Our latest listing, Catalogue 58: Carriage Books from the Collection of Deirdre H. Pirie, can be viewed under Catalogues & Lists. It offers over 170 books, catalogues, and ephemera from the 18th-20th centuries, many of them quite scarce. Thanks for looking!


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"My first order arrived today in excellent condition. I am very pleased with the books and thank you for taking the time to pack them so well." - another happy customer

Terms of Sale
You can order securely from this site, or directly from us. All items are subject to prior sale. All are guaranteed as described and are returnable for any reason (see terms below). Reserved items will be held for 10 days for payment or purchase order. Institutions can be invoiced, with deferred billing on request. Orders sent to a Massachusetts address will be charged 6.25% state sales tax unless a tax-exempt number is provided at the time of order.

We accept U.S. checks, money orders in U.S. dollars, PayPal (our preference), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diners, and American Express. Non-U.S. checks and wire transfers will be charged our bank's handling fees. Payment in pounds sterling is also possible; please inquire. We do not ship books C.O.D.

Shipping & Handling
Orders sent by media mail are usually $5 for one book, $1 for each additional book.  Priority mail in the U.S. is usually $7 for a small book, and $20 for a large book or 2 small books.  Priority mail outside the U.S is usually $25 for a small book, and $60 for a large book or 2 small books.  All U.S. international mail now goes by air.  Rush service, especially large or heavy books, sets, extra insurance, or special requests may incur further charges. For Federal Express, please contact us.

All items are returnable for any reason for refund, exchange, or merchandise credit, provided advance notice is given within 5 days of receipt. Without advance notice, we will accept returns for exchange or credit only. Shipping, handling, and insurance costs either way are not refunded unless you're returning a book because it isn't as described. In that case we'll refund all these costs. Please pack returns carefully; we reserve the right to adjust the refund if an order comes back in less good condition than it was sent out. All sales are final 30 days from the invoice date (60 days for orders outside the U.S.).


We describe condition conservatively. All used books are in good or better antiquarian condition, unless otherwise described. Owners' names and bookplates are not always mentioned. Dust jackets, paperbacks, book club editions, and library discards are always identified.  All jackets are original, not reproductions.  Books are usually in the language of their title or country of publication.

We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.  We follow the ABAA code of ethics in all our sales, appraisals, and other transactions.
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