Our paramount concern is that you be entirely pleased with anything that you buy from us.
We have been a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America since 1984. You have the important assurance of dealing with someone who is pleased to conduct business according to the ABAA Code of Ethics.
Terms of Sale
In this website, as in our catalogues, we have tried to describe each item thoroughly -- mentioning any defect that might be objectionable to collectors with high standards. (Prior owners' signatures or bookplates are not mentioned unless their appearance is deemed indiscreet; if you want to buy a book but wish no signature or bookplate, let us know and we'll see if it has either.)
We accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards; payment via check or PayPal is also welcome. Please feel free to inquire if you have any specific requests regarding payment.
If for any reason you are not happy with a book bought from Sumner & Stillman, you may return it within ten days for a full refund, no questions asked; all we ask is that it be carefully packed and properly insured.
Our shipping policies
Generally we ship via the U.S. Postal Service's Priority Mail service. A signature is required upon delivery (a requirement of our insurance company: this saves our customers the cost of transit insurance). The shipping cost varies (by number of books, by weight of books, by distance from Maine), but we try to charge you what we are charged. Please feel free to ask in advance for a specific estimate.
We generally use International Priority Mail, and as with Domestic, we try to charge you the amount that we are charged; please let us know if you wish an estimate in advance.