About Us

Established 1970.  Online since 1995.  We trade in unusual books, documents, and manuscripts in various fields of interest.  Our online descriptions include images in color.  You can learn about our appraisal services and experience under the Appraisals tab on our home page.

Members:  American Antiquarian Society ~ Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America ~ International League of Antiquarian Booksellers ~   IOBA (International Online Booksellers Association)  ~ Library Company of Philadelphia  ~ Philobiblon Club.



Our Terms of Sale

All items are guaranteed to be as described.  Any item may be returned within ten (10) days of receipt if found to be other than as described.  Please give us advance notice of any return.  Any item returned must reach us in the same condition as when we shipped it.  Original binding, text block, bookplates, and any inserted material must be intact.

Shipping:  We ship as soon as we can (usually within one day, often the same day) after receiving your order.  All domestic parcels include Delivery Confirmation.  International shipments include a Certificate of Mailing.  Domestic media mail, Free;  priority mail, $3.  Insured at our expense.  International shipments are billed at cost.  Shipping class for lightweight items may be upgraded without added charge.  In the case of heavy items or sets, we may ask in advance for additional payment to cover costs.

Payment methods:  PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, Discover, money order or check in USD, payable to R&A Petrilla.