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Raptis Rare Books carries a variety of rare and antique books including many signed or autographed books. If you’re looking for a particular piece of work with an authentic signature, you’ve come to the right place. Browse our collection of autographed books here & contact us for any questions!

  • “All the time you're saying to yourself, 'I could do that, but I won't,' — which is just another way of saying that you can't"; Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman; Inscribed by Richard Feynman

    Feynman, Richard P.

    “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” Adventures of a Curious Character.

    New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985.

    First edition, later printing of this collection of reminiscences by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “For Camille Durand, Richard Feynman.” An excellent near fine example in a near fine dust jacket. Rare signed and inscribed.

    Price: $4,000.00

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  • "The truth, as always, will be far stranger": First Edition of 2001: A Space Odyssey; Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke

    Clarke, Arthur C.

    2001: A Space Odyssey.

    New York: New American Library, 1968.

    First edition of the author’s most well-known work. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author. An excellent example in a near fine dust jacket that shows just a touch of wear. Housed in a custom clamshell box.

    Price: $2,450.00

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  • 2084: LA FIN DU MONDE; SIGNED BY BOUALEM SANSAL

    Sansal, Boualem.

    2084. La fin du monde.

    Paris: Gallimard, 2015.

    First edition, later printing. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Signed by Boualem Sansal on the title page. In fine condition.

    Price: $250.00

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  • “Things are always happening to me. I’m that sort of bear": Rare First Edition of A Bear Called Paddington; Inscribed by Michael Bond

    Bond, Michael; Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum .

    A Bear Called Paddington.

    London: Collins, 1958.

    First edition of the first book in the Paddington series. Octavo, original red cloth. Inscribed by Michael Bond on the half title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the front panel and a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice example of a book that is usually found well worn.

    Price: $7,200.00

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  • “People look to the order of numbers when the world falls apart": First Edition of A Beautiful Mind; Signed by Sylvia Nasar and John F. Nash

    Nasar, Sylvia; John F. Nash.

    A Beautiful Mind.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.

    First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Lengthily inscribed by Sylvia Nasar and additionally signed by Nobel Laureate and subject John F. Nash. Fine in a fine dust jacket. This is the first example we have seen signed by Nash.

    Price: $3,200.00

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  • "The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it": First Edition of A Bend In The River; Signed by V.S. Naipaul

    Naipaul, V.S.

    A Bend in the River.

    London: Andre Deutsch, 1979.

    First edition of Naipaul’s “brilliant novel” (The New York Times). Octavo, original cloth. Signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Tony Moore.

    Price: $1,250.00

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  • A Book About Myself; Signed by Theodore Dreiser

    Dreiser, Theodore.

    A Book About Myself.

    New York: Boni and Liveright Publishers, 1922.

    First edition, second printing. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Theodore Dreiser N.Y. Sept 1927.” In near fine condition.

    Price: $175.00

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  • First Edition of Tasha Tudor's A Book Of Christmas A Three Dimensional Book; Signed by Her

    Tudor, Tasha.

    A Book Of Christmas A Three Dimensional Book.

    New York: Philomel Books, 1979.

    First edition. Small quarto, original glossy boards. Signed “greetings Tasha Tudor.” In near fine condition.

    Price: $125.00

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  • First Edition of A Book of Travellers' Tales; Signed by Eric Newby

    Newby, Eric.

    A Book of Travellers’ Tales.

    New York: Viking Press, 1985.

    First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Eric Newby on the title page. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some closed tears.

    Price: $275.00

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  • “The increase of disorder or entropy is what distinguishes the past from the future, giving a direction to time": First Edition of Stephen Hawking's Landmark Work A Brief History of Time; Signed by Carl Sagan and Illustrator Ron Miller

    Hawking, Stephen W.; Introduction by Carl Sagan.

    A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes.

    London: Bantam Press, 1988.

    First British edition and true first of Hawking’s groundbreaking work. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by Ron Miller. Signed by Carl Sagan on the title page, who wrote the introduction. Additionally signed and inscribed by the illustrator Ron Miller, who has also added a drawing. Sagan tells the following story: Sagan was in London for a scientific conference in 1974, and between sessions he wandered into a different room, where a larger meeting was taking place. “I realized that I was watching an ancient ceremony: the investiture of new fellows into the Royal Society, one of the most ancient scholarly organizations on the planet. In the front row, a young man in a wheelchair was, very slowly, signing his name in a book that bore on its earliest pages the signature of Isaac Newton… Stephen Hawking was a legend even then.” In his introduction, Sagan goes on to add that Hawking is the “worthy successor” to Newton and Paul Dirac, both former Lucasian Professors of Mathematics. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Rare and desirable signed.

    Price: $6,800.00

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  • Signed Limited Edition of A Calendar of Saints for Unbelievers

    Wescott, Glenway.

    A Calendar of Saints for Unbelievers.

    Holland: Harrison of Paris, 1932.

    First edition signed limited. Octavo, original cloth, glassine wrapper, original slipcase. One of 760 signed copies by Glenway Wescott. Fine in a the original glassine wrapper. Slipcase is in near fine condition.

    Price: $400.00

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  • Jimmy Carter's A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power; Signed by Him

    Carter, Jimmy .

    A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014.

    First edition, later printing. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Jimmy Carter on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Price: $50.00

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  • "You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily": First Edition of A Canticle For Leibowitz; Inscribed By Walter Miller, Jr.

    Miller Jr., Walter M.

    A Canticle For Leibowitz.

    Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1959.

    First edition of the author’s landmark novel. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Ben Best Regards Walter Miller Jr. 5-28-60.” Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Books inscribed by Walter Miller Jr. are fairly uncommon, even more so in the year of publication.

    Price: $8,000.00

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  • First edition of a celebration of John F. Nash; Signed by both John Nash and Harold Kuhn

    Nash, John F. and Harold W. Kuhn.

    A Celebration of John F. Nash Jr.

    Durham, NC: Duke University Press, , 1996.

    First edition of this collection of Nash’s writings. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by both John Nash and Harold Kuhn on the title page. In near fine condition.

    Price: $2,800.00

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  • First Edition Of Tennis Great Pete Sampras’ Autobiography; Signed By Him

    Sampras, Pete.

    A Champion’s Mind: Lessons from a Life in Tennis.

    New York: Crown Publishers, 2008.

    First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by tennis great Pete Sampras on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $150.00

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  • First Edition of A Child's Calendar; Signed by Illustrator Nancy Ekholm Burkert

    Updike, John.

    A Child’s Calendar.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965.

    First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Signed by the illustrator, Nancy Ekholm Burkert on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $375.00

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  • A Christmas Carol; Signed by John Irving

    Irving, John] Charles Dickens.

    A Christmas Carol and Other Stories.

    New York: Modern Library, 1995.

    First Modern Library edition of Dickens’ classic work, with an introduction by John Irving. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John Irving on the title page. Light staining to the page edges in a very good dust jacket.

    Price: $300.00

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  • First Edition of John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces; Signed by Walker Percy

    Toole, John Kennedy; Foreword by Walker Percy.

    A Confederacy of Dunces.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980.

    First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Walker Percy on the title page, who wrote the foreword and upon his insistence had it published. Near fine in near fine first issue dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Ed Lindlof. A very nice example, uncommon signed.

    Price: $7,800.00

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  • John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces; Signed by Thelma Ducoing Toole

    Toole, John Kennedy; Foreword by Walker Percy.

    A Confederacy of Dunces.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980.

    Fifth printing of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Lenthily inscribed by the author’s mother on the front free endpaper, “December 10, 1981 Appreciation and Regards from John Kennedy Toole’s Mother, Thelma Ducoing Toole, to Dear Chip Ford.” Foreword by Walker Percy. Fine in near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Ed Lindlof. A very nice example, uncommon signed.

    Price: $975.00

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  • First Edition of A Critical Essay on Modern Macroeconomic Theory; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Robert Solow

    Hahn, Frank and Robert Solow.

    A Critical Essay on Modern Macroeconomic Theory.

    Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1995.

    First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Solow on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $300.00

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