Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in fine first editions, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. We have distinguished ourselves by having a reputation for handling unique and important books that are in exceptional condition. From the moment each work is published a unique story unfolds. It is not only the story told on the pages, but the story of readers’ lives changed forever by the words on those pages. Reader by reader, page by page, the impact of each book on all of society is a story in and of itself worth telling. Indeed, we become a part of the story by holding the first edition, which may have been held by the author, given to friends and associates, or held by other men and women of influence. It is our pleasure to make you a part of these stories, by rendering tailored, individualized service to help you achieve your goals. We specialize in working with private collectors with a specific wish list, helping individuals find the ideal gift for special occasions, and partnering with representatives of institutions. We are here to assist you in your pursuit and to be your guide in bringing the library of your imagination to reality.
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by Hugo, VictorLondon : H.S. Nichols , 1895 (click for more details)
From Aristotle to A.A. Milne We are pleased to announce the arrival of our Fall 2016 catalog featuring a fine selection of recent arrivals and collection highlights including one of the earliest presentation copies of James Joyce’s Ulysses inscribed to Lewis Galantiere, an exceptionally rare hand corrected speech with additions and edits in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s own hand, an inscribed first edition of Albert Einstein’s The Evolution of Physics, and a signed extra limited edition of Winnie-The-Pooh inscribed with an original poem by A.A. Milne. Other highlights include a rare first edition in English of Dante’s Divine Comedy, a first edition of The Godfather inscribed by Mario Puzo to his editor Bill Targ, and a first edition, first issue of Political debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. As always, we are dedicated to assisting you in building your own collection or selecting the perfect gift with gift wrapping services available upon request.
From Darwin to Dalloway Browse our extensive Spring 2016 catalog of fine and rare books. We have curated for you a collection that includes an extremely rare presentation copy of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, inscribed first editions of the reclusive Thomas Pynchon, and a rare signed portrait of Charles Dickens. Other highlights include a first edition of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, an inscribed first edition of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, and a first edition of How to Trade in Stocks by Jesse Livermore in the rare original dust jacket. Within these pages, you will discover not only classics of adult and children’s literature, but also landmark books regarding scientific discoveries, politics, economics, sport, and exploration.