Illuminated manuscripts, meticulously crafted by medieval scribes, feature in numerous medieval-themed contemporary novels and their popular film adaptations. However, these stunningly beautiful medieval books are real artworks that can still be collected – rather than film props or museum objects. Even in the 21st century, one can find an illuminated manuscript for sale, and private collectors still enjoy the thrill of the chase when they track down extremely rare books.
Due to the limited number of medieval books on the market, one does not find medieval manuscripts for sale in most antiquarian bookshops. Therefore, bibliophile treasure hunters often seek help from experts for rare books like Dr. Jörn Günther. With a team of specialists at the helm, Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books provides scholarly services, expert advice, and long-term support for those who wish to collect, sell or buy illuminated manuscripts and early printed books from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Other popular artworks to collect include miniatures, or illuminated manuscript pages for sale individually.
Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books is a true treasure trove where, for instance, one can find a stunningly beautiful Book of Hours for sale, along with the world’s first substantial printed book, the Gutenberg Bible, or fascinating miniatures painted by Simon Bening.
After a lifetime of bibliophilia and 40 years of scholarly pursuit, 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 or the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and alongside private collectors on a quest to create and develop their own collections.
If you wish to buy an illuminated manuscript, or if you would like to put up a medieval manuscript for sale, do not hesitate to contact us. For further information please refer to our main website: www.guenther-rarebooks.com