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Hobbes Collection
University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Subjects
Hobbes, Thomas; Philosophy, British

History
The collection was purchased in 1967. Additional items are added as available.

Description
The collection is an extensive collection of first and important editions of Thomas Hobbes's works. Contemporary and later critical works are also included. Material up to 1750 has been collected. Unique items include three issues of Hobbes's Leviathan, all purporting to be the first edition of 1651; and an unpublished poem by Hobbes in manuscript form entitled De motibus solis.

Language
English and selected non-English language material.

Holdings
350-400 volumes.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued. Hugh Macdonald's Thomas Hobbes: a bibliography has been annotated to indicate library's holdings.

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public with identification. For further information visit: http://www.library.utoronto.ca/fisher.

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.