Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

Addison & Sarova Auctioneer's is one of few auction houses worldwide dedicated exclusively to the sale of rare and antiquarian books, manuscripts, and maps. Beginning as an antiquarian book dealer in the 1990s, Michael Addison broadened his knowledge of the rare book market and auction market. As an auction house dedicated only to rare books, the focus on one thing and they do it well. This, among other factors, is why Addison & Sarova achieves great results for its clients.

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Combe, [Drayton after Rowlandson ill.] The Second Tour of Dr. Syntax
Philadelphia; Carey and Lea, 1822. 8vo (9" x 8.5") [4], 279, [2], and 24 color plates. Bookplate of Charles Goodspeed and matching that of a 1908 Goodspeed catalogue description of the same book with tears to margins of pp. 275-76. Half-calf over marbled boards, rebacked. >>>>>> As Goodspeed notes in his 1908 description of this book, Drayton's specialty was aquatint engraving, and he surpassed his contemporaries as a print colorist. A very scarce book. Addison & Sarova Auctioneers
Jones, Owen. The Grammar of Ornament.
Jones, Owen. The Grammar of Ornament. London; Bernard Quaritch, 1910. Folio (13" x 9.5"). [2] leaves, 157 pp, 112 chromolithograph plates. Burgundy textured cloth with pictorial gilt. Addison & Sarova Auctioneers
[Superstition] Pseudodoxia Epidemica, 1646
Browne, Thomas. PSEUDODOXIA EPIDEMICA: OR, ENQUIRIES INTO VERY MANY RECEIVED TENENTS, AND COMMONLY PRESUMED TRUTHS. London: by T. H. for Edward Dod, 1646. 10.25" x 6.75". [20], 386, [2] pp. Early calf boards rebacked, boards heavily chipped and dry. Early ink to title, instances of foxing, approx. a dozen small old tissue repairs to upper/inner margin, occasional early ink notes, Good+ to Very Good. FIRST EDITION OF BROWNE'S COLLECTION OF VARIOUS SUPERSTITIONS, FALSEHOODS AND MISCONCEPTIONS (e.g. An elephant has no joints, that rabbits are both male and female, of the right and left hand, breaking eggshells, owls and ravens as ominous signs, the beginning of the world, that the forbidden fruit was an apple, and etc.) ESTC R1093 Addison & Sarova Auctioneers
Pair of 19th c. Color Prints
Including: ** Lithograph in color. "Feeling Queer, from an original drawing by Henry Bunbury?." London, 1817. Image 14.5" x 11". Moderately toned, several marginal tears, crease to center with 5" tear (bottom) and 4" tear (top) along fold. ** Hand-colored engraving, "The Grand Coronation of Her Most Graceless Majesty...." London, 1821. 16" x 11". Heavy chipping and tearing to margins, soiled. *** Both Fair, As-is. Addison & Sarova Auctioneers
Adams, John Quincy. Letters of John Quincy Adams to His Son, on The
Auburn: Derby, Miller & Co., 1848. 4.5" x 3". 128 pp. Publisher's red cloth with boards stamped in blind, front board with wreath in gilt, and spine stamped with title and designs in gilt. Minor soiling to cloth, former owner signature to pastedown, minor instances of foxing, quite clean overall, Very Good. Addison & Sarova Auctioneers
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