Specialized Library

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It was established after the museum's opening time in order to provide all the tools of work to support the recording operations. It was started a plan to buy bibliographic material which could includes important ancient works concerning, most of all, the agriculture material, the reclamation work, the history of Veneto and of Venice and also the history of World War II. The ancient core includes beside 200 volumes; there are three editions of 16th century and two of them are precious editions of agricultural works (Pier de Crescenzi, Venice 1538 and venecian edition of "Herrera", 1557). As a valorous and precious work it dominates among the others an exemplar of the first italian atlas, the famous "Italy" of Magini, on a bolognese edition in folio of 1642, complete with all the geographic tables etched with copper. It must be admitted how this important work has been bought also with the contribution of bank institutions and some citizen, for example Soraptmist.

      

Francesco Torti, Therapeutice specialis ad febres periodicas perniciosas, Mutinae, MDCCXXX

 
 In 1987, after the death of prof. Vittorio Ronchi, the heirs negotiated with the municipality about the disponibility of acept the deed of gift of his entire library and archives. His library collect more than 3000 important bibliograpfic units because Ronchi was already university teacher at the faculty of agriculture in Pisa and Padua. He constituted it collecting, most of all, works that now are related with the arguments of the museum. Among this works, there are also important natural science essays about nutrition and about italian immigration to Latin America. Ronchi was one of the organizers of the italian immigration to Latin America , holding, in the first government De Gasperi, the mandate of High Commissioner fot the nutrition and then president of the Institute of Italian Credit at the foreign. Today the collection contains 7000 bibliographic units. The library is open to the pubblic, but inter-library lending service is not available because of the particular nature and rarity of the bibliographic material. The consultation service is available by prior arrangement. The catologuing is now in progress.

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