Saturday July 20th marks the centenary of the birth of Sir Edmund Hillary, the first climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Born in Auckland, New Zealand on July 20th 1919, Edmund Percival Hillary made his first climb at the age of twenty, reaching the summit of Mount Olliver in the Canterbury Region of New […]
First published by Joannis Oporini in 1543, Sixteenth century Flemish anatomist and physician Andreas Vesalius’ On the Fabric of the Human Body remains the most important and influential book in the study of human anatomy and “one of the most beautiful scientific books ever printed”(Grolier).
Vesalius studied medicine at the University of Paris and received his […]
Raptis Rare Books was recently featured in the May 2019 issue of Modern Luxury Palm Beach. View the full issue here and view the rare inscribed first edition of The Babe Ruth Story featured here.
One of the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism ever published first appeared in March of 1944.
First edition of F.A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom; signed by him
The Road to Serfdom was first published in London by Routledge & Sons in March 1944 in the midst of World War II, and due to […]
Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome back acclaimed speaker and historian Ed Lamont as he presents: Mary Lily Flagler’s Washington Birthday Ball.
At the turn of the 20th Century, Mary Lily Kenan Flagler emerged as Palm Beach’s first “grande dame.” Her Washington Birthday Ball peaked the Palm Beach social seasons for many years. Also known […]
Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: At Churchill’s Table: Dining and Diplomacy with History’s Greatest Leaders.
Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome back acclaimed speaker and historian Lee Pollock of The International Churchill Society as he presents: At Churchill’s Table: Dining and Diplomacy with History’s Greatest Leaders.
Beyond his stature as a world statesman, Churchill is almost as well known for his love for—and consumption of—food and wine and for his […]