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 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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We are pleased to announce the arrival of our Summer 2018 Catalog featuring a fine selection of rare first editions and historic signed documents. Highlights of the catalog include a first and only Latin edition of the monumental Nuremburg Chronicle published in 1493, an exceptionally rare complete set in English of The Works of Aristotle bound by the Bookbinder to the King, a rare second edition of the first part of Don Quixote in English, a rare first edition of Alexander Hamilton’s Refute Against the Charge of Speculation, a first edition of William Faulkner’s 1929 masterpiece The Sound and the Fury, a first edition of Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces inscribed by him to fellow author Richard Adams, a rare La Corona cigar partially smoked by Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill accompanied by a photograph of him smoking that very cigar, and a first edition of Lady and the Tramp signed by Walt Disney.
Signed limited edition of the author’s classic work. Number 75 of 95 copies, signed by Kahlil Gibran. Illustrated with seven 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.
The complete writings of George Washington. Large octavo, 12 volumes, uniformly bound in full contemporary calf, gilt titles and tooling View product.
First edition, second printing of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt titles to the spine. Inscribed by the View product.
Later printing of the Rands’s breakthrough work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed and dated by the author on the front View product.
First edition in English of the author’s masterpiece, published just one year after the original French edition and before the View product.
First edition, first issue, with the title page printed in orange and black and pages 247 and 248 being publisher’s View product.
Fourth printing of the author’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the View product.
First edition of Huxley’s masterpiece. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “with good wishes View product.
First edition of Orwell’s classic dystopian novel. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in an excellent dust jacket with some toning to the spine. View product.
Tenth printing of the author’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, published a few months after the first edition. Octavo, original half cloth. View product.
Eighteenth printing of the author’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the 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.