1531 volumes of an original collection of 2150: primarily philosophical titles published in the period 1850–1930, as well as works on psychology, sociology, economics and history. Many of the books contain traces of Broch’s work (underlining, comments in the margins and enclosed notes).
Die „Wiener Bibliothek“ Hermann Brochs: kommentiertes Verzeichnis des rekonstruierten Bestandes/Klaus Amann; Helmut Grote. – Wien [u.a.]: Böhlau, 1990. – XXXI, 290 S..
(Literatur in der Geschichte, Geschichte in der Literatur; 19)
Literaturangaben. – ISBN 3-205-05321-4
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History of the Broch library
The collection is part of the Hermann Broch ‘Viennese Library’ (1886–1951), which originally contained mathematical and literary collections in addition to a ‘philosophy section’.
The majority of this library found its way to America in 1951, where Broch resided after emigrating in 1938, and was acquired by Theo Feldmann, a New York antiques dealer. The library was bought from him by Josef Buttinger, who bequeathed it to what is now the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt in 1971 as part of his own book collection.