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Bernard Quaritch Ltd

Bernard Quaritch Ltd
Specializing in Continental Books, Early Printed Books, English Literature, Manuscripts, Philosophy, and Travel.
One of the world's oldest and best-known firms of booksellers, Bernard Quaritch Ltd has been dealing in rare books and manuscripts of all periods and in all subjects since 1847.

Available for general purpose appraisals

Contact the Seller
Edmund Brumfitt
36 Bedford Row
London, WC1R 4JH
United Kingdom

Bernard Quaritch Ltd is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) of Great Britain, and of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). We observe the highest professional and ethical standards, and abide by the ABA Code of Good Practice.

Descriptions and Authenticity

We guarantee the authenticity and completeness of every item and will clearly note any defect in our description. We will describe the condition of the goods at the time of the sale and provide any information in our possession about condition for which you may reasonably ask.

Export Licensing

Customers outside the EU should be aware that books over 100 years old and photographs over 50 years old with a value exceeding the EU thresholds at the point of sale, and all manuscript items over 50 years old require an export licence, which may take around four weeks to be granted. Within the EU, items over 50 years old and with a value exceeding the current OGEL (Open General Export Licence) thresholds are also subject to export licence regulations. Delivery cannot be made until the licence is granted. We will handle all aspects of the export licence application where required.


Items will be dispatched either within 7 days after full payment has been received, or after any required export licenses have been granted. Please note that every effort will be made to meet the delivery times and dates required, however no liability is accepted for any costs, expenses or damages arising from any delay. Please note that all items with a value in excess of £2000 will be sent by courier (Transworld within the UK or FedEx for overseas deliveries) unless you expressly request an alternative delivery method. All items are fully insured. For items with a value in excess of £300 we charge an additional £5 packing charge.

Items damaged or not as described

Please ensure you inspect all items upon receipt and notify us immediately if you are not satisfied that they are in the condition described.