Member Since 2014

The Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co. (PRB&M/SessaBks), LLC

Address:
The Arsenal, Bldg. 4
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
2275 Bridge Street
Philadelphia, PA 19137, USA
Contact: David Szewczyk
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Specialties

Early books of Europe & the Americas - Other rarities as chance may supply, with an emphasis on "books that are interesting for more than one reason"! Our SessaBks division, named after PRB&M's old original shopcat, additionally offers the good used, the "medium rare," the material "later or lesser" than PRB&M's usual rare, antiquarian offerings, with many of Sessa's books being discoverable *only* by old-fashioned eyes-and-hands-on browsing - not all are, or ever will be, listed anywhere online.

About Us

PRB&M/SessaBks, located within Philadelphia's historic Arsenal, occupies an equally historic (and beautiful) building dating from 1820. PRB&M has been buying, selling, and appraising antiquarian books and manuscripts in the areas of Early Printed Books, Substantive Manuscripts, U.S. and Latin Americana, Mexico & New World Languages, Hispanica, Histories & the History of Ideas, Travels, Cookery, Law, Religion, & Bibles (All Antiquarian) since 1984. We have been members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) since the year following. Other references, local to you *almost* no matter where you are, can be supplied among the Rare Book and Special Collections librarians who have been our longtime clients.

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    Terms of Sale

    Everything is guaranteed to be as described, everything offered is subject to prior sale, everything is sold as on approval; all prices are net, with postage, handling, and insurance extra. Unless we are otherwise instructed, delivery in the U.S. is typically by USPS priority mail on orders $300 and under and by UPS ground service on orders over that, with overnight or second-day delivery readily arrangeable at an additional charge; shipment abroad is by USPS air mail service. Anything sent may be returned for any reason within 5 days of receipt, although prior notice is required and the returned item must be packed according to our instructions; credit will be applied when the item has arrived back at PRB&M in the same condition as when shipped and will include postage both ways if the item was misdescribed. Private customers not known to us are expected on first order to pay before shipment; Pennsylvanians (only) will be charged the applicable 8% sales taxes on books and shipping; and institutions may be invoiced as their systems require. VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, check, & wire payments are all welcome. Thank you for your attention, & your orders!

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