1 Claremont Road
Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom TN1 1SY
+44 (0) 1892670052
Joined 25 February 2002
I have been selling on abebooks since 2002, after many years dealing in a very small way to finance my own book collecting. I specialize primarily in history of science, medicine, psychology & human sciences, philosophy, linguistics, mathematics and, selectively, religion, plus some poetry, politics and general history (including prehistory and archaeology. Regarding antiquarian (pre-1850) works I am less selective. The stock, currently around 6,000 titles, includes numerous works in German, French and other European languages. As a former academic historian of psychology, often involved with historians of science and medicine, I have a good working knowledge of these fields and what is likely to be interesting or unusual. Regarding Psychology, I have now listed my library hitherto in the Centre for the History of Psychology at Staffordshire University. I take care to ensure that all books are well packaged individually, usually in bubble-wrap. I welcome inquiries and can send visual images of works on request. I have now added images to about 50% of my stock (many of course do not lend themselves to this) the quality of these is alas somewhat varied and colour may be slightly inaccurate, sometimes being brighter or lighter than the original (especially a 'red shift' from some shades of brown). Automatically supplied images are still given for some items, but these can be incorrect. I am happy to consider offers of books in my specialist fields for purchase but am extremely selective. Stock is browsable under about 50 separate sub-catalogue headings (some appearing in several different catalogues). Douglas Books (formerly Graham Richards Books) operates from a private address. The quoted postage is for books roughly weighing in 0.5-1 kg range, cost will be adjusted as appropriate if necessary when an order is processed. Please note that 'Priority' for non-UK destinations in fact refers not to speed of delivery but to rate for 'trackable and signed for'. Royal Mail rates have currently risen significantly for non-UK destinations. This has particularly affected US rates which have been given new top rates of their own: £24 standard and £28 recorded delivery ('signed for' unavailable). Most U.K. books will be sent for £3 and are all currently going 1st class for this until the COVID crisis is over. Note on Catalogues. The 'Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Psychpathology' catalogue began as a sub-set of that on 'Psychology & Human Sciences' works on sex, gender, crime, demography and sociology remain in the latter. All entries in the pre-1850 catalogues are also now in the relevant subject listings. Also note that the 'Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Psychopathology' listing includes works by eminent figures and their followers which apply their theoretical approaches to other topics(e.g. Freudian literary criticism). Revised 18th August 2020
Items returnable within three weeks if not as described. For books not purchased via abebooks.com payment for first purchase in advance, subsequent payments normally within 1 month of invoice date.
Orders usually shipped within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 lb, or 1 KG. and include packaging. If your book order is heavy or oversized, extra shipping costs will probably be required. Non-UK sales will be shipped by Air Mail Printed Paper rate up to 5 kg. weight, (except for Canada which has a 2 kg limit). International Parcel Force rates will apply above this. Additional insurance, recorded delivery etc. available at customer request.