Terms of Sale
Books may be reserved by telephone, or email, and are subject to prior sale and/or removal from the market. No reservation will be effective unless and until we acknowledge it by phone or by reply email. Please be sure to include your phone number and street address with your order. Payment can be made using our secure checkout system by credit card or, if preferred, by check or money order. Upon special arrangement, we will accept payment by wire transfer.
We reserve the right to refuse orders from certain countries (in our sole discretion) or due to any suspicion of fraud or wrong-doing (as determined in our sole discretion).
We are happy to invoice Customers well-known to us. The needs of Institutions and Libraries will be accommodated where feasible. We extend reciprocal courtesies to our fellow dealers. In all other cases, payment must be received and cleared into our bank account prior to shipment.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
We guarantee the condition of every book as described in our listing. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase because you have received the incorrect book, the book is not as described in our listing, or the book arrives damaged, you are eligible for a full refund, including shipping to you (and from you by a method acceptable to us), as long as you advise us of the intended return within 5 calendar days of your receipt of the book and we actually receive the returned book to us within 30 days after the date you received it, and in the condition in which you received it. Prior to returning a book, we ask that you contact us to advise us that you are returning it. In the event your order does not arrive within a reasonable time at the shipping address which you provided to us in your order, you are eligible for a full refund, including shipping, within 30 days of the estimated delivery date as long as you agree to return the order to us if it arrives after we have sent your refund. At your request, we will delay shipping your order to you for a period up to 30 days after the order date. If you thereafter fail to make mutually agreeable arrangements with us for further delay in shipping, we shall be free to ship your order to your delivery address at any time. If we elect not to do so and you do not initiate and make mutually agreeable arrangements with us for our continued storage of your order, we shall continue to hold your order for up to 365 days after your order date and you shall bear the risk of loss or damage to the book by any cause. After such 365 days, the ownership of all items in your order shall revest in Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC and no refund shall be due to you. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please email us and we'll respond within 2 business days. Prior owners' signatures or bookplates in most cases are not mentioned unless their appearance is in some way especially noteworthy (whether for good or for ill). We sometimes mention their absence if we notice that other books have them and our copy is free of them. If you want to buy a book but desire that it have no signature or bookplate, let us know and we'll see if either is present. All books are subject to prior sale, and/or removal from the market, without notice.
DOMESTIC MAIL (within the United States)
(a) for FEDEX Ground, $10 for the first book, $4 for each thereafter.
(b) Media Mail Box (formerly Book Rate), $5 for the first book, $2 for each thereafter.
(c) Priority Box, $12 for the first book, $4 for each thereafter.
INTERNATIONAL MAIL (Canada and other lands outside of the United States)
SURFACE MAIL IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS. WE MAY REFUSE ORDERS FROM PARTICULAR COUNTRIES (DETERMINED IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION)
(a) International Air Mail for parcels weighing 4 pounds or less: $25.
(b) International Priority Mail shipment to CANADA, $26.50 for the first book, $5 for each additional book;
(c) International Priority mail shipment to ALL OTHER COUNTRIES, $38 for the first book, $10 for each additional book;
(d) International Express Mail shipment to CANADA (3-6 days), $35 for the first book, $5 for each additional book;
(e) for International Express Mail shipment to ALL OTHER COUNTRIES (3-6 days), $48 for the first book, $10 for each additional book
All books will be shipped in a box. We do not ship in envelopes. We reserve the right to require shipment by a method we select for books above a certain value.