We are a small online bookseller specialisting in rare and unusual books mostly published before 1900. Our main focus is on natural history, history, science and mathematics, voyages and travel, illustrated and some literature, but we have a range of other works too. We have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands and will be adding a section on Orkney and Shetland. We describe our books in some detail and take images to accompany the online descriptions. Please feel free to ask for more images or additional information to help you make a choice. We are aiming to open a bookstore in Orkney over the next year or so.
This covers all the Natural History books. We have other catalogues that split these out - for example into books about invertebrates, or ferns, or fungi.
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This covers all the Science & Technology books.
We have other catalogues for illustrated books,Travel & Topography, History, literature etc
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TERMS OF SALE
Payment via ABEBOOKS online services, Paypal, credit card, or direct bank transfer. Personal cheques also accepted, but books will only be sent after the cheques have cleared.
All overseas shipments are FOB, the buyer is responsible for managing and paying import duties
Shipping in the UK will be by lowest cost 'signed for' method. Shipping to the rest of the world will be by signed for and/or tracked airmail or courier. We do not use Surface Mail because our experience is that too many parcels go missing.
We aim to ship all orders within 2 working days.
Our shipping costs are based on an assesment of actual costs over preceding months. If your book is very heavy eg a 10 volume set, we may contact you about extra shipping. This is by exception, for example we have not had to do this at all in the last 2 years. If your book is small and light we are happy for you to enquire about shipping 'at cost'.
All overseas shipments are FOB, the buyer is responsible for managing and paying import duties.
We pack our books in tissue paper, layers of bubble wrap, and craft paper with parcel tape to prevent water ingress. We use boxes generally for sets of books or large items.