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About Us

  • 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. From engrossing text manuscripts to outstanding illuminated prayerbooks and, through time, to block books and the first incunable editions, we offer an excellent selection of museum-quality treasures. With their origins in western European traditions, our books are both written and printed in several different languages. Thematically, books with sacred content, such as magnificently decorated bibles and other theological texts, figure prominently in our inventory. Furthermore, the gallery offers numerous illustrated manuscripts and early printed literary, philosophical, and historical works, along with scientific treatises and early travel reports. Learn more by taking a glimpse at our current and past highlights under Artworks

  • As modern day book hunters, our work is fulfilled when we find ourselves playing a role in the reconstruction of humanity's colourful past. Actively circulating our findings and participating in scholarly discourse is thus a central part of our mission. Our team of experts thoroughly investigates and documents every book and miniature for the benefit of our customers, collectors, and other interested parties. Many of the discoveries of Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books are published in our richly illustrated brochures and catalogues, which you can browse here: Publications.

  • Our annual participation in the fine art and book fairs at TEFAF Maastricht, TEFAF New York, and Frieze Masters in London are highlights for our gallery. These give us the opportunity to exhibit our books to an international private and institutional audience and maintain our valued contacts. Upcoming appearances can be found here: Events


  • In January 2012, Dr. Jörn Günther Antiquariat opened a gallery located in the heart of medieval Basel on Spalenberg 55. Here, we offer expert advice in person (on site and by appointment). Whether you are interested in buying, selling, or simply learning more, we are happy to be at your service. Please consult our Services to find out how we can build your collection. 




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 Antiquariat
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.


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