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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Himmelswanderung und Drachenkampf in der alchemistischen und frühchristlichen Literatur
Himmelswanderung und Drachenkampf in der alchemistischen und frühchristlichen Literatur
Offprint from: Festschrift Friedrich Carl Andreas z. Vollendung d. 70. Lebensjahres am 14. April 1916 dargebracht v. Freunden u. Schülern. 1916.
Historia deorum fatidicorum, vatum, sybillarum, phoebadum
Historia deorum fatidicorum, vatum, sybillarum, phoebadum
Praeposita est disertatio de divinatione & oraculis.
History and poetry of finger-rings
History and poetry of finger-rings
with a preface by R. H. Stoddard.
History of the Devil, The
History of the Devil, The
First published by T. Warner in 1726 under the title: The political history of the Devil., Signatures: ap4s, A-Pp12s, Qp2s; Ab3s missigned Bb3s., Verso of title page blank., Double page spreads, p. 2/3-170/171, have headline: The HISTORY / of the DEVIL; p. 174/175-262/263 have: The Modern History / of the DEVIL.
Indiculus superstitionum et paganiarum, Der
Indiculus superstitionum et paganiarum, Der
aus zumeist gleichzeitigen Schriften erläutert vom Oberlehrer Heinrich Albin Saupe., Programm--Leipzig. Aby Warburg's copy, Cover-title.
Ioannis Avrelii Avgvrelli P. Ariminensis Chrysopoeiae libri III
Ioannis Avrelii Avgvrelli P. Ariminensis Chrysopoeiae libri III
Warburg Institute copy lacks the final 19 leaves, containing the Geronticon. Aby Warburg's copy, Imprint from colophon.
Isaaci Vossii De Sibyllinis aliisque Christi natalem praecessere oraculis
Isaaci Vossii De Sibyllinis aliisque Christi natalem praecessere oraculis
"Venales prostant apud Mosem Pit ad insigne Angeli in Coemiterio Divi Pauli Londini"--t.-p.., Admonendus est lector haec quae sequuntur serius ad nostras pervenisse manus; nec ideo potuisse suo quo debebant loco inseri, cum jam antea reliquus liber excusus esset; quare pag. 19. v. 26. post evincerent exemplaribus adde: prelims., p. [9-11]., Books sold by Moses Pitt at the Angel in St. Pauls Church-yard in London: p. [102-104]., Errata: p. [105], 2nd part with added half-t.-p.: Isaaci Vossii ad objectiones nuperae criticae sacrae responsio.
Jakob Böhme
Jakob Böhme
von Dr. Paul Deussen., "Schriften von Paul Deussen": p. [51]-[52]. Aby Warburg's copy.

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