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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Bibliotheca Magica et Pneumatica
Bibliotheca Magica et Pneumatica
"Kataloge 31-35."., Issued in parts. Aby Warburg's copy
Bibliotheca magica et pneumatica
Bibliotheca magica et pneumatica
Mit Angabe der aus diesen Wissenschaften auf Königl. sächs. oeff. Bibliothek zu dresden befindlichen Schriften. Ein Beitrag zur sittengeschichtlichen Literatur. Zusammengestellt und mit einem doppelten Register versehen von Dr. Johann Georg Theodor Grässe., Aby Warburg's copy.
Book of protection, The
Book of protection, The
with translation, introduction, and notes by Hermann Gollancz ... with 27 illustrations., Aby Warburg's personal copy.
Book of protection, The
Book of protection, The
with translation, introduction, and notes by Hermann Gollancz ... with 27 illustrations. Aby Warburg's copy.
Böse Blick und ähnlicher Zauber im neugriechischen Volksglauben, Der
Böse Blick und ähnlicher Zauber im neugriechischen Volksglauben, Der
Offprint from: Hessische Blätter für Volkskunde. 13. 1914.
Bygone beliefs
Bygone beliefs
by H. Stanley Redgrove.
Calendrier magique
Calendrier magique
"Cestuy calendrier ... de pratique chère à maiges astrologues, debvins, alchimistes, à tous aultres saiges de misterieux ... a été aedifié pour l'an de N.S. 1896 ... par Dom. Manuel Orazi de son état artiste ... & par Dom. Austin de Croze, lequel est maistre en ... soutenances poétiques"--P. [2]., "Il a été tiré ... 777 exemplaires numerotés: 27 sur papier imperial du Japon ... 750 sur papier et paille"--P. [2].
Cazotte's weltberühmte Profezeiung von der französischen Revolution
Cazotte's weltberühmte Profezeiung von der französischen Revolution
von Johann Heinrich Jung (genannt Stilling)., Cover title. Aby Warburg's copy.
Charms and amulets
Charms and amulets
Offprint from: Hastings, Encyclopaedia of religion and ethics. Vol. 3. 1910.

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