The library of the Regional Museum of Natural Sciences of Turin was opened to the public in 1994. At present it owns about 19.000 modern monographs, 2.000 serials and 6.000 ancient monographs of the Spinola collection - entomology, zoology and travel books - published from 1550 to 1850.

Antique books
The Library ancient books can be consulted on site to study the needs, by reasoned request, and are present in the collective SBN catalog on the site of the Piedmont pole SBN Librinlinea or national OPAC SBN.

In 1985 the museum bought from the heirs of the Marquis Spinola a fund of age-old books.

Archives of the Museum of Natural History in Paris, 1858.

The Spinola Fund consists of old books, mainly concerning the natural sciences and the scientific exploration trips.

Archives of the Museum of Natural History in Paris, 1856.

The Library has the "Curtis's Botanical Magazine" complete collection, english magazine with beautiful plates of hand-colored flowers, begun in 1787 and still in publication.

Antonio Joanne Coquebert, Illustration Iconographia Insectorum quae in musæis Parisiis observavit et in lucem edidit, 1798-1804.

La Biblioteca possiede volumi, riviste e miscellanee, stampati tra il 1500 ed il 1850, tra i quali le opere dei più importanti naturalisti ed entomologi del 1700-1800.

The ancient books of the Library can be consulted on site to study the needs, by reasoned request.

Jean Baptiste Verany, Histioteuthis Bonelliana - Cephalopods of the Mediterranean, 1851.

Natural history or exhibition General of all its parts Prints printed in natural colors and with historical notes. Part 1: Regne mineral, 1801.

Among the books on travel there are the volumes edited by Theodor de Bry on the West Indies, the Description de l'Egypte, the travel reports Ramusio, of Imperial, Cook, La Condamine and others.

Carsten Niebuhr, Description of Arabia, according to observations made and researched in the country itself, 1779.

Re-creation of the mind, and the eyes of the curious nature inspectoribus the Italian discourse that was first proposed in the observation of the living creatures of P. Philip Bonanno pots, 1684.

Ioannis Ionstoni, Theater universal to all animals eighty four tables from the famous Matthias Meriano clearly incised ornament, 1755.

Ioannis Ionstoni, The natural history of plants and trees, 1768-1769.

Bloch, Natural history of fishes, with the figures drawn after nature, 1800-1801.

Albert Gaudry, Fossil animals and geology of Attica: according to research carried out in 1855-56 and 1860 under the auspices of the Academy of Sciences, 1862.

Hieronymo Bezono Mediolanense, The fourth part of America. Sive, insignis & admiranda historia de reperta primùm Occidentali India à Christophoro Columbo anno 1492, 1594.

The fourth part of the east India, which for the first time varij kinds of animals, fruits, trees, ... are accurately described, 1601.

Buffon, New collection of colored boards of birds: to serve as a continuation and complement to the illuminated boards, 1838.

Castore Durante - medical & Roman citizen, Herbario New with figures, representing the living plants, which arise across Europe & Eastern nell'Indie, and Western, 1717.

François Levaillant, Natural History of African Birds, 1799-1802.

George Edwards, A natural history of birds, 1743.

Insects or small animalium theatrum, 1634.

The botanical magazine, or Flower-garden displayed. - Vol. 4 (1796) - London.

History and physical policy Chile. Zoology. Museum of Natural History, 1846-1848.

Vlyssis Aldrouandi, Monstrorum history - When the Chronicles of the history of all of the living creatures, 1642.

The Claudio Tolomeo of Alexandria geography, again translated to greek in italian by Girolamo Ruscelli, 1561.

The ancient books of the Library can be consulted on site to study the needs, by reasoned request, and are present in the collective SBN catalog on the site of the national OPAC SBN.

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