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Services

Lending you our expertise

We guide and support your passion for books through the following services:

  •  Expert advice on buying or selling from our team of specialists 

    • Long-term support in the development of your collection 

    • Thorough scholarly documentation of each manuscript, incunable, and miniature on offer 

    • Detailed appraisals for individual items or entire collections 

    • Library inventories

    • Auction representation and bidding

    • Organization of exhibition loans

    • Support in securing suitable insurance policies 

    • Assistance in art transportation management

  • What Do We Do?

    We purchase and sell manuscripts, early printed books, and miniatures from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. We advise private collectors and institutes on enhancing their collections while actively maintaining a scholarly dialogue. We acquaint new collectors with the world of book art and accompany our clients from establishing their collections to refining their emphases. Notably, we are all ardent bibliophiles who love connecting with our clients about books.

  • Who Are Our Collectors?

    Fundamentally, all are lovers of art and books. Some are beginning collectors just discovering the captivating realm of book art, some are established institutions that are carefully adding works to their vast libraries, and others are private collectors who delight in their passion or who wish to ensure that their treasures are passed on to new owners who will continue to cherish them.

    Who Are Our Collectors?
  • How to Start Collecting?

    How to Start Collecting?

    You have to love the artworks with which you live. We will carefully collaborate with you to discover the book that fulfils your heart’s desire. You may start small with a single leaf or take the plunge and acquire the largest and finest books available. Your collection could survey the history of manuscript illumination, focus on important texts, or complement an existing collection of materials from the same region or time period.

  • How to Give Back?

    Are you a philanthropist? A bequest of a manuscript or rare printed book would be a splendid addition to a museum or library collection. Great collections are formed through the collaboration of private and public resourcesPrivate gifts to medieval and Renaissance manuscript and rare book holdings help to preserve our heritage for both scholarly and general audiences for years to come. We can assist you in finding the right match of books and institutions. 

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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
info@guenther-rarebooks.com. 

 

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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