Our Service

Rare and Antique Books Terms of Sale.

Rare and Antique Books are dedicated to providing an excellent service to all our customers, wherever in the world they may be located. We aim to ensure that all transactions are conducted to a high professional standard. We are members of the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) and The Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA). We adhere to their high standards and Code of Practice in book selling.

All books are collated carefully and any defects are noted in their descriptions on the website. If a book is found to be unsatisfactory it can be returned for a full refund if the customer notifies us within a 14 day notification period. Refunds are restricted to the original purchase price and include the initial shipping costs. All books on our website are subject to prior sale.

Payment methods accepted

We accept payment for books via Paypal, credit card and cheque payments. All items remain the property of Rare and Antique Books until they are fully paid for.


All items are carefully packed and fully insured to ensure that the parcel is received safely. Items will be sent via standard Royal Mail , Parcelforce or UPS services and will require a signature on receipt. We endeavor to dispatch orders within 2 working days.

Books are delivered free to UK customers. A high percentage of our books are sold internationally and a flat fee of £15 is charged for overseas air mail deliveries. Items will be sent via standard Royal Mail , Parcelforce or UPS services. Items are fully insured and will require a signature on delivery.

Delivery time frame

UK orders are delivered by the next working day, special delivery service. Delivery times for overseas orders are approximately 5–10 working days. Current security measures for the USA may make this longer.

Additional Taxes

There are no additional taxes applicable for any books bought from Rare And Antique Books. In the UK printed books, magazines and maps are all zero rated for VAT purposes. Our VAT registration number is 220 407460.

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