Black's Fine Books & Manuscripts

Black's Fine Books & Manuscripts

Toronto, ON, Canada

+1 (416) 628-3773

Joined February 11, 2019

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About this seller

Welcome to Blacks Fine Books and Manuscripts: Specialists in Rare and Out-of-Print Books, Manuscripts, and Archival Collections. We are a rare book firm specializing in retrospective publications with notable strengths in Antiquarian Books, Archives, Canadiana, Culinary History, Fine Bindings, Indigenous Studies, Modern Literature, Socialism, Slavic Studies, and much more. With over a decade-and-a-half of experience serving institutional and private clients alike, we are pleased to offer an eclectic, ever-changing, selection of over 25,000 scarce and unique titles ranging from antiquity to the present day, of which only a small selection has been made available. We actively buy-and-sell rare and out-of-print books, manuscripts, printed ephemera, personal and institutional archival collections, and other rare and unusual materials in Canada, the United States, and Europe. When feasible, we will travel to examine collections of interest, particularly in areas of our specialization. Our practise is actively engaged in the positive disposition of literary and institutional archives, and we conduct monetary evaluations of select individual items, and collections for universities, museums, and private clients. Curated lists periodically issued. To keep abreast of our latest acquisitions, please consider joining our mailing list by e-mailing us at mail@blacksbooks.ca

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Terms of Sale

In respect to items purchased from us over the internet, our Terms of Sale are as follows:

  1. We are professional booksellers and adhere to the standards of our professional associations, both in terms of describing books and offering redress in case of a discrepancy.

  2. The prices of all material offered for sale on our web site, or on the databases to which we subscribe, are net in US dollars, and each item is subject to prior sale. Normally payment in full must be received before an item will b...

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Shipping Terms

Our postage and packing charges depend upon three factors:

(1) the destination of the shipment;
(2) the size, weight and fragility of the item to be shipped;
(3) the speed of delivery (i.e. parcel post, air mail, expedited service, courier etc.).

Generally, the postage and packing charge for a standard sized (octavo) book sent to a major Canadian city will be about $17.50 in Canadian funds (plus GST). Shipping to a smaller centre, or remote area, will cost more. These rates are set by Canada Post. Sending a standard-sized (octavo) book to an American destination presently costs $14.99 in US funds. Each additional such book will cost $5.00 - $6.00. Generally, overseas shipments will cost $25.00 US for the first, standard sized, book. We will quote shipping charges in advance if you forward us your mailing address and indicate how the item is to be shipped (i.e. surface, air mail, etc.).

We also offer shipment by Priority Mail, or Global Priority, for a modest additional charge.

All books are packed carefully, usually swathed in bubble-wrap, which is then set into a custom-made cardboard container.

Digital Photos:

We can provide digital photographs or scans, sent as .jpeg attachments, of any item in stock. In making such a request, please be as specific as possible as to the views you would like to receive. Please bear in mind that it is not practical for us to provide photos to people doing research, or seeking to compile a library of digital images, and that we are less inclined to send photos of an inexpensive book (due to the time and effort it requires), in the absence of a demonstrable need or reason on the part of the would-be purchaser.

Please send any further questions by email to: mail@blacksbooks.ca