Dr. Jörn Günther


As early as his adolescent years, Jörn Günther discovered his passion for medieval books and began his collection. Since this formative period, nothing has fascinated him more than the world of book art. He therefore combined art history, history and Germanic studies into his dissertation at the University of Hamburg, cataloguing, for the very first time, all of the illustrated Middle High German manuscripts of the World Chronicle. In 1990, Jörn Günther opened his first Antiquarian book shop in Hamburg. With his forty years of experience and his extensive knowledge, he is often described as one of the world’s leading experts in his fields.




Please contact us with any inquiries:


Tel. +41 61 275 75 75

We are open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.




Office and research in Basel:

Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG
Spalenberg 55
4051 Basel Switzerland 


Visitors are welcome by appointment.


We are closed for the holidays from 23st December 2022 to 2nd January 2023.


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