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Terms & Conditions

All books are octavo and in original cloth binding, unless otherwise stated. Minor inscriptions have been ignored.

Books will be despatched immediately on order to recognised credit account customers. All other customers can arrange prior payment by credit card or cheque. A pro-forma invoice can be issued if required. Credit accounts can be established subject to satisfactory trade references. All books are covered by insurance whilst in transit.

Despatch and insurance are extra.

UK customers: please add £6.50 for the first book, and £2.00 for each additional book ordered.

Overseas customers:

Europe £10 for the first book ordered, and £5 for each additional book ordered

Australia, New Zealand, and India £20 for the first book, and £11 for each additional book ordered

The Americas £15 per book ordered

China £30 per book ordered, your books will be sent using a trackable service

Rest of the World £15 for the first book, and £11 for each additional book ordered

Books are sent via International (Air) Mail. Books to the USA are sent via USPS (tracked).  Trackable services are available on request.

The buyer is responsible for the payment of any additional VAT, duty or other charge or tax that may be applied.

Large books and multi-volume sets will incur additional postal costs; please email us before placing your order so that the Postage & Packing can be adjusted accordingly.


We accept payment by Sterling Cheque, Access, MasterCard, Barclaycard, Visa and American Express.

To use these facilities please quote card number and expiry date together with your name and address.


Francis Edwards is a division of Hay Cinema Bookshop Ltd. The company holds a total stock in excess of 200,000 second hand and antiquarian books in all subjects, ranging from 50 pence to £5,000. In order to maintain its antiquarian stock, we attend every major book auction in the UK and we are continuously purchasing libraries and single books of importance from collectors, dealers and institutions at home and abroad. We visit Belgium, France and Holland on a regular basis, undertake buying expeditions to the States each year and we visit Japan every November.


We also have a long experience of supplying leather bound books and decorative cloth bindings for display purposes, and our expert staff are able to advise those of our clients who are interested in this particular service.

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“If well used, books are the best of all things; if abused, among the worst.” —Emerson