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About Us

Modern-Day Book Hunters

Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG internationally buys, sells, and appraises manuscripts, miniatures, and rare early printed books from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

  • We offer an excellent selection of museum-quality treasures from western European traditions, such as:

    • Magnificently decorated Bibles and other theological texts
    • Outstanding illuminated prayerbooks
    • Elaborately illustrated literary, philosophical, and historical works
    • The earliest scientific treatises
    • Early travel reports
    • Engrossing text manuscripts 
    • Impossibly rare block books 
    • The first incunable editions
    • Books written or printed in several different languages
    • Books from the Middle Ages until AD 1650

    Learn more by browsing our Artworks Gallery.

  • Art Fairs

    Our participation in international art fairs like TEFAF Maastricht and Frieze Masters in London give us the opportunity to exhibit our books to an international audience.


    Upcoming appearances can be found under Events.

    Art Fairs
  • Our Gallery

    Our Gallery

    Our gallery is located in the heart of medieval Basel, where we offer expert advice in person (by appointment). Whether you are interested in buying, selling, or simply learning more, we are happy to be at your service. 


    To learn how we can help to build your collection, consult our Services.


  • Expertise

    As modern-day book hunters, our team of experts thoroughly investigates and documents every book and miniature for the benefit of our clients and collectors. We actively circulate our findings and participate in scholarly discourse. Our work is fulfilled when we find ourselves playing a role in the reconstruction of humanity's colourful past.


    Many of our discoveries are published in our richly illustrated brochures and catalogues, which you can browse online under Publications.




Please contact us with any inquiries.


Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG

Mosboden 1
6063 Stalden, Switzerland 


Office and research in Basel:
Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG
Spalenberg 55
4051 Basel Switzerland 


Tel. +41 61 275 75 75
Fax +41 61 275 75 76 


Please call from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Visitors are welcome in our premises by appointment.

We are closed for the holidays from 21st December 2020 to 4th January 2021.


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For Frequently Asked Questions please refer to our blog post.

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