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Rare Books and Rare Cars

Rare Books and Rare Cars

By Adrienne Raptis | December 10, 2019
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This past Sunday, we hosted a Veuve Cliquot Champagne breakfast for the Palm Beach Concours. The Concours was a rare car show hosted by the Worth Avenue Association and the town of Palm Beach. It was a wonderful event, and here are a few photos from the day. We have a number of rare books…

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The 145th Anniversary of Churchill’s Birth.

The 145th Anniversary of Churchill’s Birth.

By Adrienne Raptis | November 26, 2019
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This upcoming Saturday, November 30th marks the 145th anniversary of the birth of one of the most significant figures of the 20th century, Sir Winston S. Churchill. Born in  Oxfordshire to a wealthy, aristocratic family, Churchill joined the British Army in 1895 at the age of twenty-one and saw action in British India, the Anglo–Sudan War, and the Second Boer…

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Upcoming Events: Palm Beach Concours.

Upcoming Events: Palm Beach Concours.

By Susan Christiansen | November 26, 2019
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Join us Sunday, December 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a V.I.P. event with Palm Beach Concours, the premier automobile event of the season showcasing high end, luxury automobiles from classics to exotics. Learn more about the event and purchase V.I.P. tickets on PalmBeachConcours.com.

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Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: The Drawings and Painting of Coral Gables and Rome: Thomas A. Spain.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: The Drawings and Painting of Coral Gables and Rome: Thomas A. Spain.

By Susan Christiansen | October 11, 2019
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Raptis Rare Books is pleased to partner with the Florida Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art for the first event in our 2019-2020 Lecture Series with a book-signing featuring the new work: The Drawings and Paintings of Coral Gables and Rome: Thomas A. Spain. Edited by Steven Fett and Edgar Sarli, The Drawings…

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The 150th Anniversary of Gandhi’s Birth.

The 150th Anniversary of Gandhi’s Birth.

By Susan Christiansen | October 5, 2019
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Father of the Nation of India, Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. A national holiday in India, the day is celebrated worldwide as the International Day of Nonviolence. Born on October 2, 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was trained in law at the Inner Temple, London, and called to…

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Ludwig von Mises’ Human Action: A Treatise on Economics.

Ludwig von Mises’ Human Action: A Treatise on Economics.

By Susan Christiansen | September 25, 2019
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One of the most influential economic treatises of the twentieth century and Austrian-American economist Ludwig von Mises’ single most important work, Human Action: A Treatise on Economics, first appeared 70 years ago, in September of 1949. Human Action was first published by the Yale University Press in 1949 and later that same year in London…

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The World and Art of Walt Disney.

The World and Art of Walt Disney.

By Susan Christiansen | September 24, 2019
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American entrepreneur, animator, and film producer Walt Disney is arguably the most important figure in the history of animation. A national cultural icon, his innovative spirit and vision revolutionized the genre of animated cartoons, making them a major part of mainstream popular entertainment. Born in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood, Disney began his animation career in 1919…

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In the News – The Best ‘Secret’ Things to Do in Palm Beach, Florida, According to a Local

In the News – The Best ‘Secret’ Things to Do in Palm Beach, Florida, According to a Local

By Adrienne Raptis | September 18, 2019
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We have recently been featured in Travel and Leisure Magazine in an article detailing some of the best “secret” things to do in Palm Beach. Palm Beach is a wonderful travel destination, and if you are considering visiting, this article highlights some wonderful things to do, so we thought we would share this with you.…

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In the News – New crime Fighting Tool at Raptis Rare Books of Palm Beach

By Adrienne Raptis | September 14, 2019
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[fusion_text]Matthew Raptis was recently interviewed by Ted White of ABC WPBF 25 News speaking on a new form of security implemented at Raptis Rare Books by CSI Protect.[/fusion_text][youtube id=”M6Wvpw1y9Xc” width=”600″ height=”350″ autoplay=”no” api_params=”” class=””][/youtube][fusion_text]”Ted White: A Palm Beach business is the first in the state to get a unique crime fighting tool. A tool aimed…

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Celebrating the Enduring Influence and 50th Anniversary of Woodstock.

By Susan Christiansen | August 15, 2019
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Billed as “an Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”, the Woodstock music festival was held August 15-18 1969 and attracted an audience of over 400,000 to Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York. One of the biggest rock festivals of all time and a cultural touchstone for the late 1960s, the…

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