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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Stellvertretende Huhnopfer, Das
Stellvertretende Huhnopfer, Das
von Isidor Scheftelowitz., Aby Warburg's copy.
Strena
Strena
Offprint from: Glotta. 3. 1910.
Studia in oracula Sibyllina
Studia in oracula Sibyllina
scripsit Emil Fehr., Thesis (doctoral)., Wanting pp. 113-119.
Study of the magic elements in the romans d'aventure and the romans bretons
Study of the magic elements in the romans d'aventure and the romans bretons
Life. Aby Warburg's copy., Thesis (PH. D.)--Johns Hopkins University., Bibliography: p. 48-53.
Superstition and education
Superstition and education
by Fletcher Bascom Dresslar., Cover title., Classified list of superstitions [tabulated replies from 875 students] : p. 9-140. Aby Warburg's copy., Bibliography : p. 235-236.
Sur deux Déclamations attribués à Quintilien
Sur deux Déclamations attribués à Quintilien
Offprint from: Mémoires de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. T. 34,2. 1895.
Sur un miroir magique du 15e ou 16e siècle
Sur un miroir magique du 15e ou 16e siècle
Offprint from: Revue archéologique. 3. 1846. Aby Warburg's copy.
Surrogate, Die
Surrogate, Die
von Theodor Koller., Includes index.
Talisman de Catherine de Médicis trouvé à Laval, Un
Talisman de Catherine de Médicis trouvé à Laval, Un
Tancrède Abraham., Aby Warburg's copy.
Talisman der Katharina von Medicis, Ein
Talisman der Katharina von Medicis, Ein
Offprint from: Mitteilungen der Bayer. Numism. Gesellschaft. 31. 1914. Aby Warburg's copy.
Talismans et reliques tombés du Ciel
Talismans et reliques tombés du Ciel
Offprint from: Revue des études ethnographiques et sociologiques. 1909.

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