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Recent Arrivals from Raptis Rare Books

cover of An American Life.

An American Life.

by Reagan, Ronald

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Published
1990
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$2,800.00

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990. First edition of the 40th President of the United States' memoir. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author on the half-title page, "With Best Wishes. Ronald Reagan Jan. 24 '94." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Anthony, Inc. "Reagan's charm, as displayed throughout this book, is… Read more
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$2,800.00
cover of Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream.

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream.

by Goodwin, Doris Kearns

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Published
1976
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$450.00

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1976. Doris Kearns Goodwin's classic life of Lyndon Johnson, who presided over the Great Society, the Vietnam War, and other defining moments the tumultuous 1960s, is a monument in political biography "The most penetrating, fascinating political biography I have ever read . . . No other President has had a biographer who had… Read more
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$450.00
cover of The Nobel Lecture on Literature.

The Nobel Lecture on Literature.

by Solzhenitsyn, Alexander [Solzhenitzn]

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Published
1972
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$2,500.00

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1972. First edition of this powerful Nobel lecture by the author of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. Small octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed and dated by Alexander Solzhenitsyn on the title page entirely in his hand. Translated by Thomas P. Whitney. Rare and… Read more
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$2,500.00
cover of Casino Royale.

Casino Royale.

by Fleming, Ian

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Published
1953
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$9,800.00

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1953. First edition of the first novel in Ian Fleming's James Bond series. Octavo, original black cloth. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example. Casino Royale was written by Ian Fleming in Jamaica over a period of around two months, largely from his own experiences and imagination; he… Read more
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$9,800.00
cover of The Green House.

The Green House.

by Vargas Llosa, Mario

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Published
1968
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$500.00

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1968. First edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original green cloth. Boldly signed by Mario Vargas Llosa on the half-title page. Very good in a very good dust jacket with light shelfwear. Jacket design by Guy Fleming. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. The Green House draws on Vargas Llosa's experiences growing up near a… Read more
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$500.00
cover of Trying to Save Piggy Sneed.

Trying to Save Piggy Sneed.

by Irving, John

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Published
1996
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$175.00

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New York: Arcade Publishing, 1996. First edition of this collection of short stories. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by John Irving on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jeffrey Fisher. Author photographs by Mary Ellen Mark and Isolde Ohlbaum. "Supple and energetic as a stylist, Mr. Irving also knows just how to… Read more
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$175.00
cover of Up From Liberalism.

Up From Liberalism.

by Buckley, William F

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Published
1959
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$100.00

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New York: McDowell, Obolensky, 1959. First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Foreword by John Dos Passos. Buckley's third book is an urbane and controversial attack on the manners and meaning of American Liberalism in the 1950s. His thesis is that the leading American liberals can be shown, in their… Read more
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$100.00
cover of Annapurna: The First 8,000 Metre Peak (26,493 Feet).

Annapurna: The First 8,000 Metre Peak (26,493 Feet).

by Herzog, Maurice

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Published
1952
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$1,850.00

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1952.
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$1,850.00
cover of Rosa Parks Signed Photograph.

Rosa Parks Signed Photograph.

by Parks, Rosa

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$4,500.00

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Rare photograph of Rosa Parks "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement", signed by her. The photograph measures 10 inches by 8 inches. On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks rejected bus driver James F. Blake's order to vacate a row of four seats in the "colored" section in favor of… Read more
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$4,500.00
cover of Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea. [The Alexandria Quartet].

Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea. [The Alexandria Quartet].

by Durrell, Lawrence

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Published
1960-1961
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$15,000.00

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London: Faber and Faber, 1960-1961. First editions of each of the novels comprising the author's acclaimed Alexandria Quartet, each volume signed by Lawrence Durrell. Octavo, original cloth, 4 volumes. Justine is signed twice by Lawrence Durrell on the front free endpaper. Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea are each signed by Lawrence Durrell on the front free endpaper. Each book is fine… Read more
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$15,000.00
cover of The Last Leaf. Poem. By Oliver Wendell Holmes.

The Last Leaf. Poem. By Oliver Wendell Holmes.

by Holmes, Oliver Wendell

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Published
1886
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$4,000.00

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Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin & Co. The Riverside Press, 1886. Grouped among the fireside poets, American physician and poet Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. was acclaimed by his peers as one of the best writers of the day. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858). He was also an important… Read more
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$4,000.00
cover of The Truth About Kitchener. To Which is Appended a Letter From General Von Ludendorff.

The Truth About Kitchener. To Which is Appended a Letter From General Von Ludendorff.

by Germains, Victor Wallace [Winston S. Churchill]

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Published
1925
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$4,800.00

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London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd, 1925. First edition of Germains' defense of Kitchener's role in the First World Warm, from the library of Winston Churchill. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, "Rt Hon. Winston Churchill. from the Author V. W. Germains 23/2/27." Germains' defense of Lord Kitchener contains a critical… Read more
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cover of Cross Creek Cookery.

Cross Creek Cookery.

by Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

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Published
1943
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$400.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1943.
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$400.00
cover of The French Chef Cookbook.

The French Chef Cookbook.

by Child, Julia

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Published
1968
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$1,250.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968. Early printing of Julia Child's second book. Octavo, original boards, blue topstain. Boldly signed by the author on the title page, "Bon Appetit Julia Child." Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Illustrated with 16 pages of photographs by Paul Child. Jacket design by Dick Adelson. The French Chef Cookbook includes all… Read more
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$1,250.00
cover of Betty Leicester: A Story For Girls.

Betty Leicester: A Story For Girls.

by Jewett, Sarah Orne

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Published
1889
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$950.00

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Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1889. First edition of the author's classic story for girls. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "Sarah O. Jewett 1899." In near fine condition.
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$950.00
cover of Infinite Jest: A Novel.

Infinite Jest: A Novel.

by Wallace, David Foster

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Published
1996
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$4,200.00

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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1996. First edition of the author's magnum opus. Thick octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed and dated in the year of publication on the title page, "David Foster Wallace 2/96." Fine in a fine first state dust jacket with Vollmann misspelled on the back panel. Jacket design by Steve Snider. In 2004, Chad Harbach… Read more
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$4,200.00
cover of A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr.

by King, Coretta Scott

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Published
1986
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$750.00

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1986. First edition of this classic collection of writings by Dr. King. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Coretta Scott King on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by One Plus One Studio. Painting by Daniel Maffia. Edited by James M. Washington.
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$750.00
cover of Life of George Washington.

Life of George Washington.

by Irving, Washington [George Washington]

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Published
1855-1859
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$2,800.00

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G. P. Putnam & Co: New York, 1855-1859.
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cover of Bridge To Terabithia.

Bridge To Terabithia.

by Paterson, Katherine

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Published
1977
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$475.00

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New York: Thomas Crowell, 1977. Early printing of the author's first Newbery-Award winning novel. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by Donna Diamond. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Karen, Katherine Paterson 1/29/92." Fine in a fine dust jacket. In addition to being a Newbery Medal winner, Bridge to Terabithia was also named an ALA Notable… Read more
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$475.00
cover of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments.

The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments.

by Atwood, Margaret

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Published
1985-2019
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$2,750.00

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Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1985-2019. First Canadian edition and true first of Atwood's modern masterpiece and it's Booker Prize Award-winning sequel, The Testaments. Octavo, two original half cloth. The Handmaid's Tale is signed by Margaret Atwood on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Tad Aronowicz. Jacket illustration by Gail Geltner. Author photograph… Read more
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$2,750.00