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Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG

Expert Dealers of Medieval Manuscripts & Early Printed Books
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.

Insights From The Exhibitor

Jörn Günther’s passion for medieval books and manuscripts predates the establishment of his art dealership in 1990, which today consists of two locations in the historic Swiss municipalities of Stalden and Basel. With a team of specialists at the helm, Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books provides scholarly services, expert advice, long-term support on the development of collections, and the acquisition and sale of manuscripts, miniatures, and rare early printed books from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

With a lifetime of bibliophily and 40 years of scholarly pursuit under his belt, Dr. Jörn Günther has earned a reputation as one of the world’s foremost specialists and voices of authority in his field. He has been instrumental in the composition of some of the best collections worldwide and has worked with leading international museums and institutions, such as New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and alongside private collectors on a quest to create and develop their own collections.


TEFAF Online 2021
Nov 1–4, 2020
Frieze Masters 2020
Oct 9–16, 2020
TEFAF Maastricht 2020
MECC Maastricht
Mar 7–15, 2020
TEFAF Maastricht 2019
MECC Maastricht
Mar 16–24, 2019


  • Jean Bourdichon
  • Berardino Cignoni
  • Étienne Colaud
  • Albrecht Dürer
  • Dunois Master
  • Franciscan Master of Bruges
  • Luçon Master
  • Maître Honoré
  • Master of the Berry-Apocalypse
  • Master of the Berry Cleres Femmes
  • Master of the Birago Hours
  • Master of Charles V
  • Master of the Chronique Scandaleuse
  • Master of the Entry of François I
  • Master of the Gold Scrolls
  • Master of the Haarlem Bible
  • Master of Johannete Ravenelle
  • Master of the Pauline Epistles
  • Master of Ricketts 120 and BnF lat. 1162
  • Master of Spencer 6
  • Master of St. Radegund
  • Master of the Troyes Hours
  • Master of Walters 219
  • Masters of Adolph of Cleves
  • Masters of the Delft Half-Length Figures
  • Masters of Hugo Jansz. Van Woerden
  • Masters of Margriet Uutenham
  • Masters of Otto van Moerdrecht
  • Masters of Philippa of Guelders
  • Masters of the Zwolle Bible
  • Mazarine Master
  • Henri d'Orquevaulz
  • Cola Rapicano
  • Neri da Rimini
  • Royal Psalter Group
  • Talbot Master
  • Workshop, Bible Moralisée
  • Workshop, Boqueteaux
  • Workshop, Boucicaut
  • Workshop, Francesco di Antonio del Chierico
  • Workshop, Jean de Toulouse
  • Workshop, Milemete
  • Workshop, Rambures Master
  • Workshop, Vanni di Baldolo
  • Workshop, Vie de St. Denis
  • Circle, Simon Bening
  • Circle, Maître François (François Barbier)
  • Circle, Monypenny Master
  • Circle, Nicolo di Giacomo da Bologna
  • Circle, Jean Pichore
  • Circle, Jean Poyer