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.
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.
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.
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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BROWSE OUR LATEST CATALOG
We welcome you to peruse the pages of our Spring 2017 catalog of rare and antiquarian books. Highlights of the catalog include a rare first edition of Andreas Vesalius’ De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septum, published in 1543, an exceptionally rare signed first edition of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, a first edition of Gray’s Anatomy used in field surgery during the Civil War, and an exceedingly scarce first separate edition of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven. You will also discover first editions of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, John Stuart Mill’s The Subjection of Women, The African Queen, a rare Charlotte Bronte Signature, Gandhi’s first edition of The Story of My Experiments with Truth, a first edition of Snow White inscribed by Walt Disney, Pat the Bunny, Theodore Roosevelt’s The Rough Riders, autographed Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson letters, and much more. As always, we are dedicated to assisting you in building your own collection or selecting the perfect gift with gift wrapping services available upon request.
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.