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The McGill Library Rare Books and Special Collections began collecting rare materials in the 1850s, and through gift and purchase the holdings now constitute rich and highly diverse research collections. The humanities and social sciences and in particular art and architecture, Canadiana, history, literature, the history of ideas (philosophy and religion), travel and exploration, and the history of the book form the core of the collection. More information can be found on the library’s website h...



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Oct 19, 2021 Moberly, C. A. E. (Charlotte Anne Elizabeth), 1846-1937
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131 pages illustrations, portraits, folded maps 23 cm
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Topics: Petit Trianon (Versailles, France), Marie Antoinette, -- Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of...
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Jul 30, 2021 Blake, Margaret, 1835-1917, author
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6 unnumbered pages, 188 pages, 6 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm
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Topics: Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cooking, Canadian
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Mar 15, 2021 Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
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Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
324 pages ; 14 cm
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Topics: Scotland -- Registers., Aberdeen (Scotland) -- History., McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
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Feb 6, 2021 Maretić, T. (Tomislav), 1854-1938
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2 preliminary leaves, v, [2], 263 pages 24 cm.
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Topics: Epic poetry, Croatian -- History and criticism., Epic poetry, Serbian -- History and criticism.,...
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Feb 6, 2021 Cox Gelatine Co
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24 pages
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Topics: Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
[12], 105, [1] p. ; 4to.
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Topics: Jews -- England -- Early works to 1800., Judaism -- Controversial literature -- Early works to...
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Sep 29, 2020 Boucher de Perthes, M. (Jacques), 1788-1868
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3 volumes : plates ; 26 cm
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Topics: France -- Antiquities., Archaeology., Antiquities, Prehistoric., McGill University Library...
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Sep 18, 2020 al-Suyūṭī, Muḥammad al-Zaqīm. editor; Damīrī, Muḥammad ibn Mūsá, 1341?-1405, author
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2 volumes ( 8, 338 pages, 8, 360 pages) ; 29 x 20 cm.
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Topics: Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, -- approximately 1203-1283. -- ʻAjāʼib...
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Jul 31, 2020 Riz̤ā-ʼi ʻAbbāsī, Āqā, approximately 1570-1635? artist
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1 painting : watercolour ; 34 x 21.5 cm
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Topics: -- 880-02Riz̤ā-ʼi ʻAbbāsī, -- Āqā, Painting, Mogul., Miniature painting, Mogul.,...
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Jun 28, 2020 Ṭāshkubrīʹzādah, Aḥmad ibn Muṣṭafá, 1495-1561, author
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92 unnumbered pages 20 x 12 cm.
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Topics: Ulama -- Turkey -- Biography., Sufis -- Turkey -- Biography., Manuscripts, Arabic -- Québec...
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May 7, 2020 Jurjānī, ʻAbd al-Qāhir ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān, -1078? author
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328 unnumbered pages ; 24 x 15 cm
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Topics: Arabic language -- Grammar., Arabic language -- Syntax., Manuscripts, Arabic -- Québec (Province)...
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Apr 29, 2020 Thomas, à Kempis, 1380-1471.; Stanhope, George, 1660-1728.
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4, 339, 45 pages, 3 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Topics: Devotional exercises., Christian life., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare...
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Mar 9, 2020 Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, approximately 1203-1283, author
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606 pages : illustrations ; 29 x 19 cm.
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Topics: Manuscripts, Persian -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal., Illumination of books and manuscripts,...
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Jan 20, 2020 Awḥadī, Rukn al-Dīn, 1271 or 1272-1337 or 1338
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1 sheet : colour illustration ; 8.6 x 11 cm
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Topics: -- 880-01Awḥadī, Rukn al-Dīn, -- 1271 or 1272-1337 or 1338., Manuscripts, Persian -- Québec...
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Dec 20, 2019 Blacker-Wood Library of Zoology and Ornithology. Manuscript. Ivanow 184; ʻUkbarī, ʻAbd Allāh ibn al-Ḥusayn, 1143 or 1144-1219, author; Mutanabbī, Abū al-Ṭayyib Aḥmad ibn al-Ḥusayn, 915 or 916-965. Poems
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928 unnumbered pages ; 30 x 19 cm
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Topics: Arabic literature., Arabic poetry., Manuscripts, Arabic -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal.,...
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Dec 19, 2019 Jaʻbarī, Ibrāhīm ibn ʻUmar, 1242 or 1243-1331 or 1332, author
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2 pages ; 20 x 14 cm
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Topics: Qurʼan., Manuscripts, Arabic -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal., Arabic language -- Grammar.,...
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Nov 23, 2019 Canada Starch Company
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128 pages : illustrations, plan ; 22 cm
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Topics: Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
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Nov 16, 2019 Reckitt & Colman Canada Limited
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28 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Topics: Cooking., Cuisine., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking, Cuisine
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Nov 16, 2019 York, Brenda
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40 pages : illustrations ; 13 x 22 cm
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Topics: Margarine., Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Margarine,...
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Aug 12, 2019 Ghazzālī, 1058-1111, author
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418 unnumbered pages ; 25 x 15 cm
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Topics: Islamic ethics -- Early works to 1800., Manuscripts, Persian -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal.,...
153 pages ; 22 cm
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Topics: Masson, L. R. -- (Louis Rodrigue), -- 1833-1903 -- Library., Canada -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.,...
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Mar 10, 2019 al-Munavvarī, al-Ḥājj Mullā Muḥammad b. Muḥammad Ḥasan. editor; Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, approximately 1203-1283. ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharāʼib al-mawjūdāt. Selections; Damīrī, Muḥammad ibn Mūsá, 1341?-1405, author
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2 volumes in one (564 unnumbered pages) ; 36 x 22 cm.
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Topics: Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, -- approximately 1203-1283. -- ʻAjāʼib...
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Feb 21, 2019 'Uthmān Beg Ghālib, author
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775 pages, 24 pages (index) ; illustrations ; 24 x 16 cm
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Topics: Zoology., Worms., Insects., Animals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare Books &...
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Feb 10, 2019 Blacker-Wood Library of Zoology and Ornithology. Manuscript. Ivanow 176; Ibn Bābawayh al-Qummī, Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī, 918 or 919-991 or 992, author; al-Ṭāliqānī, Ibn Maḥmūd Muḥammad Zamān, transcriber
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806 unnumbered pages ; 25 x 18 cm
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Topics: Islamic law -- Early works to 1800., Shiites -- Early works to 1800., Manuscripts, Arabic --...
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136 pages ; 19 cm
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Topics: World history -- Early works to 1800., History, Ancient -- Early works to 1800., McGill University...
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Jan 26, 2019 Hill, Janet McKenzie, 1852-1933; E.H. Sargent and Company
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93 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
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Topics: Food processor cooking., Cooking., E.H. Sargent and Company., Sargent's Gem Food Chopper., McGill...
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Oct 6, 2018 al-Sahārnapūrī, 'Iṣmat Allāh ibn A'ẓam ibn 'Abd al-Rasūl author
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58 unnumbered pages ; 22 x 16 cm
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Topics: Mathematics., Algebra., Science., Manuscripts, Arabic -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal., McGill...
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Oct 6, 2018 Idrīsī, approximately 1100-1166
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1 map on 6 sheets : color ; 87 x 191 cm
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Topics: World maps -- Early works to 1800 -- Facsimiles., McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
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Sep 2, 2018 Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807, artist.; Wood, Casey A. (Casey Albert), 1856-1942, donor.; Blacker-Wood Library of Zoology and Ornithology.
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1 painting : watercolour ; 26.0 x 36.8 cm
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Topics: Gwillim, Elizabeth, -- 1763-1807., Cuckoos., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare Books...
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Aug 9, 2018 Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807, artist.; Wood, Casey A. (Casey Albert), 1856-1942, donor.; Blacker-Wood Library of Zoology and Ornithology.
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1 painting : watercolour ; 34.8 x 51.0 cm
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Topics: Gwillim, Elizabeth, -- 1763-1807., Lapwings., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare Books...
24, [2], [2], 24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
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Topics: Cooking., Cooking, Canadian., Flour., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
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Aug 20, 2017 Tory, Henry Marshall, 1864-1947
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19 p. ; 26 cm
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Topics: Khaki University of Canada., Soldiers -- Education, Non-military -- Canada., World War, 1914-1918...
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Jan 23, 2017 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Woodroffe, Paul, illustrator; Moorat, Joseph S., writer of added content; Ballantyne Press, printmaker
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129 pages, [20] leaves of plates : color illustrations, music ; 28 cm
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Topics: Shipwreck victims -- Fiction., Magicians -- Fiction., Spirits -- Fiction., McGill University...
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Jan 31, 2016 Muḥammd Qāsim Tabrīzī, calligrapher
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7 sheets (in various numberings) ; 11 x 10 cm.
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Topics: Calligraphy, Arabic., Manuscripts, Arabic -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal., Calligraphy,...
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Jan 31, 2016 "
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[409] leaves, bound ; 28.6 x 16.7 cm
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Topics: Qurʼan. -- Persian & Arabic., Manuscripts, Arabic -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal.,...
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Jan 24, 2016 Mehren, A. F. (August Ferdinand), 1822-1907; Ibn ʻAsākir, ʻAlī ibn al-Ḥasan, 1105-1176. Tabyīn kadhib al-muftarī
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165 pages ; 25 cm
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Topics: Ashʻarī, Abū al-Ḥasan ʻAlī ibn Ismāʻīl, -- 873?-935?, Ashàri, Abu al-Hasan Àli...
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- Lear, Edward, 1812-1888, artist.
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1 online resource.
Topics: Lear, Edward, -- 1812-1888., King vulture., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare Books...
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- Lear, Edward, 1812-1888, artist.
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1 online resource.
Topics: Lear, Edward, -- 1812-1888., Corvus corax., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare Books...
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- Lear, Edward, 1812-1888, artist.
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1 online resource.
Topics: Lear, Edward, -- 1812-1888., Birds -- South America., McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
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- Lear, Edward, 1812-1888, artist.
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1 online resource.
Topics: Lear, Edward, -- 1812-1888., Birds., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare Books &...
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- Lear, Edward, 1812-1888, artist.
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1 online resource.
Topics: Lear, Edward, -- 1812-1888., Ducks., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare Books &...
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- Voltaire, 1694-1778, author; Rogues, Jacques, addressee
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1 folded sheet (4 unnumbered pages) ; 23 x 38 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
Topics: Voltaire, -- 1694-1778 -- Correspondence., Philosophers -- France -- Correspondence., Authors,...
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- Sainte-Marie-Vitaline, soeur, C.N.D., 1873-1954; Congrégation de Notre-Dame de Montréal
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iv, 84 p. ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking, French-Canadian., Menus., Cuisine québécoise., McGill University Library Digitized...
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- Karam Allāh, Muḥammad, author; Wood, Casey A. (Casey Albert), 1856-1942, former owner; Sandīlī, Mīr Amīr 'Alī, transcriber
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370 pages ; 24 x 15 cm
Topics: Manuscripts, Persian -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal., Falconry -- Early works to 1800.,...
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348 leaves 19 cm
Topics: Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions., Pharmacy -- Early works to 1800., Formulas,...
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1 map : hand colored ; 22 x 27 cm
Topics: Halifax Harbour (N.S.) -- Maps -- Early works to 1800., McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
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- Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790; Jackson, Richard, -1787; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. Observations concerning the increase of mankind; Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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47, [1] p. ; 20 cm. (8vo)
Topics: United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763., Anglo-French War, 1755-1763., United...
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- Lear, Edward, 1812-1888, artist.; Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Golden, or Queen of Bavaria's parrot (psittacus luteus); Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Vasa parrot (psittacus vasa)
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1 online resource.
Topics: Parrots., Lear, Edward, -- 1812-1888., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare Books &...
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volumes ; 39 cm
Topics: Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, The Québec gazette =, Rare Books and...
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volumes ; 39 cm
Topics: Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, The Québec gazette =, Rare Books and...
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volumes ; 39 cm
Topics: Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, The Québec gazette =, Rare Books and...
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volumes ; 39 cm
Topics: Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, The Québec gazette =, Rare Books and...
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volumes ; 39 cm
Topics: Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, The Québec gazette =, Rare Books and...
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volumes ; 39 cm
Topics: Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, The Québec gazette =, Rare Books and...
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volumes ; 39 cm
Topics: Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, The Québec gazette =, Rare Books and...
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volumes ; 39 cm
Topics: Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, The Québec gazette =, Rare Books and...
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volumes ; 39 cm
Topics: Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, The Québec gazette =, Rare Books and...
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illustrations ; 30-35 cm.
Topics: Railroads -- United States -- Periodicals., Railroad engineering -- United States -- Periodicals.,...
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volumes ; 39 cm
Topics: Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, The Québec gazette =, Rare Books and...
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volumes ; 39 cm
Topics: Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, The Québec gazette =, Rare Books and...
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volumes ; 39 cm
Topics: Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, The Québec gazette =, Rare Books and...
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volumes ; 39 cm
Topics: Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, The Québec gazette =, Rare Books and...
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- Compagnie d'électricité Shawinigan
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35 pages ; 17 cm
Topics: Cooking, French-Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
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1 score (84 pages, 4 unnumbered pages) ; 12 x 19 cm
Topics: Gregorian chants., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare Books and Special Collections -...
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- Martin, Rita; Robin Hood Flour Mills
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136 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking, American., Flour., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
Rare Books and Special Collections
- Stringer, Arthur, 1874-1950; MacDonald, J. E. H. (James Edward Hervey), 1873-1932, designer of book cover; MacDonald, Thoreau, 1901-1989, designer of book cover
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12 pages ; 22 cm.
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, Ryerson poetry chap books, Rare Books & Special...
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- Standard Brands Limited, publisher
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15 pages ; 16 cm
Topics: Cooking (Bread), Bread., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare Books and Special...
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224 pages ; 15 cm
Topics: Great Britain -- Registers., Jamaica -- Registers., McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
4 unnumbered pages, 75 pages, 2 unnumbered pages ; 22 x 13 cm (octavo)
Topics: Statesmen -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800., Political satire, English -- Early works to...
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3 parts (23, 19, 17 pages) ; 33 cm
Topics: String trios (Viola, cellos (2)) -- Parts., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Marvin...
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viii, 32 pages 20 cm
Topics: Canada Company, London., Canada Company., Colonisation intérieure -- Ontario -- Histoire -- 19e...
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- Willoughby de Broke, H. V., Baron, 1844-1902
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78 pages : por
Topics: Fox hunting., FOX HUNTING., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Fox hunting, FOX HUNTING
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- Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727; Smith, Samuel, active 1681-1703, bookseller; Walford, Benjamin, -approximately 1710, bookseller
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[4], 144, 211 [i.e. 213], [1] p., [19] folded leaves of plates : ill. ; 25 cm (4to)
Topics: Optics -- Early works to 1800., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Optics
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- Mirza, Youel B. (Youel Benjamin), 1886-; Nadejen, Theodore, 1889-1974
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260 pages : illustrations, color plates ; 21 cm.
Topics: Iran -- Juvenile literature., McGill University Library Digitized Title