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All items in our on-line catalogue are offered “subject to prior sale”.
Items can be ordered on-line using the shopping cart provided or by phone. Orders are dealt with in strict order of receipt.
All goods remain the property of Altea Gallery Limited until payment has been received in full. Goods will be shipped soon after clear funds have been received.
If the purchaser wishes to cancel the order prior to receiving the goods, this can be done before the goods have been shipped and a full refund will be applied. However cancellation of the order must be received at: info@alteagallery.com.
Once the goods have been shipped, any item can be returned to us (at the buyer’s expense) for a full refund if found unsatisfactory for any reason, as long as we are notified in writing within 14 days from the date of receipt, at info@alteagallery.com. Refunds are limited to the original purchase price, including initial delivery costs and will be applied once the goods have been received back and are in the same condition as originally sent. Any refund requests outside the 14 days will be subject to a 25 % re-stocking fee and will be subject to our approval.


All prices are quoted in UK Pound Sterling (£/GBP). Sales tax (VAT) is included where applicable. Under current UK regulations, printed books, antique maps, charts and town plans are Zero Rated (0%) for VAT purposes; decorative prints and globes are charged at the standard current VAT rate of 20 %
VAT REFUND FOR EXPORT: if applicable VAT will be deducted from the quoted price for all exports outside the European Union, and for European Union businesses registered for sales tax in their country, provided they supply us with their valid VAT/TVA/UST/IVA number at the time of placing the order.
Our United Kingdom VAT registration number is GB 649580986
Prices in US Dollars and Euros
All items are priced and sold in GBP (British Pounds). Any Euro or US Dollar figures quoted are based on daily exchange rates and are shown for information only. Your bank will use its own exchange rate so the total you are charged may differ.


Shipping for orders over £600 is free, with the exception of bulky items, such as globes and books. Please request a shipping quote for these items.
Shipment costs below the £600 threshold will be at the customer’s expense. Orders are generally sent by either UPS courier, or Royal Mail recorded delivery. All shipped items are expertly packed and fully insured.


All items offered are guaranteed original antiques, or vintage items, published at or around the date specified. We do not sell reproductions or facsimiles.
A Certificate of Authenticity and Antiquity is provided to our clients for every item we supply. Each item is in good condition unless otherwise noted in the description, allowing for the usual minor imperfections of antique material. Care has been taken in noting serious flaws.
We are members in good standing of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA), British Antique Dealers Association (BADA), and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). We observe the highest professional and ethical standards, and abide by the ABA Code of Good Practice.


All items are black & white (uncoloured) unless otherwise stated. “Original colour” means that the item was coloured by hand at or around the time of publication; “old colour” means early but probably not original; “coloured” means the item was coloured later and at any time in the last 100 years.


All Measurements are expressed in millimetres and are taken to the plate mark unless stated, height by width. (100 mm = approx. 4 inches)


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Payment may be made to our Sterling GBP account, Euro € account or USD $ account. Please contact us for our full banking details.


This website is operated by Altea Gallery Ltd. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Altea Gallery Ltd. Altea Gallery Ltd offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.

By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms and Conditions apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms and Conditions are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms and Conditions.

Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms and Conditions. You can review the most current version of the Terms and Conditions at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms and Conditions by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.