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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Talismans et reliques tombés du Ciel
Talismans et reliques tombés du Ciel
Offprint from: Revue des études ethnographiques et sociologiques. 1909.
Textes et dessins magiques
Textes et dessins magiques
At head of title: Service des antiquités de l'Égypte.
Theorie des Aberglaubens
Theorie des Aberglaubens
von Dr. Pfleiderer., Pages also numbered 771-811.
Tier- und Menschenantlitz als Abwehrzauber
Tier- und Menschenantlitz als Abwehrzauber
von J. H. F. Kohlbrugge ... mit 180 Abbildungen und 2 Farbentafeln., Bibliographical references included in Anmerkungen (p. 80-94).
Torricella
Torricella
Warburg Institute copy 2 is a laser-printed copy on archival paper, generated from a digital reproduction of the original. London : Warburg Institute, 2005. 30 cm.
Toyson d'or, ou la fleur des thresors
Toyson d'or, ou la fleur des thresors
par ce grand Philosophe Salomon Trismosin ... Traduit d'allemand en françois, et commenté en forme de paraphrase sur chaque chapitre par L.I., Also available online., Added engraved illustrated t.p. dated 1613; in some copies, the letterpress t.p. is misdated 1612. Cf. BM, Ill. hand-colored and mounted; the order varies from copy to copy, and Ferguson calls for 24 ill, Warburg Institute copy has hand copies of original ill., some on tracing paper in pencil, others in pencil and ink., With Warburg Institute copy is bound: Le miroir d'alquimie de Jean de Mehun philosophe tres-excellent / traduict de Latin en François. A Paris : Chez Charles Seveste ..., 1613., Warburg Institute copy is ex libris Michael Innes.
Toyson d'or, ou la fleur des thresors...
Toyson d'or, ou la fleur des thresors...
par ce grand Philosophe Salomon Trismosin ... Traduit d'allemand en françois, et commenté en forme de paraphrase sur chaque chapitre par L.I., Also available online., Added engraved illustrated t.p. dated 1613; in some copies, the letterpress t.p. is misdated 1612. Cf. BM, Ill. hand-colored and mounted; the order varies from copy to copy, and Ferguson calls for 24 ill, Warburg Institute copy has hand copies of original ill., some on tracing paper in pencil, others in pencil and ink., With Warburg Institute copy is bound: Le miroir d'alquimie de Jean de Mehun philosophe tres-excellent / traduict de Latin en François. A Paris : Chez Charles Seveste ..., 1613., Warburg Institute copy is ex libris Michael Innes.
Traité des superstitions qui regardent les sacremens...
Traité des superstitions qui regardent les sacremens...
Title-page of v. 2 varies slightly., Vol. 4 does not call itself 4th edition. Aby Warburg's copy., A combination of his two previous works Traité des superstitions selon l'Ecriture sainte, les dêcrets des conciles et les sentimens des SS. Peres et des theologiens (first published at Paris in 1679), and Traité des superstitions qui regardent tous les sacremens (Paris, 1703-04).

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