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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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.
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.
Pierres de foudre chez les chinois et les japonais, Les
Pierres de foudre chez les chinois et les japonais, Les
F. de Mély., Reprinted from: Revue archéologique. Aby Warburg's copy., Includes bibliographical references., Warburg Institute copy has bookplate of Aby Warburg.
Poudre de sympathie victorieuse, La
Poudre de sympathie victorieuse, La
Dedication signed: D.B. Aby Waburg's copy., Warburg Institute copy bound with his: Traité des talismans ou figures astrales : dans lequel est montré que leurs effets, & vertus admirables sont naturelles, & enseigné la manière de les faire, & de s'en seruir auec un profit & auantage merueilleux. Paris : Pierre de Bresche et Iacques de Laize-de Bresche, 1668.
Praxis der alten türkischen Freimaurerei, der Schlüssel zum Verständnis der Alchimie, Die
Praxis der alten türkischen Freimaurerei, der Schlüssel zum Verständnis der Alchimie, Die
bearbeitet von Rudolf Freiherr von Sebottendorf., Written in 1924 according to the introduction, p.7.
Profetia veridica di tutti i sommi pontefici fin'al fine del mondo
Profetia veridica di tutti i sommi pontefici fin'al fine del mondo
fatta da San Malachia ... ; cauata da scrittori autentici da Henrico Sonesio., Bound with : Osservatione notabile sopra l'elettione del Nuovo Pontefice Clemente X e sopra la verificatione della profetia di San Malachia De flumine magno (Venetia, 1570). Aby Warburg's copy., Warburg Institute copy: the text of 'Osservatione notabile sopra l'elettione del Nuovo Pontefice Clemente X e sopra la verificatione della profetia di San Malachia De flumine magno.' is bound before the main text, its t.-p. after the main text. Aby Warburg's copy.
Prophetie des h. Malachias, des Erzbischofs, über die Päpste..., Die
Prophetie des h. Malachias, des Erzbischofs, über die Päpste..., Die
Offprint from an unidentified source., Contains the list of mottoes from the first edition of the prophecy in 'Lignum Vitae' (Venitiis : Arnoldus Wion, 1595) with German translations and names of the popes until Leo XIII (1878-).

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