More about this bookseller
We deal in antiquarian books, manuscripts, archives, prints, maps, ephemera, photos, artwork and collections.
Knowledgeable, professional, honest and trustworthy are critically important as are delivering results in all of our services.
Collecting. I have enjoyed collecting books and other antiquarian items for over 30 years. During that time I believe I have gained an unparalleled amount of knowledge. It is my love of antiquarian items, my desire to learn more, and my interest in assisting other collectors which ultimately influenced my decision to become a professional antiquarian seller.
Lord Durham Rare Books (LDRB) was established as a professional full-time business in February of 2008 - since then, my personal approach and energy have helped both private and institutional collectors both enhance their collections and locate tomes which have been long sought after.
The core foundation of LDRB is built on both my positive and negative experiences as a collector. Two decades of owning and running a highly successful Marketing and Promotional agency in Toronto, McLaren Marketing Inc., also helped foster an entrepreneurial spirit - a perfect fit for running an independent antiquarian business.
LDRB customers tell us they greatly appreciate and benefit from this approach and attitude. And we love doing it!
Please contact me at 905.680.8115 or email me at duncan@LDRB.ca to talk - about what else YOUR collection!
Terms of Sale
We accept payment by cash, VISA, Mastercard credit cards, Paypal, wire transfer or any other agreed means. Cheques may be accepted from known customers. We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the LDRB web site. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please contact us by email or call 905 680-8115 and we'll respond within 2 business days. All items offered are subject to prior sale. All items remain the property of LDRB until fully paid for.
Placing item(s) on hold. Items may be placed “on hold” for a short agreed to time period to allow you time to make a final decision. The item will be temporarily removed from the active web site until the agree to time period.
At the agreed to time period or sooner should you decide not to buy the item will be made active again on our web site. Please email Duncan at duncan@LDRB.ca or call me at (905) 680-8115 to place an item(s) on hold.
Shipping & Tax, if tax applicable, are calculated AFTER you send the order from the Cart and the guidelines below apply.
All packages will be shipped via Canada Post, UPS, Fedex, Canpar, USPS via Canada or any professional carrier specifically asked by the customer, otherwise it is what we deem suitable. We will add the shipping costs to your order and get your approval before we ship and process payment.
ORDERS SHIPPED TO AN ADDRESS IN CANADA MUST HAVE HST TAXES ADDED.
THIS TAX WILL BE CALCULATED AFTER CHECK OUT - PLEASE DO NOT PAY BEFORE HST TAX IS CALCULATED AND ARE EXTRA TO THE LISTED RETAIL PRICE WITH EACH ITEM PURCHASED.
USED BOOKS - 5% HST must be ADDED
NON-BOOKS (maps, prints, ephemera and manuscripts etc) 13% HST tax must be ADDED (vary by province).
We will add the HST costs to orders shipped to a Canadian address. We will get your approval before we ship and process payment.
ORDERS SHIPPED TO AN ADDRESS OUTSIDE OF CANADA DO NOT HAVE HST TAXES ADDED.
There may be extra cost for Customs Clearance (ie: US Customs Brokerage) and Government Taxes (ie: UK VAT tax) which are the responsibility of the buyer and determined by the respective countries laws the items is being shipped to. We declare the value and type of item and include a copy of the invoice as part of the process when shipping outside of Canada.
SHIPPING COSTS are for packed items (books, maps, prints, etc) weighing .5-1.0 kg, that is, 1.1-2.2 lbs. We ship internationally & securely wrap and pack all books. INSURANCE on purchases over $100 may be applied: $1 per $100. There is no shipping handling fee and shipping is at approximate cost.