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The collections are many and varied, reflecting the wide diversity of research conducted at the University of Toronto by its own faculty and students, visiting scholars, and the general public. Chronologically, the range is from a 1789 B.C. Babylonian cuneiform tablet from Ur, to original drafts and printed works of contemporary Canadian writers. Among the oldest printed books in the collection are the Concilium zu Constencz, printed in Augsburg in 1483, with hand-coloured woodcuts, four of which illustrate the martyrdom of Jan Hus; the Compost et Kalendrier des bergères, an almanac printed in Paris in 1499; and a copy of Johannes Balbus's Catholicon, printed in the 1460s, possibly by Johann Gutenberg.

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