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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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by 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,...
2 volumes (xcvi, 578 pages) : xlii plates (some folded ; including frontispieces, maps, facsimiles), 2 folded maps (in pockets) ; 23 cm.
Topics: East Asia -- Description and travel., Pilot guides -- East Asia., McGill University Library...
McGill University Library
by Bartholomew, J. G. (John George), 1860-1920
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xii, 192, 90 pages including 158 maps (some color) illustrations, diagrams 37 cm
Topics: Atlases., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Humanities and Social Sciences - Atlas...
McGill University Library
by Standard Brands Limited; University of Waterloo. Library. Women's Studies Collection. CaOWtU
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48 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Baking -- Canada., Desserts., Cooking, Canadian., Baking powder., McGill University Library...
McGill University Library
by Glover, Robert, 1544-1588
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xix, 734 pages illustrations, facsimile, genealogical tables 26 cm
Topics: Visitations, Heraldic -- England -- Yorkshire., Yorkshire (England) -- Genealogy., Heraldry --...
144 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates (double sided) : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
Topics: Baking., Bread., Pastry., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Baking,...
McGill University Library
by Ṭūsī, Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan, 995-1067? author
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480 unnumbered pager ; 29 x 20 cm
Topics: Mufīd, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, -- -1022. -- Muqniʻah., Hadith (Shiites) -- Early works to...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Fonderies Deberny & Peignot
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volumes : illustrations ; 31 cm
Topics: Printing -- Specimens., Printers' ornaments -- Specimens., McGill University Library Digitized...
McGill University Library
by Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, approximately 1203-1283, author
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8, 584 pages : illustrations ; 32 x 22 cm.
Topics: Cosmography -- Early works to 1800., Geography, Arab -- Early works to 1800., Zoology --...
McGill University Library
by Fonderies Deberny & Peignot
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volumes : illustrations ; 31 cm
Topics: Printing -- Specimens., Printers' ornaments -- Specimens., McGill University Library Digitized...
McGill University Library
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xvi, 768 pages, [34] leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations (some color), 4 color portraits, 4 maps ; 28 cm
Topics: Franklin, John, -- 1786-1847 -- Travel -- Arctic regions., Arctic regions -- Discovery and...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by 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...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Nieuhof, Johannes, 1618-1672; Goyer, Pieter de; Keizer, Jacob de; Ogilby, John, 1600-1676, translator; Schall von Bell, Johann Adam, 1592?-1666; Kircher, Athanasius, 1602-1680. China monumentis ... illustrata; Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie
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327 (i.e. 307), 18, 106 pages illustrations 40 cm
Topics: China -- Description and travel., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Travel
McGill University Library
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), --...
McGill University Library
by Martin, Rita; Robin Hood Flour Mills
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136 pages illustrations
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Hume, David, 1711-1776; Prezzolini, Giuseppe, 1882-1982; Hume, David, 1711-1776. Enquiry concerning the principles of morals. Italian
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xvii, 318, vi pages ; 22 cm.
Topics: Knowledge, Theory of -- Early works to 1800., Ethics, Modern -- Early works to 1800., McGill...
McGill University Library
by Clouzot, Henri, 1865-1941
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2 preliminary leaves, x, 272 pages, 2 leaves illustrations (including facsimiles) color mounted plates, color mounted portrait 32 x 26 cm
Topics: Wallpaper -- France -- History., Wallpaper, McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
McGill University Library
by Borden Company
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31 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Topics: Cooking, American., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
McGill University Library
by Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, 1194-1250, author
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cx, 637 pages : illustrations (some color), plates ; 29 cm
Topics: Falconry -- Early works to 1800., Falconry -- Bibliography., McGill University Library Digitized...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
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4 volumes tables (some folded) 28 cm
Topics: Cuba -- Dictionaries., Cuba -- Gazetteers., Cuba -- Biography -- Dictionaries., McGill University...
McGill University Library
by Crane, Walter, 1845-1915; Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905; Martin, Sarah Catherine, 1768-1826. Old Mother Hubbard; Crane, Walter, 1845-1915. Absurd ABC
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4 volumes in 1 (8; 8; 8; [8]) leaves : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Topics: Nursery rhymes., Illustrated children's books., Fairy tales., Cats -- Juvenile poetry., Dogs --...
[620] pages : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 35 cm. (Folio)
Topics: Dante Alighieri, -- 1265-1321. -- Divina commedia., Italian poetry -- To 1400., Epic poetry,...
McGill University Library
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261 leaves : illustrations ; 35 cm
Topics: Type and type-founding., Printing -- Specimens., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare...
McGill University Library
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2 volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 53 cm
Topics: Armenia (Republic) -- Description and travel., Iran -- Description and travel., Iraq -- Description...
McGill University Library
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1908 columns ; 19 cm
Topics: Polish language -- Dictionaries -- Yiddish., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Humanities...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Carnol Limited
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32 pages ; 17 cm
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Baking, Cooking, Cuisson au four,...
McGill University Library
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volumes : illustrations, plans ; 23 cm
Topics: McGill University -- Annuaires., Universités -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal -- Annuaires.,...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art. Canadian Architecture Collection; Žantovská Murray, Irena, 1946-
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xix, 494 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Topics: Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art. -- Canadian Architecture Collection --...
McGill University Library
by Hood, Jane, compiler
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1 volume (unpaged) : samples (pressed flowers and plants) ; 20 cm
Topics: Herbaria -- 19th century., Commonplace books -- 19th century., Manuscripts, English -- Québec...
60, 4 p. : ill. ; 13 cm.
Topics: Clothing and dress -- Patterns., Needlework -- Handbooks, manuals, etc., Sewing -- Handbooks,...
McGill University Library
by Allemagne, Henry René d', 1863-1950
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2 volumes : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits, plans ; 33 cm
Topics: Cards -- History., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Saul Shapiro Collection of...
McGill University Library
by The Edinburgh almanack, or, Universal Scots and Imperial register, for 1820 : being leap year ; containing a correct calendar, on an improved scheme.
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Almanacs, English -- Scotland.
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, Sovereigns and States of Europe -- Peerage of Great...
McGill University Library
by Jerdon, T. C. (Thomas Claverhill), 1811-1872
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5 volumes
Topics: Birds -- India., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare Books and Special Collections -...
McGill University Library
by Martin, Rita
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164 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 23 cm
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection
McGill University Library
by D. Stempel (Firm)
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24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Topics: D. Stempel (Firm), Printing -- Specimens., Type and type-founding., McGill University Library...
McGill University Library
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xiii, 126 p., 1 l. 28 pl. (incl. front., ports.) 20 cm.
Topics: Women automobile drivers., Women automobile drivers -- History., McGill University Library...
[10], 78, [6], 723 [i.e. 735], [11] pages (last page blank) ; 29 cm (folio)
Topic: McGill University Library Digitized Title
McGill University Library
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83, [1] pages : frontispiece, plates ; 22 cm
Topics: Photography -- Caricatures and cartoons., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Photography
McGill University Library
by Shircliffe, Arnold, 1880-1952
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xxi, 306 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Topics: Salads., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Salads
McGill University Library
by Aldrovandi, Ulisse, 1522-1605?; Uterverius, Joannes Cornelius, editor; Bernia, Marco Antonio, active 1638-1661, editor; Coriolano, Giovanni Battista, -1649, engraver; Tebaldini, Nicolò, printer; Ferroni, Giovanni Battista, 1628?-1678?, printer
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[6], 495, [29] pages : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 36 cm (fol.)
Topics: Zoology -- Pre-Linnean works., Mammals -- Early works to 1800., Ungulates -- Early works to 1800.,...
40 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Topics: Baking -- Canada., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
McGill University Library
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471 pages : maps (some folded) ; 23 cm
Topics: Middle East -- History -- 19th century., Nationalism -- Middle East., World War, 1914-1918 --...
McGill University Library
by McGill University. Graduates' Society.
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volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
Topics: McGill University., McGill University Library Digitized Title, The McGill news., The McGill News...
McGill University Library
by Borthwich, John Douglas, 1831-1912
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531 pages, [54] leaves of plates : portraits ; 24 cm
Topics: Montréal (Québec) -- Biography., Montréal (Québec) -- History., Montréal (Québec) --...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, 1208 or 1209-1283 or 1284, author
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401 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24.5 x 15 cm
Topics: Manuscripts, Persian -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal., Illumination of books and manuscripts,...
McGill University Library
by Ferguson, John C. (John Calvin), 1866-1945
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ix, 199 pages plates (some color) portrait 28 cm
Topics: Painting, Chinese., Painting -- China -- History., Painters -- China., McGill University Library...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Savage, William, 1770-1843; Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957, former owner. DLC; Frederic W. Goudy Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Pforzheimer Bruce Rogers Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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vi, 118 p., [49] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Topics: Engraving -- Printing -- Specimens., Color printing -- Specimens., Printing -- Specimens., McGill...
McGill University Library
by Hoffmann, Professor, 1839-1919
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xi, 457 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Magic tricks., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Magic tricks
[20], 467, [1] pages : illustrations ; 30 cm (fol.)
Topics: Murder -- Early works to 1800., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Murder
McGill University Library
by Francatelli, Charles Elmé, 1805-1876
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xv, 560 pages : illustrations
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cooking, Cookbook Collection
McGill University Library
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22 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 15 cm
Topics: Sandwiches., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Sandwiches, Cookbook Collection
McGill University Library
by Moore, Mary; Fry-Cadbury Ltd
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23 pages : illustrations
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
McGill University Library
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700 pages : portraits ; 14 cm
Topics: Almanacs, Italian -- Italy -- Tuscany., Tuscany (Italy) -- History., McGill University Library...
McGill University Library
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156 pages illustrations 28 cm
Topics: Commercial art., Show windows., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare Books/Special...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Grosse Berliner Kunst-Ausstellung (1900); Bismeyer, Fritz, former owner; Königliche Akademie der Künste (Berlin, Germany); Verein Berliner Künstler; Düsseldorfer Künstlerschaft
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xii, 140 pages : illustrations, plans ; 17 cm
Topics: Grosse Berliner Kunst-Ausstellung -- (1900) -- Catalogs., Art -- Germany -- Berlin -- Exhibitions.,...
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...
127 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Topics: Cooking., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
203 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking., Desserts., Baked products., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
McGill University Library
by McGill University. Graduates' Society.
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volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
Topics: McGill University., McGill University Library Digitized Title, The McGill news., The McGill News...
McGill University Library
by Greenaway, Kate, 1846-1901
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80 pages color frontispiece, color illustrations 15 x 12 cm
Topics: Flower language., Flowers in literature., Children's poetry -- 1885., McGill University Library...
240 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Fancy work., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Fancy work