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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Dantes Kaisertraum
Dantes Kaisertraum
Offprint from: Jahresbericht der Schlesischen Gesellschaft für vaterländische Cultur. 86. 1908.
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 fugiendis nostri seculi idolis
De fugiendis nostri seculi idolis
auctore Wilhelmo Damasi Lindano . Cui auctarii loco attexta est popularis Apologia, qua Ecclesia Christi Catholica defenditur adversus insanas, immò sycophanticas adeoqu[e] sathanicas haereticorum calumnias, quod idolatrica sit ... [etc.], Errors in pagination: p. 200 erroneously numbered 201. Aby Warburg's copy., Warburg Institute copy bound 3. with (1.) Abbatis Jaoachim divina prorsus in Jeremiam prophetam interpretatio / Joachim of Fiore. - Coloniae, 1577, and (2.) Mysticus Aquilo, sive, Declaratio Vaticinii Jeremi[ae] prophetae ... / Theodor Graminaeus. - Coloniae, 1576,, The added work (p. [205]-227) has half-title: Professio catholica M. Sebastiani Flaschii Mansfeldensis, non vulgaris eruditionis & authoritatis viri, ubi Lutheranam haeresin, in qua & natus, & à puero institutus fuerat, liberè abiurat, simulq{ue] abiurationis suae causas viginti duas adducens, fucatam illius sectae naturam, & dolos, quibus miseros deludit mortales, breviter & accuratè depingit.
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).

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