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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 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 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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501
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333,032
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Arabic language materials provided by the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto
Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
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Includes index
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Topic: Shorthand
Thomas Fisher Chapbook Collection
Thomas Fisher Chapbook Collection
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725
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88,513
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Thomas Fisher Chapbook Collection
Otto Schneid Papers
Otto Schneid Papers
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853
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66,961
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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....
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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 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...
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 Canadiana Collection
by Canada. Dominion Bureau of Statistics; Canada. Census and Statistics Office; Statistics Canada
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Description based on: 1912
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
by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
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Printed at the Eragny Press
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Topic: Gardening
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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...
English and British Almanacs
English and British Almanacs
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104
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17,595
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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.
Added engr. t.p., dated 1812
Topics: Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852, Peninsular War, 1807-1814
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
Thomas Fisher Arabic Collection
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This item is part of a cataloguing project and has only basic metadata available at this time.
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Half title: Campagnes de l'armée de Portugal
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Topics: Masséna, André, prince d'Essling, 1758-1817, Peninsular War, 1807-1814
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
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Topics: Lagarde, Pierre Denis de, 1768-1848, Peninsular War, 1807-1814
Canadian Pamphlets and Broadsides Collection
by Bryce, P. H. (Peter Henderson), 1853-1932; Canada. Department of Indian Affairs
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Early report on the Indian residential schools in Manitoba and the Northwest Territories conducted by the Chief Medical Office or the Department of Indian Affairs. The author details the history of the Residential Schools, discusses their condition, and describes in the health of the pupils. He finds a high and unacceptable death rate from tuberculosis due to the poor conditions under which the students are forced to live
Topics: Indians of North America, Indians of North America, Indians of North America, Indians of North...
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
RBSC copy: Bound with 20 others
Topic: Peninsular War, 1807-1814
Thomas Fisher Arabic Collection
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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by James, William, 1842-1910
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Topic: Mental healing
Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
by London, Jack, 1876-1916
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231, [3] p., [10] leaves of plates (p. [2-3] at end advertisements) :
Bound by Edmonds & Remnants, London
Topic: Botany
Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
by Canada. Dominion Bureau of Statistics; Canada. Census and Statistics Office; Statistics Canada
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Description based on: 1912
The Crad Kilodney Papers
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
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 Cockburn, Robert, Sir, bart., 1861-; Cockburn, Harry Archibald
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Cockburn family
Thomas Fisher Arabic Collection
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University of Toronto - Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library: Patron Requests
by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
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World encyclopaedia.- The brain organization of the modern world.- The idea of a permanent world encyclopaedia.- Passage from a speech to the Congrès mondial de la documentation universelle, Paris, August 20th, 1937.- The informative content of education.- Appendix I: Ruffled teachers.- Appendix II: Palestine in proportion.- Appendix III: The fall in America 1937.- Appendix IV: Transatlantic misunderstandings.- Appendix V: The English speaking world: "As I see it"
Topic: Intellectual cooperation
Graffigny Electronic Archive / Archives Graffigny numérisées
by Grafigny, Mme de (Françoise d'Issembourg d'Happoncourt), 1695-1758; Bunbury, K., Colonel (bookplate)
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Caption title: Letters written by a Peruvian lady
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Plotinus; Taylor, Thomas, 1758-1835; Mead, G. R. S. (George Robert Stow), 1863-1933
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Topics: Plotinus, Plotinus
Thomas Fisher Arabic Collection
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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topics: Liberalism, Free thought, Propaganda
Errors in paging
Topics: Portuguese language, Portuguese language
Thomas Fisher Biodiversity Collection
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vi, 336, [16] p. ([16] p. at end advertisements)
Topic: Natural history
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Naudé, Gabriel, 1600-1653; Block, Henri van den, 1740-1807 (association)
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Pages 641-649 numbered 607-615
Topic: Magic
Advertisement on p. [1] dated: 1873
Topics: Formulas, recipes, etc, Medicine, Popular
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 Biodiversity Collection
by Chambers, A. C; Whymper, Emily Hepburn, 1833-1886, illustrator; Dickes, William, 1815-1892 (printer); Stanford, Edward, 1827-1904 engraver; Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain). General Literature Committee
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Author identified in BM Cat and Halkett & Laing as Miss A. C. Chambers
Topics: Botany, Flowers, Wild flowers
University of Toronto - Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library: Patron Requests
by Kennicott, Benjamin, 1718-1783
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"Dissertatio generalis in Vetus Testamentum Hebraicum : cum varii lectionibus, ex codibus manuscriptis et impressis / auctore Benjamino Kennicott": p. [1]-129 at end of v. 2
Topic: Bible
Canadian Trade Journals Collection
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Description of series based on issue: v. 1, no. 1 (Jan., 1900)
Topics: Clothing and dress, Dressmaking, Dry-goods
University of Toronto - Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library: Patron Requests
by Kennicott, Benjamin, 1718-1783
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"Dissertatio generalis in Vetus Testamentum Hebraicum : cum varii lectionibus, ex codibus manuscriptis et impressis / auctore Benjamino Kennicott": p. [1]-129 at end of v. 2
Topic: Bible
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Mesmer, Franz Anton, 1734-1815
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Topics: Animal magnetism, Mesmerism
Thomas Fisher Arabic Collection
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Includes advertisements
Topics: Science, Physical geography, Plant morphology
Prelim. matter exists in 3 states; in this copy p. [1-8] in 1st state, p. [9-16] in 3d state, with 2d state of p. [1-8] laid in. Cf. Max Caspar. Bibl. Kepleriana. München, 1936, no. 79
Topics: Astronomy, Astronomy, Stars
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by James, William, 1842-1910
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Topic: Life
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Philosophy
Toronto Sunday World
Toronto Sunday World
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Toronto Sunday World newspaper.
Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
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Includes list of "Contributors" - preliminary p. [5-6]
Topic: Cooking, Canadian
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Topic: Almanacs, Canadian
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
In double columns
Topic: Booksellers' catalogs
Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
by Quebec (Province) Archives
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Issues for 1920/21-1948/49 issued without vol. numbering
Topic: Archives
Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
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Title varies slightly
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Topics: Dressmaking, Needlework, Millinery
Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
by Quebec (Province) Archives
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Issues for 1920/21-1948/49 issued without vol. numbering
Topic: Archives
Includes advertisements
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 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 Arabic Collection
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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Berthelot, M. (Marcellin), 1827-1907; Ruelle, Ch.-Em., 1833-1912
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Vol. 3 has half title only
Topic: Alchemy
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Sbornos, Ianns N., 1863-1923; Barth, Wilhelm Maria, 1856-1940; Philadelpheus, Alexandros, 1867-; Athens, Greece. Ethnikon Archaiologikon Mouseion
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Cover title: Das Athener Nationalmuseum phototypische Wiedergabe seiner Schätze
Topics: Sculpture, Greek, Sculpture, genealogy
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
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Topic: Griffin family
28, [4] p. ([4] p. at end advertisements) : music.
Topic: Operas
Thomas Fisher Biodiversity Collection
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Half-title, t.p. and text printed within thin black rule border
Topics: Microorganisms, Water, Microscopy
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Topic: English language
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
by Cacegas, Luís de, ca. 1540-1610; Sousa, Luís de, 1555?-1632; Encarnação, Antonio da, d. 1665; Santa Catharina, Lucas de, 1660-1746
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Parts 1 and 4 each in 2 v
Topic: Dominicans