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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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.
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 American edition, which preceded the British edition of Wyndham’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by John Wyndham 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.
Second edition of von Neumann and Morgenstern’s landmark work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John Von Neumann. Near fine in 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.
First limited edition of this epic historical drama made into the 1962 film starring Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard and Richard Harris. View product.
First edition of this classic work, which remains the basis of much liberal political thought. Octavo, original cloth. In very good View product.
First edition of one of the earliest biographies of profoundly influential American abolitionist, John Brown; published in the first year View product.
Series 1935 C silver certificate one dollar bill, boldly signed by Harry S. Truman on the portrait side. Double matted 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.
Rare autograph note signed by the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. The note reads, “A verbal answer, please, by View product.
Full length photograph of Babe Ruth swinging a baseball bat. Inscribed by him, “To my good friend Jack Musante Sincerely View product.
Autograph boldly signed “U. S. Grant, Lt. Gen. U.S.A.” on a card. Matted and framed with an engraving of Grant. The entire piece View product.
First edition of what many consider one of the most important novels on Hollywood and the film industry. Octavo, original View product.
Rare Mohandas K. Gandhi autograph, signed at the height of the struggle for Indian Independence. Signed by Gandhi, “M.K. Gandhi 28-12-38 View product.
Royal Christmas card bearing a full-color family photograph of Prince Charles, Princess Diana, and the infant Prince William. Inscribed by View product.
First edition of Faulkner’s first book in the rare first state dust jacket with An American Tragedy as the first of five View product.
Rare first edition of Nobbes’ authoritative work on the history and methods of trolling. First issue with the engraved hook View product.
First edition, first issue with the publisher’s logo on the half title page of Kesey’s second novel. Octavo, original cloth. View product.
First edition of this landmark of Enlightenment thought. 12mo, bound in full contemporary calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, View product.
Rare autograph note signed by Charles Darwin to fellow naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace. The note reads, “Oct. 27 Down, Beckenham View product.
Rare first edition of this epic sheet music collection of the songs of Bob Dylan. Quarto, original illustrated wrappers as View product.
Rare photograph signed by Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III of Monaco taken at Le Bal de la Rose in View product.
Octavo, 3 volumes, bound in full morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt titles and tooling to the spines, gilt ruled View product.
One volume containing four parts: Colombo and the Kelani Valley; Kandy and Peradeniya; Nuwara Eliya and Adam’s Peak and The View product.
First edition, first issue binding with “By Rail Through Asia”. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. Signed by Paul Theroux on View product.
First edition of Puzo’s definitive novel of the Mafia underworld. Octavo, original half black cloth. Association copy, warmly inscribed by View product.
Exceptionally rare finely bound autograph album signed by the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln as well as View product.
Rare autograph note signed by American abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Boldly signed, “I am, Dear Madam, With great respect, Frederick Douglass.” View product.
Autograph boldly signed “U.S. Grant, Lt. Gen.” on a card. Double matted and framed with a photograph of Grant. The View product.
First edition of the first collected edition of Newton‘s writings, which has been hailed as “a fine piece of bookmaking” (Babson). View product.
First edition, first issue with first edition stated on the copyright page of the author’s first major novel, as well View product.
First editions of each volume of one of the greatest physics books ever written. Quarto, original red cloth. Each volume is signed View product.
First edition in parts of “the most perfect of all the Dickens novels” (Virginia Woolf). Original serial issue. Twenty parts View product.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated throughout, frontispiece, tissue guard. In fine condition. Rare with only View product.
First edition of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “robust adventure story,” illustrated with eight tipped-in plates, including frontispiece photographic portrait of “the members of View product.
Autograph document signed by the 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant. The document reads, “I hereby authorize 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.