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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Böse Blick und ähnlicher Zauber im neugriechischen Volksglauben, Der
Böse Blick und ähnlicher Zauber im neugriechischen Volksglauben, Der
Offprint from: Hessische Blätter für Volkskunde. 13. 1914.
Bygone beliefs
Bygone beliefs
by H. Stanley Redgrove.
Cazotte's weltberühmte Profezeiung von der französischen Revolution
Cazotte's weltberühmte Profezeiung von der französischen Revolution
von Johann Heinrich Jung (genannt Stilling)., Cover title. Aby Warburg's copy.
Charms and amulets
Charms and amulets
Offprint from: Hastings, Encyclopaedia of religion and ethics. Vol. 3. 1910.
Chemistry of the ancient Assyrians, The
Chemistry of the ancient Assyrians, The
by R. Campbell Thompson., Text mimeographed., "A discussion on Assyrian minerals, pigments, and glass."--"Introductory., "The transliteration of the chemical texts": . 131-143., "The cuneiform texts": 6 pl. (facsims.). Aby Warburg's copy., Bibliography: . 144-145.
Chinese occultism
Chinese occultism
Offprint from: The Monist Vol. XV., 4 1905.
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.

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