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Aldine digitized collection

Aldine Collection

The Wosk-McDonald Aldine Collection, held by SFU Special Collections & Rare Books since its donation in 1995, consists of more than 100 volumes from the press of Aldus Manutius (1452-1515), the foremost editor, printer, and publisher of the Italian Renaissance. Many of the volumes in...
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BC BookWorld Author Bank

BC BookWorld Author Bank

Profiles of more than 9,000 authors who have written books for, about and from British Columbia. The BC BookWorld Author Bank includes short biographies and book review excerpts for writers from British Columbia, as well as extensive reference information for books and authors...
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Canada's Early Women Writers

Presents biographical and publication information for more than 470 women who lived in Canada or wrote about Canada, and who authored an English-language book or pamphlet of fiction or poetry published before 1940. It includes titles of publications and references to archival resources....
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Canadian Book Trade Bibliography, 1935-1985

Canadian Book Trade Bibliography, 1935-1985

Drawing on more than 300 printed sources, this database provides bibliographical references to articles about Canadian publishing that were issued between 1935 and 1985. Topics include the production, distribution and selling of books and magazines in both English and French. Darienne L...
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Canadian Publishers' Records

Canadian Publishers' Records

Describes over 1400 archival collections beginning before 1995 which relate to the history of secular English-language book publishing in Canada. It includes records of publishing companies, authors, editors and organizations. Finding aids for these records are available for research...
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Chaucer Readings

Chaucer Readings

Readings of selected works of English poet Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343-1400), including Troilus and Cressida, General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, and Sir Gawayn and the Grene Knight, as well as the old English poem The Wanderer - The Battle of Maldon....
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Cleveland Arabic Collection

The late Dr. William L Cleveland (1941-2006) was Professor Emeritus in the Department of History, Simon Fraser University. A world-renowned scholar of the Middle East and North Africa, he was the founder of SFU's Middle East and Islamic program and the mentor of numerous undergraduate and...
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Codrington Papers, West Indies Correspondence

Codrington Papers, West Indies Correspondence

Copies of correspondence and other records of the Codrington family pertaining to the West Indies and numerous estates owned by the family throughout the Caribbean region. Records date from 1272 to 1899.

Contributed by Alexis Ohman.


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Contemporary Literature Collection Manuscripts

Contemporary Literature Collection Manuscripts

This online manuscript catalogue includes over 4500 entries covering 25,000 items of unique materials in the Special Collections Division of the Library. Collections of material by Bill Bissett, Anne Cameron, Betty Lambert, Ezra Pound...
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Lake District collection

Lake District Collection

The Lake District Collection provides access to bibliographic information, annotations, samples of covers, text, and illustrations from first and rare editions of 18th and 19th century English Lake District travel and landscape books. It will eventually grow to include interactive maps,...
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