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.
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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.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated in the year of publication by Enzo Ferrari on the half View product.
Vintage glossy photograph of the The Beatles taken while filming their 1965 feature film Help! Signed by all four Beatles, View product.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author opposite the title page, “To View product.
First edition of this classic memoir of the 1910–1913 British Antarctic Expedition. Octavo, two volumes, original half white cloth, gray paper View product.
Privately printed edition, preceding the trade edition by four years of Andrew Carnegie’s first book. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles View product.
Signed limited edition of the author’s classic work. Number 75 of 95 copies, signed by Kahlil Gibran. Illustrated with seven View product.
The Complete Oz Series: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Road to Oz, The Emerald City of Oz, The Patchwork Girl of Oz, Tik-Tok of Oz, The Scarecrow of Oz, Rinkitink in Oz, The Lost Princess of Oz, The Tin Woodman of Oz, The Magic of Oz, Glinda of Oz.
Complete set of first editions of L. Frank Baum’s Oz series. Quarto, 14 volumes, original pictorial cloth. The Wonderful Wizard View product.
First edition in English of the book that “changed the course of philosophy” (Richard Rorty). Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Martin View product.
First edition, first issue of both volumes (with “transmitted” the first word on p. 297 in the first volume; in View product.
First Modern Library edition, with the first appearance of Fitzgerald’s new introduction. Octavo, original green cloth. Inscribed by the author View product.
First edition in English of Pierre Boulle’s chilling novel that launched one of the greatest science fiction sagas in motion View product.
First edition of the novel that was the basis for the film of the same name, which is widely considered View product.
Octavo, 4 volumes. Bound in full calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt lined, all edges gilt, . View product.
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.