Parchment and Gold

Catalogue No. 11, 2015
25 Years of Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books

Folio, 391 pages, cloth-bound, ca. 300 full-page colour illustrations, texts in English


With this catalogue, we celebrate the jubelee of twenty-five years of Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books. The selection of 68 of our finest illuminated manuscripts and 4 of the earliest and rarest woodblock printings is divided in chapters that give an overall view of certain themes, each provided with an introducton. Texts are by Helen C. Wüstefeld and Erene Rafik Morcos, with contributions of Timothy Bolton, Gabriele Bartz, James Marrow, Dietrich Klinge and Marion Hanke.

The grounding principle in this catalogue is the concept of bibliophilia connecting the collectors of yesteryear to the collectors of today. Laden with meaning, artistic significance, and undeniable beauty, we invite you to unfold the medieval world, and hope that you enjoy our catalogue.


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