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How to Order and Conditions of Sale:

Buying Via Our Fast on-line SERVICE- provided by PayPal.


Methods of Payment at mumfordbooks.co.uk:

When you complete your order online, it is linked directly through PayPal (all secure ordering systems). When you order a book (or any item) from our website, your order-form and where to send the goods is automatically sent to us for processing.

At no point are your financial details stored on our website whichever method you choose – including online payments using PayPal. The books/prints/ceramics will be sent as soon as payment has been cleared, usually this takes between 1 to 6 days. Any item found to be unsatisfactory may be returned within 21 days of receipt. You will receive your invoice with your purchases.

Calculating the Final Cost of Your Order

Prices are net and exclusive of postage and insurance, this will be added to the invoice. We weigh each book for postage (you will find the weight of most items listed in their catalogue entry), just calculate the total weight then add Postage & Packing + Insurance Inland UK @ ?.50/kg Standard ParcelForce, (24 & 48 hour post extra). Overseas based on Economy Rates. First Class parcel post with insurance available if requested. Please use our rough guide.

We offer book and image search requests, a service for collectors. First item FREE, multiples ask for quote.

We can provide book & prints sets, from the small Observer’s Series to Large Volumes, such as The London illustrated News. Both whole sets or odd volumes are regularly selected by our customers. You’ll find many such sets in the Collectors’ Section of the catalogue.

I’ll be pleased to deal with customers’ requests and maintain a file of books required. I am constantly looking for good old second-hand books, magazines and photographs and like to hear from customers with collections or the odd damaged book worthy of repair.

Terms and Service Descriptions: between Mumfordbooks and our Customers.
Billing, Security and Refund Policy,
Customer Data Protection, Use of Website & Copyright Policy

Access to, and use of this site is subject to the following Terms and Conditions:
Condition, Description & Definitions
We aim to offer a very high standard of service to leave all our customers fully satisfied. If you have any special requirements, or wish more details about any items you wish to purchase, we will do our very best to meet them.
Postage and packing is charged extra. We give a rough guide per 1kg and will give a full quote by return email. Additional insurance can usually be arranged if required. 1st.Class Postage of Mail is also extra.
Use of this Site constitutes your acceptance of these items and conditions, which take effect immediately on your first use of this Site.
Description of Items in Catalogue
MINT (M): Without faults or defects, unread, in the same immaculate condition in which it was published (Note: very few “new” books qualify for this grade, as many times there will be rubs/scuffs to the dustcover (dc) from shipping, or bumped lower spine ends/corners from shelving).
FINE (F): Approaches the above, but not crisp. May have been carefully read and dustcover may have been slightly rubbed or spine ends slightly bumped from shelving/shipping, but no real defects or faults.
VERY GOOD: A used book showing some small signs of wear on either binding or dustcover (dc) with or without. Any defects/faults will be noted.
GOOD: The average used and worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Any defects must be noted, with or without (dc).
FAIR: A worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title page, etc. (which must be noted). Binding, dustcover, (dc) etc. may also be worn or missing. All defects/faults will be noted.
READING COPY: A book that is sufficiently worn that its only merit is the complete text, which must be legible. Any missing maps or plates should still be noted. May be soiled, scuffed, stained, or spotted, and may have loose joints, hinges, pages, no (dc) etc.
EX-LIBRARY: Must always be designated as such no matter what the condition of the book.
BOOK CLUB: Must always be noted as such no matter what the condition of the book.
BINDING COPY: A book in which the pages or leaves are perfect, but the binding is very bad, loose, off, or non-existent.
Always, if issued with one, the lack of a dustcover or slipcase will be noted.

Here at MumfordBooks we offer a safe point of sale with your cyber Shopping Basket, and a Guaranteed Refund Policy.

Our automatic easy-ordering system is linked to each selected item and adds to total. Then select your postal area for postage and packing. Choose payment method: cheque or paypal and complete your order form. If a book/item is lost in the post and fails to arrive within a week in UK or rest-of-world in 3 weeks, we will give a full refund. Postal services can be traced.

We offer a full money-back guarantee if our description differs greatly from the item you have ordered.

Tel: +44 (0)1492 548379

Before your goods are sent, we will confirm your order by email or letter. Goods will be sent within1-6 days. If sourced from abroad it will take longer . If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please notify us within 7 days, subject to valid reasons, (see points below). Goods may be returned within 21 days to receive a full refund. To return purchased item(s): Pack carefully, use a postal service providing insurance and signed-for-delivery. Proof of shipment must be produced.

A valid reason: not received your purchase in the expected condition described on our web site, i.e. not in the right category: not mint, showing signs of wear, not a hardback, not having a dustcover, or completely the wrong book, etc. Publication & Dates can cause a lot of problems. There can be more than one first edition with the same title by different publishers in the same year. The printer should clearly show the date of edition & any re-issue. The lack of a date makes our job very difficult. We cannot guarantee a first year of publication is the only printing within that same year. Some publishers hide the fact that it is a re-print. We all have to be on our guard. The above will help you make the right choice, and act as a guide. All orders received on the telephone by new or old customers must be confirmed via Email or letter, confirming name and full address, telephone or Email. For special requests we will try to match your order as closely as possible, at our discretion. No order will be sent until payment has been cleared by your local Bank. Mumfordbooks Office, 27 The Cloisters,

Rhos-on Sea, Colwyn Bay, Conwy. Wales, UK. LL28 4PW

Tel: +44 (0)1492 548379

No retail selling is done at the above address.

All information supplied to us by our customer is treated as totally confidential and is never passed on to any other parties.
Recently there has been much concern about the security of email and other data of a sensitive nature being passed between computers on the Internet.
Credit Card Security is only between you the shopper and PayPal. This is encrypted and supported by SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encrypted sever, certified by Ehawte, a Public Certificate Authority. All our customers can be confident that their security and integrity of all sensitive data is fully protected.

Privacy Statement: for full protection customers’ data.

All personal information freely entered into by customers when purchasing books and prints will be covered by the Data Protection Act 1998. Your Data Controller for this site is Mike Mumford, Registration number PZ6311676.

Contact information, postal and email address and telephone number given by customers, all covered by the above, and not given to any third party.

I never sell or share information about my customers with any third party.
Information gathered from this website is not used for anything other than its stated purpose. Thus, if you give your address for shipping, it will be used for no other purpose but to ship the order to you.
I will keep a customer’s name and address information on file, but this information is used only in case of future orders.
If you have any concerns or questions about this privacy policy, or wish to change and correct your data, please write to me or email at sales@mumfordbooks.co.uk

Use of Website and Copyright Policy

Recognising the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules including without limitation, rules about the Internet, data, email, or privacy.
Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions, which take effect immediately on your first and subsequent revisiting. Mumfordbooks reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online.

You may not Modify, Copy, Reproduce, Republish, Upload, Post, Transmit or Distribute, in any manner, the material on the Site including Text, Graphics and Code or other content (“material”) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening , abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, or otherwise objectionable that may invade another’s right of privacy or publicity.

Copyright Policy

The entire Mumfordbooks Website is “all rights reserved”, all Domestic and International Copyright Material and Trademarks may not be copied. You have the right to have full use of the enlarged views to selective thumbnails, subject to
“for your own personal, educational, and non-commercial home use only”*. Copyright Free Downloads

Most material used to illustrate books, prints, plates and maps after 1923 could still be copyright protected. Any of the newer published material seen on this website is with permission or licence sort, or “original publisher-owned copyright is no longer trading”. Every effort is made to find the Copyright Holder for Permission to use Copyright Material. We are happy to supply our own published material to our customers, if required for commercial use, just email for quote:
Any source material published by Mumfordbooks and labelled “Free Download” can be used for personal use only, all subject to copyright law.
All published material pre-1923 in public domain used on this site, as above* can and will be used to promote books and prints. Please use our request link if you require source material text or images for any reason, we will be happy to supply you, subject to an agreement. This will also apply to any future ebooks or any serialisations published by mumfordbooks.
All Web Site Links.

The Site may provide, or third parties may provide links to and from Mumfordbooks Internet World Wide Web sites or resources. Because we have no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that http://www.mumfordbooks.co.uk is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Mumfordbooks shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource. If you would like to link to my site, please send details for approval.
Office Contact Information:

Mumfordbooks Office, 27 The Cloisters, Rhos On Sea, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL28 4PW, Wales UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1492 548379 (No retail selling is done at the above address).
If any of the above Terms and Conditions is not accepted in full, you do not have permission to access the contents of this website and therefore should cease using this website immediately.

I agree to be bound by TERMS & CONDITIONS to complete any of my transactions.