Customer Services

Catalogue Descriptions

All items are fully described and are shipped on approval. We take pride in packing and use appropriate protective material to ensure parcels reach you in the condition advertised. In the unlikely event of a purchase proving unsatisfactory, it may be returned, in its original condition, for a full refund. We would ask that you notify us by email of your intention to return within 7 working days of receipt of the parcel.

Thinking of Selling?

Similar items to those listed here are actively sought. If you have material that you feel may be of interest to us, please email us, ideally with a clear image/images. You may also telephone us to discuss, or visit us in person. Our contact details can be found below. We aim to give a courteous and professional service and will strive to give a prompt and fair offer; please note that items listed here are catalogued at market prices, which allows for just overheads, a good level of service and a reasonable dealer profit; in general terms like-for-like goods will usually realise around half the values indicated on our pages, which is an acceptable industry standard. Payment for goods is immediate, and we have a good working experience of buying from members of the public. Should any material offered not be of interest to us we endeavour to recommend an alternative method of sale/disposal.


We are happy to give informal valuations with a view to purchase. Written valuations may be provided for insurance or probate purposes, for which an agreed fee will be charged.

Bookbinding and Box-making

We can supply custom-made book-boxes and slip-cases designed to protect your books and dust-wrappers from sunlight and dust. Our standard box (as shown) is a fleece-lined quarter leather over cloth or marbled sides, with traditional raised bands and lettered in gilt to the spine. Boxes may also be made in half leather (i.e. with leather corners), full leather, or full cloth. Many colours are available, contrasting labels can be added and smooth calf or grained morocco leather may be specified. We can also rebind books using cloth or leather in a variety of styles. Please contact us for details.