Raptis Rare Books is an Antiquarian Book firm that specializes in Fine First Editions, Signed and Inscribed books, and Landmark books in all fields. We have distinguished ourselves by having a reputation for handling unique and important books that are in exceptional condition.

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Our passion, expertise, and attentive customer service will guide you on a remarkable journey with a rich history and tradition. Whether your aim is to create a beautiful personal library, start a small collection of first editions, or give a gift to a loved one, we can assist you in discovering the world of book collecting. Create your legacy and preserve culture by holding these unique items in your personal library.

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The world of rare and antiquarian books awaits you. Browse by our extensive collection by subject, view featured books, recent arrivals and more. Call us at (561) 508-3479 or 1 800 RARE BOOK to speak with us about any of the books you see on this website, request a printed catalog, or if you have questions regarding adding books to your wishlist or shopping cart. We’re here to assist you.

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This catalog of fine and rare books features a wide array of antiquarian and modern first editions in various genres such as literature, history and world leaders, economics, religion and philosophy, golf, and exploration. Peruse these pages and you will unearth a first edition of John Locke’s Two Treatises on Government, a first edition of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, rare sheets from Allen Ginsberg’s The Howl that were produced for its initial reading, a first edition of the rare children’s book Harold and the Purple Crayon, and an inscribed first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous. From The Works or the Florentine Historie by Niccolo Machiavelli to a first edition of The Maltese Falcon in the rare dust jacket, we present to you this fine collection of books.

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Whether you are interested in building a traditional library of fine bindings, have an interest in science fiction, architecture, sports, cooking, economics, history, or any other genre, we have experience in finding the perfect books for the perfect shelf. We know that each person is unique, and our aim is to match your library with your home and it’s reflection of the owner’s personality. We have helped build some of the finest private and public libraries in the country and are here to assist you in your pursuit and to be your guide in bringing the library of your imagination to reality.

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Please join us for a Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg

Please join us for a lecture and book signing with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg, author of A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley, Jr. on Thursday, October 5th at 6pm. Complimentary […]

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In the News: Raptis Rare Books Awarded “Best in Palm Beach County” by Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine

We have recently been awarded as one of the best places for “literary scene” in Palm Beach county by Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine. This is what they have to say:

“Lovers of the written word are […]

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Born Eric Arthur Blair, George Orwell colored the twentieth century with essays, articles, and novels that explore issues of social justice and political awareness. His work turned […]

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GIFT IDEAS

There are few gifts that are as lasting and appreciated as a rare book. They hold within its pages not only historical and cultural significance, but often also a personal significance to the recipient. Whether it is a beloved childhood book that turned them on to the joys of reading or a favorite title they read in high school or college, people treasure these books like a close friend. We offer free gift wrapping and ship worldwide to ensure that your thoughtful gift arrives beautifully packaged and presented. If you are uncertain of the recipient’s preferences or unsure of where to begin, contact us and let us know about the occasion and a little about the recipient. We can often help with suggestions and also issue gift certificates.

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