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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Geheimwissenschaften
Geheimwissenschaften
von Joachim Bellachini.
Gelehrte in Hypnose
Gelehrte in Hypnose
Christian Bruhn., Includes bibliographical references.
Geschichte des Aberglaubens
Geschichte des Aberglaubens
Aus dem Hebräischen übersetzt von I. Stern.
Goldene Kette Homers, Die
Goldene Kette Homers, Die
Von Dr. med. Ferdinand Maack., Bibliographical footnotes., Aby Warburg's copy.
Griechische und süditalienische Gebete, Beschwörungen ...
Griechische und süditalienische Gebete, Beschwörungen ...
hrsg. und erklärt von Fritz Pradel., Pages also numbered 253-403 continuing the paging of the preceding number. Aby Warburg's copy.
Heinrich Heine, der Unsterbliche
Heinrich Heine, der Unsterbliche
von dem rendanten D. Hornung., Pages 236-272, advertising matter. Aby Warburg's copy.
Historia deorum fatidicorum, vatum, sybillarum, phoebadum
Historia deorum fatidicorum, vatum, sybillarum, phoebadum
Praeposita est disertatio de divinatione & oraculis.
History and poetry of finger-rings
History and poetry of finger-rings
with a preface by R. H. Stoddard.
Indiculus superstitionum et paganiarum, Der
Indiculus superstitionum et paganiarum, Der
aus zumeist gleichzeitigen Schriften erläutert vom Oberlehrer Heinrich Albin Saupe., Programm--Leipzig. Aby Warburg's copy, Cover-title.
Ioannis Avrelii Avgvrelli P. Ariminensis Chrysopoeiae libri III
Ioannis Avrelii Avgvrelli P. Ariminensis Chrysopoeiae libri III
Warburg Institute copy lacks the final 19 leaves, containing the Geronticon. Aby Warburg's copy, Imprint from colophon.

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