Alan Isaac Rare Books

Shipping Information

Details of shipping rates and methods for orders from our online shop are set out below.

We are pleased to offer FREE SHIPPPING Service* on all orders placed through this website with delivery in mainland UK .

Normally items will be dispatched within 2 working days of payment having being received (and cleared, if payment is made by cheque).

Delivery with in the UK

For delivery using our FREE SHIPPING Service, we will send your order by Royal Mail economy services.  If the order is urgent or is of exceptional value, we can, by prior arrangement dispatch orders by First Class mail – Signed for – or by courier, if preferred, at the cost of the purchaser.

Delivery Overseas

Orders sent to addresses within the European Union, Eastern Europe or Russia will be sent by Royal Mail Air Mail at a standard charge of £10 per item. Orders sent to destinations other than these will be sent either by Air Mail at a standard charge of £17.50 per item, or by Surface Mail at a cost of £12 per item.


All items will be appropriately packaged prior to despatch.


Insurance of any item ordered can be arranged at the discretion and cost of the purchaser and should be agreed prior to purchase.  We regret that we cannot accept any liability for items lost, damaged or not received for whatever reason.


All our books are carefully examined prior to listing and any defects described.

Where, however, any book is found on delivery to have been materially mis- described or is considered unsatisfactory for any other reason it may be returned to us, if we are notified within 14days of receipt.  On receipt of the returned item we will provide a full refund.  The refund will be limited to the cost of the book and the initial delivery charge, if appropriate.

Further Questions

Should you have any further questions regarding shipping, delivery or returns please do contact us we are always happy to answer questions.


* For delivery using our FREE SHIPPING Service, we will send your order by Royal Mail economy services.