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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
Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
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Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
Thomas Fisher Biodiversity Collection
Thomas Fisher Biodiversity Collection
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Thomas Fisher Biodiversity Collection
Thomas Fisher Arabic Collection
Thomas Fisher Arabic Collection
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Arabic language materials provided by the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto
Otto Schneid Papers
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 Libretti 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 Canadiana Collection
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Includes index
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Topic: Shorthand
Thomas Fisher Arabic Collection
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Thomas Fisher Chapbook Collection
Thomas Fisher Chapbook Collection
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Thomas Fisher Chapbook Collection
Thomas Fisher Astronomy
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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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...
Thomas Fisher Arabic Collection
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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
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Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
by Ontario. Department of Public Records and Archives; Whitney, James Pliny, Sir, 1843-1914 (association); Fraser, Alexander Campbell, 1886-1955 (association)
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Continued by: Report of the Department of Public Records and Archives of Ontario
Topics: Ontario. Department of Public Records and Archives, Archives
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by James, William, 1842-1910
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Topic: Mental healing
English and British Almanacs
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 Arabic Collection
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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by James, William, 1842-1910
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Topic: Life
96, 8 p. (8 p. at end advertisements)
Topic: Insects -- Juvenile literature
Thomas Fisher Cookery
Thomas Fisher Cookery
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Thomas Fisher Cookery
Thomas Fisher Arabic Collection
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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 Biodiversity Collection
by Bruyssel, Ernest Jean van, 1827-1914; Yonge, Charlotte M. (Charlotte Mary), 1823-1901; Burn & Co
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Translation by C.M. Yonge, of Les clients d'un vieux poirier
Topic: Insects
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 Arabic Collection
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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...
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
by Lima, Oliveira, 1867-1928
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Topics: John VI, King of Portugal, 1767-1826, Brazil -- History 1763-1822
Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
by T. Eaton Co
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Description based on: no. 2 (1888)
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Topics: T. Eaton Co, Mail-order business, Commercial catalogs
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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Includes index
Topic: Logic
Thomas Fisher Arabic Collection
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Thomas Fisher Arabic Collection
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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626; H., R; R.H; Haines, Richard, 1633-1685
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"The identity of 'H.R. Esquire' is not known, though Hazlitt states that the book was written 'perhaps by Richard Haines'." - Gibson
Topic: Utopias
Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
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Title varies slightly
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Topics: Dressmaking, Needlework, Millinery
Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
by Kron, Karl
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"Mailed by the Publisher ..."
Topics: Cycling, Bicycle touring, Bicycle touring
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Experience (Religion), Philosophy and religion, Religion, Psychology, Religious
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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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Habit
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Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
by Stephenson, Blake and Company, Ltd; Sir Charles Reed & Sons
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Paging irregular
Topics: Printing, Type and type-founding
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
[4], 261 p
Topics: Geology, Paleontology
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Topic: English language
Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
by Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942; Gibbs, George, 1870-1942
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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Thomas Fisher Biodiversity Collection
by Schomburgk, Robert H. (Robert Hermann), 1804-1865
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2 v. :
Topics: Schomburgk, Robert H. (Robert Hermann), 1804-1865, Burckhardt, John Lewis, 1784-1817, Fishes --...
Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
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Topics: Women's periodicals, Ukrainian, Women, Ukrainian -- Canada -- Periodicals, Working-women's clubs --...
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Philosophy
Bound by Edmonds & Remnants, London
Topic: Botany
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Coelho, J. M. Latino (José Maria Latino), 1825-1891
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Topic: Education, Primary
Thomas Fisher Biodiversity Collection
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Fisher Copy: Bound in red coarse-cord publishers' cloth blocked in blind and gold; pictoral vignette and lettering in gold with design in blind on upper cover; same design in blind on lower cover; spine in gold and blind
Topic: Birds
Includes advertisements
Topics: Ontario -- Gazetteers, Ontario -- Directories
Canadian Pamphlets and Broadsides Collection
by Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
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On cover: K-uno karacter honor duty
Topic: Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Caption title: County of Bruce directory
Topic: Bruce (Ont. : County) -- Directories
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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 Arabic Collection
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Thomas Fisher Arabic Collection
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Canadian Trade Journals Collection
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Description of series based on issue: v. 85, no. 5 (1967)
Topics: Stationery trade, Stationery
Probably printed in the United States
Topic: Bible
28, [4] p. ([4] p. at end advertisements) : music.
Topic: Operas
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Bodin, Jean, 1530-1596
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RBSC copy: With microfilm duplicate (mfm. dup. 0208)
Topics: Weyer, Johann, 1515-1588, Demonomania, Magic, Witchcraft
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Canadian Trade Journals Collection
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Discontinued with May 1902 issue. Recontinued with June 1904
Topics: Canoes and canoeing, Fishing, Hunting, Outdoor life