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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Clavicula Salomonis
Clavicula Salomonis
newly discovered and now described., Hebrew title at head of title-page.
Copia prophetiae [&] vademecum in tribulatione
Copia prophetiae [&] vademecum in tribulatione
Offprint from: Gratius, Orthuinus: Fasciculus rerum expetendarum et fugiendarum. T. 2. 1690.
Dämonenbeschwörung bei den Babyloniern und Assyrern
Dämonenbeschwörung bei den Babyloniern und Assyrern
von Otto Weber., With: Aus dem altbabylonischen Recht / B. Meissner. Leipzig : Hinrichs, 1905 -- Die Euphratländer und das Mittelmeer / H. Winckler. Leipzig : Hinrichs, 1905 -- Babylonishce Hymnen und Gebete / H. Zimmern. Leipzig : Hinrichs, 1905., Bibliography: p. 37.
De Stephano Alexandrino
De Stephano Alexandrino
Hermanni Useneri., Aby Warburg's copy.
De l'ancienne Croyanes àdes moyens secrets de défier la torture
De l'ancienne Croyanes àdes moyens secrets de défier la torture
Offprint from: Mémoires de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles - Lettres. T. 34, 1. 1892.
De oraculis Sibyllinis a Judaeis compositis
De oraculis Sibyllinis a Judaeis compositis
Diss. inaug. philologica - Wrocław., Vita., No more published?., Bibliographical footnotes.
Devils and evil spirits of Babylonia, The
Devils and evil spirits of Babylonia, The
Contents: I. "Evil spirits."--II."Fever sickness" and "headache," etc. With two plates., Tr. from the original cuneiform texts, with transliterations, vocabulary, notes, etc. by R. Campbell Thompson., Vol. 2: Translated from the original cuneiform texts in the British museum.
Discours de la superstition
Discours de la superstition
par mensr. Du-Rondel., Aby Warburg's copy.
Disputatio inauguralis iuridica de coniugibus incantatis eorumque separatione, Germanice...
Disputatio inauguralis iuridica de coniugibus incantatis eorumque separatione, Germanice...
sub praesidio Io. Zachariae Hartmanni ... ; auctor Ioannes Helvigius Zielinski., Signatures: [A] B-E., Head-piece; initial; printed marginalia., Diss.--Jena (J.H. Zielinski, respondent, 1727).
Enndkrist der Stadt-Bibliothek zu Frankfurt am Main, Der
Enndkrist der Stadt-Bibliothek zu Frankfurt am Main, Der
hrsg. und bibliographisch beschrieben von Ernst Kelchner., "Verzeichniss der benutzten Bücher," 1 p., Aby Warburg's copy.

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