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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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.".
Neue griechische Zauberpapyri
Neue griechische Zauberpapyri
Aby Warburg's copy.
Note sur quelques anciens talismans de bataille
Note sur quelques anciens talismans de bataille
par Edmond Le Blant., Reprinted from: Mémoires de l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres, t. 24, 2e ptie. Aby Warburg's copy., Includes bibliographical references.
Occulta philosophia
Occulta philosophia
der hochberühmten Philosophen Hermetis Trismegisti und F. Basilii Valentini durch welche diese Kunst der philosophischen Goldblumen vollkomlich erkläret an Tag gegeben., Reproductions of the title-page and of 14 pages containing woodcuts (= p. 47, 50, 53-54, 56, 59-61, 63, 65, 67, 70, 73, 75)., Negative photographs. 26 cm.
Occulta philosophia
Occulta philosophia
der hochberühmten Philosophen Hermetis Trismegisti und F. Basilii Valentini durch welche diese Kunst der philosophischen Goldblumen vollkomlich erkläret an Tag gegeben., Reproductions of the title-page and of 14 pages containing woodcuts (= p. 47, 50, 53-54, 56, 59-61, 63, 65, 67, 70, 73, 75)., Negative photographs. 26 cm.
Occultismus der Nordamerikanischen Indianer, Der
Occultismus der Nordamerikanischen Indianer, Der
von Dr. L. Kuhlenbeck., Ergangsungsband zu Kiesewetters Occultismus.
Od, Heil-Od, Heil-Odung
Od, Heil-Od, Heil-Odung
von Peter Johannes Thiel. Mit 4 Farbentafeln und 12 Textbildern., "Verzeichnis der benutzten und zum studium zu empfehlenden schriften": p. [iv]. Aby Warburg's copy.
Okkultisches Lexikon
Okkultisches Lexikon
von Robert Nagel.
Okkultismus, Spiritismus und unterbewusste Seelenzustände
Okkultismus, Spiritismus und unterbewusste Seelenzustände
von Richard Baerwald., Includes bibliographical references.

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