The Tricottet Library

The Library of The Tricottet Collection focuses on the history of collecting. It contains books, letters, manuscripts and images, which are separated into the following three categories:

• Collections: Collection catalogues and notices, sales catalogues, bibliographies and material on the history of collecting;
• Objects: Various documents on specific historic objects, both naturalia (minerals, fossils, shells, ...) and artificialia (calculators, toys, ...);
• Phenomena: Various documents about interesting phenomena collected under the forms of manuscripts, scrapbooks, etc., relating to both scientifica (catastrophes, medica, ...) and forteana (UFOs, cryptids, ghosts, ...).

Oldest books in the library: Grew (1681) | Troili (1766) | Romé de L'Isle (1773)

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