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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Amulette syriaque de la Bibliothèque National de Madrid, Une
Amulette syriaque de la Bibliothèque National de Madrid, Une
Offprint from: Annales du Musée Guimet. Revue de l'histoire des religions. 1923.
Amuletum
Amuletum
Offprint from: Glotta 2. 1910.
Analecta Graeca
Analecta Graeca
scripsit Guilelmus Kroll., Tr. by Marsilio Ficino.
Analekta zur Kritik und Exegese der Sibyllinischen Orakel
Analekta zur Kritik und Exegese der Sibyllinischen Orakel
Offprint from: Sitzungsberichte der Kais. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. Phil.-hist. Kl. 156,3. 1907.
Ancient Mexican superstitions
Ancient Mexican superstitions
Offprint from: The Journal of American folk-lore. 10. 1898.
Anges du paganisme, Les
Anges du paganisme, Les
Offprint from: Revue de l'histoire des religions. 72. 1915.
Angst vor dem Blick, Die
Angst vor dem Blick, Die
Offprint from: Zeitschrift für Augenheilkunde. 31. 1914. Aby Warburg's copy.
Annulus Platonis (Aurea catena Homeri)
Annulus Platonis (Aurea catena Homeri)
von einer Gesellschaft ächter Naturforscher aufs neue verb. und mit vielen wichtigen Anmerkungen hrsg ; von Anton Joseph Kirchweger., Reprint of the 1781 ed. published by G. J. Decker, Berlin. Aby Warburg's copy., Attributed by the editors of the 1781 ed. to Herwerd von Forchenbrunn of Croman, Moravia, as a member of the Rosicrucian society known under the name Homerus. Cf. Vorrede, p. ix., Earliest ed. issued in 1723 under title: Aurea catena Homeri.

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