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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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13 unnumbered pages ; 15 cm
Topics: Baking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare Books and Special Collections - Cookbook...
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by Clark, Charles, 1806-1880, printer
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1 sheet : illustration ; 12 x 10 cm
Topics: Broadsides -- England -- 19th century -- Specimens., McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
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by Abū al-Faz̤l ibn Mubārak, 1551-1602, author
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22 pages ; 18 x 13 cm
Topics: Kalīlah wa-Dimnah., Fables, Persian -- Adaptations., Panchatantra., Indian literature.,...
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by McGill University. Institute of Islamic Studies. Library. Manuscript. 153.
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34 unnumbered pages ; 21 x 15 cm
Topics: Tales., Turkish literature., Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918., Manuscripts, Turkish...
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by Masīh al-Zamān, Muḥammad, author
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98 pages ; 25 x 16 cm
Topics: Horses -- Diseases -- Early works to 1800., Horses -- Early works to 1800., Horses., McGill...
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by '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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by Ibn Bābawayh al-Qummī, Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī, 918 or 919-991 or 992, author
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450 unnumbered pages ; 20 x 14 cm
Topics: Islam -- Doctrines., Islamic law., Shīʿah., Manuscripts, Arabic -- Québec (Province) --...
McGill University Library
by Michelin and Cie,
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55, [1] pages illustrations (including maps, plans) double plan 20 cm.
Topics: Amiens (France) -- Guidebooks., Amiens (France) -- History., Amiens (France) -- Guides., Amiens...
McGill University Library
by Ingersoll Cream Cheese Company (Ingersoll, Ont.); University of Waterloo. Library. Women's Studies Collection. CaOWtU
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1 folded sheet (6 panels) ; 16 cm
Topics: Cooking (Cheese), Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cooking, Canadian,...
McGill University Library
by Coffin, William Foster, 1808-1878
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[5], vi-xvi, [1], 18-296 pages ; 23 cm
Topics: United States -- History -- War of 1812., Québec (Province) -- Histoire -- 1812, Guerre de.,...
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by W.T. Rawleigh Company
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33 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection
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by W.T. Rawleigh Company
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33 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection
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by W.T. Rawleigh Company
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33 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection
McGill University Library
by W.T. Rawleigh Company
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33 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection
1 folded sheet ([8]) pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Cooking (Maple sugar and syrup), McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection
McGill University Library
by 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...
McGill University Library
by Freemasons. Thistle Lodge, No. 96 (Montréal, Québec)
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6 unnumbered pages ; 25 cm
Topics: Freemasons. -- Thistle Lodge, No. 96 (Montréal, Québec) -- Anniversaries, etc., Freemasonry --...
McGill University Library
by Anctil, Jeanne
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265 pages, [2] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 17 cm
Topics: Cooking, French-Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
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by Anctil, Jeanne
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265 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Topics: Cooking, French-Canadian., Cuisine canadienne-française., McGill University Library Digitized...
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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by Pomiane, Edouard de, 1875-1964
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3 preliminary leaves, [9]-258 pages 19 cm
Topics: Menus., Cooking, French., Diet., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
224 pages ; 19 cm
Topics: Desserts., Bread., Cake., Cooking (Eggs), Puddings., McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
McGill University Library
by Connors Bros. Limited, issuing body
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14 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 14 cm
Topics: Sardines., Cooking, Canadian., Cooking -- Canada., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare...
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by Women's Institutes of Stanstead County (Québec)
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116 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare Books and Special Collections - Cookbook...
15 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Topics: Soft drinks., Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Soft...
McGill University Library
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24 cm : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Topics: Desserts., Cooking (Milk), Condensed milk., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
39, 27, [1] leaves : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Baking -- Canada., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Baking
40 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Topics: Baking -- Canada., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
McGill University Library
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8 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 10 x 12 cm
Topics: Soft drinks., Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Soft...
McGill University Library
by Catholic Church, issuing body.
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1 choir book (45 folios) ; 21 x 14 cm
Topics: Catholic Church -- Liturgy., Gregorian chants., Antiphonaries., Music -- Manuscripts., Manuscripts,...
[5], 6-102, 2 pages 13 cm
Topics: Gibson, James, -- approximately 1690-1752 -- Personal narratives., Louisbourg (N.S.) -- History --...
McGill University Library
by Marchant, Bessie, 1862-1941
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352 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Topic: McGill University Library Digitized Title
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by Great Britain. Hydrographic Office, issuing body
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1 map ; 44 x 51 cm
Topics: Newfoundland and Labrador -- Navigation -- Maps., Nautical charts -- Newfoundland and Labrador --...
McGill University Library
by Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870; Leech, John, 1817-1864, illustrator; Chapman and Hall, publisher; Bradbury & Evans, printer
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[8], 166, [2] p., [4] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 17 cm.
Topics: Scrooge, Ebenezer -- Fiction., Misers -- Fiction., Poor families -- Fiction., Sick children --...
91, [1] pages ; 20 cm.
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, "
McGill University Library
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1 map : hand coloured, sectioned and mounted on linen ; 39 x 65 cm, folded to 11 x 17 cm
Topics: Canada -- Maps., Ontario -- Maps., Québec (Province) -- Maps., New England -- Maps., McGill...
McGill University Library
by Torbett, Charles W., engraver.
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1 map ; 75 x 39 cm, folded to 21 x 11 cm
Topics: Nova Scotia -- Maps., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Large Scale Digitization...
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by Washburn, Henry Stevenson, 1813-1903, copyright holder.; Putnam, John, printer.; New England Sabbath School Union.
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36 p. : ill. ; 16 cm.
Topics: Sunday school literature., Children's stories., Circus -- Juvenile fiction., Occupations --...
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1 score (34 pages) 17 cm
Topics: McGill University -- Students' songs., McGill University Library Digitized Title, McGill University...
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by Hickman, W. Albert (William Albert), 1877-1957
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1 sheet ([1] pages) ; 31 x 11 cm
Topic: McGill University Library Digitized Title
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by Clark, Charles, 1806-1880, printer
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1 sheet : illustrations ; 23 x 15 cm
Topics: Broadsides -- England -- 19th century -- Specimens., Songs, English., McGill University Library...
McGill University Library
by Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731.
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volumes 24 cm
Topics: Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1702-1714 -- Periodicals., Periodicals -- England.,...
McGill University Library
by Great Britain. Hydrographic Office, issuing body
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1 map ; 59 x 65 cm, folded to 59 x 49 cm
Topics: Newfoundland and Labrador -- Navigation -- Maps., Nautical charts -- Newfoundland and Labrador --...
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15 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Topics: Yiddish wit and humor., Jewish wit and humor., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Yiddish...
Rare Books and Special Collections
by Leveridge, Lilian, 1879-1953; MacDonald, J. E. H. (James Edward Hervey), 1873-1932, designer of book cover; Woodrow, Constance Davies, auxilium
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24 pages ; 22 cm.
Topics: Canadian poetry, McGill University Library Digitized Title, Ryerson poetry chap books, Rare Books...
McGill University Library
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[2], 24 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Etruria -- Antiquities., Greece -- Antiquities., McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
v, 110 pages 21 cm
Topics: Commerce., Great Britain -- Commerce., France -- Commerce., Great Britain -- Commercial policy.,...
[4], 68 pages ; 19 cm
Topics: Plague -- France -- Marseille, 1720., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare Books and...
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by Goudy, Frederic W. (Frederic William), 1865-1947, type designer.; Goudy, Bertha, 1869-1935, compositor.; Marchbanks Press.
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1 broadside ; 56 x 34 cm
Topics: Type and type-founding., Printing -- Specimens., Goudy, Frederic W. -- (Frederic William), --...
[4], 70 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Birds -- Classification., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Birds
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by Jefferys, Thomas, -1771; Chabert, Joseph Bernard, marquis de, 1724-1805; Cook, James, 1728-1779, surveyor; Holland, Samuel, 1728-1801; Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm), printer
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1 map : hand-colored ; 57 x 50 cm
Topics: Nautical charts., Nautical charts -- Saint Lawrence, Gulf of -- Early works to 1800., Saint...
McGill University Library
by Seller, John, active 1658-1698; Colson, John; Fisher, William; Atkinson, J. (James); Thornton, John, active 1652-1701; Pugsley, William H. (William Howard), 1912-1993, donor; W.H. Pugsley Collection of Early Canadian Maps
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1 map : hand color ; 42 x 54 cm
Topics: Atlantic Provinces -- Maps -- Early works to 1800., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Map...
McGill University Library
by Thornton, John, 1641-1708; Seller, John, active 1658-1698; Pugsley, William H. (William Howard), 1912-1993, donor; W.H. Pugsley Collection of Early Canadian Maps
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1 map ; 53 x 43 cm
Topics: Arctic regions -- Maps -- Early works to 1800., Hudson Bay Region -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.,...
McGill University Library
by Law, John, 1854-1923, author; British Library; BiblioLife Network (BLN), sponsoring body
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iii, 184 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates ; 25 cm.
Topics: Slums -- Fiction., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Slums
272 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Cooking, English., Cooking -- Early works to 1800., Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.,...
McGill University Library
by Johnson, Lionel, 1867-1902, former owner; McGill University. Library. Manuscript. MsG 177
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396 leaves, 2 unnumbered leaves ; 16 cm (8vo)
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, Manuscript Collection
26 pages facsimiles 26 cm
Topics: Johnston, Edward, -- 1872-1944 -- Bibliography., Penmanship -- Bibliography., McGill University...
McGill University Library
by Great Britain; Québec (Province). Laws, etc; Lower Canada. Laws, etc
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[2], 41, [1], 59, [1], [1], 17, [1] pages ; 27 cm
Topics: Law -- Québec (Province), McGill University Library Digitized Title, Law
32 pages, [1] leaf ; 26 cm
Topics: Law -- Québec (Province), Law -- Ontario., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare...
McGill University Library
by Patrick, Symon, Bp. of Ely, 1626-1707; Lowth, William, 1660-1732; Arnald, Richard, 1700-1756; Whitby, Daniel, 1638-1726
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7 volumes : map, portraits ; 28 cm
Topics: Bible -- Commentaries., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Bible
McGill University Library
by Moore, George, 1852-1933
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86 pages, 1 leaf 24 cm
Topics: Moore, George, -- 1852-1933., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Humanities and Social...
[7], 288 pages ; 8.̊
Topics: New Brunswick., Gaspé District (Québec), Nouveau-Brunswick -- Descriptions et voyages.,...
McGill University Library
by Bradford, T. G. (Thomas Gamaliel), 1802-1887
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1 atlas (1 volume (various pagings)) : illustrations (some hand colored), 66 hand colored maps ; 33 cm
Topics: Atlases., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare Books/Special Collections - McLennan...
[1] leaf, 76 pages [1] leaf of plates : illustrations, folded map
Topics: Nova Scotia -- History., Nova Scotia -- Description and travel., McGill University Library...
12 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Canada -- History -- Rebellion, 1837-1838., Canada -- Politics and government -- 1791-1841., McGill...
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by Hennepin, Louis, active 17th century
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[5], 6-40, [17], [41]-407, [1] pages, [2] leaves of plates : illustration, folded map ; 26 cm
Topics: La Salle, Robert Cavelier, -- sieur de, -- 1643-1687., Hennepin, Louis, -- active 17th century.,...
1 map : hand color ; 21 x 43 cm
Topics: Nautical charts -- Fundy, Bay of -- Early works to 1800., Fundy, Bay of -- Maps -- Early works to...
24 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: Birds -- Nova Scotia -- Identification., Mammals -- Nova Scotia -- Identification., Birds --...
McGill University Library
by Bridges, John George, -1841
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xvi pages 12mo.
Topics: Constitutional history -- Great Britain., Constitutions -- Great Britain., Grande-Bretagne --...
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by Queerfellow, Quintin; Clark, Charles, 1806-1880, printer
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10, [3] leaves ; 17 cm
Topics: Private presses -- England., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Colgate Collection, Private...
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by Clark, Charles, 1806-1880; Clark, Charles, 1806-1880, printer
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19, [1] pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Humorous poetry., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Colgate Collection, Humorous poetry
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by Morris, William, 1834-1896; Morris, William, 1834-1896. King's lesson; Kelmscott Press; William Morris and Kelmscott Press Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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123 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Topics: Ball, John, -- -1381 -- Fiction., Matthias -- I, -- King of Hungary, -- 1443-1490 -- Fiction.,...
McGill University Library
by Printed by Edward Owen, in Warwick-Lane,
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[3], 4-64 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: Mairobert, Mathieu François Pidanzat de, -- 1727-1779. -- Discussion sommaire dur les anciennes...
1 sheet ; 22 x 14 cm
Topics: Broadsides -- England -- 19th century -- Specimens., Humorous poetry., McGill University Library...
[3], iv-vii, [2], 2-100 pages, [1] folded leaf of plates : map ; 20 cm
Topics: Ontario -- Description and travel., Ontario -- Emigration and immigration., Ontario -- Economic...