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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Magie dans l'Inde antique, La
Magie dans l'Inde antique, La
Aby Warburg's copy
Magna Alchymia
Magna Alchymia
durch Leonhardt Thurneisser zum Thurn.
Manuscrit no. 1380 du fonds hébreu à la Bibliothèque Nationale, Le
Manuscrit no. 1380 du fonds hébreu à la Bibliothèque Nationale, Le
Offprint from: Notices et extraits des monuments de la bibliothèque nationale ... T. 36. 1899.
Metrische Studien zu den sibyllinischen Orakeln
Metrische Studien zu den sibyllinischen Orakeln
Offprint from: Sitzungsberichte der Kais. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. Phil.-hist. Cl. 126,9. 1892.
Miroir de l'avenir, Le
Miroir de l'avenir, Le
recueil de sept traités de divination tr. du turc., Aby Warburg's copy.
Modern views on matter
Modern views on matter
by Sir Oliver Lodge ... Delivered in the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, June 12, 1903., "5th impression.".
Mysticus aquilo, sive, Declaratio vaticinii Jeremi[ae] prophetae : 'Ab aquilone pandetur malum super omnes habitatores terrae'
Mysticus aquilo, sive, Declaratio vaticinii Jeremi[ae] prophetae : 'Ab aquilone pandetur malum super omnes habitatores terrae'
auctore Theodoro Graminaeo . Item, Epistola Wilhelmi Damasi Lindani ... de hoc eodem negotio., Warburg Institute copy bound 2. with (1.) Abbatis Jaoachim divina prorsus in Jeremiam prophetam interpretatio / Joachim of Fiore. - Coloniae, 1577, and (3.) De fugiendis nostri seculi idolis ... / Guilelmus Damasus van der Lindanus. - Colonaie, 1580. Aby Warburg's copy.

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