Reconstruction of the private Library
The title list offered here attempts a reconstruction, which, however, is – appropriate to the publication form Internet – under construction. It suffers from the fact that not all sales are documented, and that of those for which there were lists, these are not known without gaps. Especially of the most important sale, that by the antiquarian bookshop Rolf Kerst in Frankfurt/M. in 1954/55, only one of a total of four sales lists has been found so far.
Likewise, the catalog that the Legal Division of the American military government prepared of the confiscated Schmitt Library in 1946 has not been preserved. In addition, it should be noted that the entries (dedications!) are also listed only very incompletely. If the following list is published despite these gaps, it is also in the hope that it will give rise to further references, so that it can be successively supplemented. Those titles for which the whereabouts of the copy are not known are italicized. For the history of the library, see Martin T i e l k e, Die Bibliothek Carl Schmitts, in: Schmittiana N.F., 2011, pp. 257-332.
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Current status as of September 2021 (pdf)