Learn more about some of the rare books we have available at Raptis Rare Books. Owner Matthew Raptis explains some of the history behind these classic works and some of the first edition issue points.
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Rare First English Edition of Saint Augustine’s Citie of God.
Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Fourth Folio.
First Edition Frank Herbert’s classic novel, Dune, inscribed by him.
Highly desirable Inscribed First Edition of Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow.
Rare First Edition of J.D. Salinger’s first novel, Catcher in the Rye in the original dust jacket.
Rare first edition of John Steinbeck’s first book Cup of Gold; in the original publisher’s glassine.
Rare First Edition of Mary Poppins, signed by P.L. Travers
First Edition of Goldfinger; Warmly inscribed by Ian Fleming
Signed Limited Edition of Saint-Exupery’s Le Petite Prince; one of 260 Numbered Copies
First Edition of a children’s classic Cat and the Hat; Inscribed by Dr. Seuss
First Edition of Ayn Rand’s Magnum Opus The Fountainhead; Inscribed and dated