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The Inspiring Leadership of Sir Winston Churchill

Posted June 27, 2015

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Those words were spoken by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, otherwise known as Winston Churchill, one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th ....

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Raptis Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB

Raptis Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB

226 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480 USA 5615083479
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We specialize in Fine First Editions in Literature, Photography, Architecture, Economics, Children's Books, and landmark books in all fields.

Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm in Palm Beach, Florida founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, which that specializes in fine first editions, signed books, and landmark books in all fields. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs around the country. Please visit us at our gallery location at 226 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, online at www.raptisrarebooks.com, or email us at [email protected] Phone: 561.508.3479

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The Inspiring Leadership of Sir Winston Churchill - posted by Raptis Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB on June 27, 2015

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Those words were spoken by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, otherwise known as Winston Churchill, one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century.  A British politician, an officer in the British army, a historian, a writer, and an artist; Winston Churchill was a man who saw every failure as an opportunity to do more and do it better. Churchill was born in 1874 into aristocratic.... read more


Identifying The Hobbit First Edition - posted by Raptis Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB on November 1, 2012

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and the  Lord of the Rings trilogy are some of the most iconic and sought after first editions books on the market today. We could wax long about Tolkien’s imaginative style or the ways in which the books have affected our culture or children’s fantasy writers after him, but much has been written on this topic. Since we are a rare book firm, what we want to do today is to explain some of the first edition issue points.... read more


In the News... - posted by Raptis Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB on December 7, 2011

We’ve recently been featured twice in the Fine Books and Collections blog and I thought I would also include one of these posts here. The first is a nice review of our recent catalogue and the second is an interview with us for the series  Bright Young Things, which focuses on the next generation of booksellers. Catalogue Review: Raptis Rare Books, #1 By Rebecca Rego Barry Matthew Raptis is a congenial young bookseller in Brattleboro,.... read more