Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Historian Ed Lamont Presents: From Saint Nicholas to Santa Claus.

 

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome back acclaimed speaker and historian Edwin Lamont as he discusses the nearly 2,000 year evolution of the legend of Santa Claus.

Since 1991, Ed Lamont has served as a docent at the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach where he has led over 2,500 tours and will be leading […]

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  • Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Acclaimed Photographer Steve Horan on the People of Yellowstone.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Acclaimed Photographer Steve Horan on the People of Yellowstone.

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome acclaimed photographer Steve Horan for a discussion and book signing on his new book of photography: People of Yellowstone.

Steve Horan has spent over five years photographing the people who work in and around Yellowstone National Park including wranglers, researchers, rangers and coach drivers. 

The culmination of this work: The People […]

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  • The Epic Influence of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey.

The Epic Influence of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey.

Attributed to the singular ancient Greek poet Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey are considered to be, not only, the most important works of ancient Greek literature but the oldest extant works of Western literature. The epic poems were likely composed near the end of the 8th century B.C.E. in the Greek coastal region of Anatolia […]

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  • Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: General William Jenkins Worth with Historian Ed Lamont.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: General William Jenkins Worth with Historian Ed Lamont.

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome back acclaimed speaker and historian Edwin Lamont as he discusses the intriguing history of General William Jenkins Worth.

Lake Worth, FL, Fort Worth, TX, and Worth Avenue in Palm Beach are named for General William Jenkins Worth. So are counties in Georgia, Missouri, and Iowa. Who was he? How […]

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  • Celebrating the Centenary of Nelson Mandela’s Birth.

Celebrating the Centenary of Nelson Mandela’s Birth.

Wednesday, July 18th marks the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest moral leaders of the 20th century and the proclaimed “Father of the Nation” of South Africa. The country’s first non-white head of state, Mandela led the political revolution to dismantle the institutionalized racial segregation and discrimination of apartheid South Africa. He came to be […]

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  • Celebrating Independence Day and America’s Founding Fathers.

Celebrating Independence Day and America’s Founding Fathers.

In celebration of Independence Day we are pleased to share some of the rare books and historic documents related to America’s great Founding Fathers, particularly those instrumental in drafting the United States Declaration of Independence. Adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, The United States Declaration of Independence announced the sovereignty of the […]

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  • The Big Game Hunting Epics of President Theodore Roosevelt.

The Big Game Hunting Epics of President Theodore Roosevelt.

The 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt was a prolific and skilled writer, publishing over 40 books on a range of topics including military history, natural history, conservation, biography, and editorial commentary throughout his lifetime. Known for his vigorous, robustly masculine persona, Roosevelt embraced a strenuous lifestyle and led an adventurous and well-traveled […]

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  • Join Us For an Evening with Ed Lamont discussing Addison Mizner: Exotic Society Architect

Join Us For an Evening with Ed Lamont discussing Addison Mizner: Exotic Society Architect

 

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome acclaimed speaker and historian Edwin Lamont as he discusses the intriguing history of Addison Mizner: Exotic Society Architect.

 Addison Mizner brought forth the distinctive Mizner style of architecture, interior, and landscape design in Palm Beach. From the mind of Mizner sprung private clubs, oceanfront and lakeside mansions,

and the Worth Avenue […]

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  • Remembering the Life and Legacy of Stephen Hawking

Remembering the Life and Legacy of Stephen Hawking

With the recent passing of the one or the most important figures in the scientific world, we remember Stephen Hawking as a man who not only challenged the minds of our society but made a monumental influence on the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.

Few people emerge from the fields of cosmology and theoretical […]

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  • The Transatlantic Literature of Henry James

The Transatlantic Literature of Henry James

Born on April 15th 1843, American author Henry James was regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and modernism, and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists of the English language. James is one of the major figures of trans-Atlantic literature. His works frequently juxtapose characters from the Old World, embodying a feudal civilization that is “beautiful, often […]

By |March 9th, 2018|Authors, Exploration and Adventure, For the love of books, Gift Ideas, History, Literature, Poetry, Rare book highlights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Transatlantic Literature of Henry James