Specializing in
Rare Books and Manuscripts
on Spain, Portugal and their former overseas possessions
Latin America, Brazil, Africa and Asia

Terms & Conditions

Descriptions and Authenticity

We guarantee the authenticity and completeness of every item and will note any defect in our description.  We will describe the condition of the goods at the time of the sale and provide any information in our possession about condition for which you may reasonably ask.


Prices are nett.   Some items will incur VAT (current rate 20%) which is applicable to customers within the EU.   Some items will incur VAT (current rate 20%) which is applicable to customers within the EU.   A charge for postage, packing and insurance will be added to all orders.  Items will be shipped by first or second class within the UK or by Airmail for overseas orders.  Alternative methods of shipment can be arranged and these will be charged at cost.

Export Licensing

Customers outside the EU should note that books over 100 years old and photographs over 50 years old with a value exceeding the EU thresholds at the point of sale, and all manuscript items over 50 years old require an export licence, and this may take about four weeks to be granted.  Within the EU, items over 50 years old and with a value exceeding the current OGEL (Open General Export Licence) thresholds are also subject to export licence regulations.  Delivery cannot be made until the licence is granted.  Where required we will handle all matters concerning the export licence application.


Payment can be made by bank transfer, cheque or via PayPal. 


Items will be dispatched either within 7 days after full payment has been received, or after any required export licenses have been granted.  Please note that although every effort will be made to meet the delivery times and dates required, no liability is accepted for any costs, expenses or damages arising from any delay.   


In accordance with the The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, you have the right to cancel your order within 14 days without giving any reason.   To exercise the right to cancel you must inform us, Judith Hodgson Antiquarian Books of 11 Stanwick Road, London W14 8TL, in writing, using the attached Cancellation Form, or by letter or email.   We will reimburse to you all payments received from you, including the costs of delivery (except for the supplementary costs arising if you chose a type of delivery other than the least expensive type of standard delivery offered by us).   We may make a deduction from the reimbursement for loss in value of any goods supplied, if the loss is the result of unnecessary handling by you.   We will make the reimbursement without undue delay, and not later than – (a) 14 days after the day we receive back from you any goods supplied, or (b) (if earlier) 14 days after the day you provide evidence that you have returned the goods, or (c) if there were no goods supplied, 14 days after the day on which we are informed about your decision to cancel this contract.   The reimbursement will be made using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise.   You will not incur any fees as a result of the reimbursement.   Reimbursement may be withheld until we have received the goods back or you have supplied evidence of having sent back the goods, whichever is the earliest.  The goods must be despatched at your own expense or delivered to us in person without undue delay and not later than 14 days from the day on which you communicate to us your intention to cancel the contract.