Americana from Raptis Rare Books

New Arrivals

A Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott versus John H. Sanford. December Term, 1856.

A Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott versus John H. Sanford. December Term, 1856.

by Howard, Benjamin C. [Dred Scott]

Condition
Used
Published
1857
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$7,500.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1857. The Dred Scott v. Sandford case of 1857, popularly known as the "Dred Scott case", was a landmark decision made by the United States Supreme Court in which it ruled that the United States Constitution was not meant to include American citizenship for African Americans, regardless of whether they were enslaved or… Read more about this item
Item Price
$7,500.00
President John F. Kennedy Inaugural Event Invitations.

President John F. Kennedy Inaugural Event Invitations.

by Kennedy, John F

Condition
Used
Published
1961
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$700.00

Show Details

Description:
1961. Group of rare invitations to events surrounding the Kennedy inauguration; from the collection of Helen Keyes, longtime personal assistant for the Kennedy family. The collection includes: An invitation to attend "The Official Distinguished Ladies" reception hosted at the National Gallery by the "Official Hospitality Committee of the Inaugural Committee 1961" on January 18th, 1961; an invitation addressed directly… Read more about this item
Item Price
$700.00
Ronald Reagan and John Wayne Signed Letter Collection.

Ronald Reagan and John Wayne Signed Letter Collection.

by Reagan, Ronald and John Wayne

Condition
Used
Published
May 20-26, 1967
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$4,800.00

Show Details

Description:
California, May 20-26, 1967. Rare pairing of letters exchanged and signed by President Ronald Reagan as Governor and American actor John Wayne, comprised of a typed letter signed by Wayne to Reagan and Regan's handwritten draft of his reply. Three pages, 8.5 inches by 11 inches, the typed letter from John Wayne to Reagan is signed "Duke" by Wayne,… Read more about this item
Item Price
$4,800.00
The Winning of the West.

The Winning of the West.

by Roosevelt, Theodore

Condition
Used
Published
1903
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$11,000.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1903. The Standard Library edition of Roosevelt's monumental work. Octavo, 4 volumes, original publisher's cloth with gilt titles and botanical gilt tooling to the spine, gilt topstain, tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt to volume one, illustrated with folding maps and other plates. Presentation copy, boldly inscribed by Theodore Roosevelt while in The White House… Read more about this item
Item Price
$11,000.00
Frederick Douglass Autograph Letter Signed.

Frederick Douglass Autograph Letter Signed.

by Douglass, Frederick

Condition
Used
Published
November 30, 1888
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$12,500.00

Show Details

Description:
Washington, D.C, November 30, 1888. Autograph letter signed by Frederick Douglass to M. M. Rodgers. Octavo, one page on Lyons Parchment, the handwritten letter reads in part, "Since you have so much to desire a letter by my own hand, though I have more of that kind of work to do than ought to be required of me, I… Read more about this item
Item Price
$12,500.00
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover and Harry S. Truman Signed Photograph.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover and Harry S. Truman Signed Photograph.

by Eisenhower, Dwight D.; Harry S. Truman; Herbert Hoover

Condition
Used
Published
c. 1957
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$5,000.00

Show Details

Description:
c. 1957. Full-length group photograph of presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover and Harry S. Truman standing together on June 17, 1947 during Princeton University's bicentennial anniversary celebration, shot by Alan Richards. Signed on the matte by each below the relevant portrait and additionally dated "3-6-57" by Harry S. Truman. In very good condition with toning to the edges.… Read more about this item
Item Price
$5,000.00
The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, As Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787.

The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, As Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787.

by [Hamilton, Alexander; James Madison; John Jay]

Condition
Used
Published
1788
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$260,000.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Printed and Sold by J. and A. McLean, 1788. First edition of The Federalist, one of the rarest and most significant books in American political history. Octavo, two volumes bound in full calf with morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, front and rear panels. In near fine condition with light foxing… Read more about this item
Item Price
$260,000.00
The New Nationalism

The New Nationalism

by Roosevelt, Theodore

Condition
Used
Published
1910
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$6,000.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: The Outlook Company, 1910. First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Mr. J.E. Rhodes Theodore Roosevelt Jan 19th 1911." In near fine condition. With an introduction by Ernest Hamlin Abbott.
Item Price
$6,000.00
U.S.S. Constitution Original Recovered Timber Frame.

U.S.S. Constitution Original Recovered Timber Frame.

by McIntyre, Joseph

Condition
Used
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$9,800.00

Show Details

Description:
Unique frame constructed with original wood recovered during repair work on USS Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, the world's oldest commissioned naval warship still afloat most noted for her actions during the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom. The frame houses an early 20th century mounted photograph of an image of USS Constitution. Accompanied by a typed… Read more about this item
Item Price
$9,800.00
Bronze Bust of Abraham Lincoln.

Bronze Bust of Abraham Lincoln.

by Mavchi, J. [Abraham Lincoln]

Condition
Used
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$2,800.00

Show Details

Description:
Bust length portrait bronze of President Abraham Lincoln, signed and numbered by the artist, "J. Mavchi 09/100." Mounted on a square black granite or marble base. The base measures 10.5 inches in height. The entire piece with the base measures 12.75 inches in height. In fine condition. Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th President of the United States from… Read more about this item
Item Price
$2,800.00
Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.

Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.

by Grant, Ulysses S. [U.S.]

Condition
Used
Published
1885-86
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$2,000.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885-86.
Item Price
$2,000.00
The Works of Theodore Roosevelt.

The Works of Theodore Roosevelt.

by Roosevelt, Theodore

Condition
Used
Published
1926
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$2,500.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. The National edition of the works of Theodore Roosevelt. Octavo, 20 volumes, original green cloth with printed paper spine labels, top edge gilt. The set includes, The Naval War of 1812 in two volumes, The Wilderness Hunter, American Ideals in 2 volumes , The Winning of the West in six volumes, Hunting the… Read more about this item
Item Price
$2,500.00
The Strategy of Peace.

The Strategy of Peace.

by Kennedy, John F

Condition
Used
Published
1960
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$275.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960. First edition of the selected foreign policy speeches and statements on defense, peace, and national security delivered by Kennedy during his 1960 presidential campaign. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a very good jacket. Edited by Allan Nevins. "Readers will find here instruction and sagacity on our knottier problems. They will find also… Read more about this item
Item Price
$275.00
Profiles in Courage.

Profiles in Courage.

by Kennedy, John F

Condition
Used
Published
1956
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$1,500.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. First edition of Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jack design by Phil Grushkin. Jacket photograph by Hank Walker. Uncommon in this condition. The Pulitzer Prize-winning book was written when Kennedy was the junior senator from… Read more about this item
Item Price
$1,500.00
The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, As Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787.

The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, As Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787.

by [Hamilton, Alexander; James Madison; John Jay]

Condition
Used
Published
1788
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$250,000.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Printed and Sold by J. and A. McLean, 1788. First edition of The Federalist, one of the rarest and most significant books in American political history. 12mo, two volumes bound into one in half calf over marbled boards with raised bands, gilt titles to the spine. In very good condition with light toning to the pages. Text… Read more about this item
Item Price
$250,000.00
The Speeches at Full Length of Mr. Van Ness, Mr. Caines, The Attorney-General, Mr. Harrison, and General Hamilton, in the Great Cause of the People, Against Harry Croswell, on an Indictment of Libel on Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States.

The Speeches at Full Length of Mr. Van Ness, Mr. Caines, The Attorney-General, Mr. Harrison, and General Hamilton, in the Great Cause of the People, Against Harry Croswell, on an Indictment of Libel on Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States.

by [Hamilton, Alexander]

Condition
Used
Published
1804
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$1,750.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Printed by G. & R. Waite, No. 64 Maiden-Lane, 1804.
Item Price
$1,750.00
Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Edited by Thomas Jefferson Randolph.

Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Edited by Thomas Jefferson Randolph.

by Jefferson, Thomas

Condition
Used
Published
1829
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$4,800.00

Show Details

Description:
Charlottesville, VA: F. Carr and Co, 1829. Volume one was written by Jefferson at age 77, and includes a journal kept by him while Secretary of State during Washington’s administration. "The rest consists exclusively of a voluminous correspondence, ranging from 1775, after blood had been spilt in Boston, to June 1826, only ten days before his death" (Sabin). In… Read more about this item
Item Price
$4,800.00
The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life.

The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life.

by Parkman, Francis. Illustrated by Frederic Remington

Condition
Used
Published
1892
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$850.00

Show Details

Description:
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1892.
Item Price
$850.00
George Washington Autograph Diary Leaf.

George Washington Autograph Diary Leaf.

by Washington, George

Condition
Used
Published
March 1762
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$250,000.00

Show Details

Description:
[Mount Vernon], March 1762.
Item Price
$250,000.00
Tour in Holland in MDCCLXXXIV. By an American.

Tour in Holland in MDCCLXXXIV. By an American.

by [Watson, Elkanah] [George Washington]

Condition
Used
Published
1790
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$275,000.00

Show Details

Description:
Printed at Worcester, Massachusetts: Isaiah Thomas, 1790.
Item Price
$275,000.00