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We buy and sell quality art books of American, European and Latin-American artists. Our stock of about 5,000 volumes consists of rare, out-of-print and a few in-print art reference books, i.e. catalogues raisonnÚs, artist monographs, important catalogues of museum exhibitions, along with some literary first editions and original prints. Our main specialty are modern illustrated books (or "livres d'artistes"), which are significant literary works illustrated with original lithographs, engravings and hand-colored or pochoir-painted plates by artists representing French Symbolism, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Dada, Surrealism, German Expressionism, Russian Avant-Garde, American Abstract Expressionism and other modern art movements.
As a business with a proven track record of knowledge, experience and integrity, we follow the code of ethics required by these organizations. We provide a predictable service with a personal touch, helping our customers to get the highest quality and value for the money spent. With our 40 years of combined collecting and business experience, we are qualified to consult our customers on building personal collections or purchasing a special gift.
We provide unconditional guarantee towards authenticity of all purchased items for one year from date purchased. With our extensive connections around the world, we can search for books in our specialty and bid at American and European auctions for a small fee. We do not sell, trade, or give away any customer information. For security reasons, we keep customer credit card information for no longer than one week.
If not satisfied for any reason, the customer may return items purchased from us within 10 days of receipt, no questions asked, in exactly the same condition, insured. Prior notification is required. Customer pays s&h both ways. There is a 3% restocking charge for returns; however, the refund is full if we had misdescribed the item.
Payments must always be made in advance. North American institutions can be billed. We accept Discover, VISA, Master Card and American Express for orders under $1000, but will be happy to accept other types of payment for larger orders, such as US checks and wire transfers. Prices are subject to change without notice and are net to all, including dealers. We do not negotiate our prices, regardless of number of books ordered.
Shipping & Handling cost is always extra and always billed to our own shipper account. Customer is advised to email us for a shipping quote before sending payment. We pack very carefully, always protecting the corners and edges of books; we make sure that the customer gets the book in the same condition as sent. Aside from rare exceptions, we do not ship with the post office.
Domestic orders are usually shipped with UPS Ground insured the next business day after receipt of payment. The cost of shipping and insurance of an art book of average size and weight is normally $12-$14. We can ship orders under $100 with Media Mail. Shipments on the same day could also be arranged for UPS or FedEx delivery overnight or 2nd day.
We usually ship non-US orders with UPS Expedited at our discounted rates, delivered in 4-5 business days anywhere in the world. An average art book ships to Europe for $45-$65 insured. If requested, we could also ship with Priority Mail. All orders should be insured, as we will not be financially responsible for their loss. Note: Some countries may charge duty fees on books.
Please note that we do not accept third-party shipper accounts.
Illinois State residents must pay the State sales tax. Illinois dealers must submit a copy of the Certificate of Registration with a valid resale number.