Frequently Asked Questions relating to the nature, quality, provenance, authenticity and conservation of the rare, vintage & antique maps, atlases, prints and rare books that represent the majority of our stock here at Daniel Crouch Rare Books, as well as information regarding logistics.


Are all the items you sell "antique"?

Do you sell reproductions?

Do you buy books, maps and prints?

Do you provide a guarantee?

Do you offer a certificate of authenticity?

Do you have a shop I can visit?

Do you offer appraisal/valuation services?

Do you ship to all parts of the world?

How do you ship antique books, maps and prints?

When will my purchase arrive?

Are all shipments insured?

What is your return policy if I am not satisfied with my purchase?

Are there special framing requirements for antique prints and maps?

Do you offer framing, binding, and conservation services?

How do you determine the date of an antique map/book/print?

What is the difference between original colour, contemporary colour and modern colour?

How do you establish a value/price for your material?

I am just starting to collect. What advice would you give a new collector?

Why don't you wear white gloves?