Ex Libris Aby Warburg: Magic and Science

This collection features books covering the subjects of Magic and Science from the personal library of the Hamburg art historian and scholar Aby Warburg (1866-1929). These books formed the basis of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg, which was officially opened in 1926 and emigrated to London in 1933-1934.

As suggested by the name of the Library named after him, Warburg had wide-ranging interests in Kulturwissenschaft, a term difficult to translate, but usually rendered as ‘cultural studies’, understood in its widest, anthropological sense. It is well-illustrated here by his collection on Magic and Science (classmark F). Together with Philosophy (A) and Religion (B, G), it makes up the broader category of ‘Orientation’, which deals with man’s attempts to make sense of his place in the world.


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Praxis der alten türkischen Freimaurerei, der Schlüssel zum Verständnis der Alchimie, Die
Praxis der alten türkischen Freimaurerei, der Schlüssel zum Verständnis der Alchimie, Die
bearbeitet von Rudolf Freiherr von Sebottendorf., Written in 1924 according to the introduction, p.7.
Prodromus iconicus sculptilium gemmarum
Prodromus iconicus sculptilium gemmarum
de Museo Antonii Capello., Warburg Institute copy 2 is a laser-printed copy on archival paper, generated from a digital reproduction of the original. London : Warburg Institute, 2009. 30 cm. Aby Warburg's copy.
Profetia veridica di tutti i sommi pontefici fin'al fine del mondo
Profetia veridica di tutti i sommi pontefici fin'al fine del mondo
fatta da San Malachia ... ; cauata da scrittori autentici da Henrico Sonesio., Bound with : Osservatione notabile sopra l'elettione del Nuovo Pontefice Clemente X e sopra la verificatione della profetia di San Malachia De flumine magno (Venetia, 1570). Aby Warburg's copy., Warburg Institute copy: the text of 'Osservatione notabile sopra l'elettione del Nuovo Pontefice Clemente X e sopra la verificatione della profetia di San Malachia De flumine magno.' is bound before the main text, its t.-p. after the main text. Aby Warburg's copy.
Prophetie des h. Malachias, des Erzbischofs, über die Päpste..., Die
Prophetie des h. Malachias, des Erzbischofs, über die Päpste..., Die
Offprint from an unidentified source., Contains the list of mottoes from the first edition of the prophecy in 'Lignum Vitae' (Venitiis : Arnoldus Wion, 1595) with German translations and names of the popes until Leo XIII (1878-).
Propheties de Michel Nostradamus
Propheties de Michel Nostradamus
Imprint date from Warburg Institute card catalogue., Half-title: Propheties de Nostradamus.
Prophetische Stimmen über den Weltkrieg 1914/15 und andere übersinnliche Gesichte
Prophetische Stimmen über den Weltkrieg 1914/15 und andere übersinnliche Gesichte
Von Dr. Metapsychicus [Pseud.]., On cover: Von Dr. A.R. Metapsychicus [Pseud.]. Aby Warburg's copy.
Prophezeiungen zum Weltkrieg 1914-1915, Die
Prophezeiungen zum Weltkrieg 1914-1915, Die
dargestellt von prof. dr. Friedr. Zurbonsen., 1. bis. 3. tausend. Aby Warburg's copy.
Psyche's task
Psyche's task
by J.G. Frazer., Aby Warburg's copy.
Rachepuppen aus Mexiko und Verwandtes
Rachepuppen aus Mexiko und Verwandtes
Offprint from: Archiv für Religionswissenschaft. 15. 1912.
Raphael, oder Artzt-Engel
Raphael, oder Artzt-Engel
Aüffgesezet von Abraham a Franckenberg. Eqvite silesio. A ̊1639. 1729 Christianus Grumbachius scripsit. Candidatus iuris., Facsimile reproduction of the original manuscript in the Herrzog-August-Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, with title as above., The introduction (19, [1] p.) is published seperately as an "Ergänzungsheft." with t.-p.: Abraham von Franckenbergs Raphael, oder, Artzt-Engel (Cod. Gueiferbytan. blancob, no. 160) eingeleitet von Heinrich Schneider. Wolfenbüttel, Verlag der Freunde., "Die einmalige auflage beträgt 400 exemplare. von denen 390 in den handel gelangen. Jedes exemplar ist handschriftlich numerfert ... nr 22.".

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