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Robert P. Davis  
(401) 273-9450  

Information About Gadshill

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What We Do

History of Gadshill

Gadshill was founded in 1996. Our stock is still growing and our interest unflagging. While we have some general items, we try to emphasize our own personal interests: English and American literature of the Nineteenth Century (especially Charles Dickens, George Cruikshank and others); Americana, particularly social and political thought of the 19th Century; early American humor; and some Science, especially Medicine and Astronomy. We are located in an office building and do not operate a walk-in street-level shop, but we are open to and welcome personal visits by appointment.

How We Do Business

Our Policies and Procedures

All material is guaranteed as described. With prior notification within 7 days of receipt, any item may be returned for refund for any reason in original condition. If the item is not as described, Gadshill will be responsible for shipping charges. For any other reason, the client is responsible for the shipping charges.

All prices are net and payable in U.S. funds. Rhode Island residents must add 7% Sales Tax. With advance payment an additional $6.50 per volume or per item is required as payment toward shipping and handling costs via Media Mail in the US. Priority Mail and Insurance are extra. Foreign shipments are at cost. Currently we do not accept credit cards directly, but hope soon to add this convenience. We can currently be paid by credit card through PayPal. Please place orders by phone, fax, e-mail or regular mail.

Institutions and libraries may reserve any item pending formal purchase order and may obtain deferred billing on request. Credit may be extended to private individuals with satisfactory references. Prices noted are warranted for 1 month after initial posting, but may be changed thereafter. Check quotation at the time of order. All items remain the property of Gadshill until paid for in full.

We may be reached by mail, by e-mail or by telephone or fax at the addresses listed above. Our Fax number is the same as our Telephone number: (401) 273-9450. We have a 24 hour answering service and will reserve items as requested in response to e-mail, fax or telephone, or a clear message to the answering service.

All items are subject to prior sale.

How We Reach You

Catalogues and the Web

As a member of ABAA and ILAB, we try to exhibit at the annual ABAA Boston Book Fair. Also, as a member of MARIAB, we try to exhibit at their bookshows once or twice a year and, several times a year, at regional shows in New England and New York. We also exhibit at the meeting of the Dickens Project at the University of California, Santa Cruz, early every August, and occasionally at other scholarly meetings. From time to time, in addition to posting items for sale on this site, we will add lists to the larger book finding sites for your searches. In addition, from time to time, we will publish a written catalogue of our then current holdings. Please notify us if you wish to receive our catalogues.

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