teixeira de), 1823-1903
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Imprint on cover of v. 1 dated: 1875
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Topics: Coins, Portuguese, Numismatics
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Young, A. H. (Archibald Hope), 1863-1936
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RBSC copy: With microfilm duplicate (mfm. dup. 0004)
Topic: Upper Canada College
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Coelho, J. M. Latino (José Maria Latino), 1825-1891
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Topic: Education, Primary
Canadian Trade Journals Collection
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Description of series based on issue: v. 93, no. 12 (1981)
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Topics: Fashion, Fashion
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Costa, José Daniel Rodrigues da, 1757-1832; Palmella, duque de, 1781-1850 (association); David, Alfredo (binder)
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RBSC copy: Ex libris duque de Palmella. Binder's ticket: Alfredo David, Lisboa