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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This holiday season, we invite you to browse a carefully curated selection of exceptional gifts with the arrival of our Holiday 2018 Catalog. Highlights of the catalog include a first edition of Pope Leo XIII’s first Papal encyclical inscribed by him to the Empress of Austria, a rare Military Commission signed by President Abraham Lincoln, a finely bound Manuscript edition of the Writings of John Muir, a signed first edition of Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, a signed first edition of Leonard Cohen’s Let Us Compare Mythologies and a signed limited first edition of Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince.

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We invite you to explore an exceptional selection of fine rare books and historic signed documents with the arrival of our new Fall 2018 catalog. Highlights of the catalog include a magnificent first edition of Saint Augustine’s monumental Of the Citie of God, an exceptionally rare Autograph Album Signed by Abraham Lincoln, one of the earliest obtainable examples of Homer’s landmark work The Odyssey, a scarce first edition of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, a rare Autograph Note Signed by Charles Darwin to fellow naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, a rare second edition of Theory of Games and Economic Behavior signed by John von Neumann, and a rare first edition of Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends lengthily inscribed by him with a poem to his editor.

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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 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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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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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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