Our Story and Our Terms and Conditions

Gosen Rare Books - New York City
Logo from Adam Lonicer, illustration from his Kreuterbuch for the Apple Tree, with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.


G. Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper was established in 1999; a place for bibliophiles searching for special antiquarian books and manuscripts. We buy and sell rare and antiquarian books, music, prints, autographed material, as well as printed ephemera and other selected material on paper. Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper is a member of the ABAA and ILAB

Terms and Conditions:

We ship to the buyer at a verified address. It is important for our customers to understand that we ship to the buyer at the verified address they instruct us to use.  

All material is fully guaranteed as described and given a life-time guarantee of authenticity. All material is returnable within ten  calendar days with advance written notification from the buyer. All material remains the property of G. Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper until paid for in full.  Payment for orders must be received in full prior to shipment. 

Returned material must be returned in the same condition and secure internal wrapping in which it was shipped for a full refund to be made. 

Customers are expected to pay for shipping at the time of purchase, according to weight. Some large, heavy books or sets of books, will require additional shipping. It is recommended that customers request shipments be sent to themselves in their own names by the most secure means to their verified addresses to assure speedy and secure insured delivery. We do not ship to post office boxes unless the post office box is registered in the name of the buyer. For domestic deliveries, we currently use UPS or FedEx. Foreign deliveries are arranged with the buyer.

For some customers outside the United States, special arrangements may be necessary to assure safe and secure delivery. We accept checks in dollars drawn on United States banks, US Postal Money Orders drawn on United States banks in dollars, as well as payments through PayPal. We also accept electronic funds transfers. Sales to residents of New York State and New York City are subject to state and local sales tax (8.875%).  Effective July 1, 2018, sales tax will be collected on internet sales shipping to Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Washington State.   

All items remain the property of G. Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper until paid for in full.  All material is subject to prior sale.  Payment for orders must be received in full  prior to shipment. Reciprocal courtesy to ABAA/ILAB members. G. Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper retains the copyright on all manuscript material offered for sale here until payment is received in full and the buyer declares the sale final. 

 If you are looking for a specific item, which you cannot find, please let us know if we may assist you in your search.  If you have antiquarian books you wish to sell, please contact us. 

Due to COVID-19 constraints, special arrangements may be necessary. 


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