Antique Book, Boys Useful Pastime by Professor Robert Griffin, A.M., 1885
Book is in good condition, especially considering it is 135 years old. Kind of interesting book on things boys could do and build to entertain themselves back in the day. From sleds to weathervanes to other stuff with pictures.
No missing pages or torn ages I could see. The hardcover as some wear but as stated in remarkable shape considering age. the book will come in a plastic comic bag to keep in current condition.
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If package is not delivered and return to us, we will work with you on why it didn't get delivered if post office problem will try to get it reshipped for free, but no guarantees that they will reship. The customer can pay for shipping again of the item or items or we can refund the cost of the items minus our restocking fee of 10%.
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Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Refunds will be given on most items when returned if the item is received in same condition as originally shipped, minus a restocking fee of 10% for handling for some items. Shipping back to us is the customers responsibility and cost, and we follow Etsy rules on refunds. Refund will be for the item only and will not include the shipping.
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Please note we do not refund for some items broken in transit, we package our items very carefully and upgrade most items to Priority mail which as $100 of insurance and is the buyers responsibility to get the refund from the carrier. Items sent back need to be received in same condition as it was before we sold it. We will buy at our expense extra insurance for some items to protect the seller and buyer in case of a damaged item.
119 Motor Rd
Lexington N.C. 27295
Comics and Books are graded per the Overstreet Guide. Any book costing more then $10 dollars will be graded as such. Books that are less are made sure not to have any serious flaws like missing pages or covers. Any flaws will be mention in description to our best ability. We price our books according to Atomic Avenue Database which seems to be the cheapest guide I found, at time of listing and updated when item is renewed.
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