Terms and Conditions

Any item can be returned for a full refund of the purchase price if found unsatisfactory for any reason, if we are notified within 14 days.

Upon receipt of the returned book, Sophie Schneideman will make arrangements immediately to process the refund. Items should be returned in the exact state they were delivered at the customers own expense unless the item was not as described when received by the customer when Sophie Schneideman will pay the return postage.

We are members in good standing of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) of Great Britain, and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). We observe the highest professional and ethical standards, and abide by the ABA Code of Good Practice.

There is no additional sales tax to be paid. Printed books are zero-rated for VAT. Our prices for prints include VAT, which is refundable for sales outside the EC. Our VAT registration number is GB 906 4029 42.

All items remain the property of Sophie Schneideman until payment is made in full.


All shipped items are expertly packed and fully insured.

With the exception of very large or framed items, Sophie Schneideman offers free postage by signed-for/recorded mail on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Shipping to the USA and the Rest of the World is also free for orders over £300. Orders under £300 incur a flat fee of £10 to European countries or £15 to anywhere else in the world for signed-for airmail delivery.