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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[Harrison Forman] TIBET, Film Reels

Original negative film reels. "U.N. in Action, Tibet." Reels 5 and 6 (of 6 reels, other 4 also being offered in this sale). Post-WWII Tibet, circa 1959, with Harrison Forman's label to canister. 35mm negative, 907 feet (reel 5) and 654 feet (reel 6). Marked "CBS R-5 [and R-6]." Canisters measure approx. 11" x 2". These are the original film negatives from which the positive copies are rendered. This footage (or at least portions of it) was apparently used by CBS TV Newsfilm. The canisters have protected the reels well, and the condition of the film is quite good (approx. first 30 feet inspected.) As-is. An incredibly unique lot. From the collection of Harrison Forman. Harrison Forman (1904-1978), known as a modern “Marco Polo,” was a photographer, reporter, and author of several books. Most notably, Forman provided some of the earliest photographic images of Tibet. He also interviewed Mao Zedong and covered China during World War II. While best known for his work in Asia, Forman travelled extensively and provided numerous photos and reports from locations around the globe. His reports and photos appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, and other publications. He authored several books and also collaborated with Frank Capra on the 1937 film, “Lost Horizon” (Forman’s copy of the script to be offered in this sale.) Provenance: Acquired from the family of Harrison Forman.Read more

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Orlando Furioso, 1551 (and one other)
Ariosto. ORLANDO FURIOSO. Venice: Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, 1551. Petite 4to. Binding lacking except for one board (vellum). Contents defective with at least one leaf missing with text supplied from a later edition, several leaves shorter and likely supplied from a different copy, various woodcuts laid down to front and to some text leaves, title laid down with old stamp and soiling. Some foxing but generally clean, nicely illustrated throughout with woodcuts, an imperfect example of an edition with many redeeming qualities. **** [Sold With] **** (DESCRIPTION DE TOUTS LES PAIS-BAS, 1582.) Lacking title and possibly other leaves, one plate noted but with large chip with loss, binding defective in every way, contents with some tears and other defects. ************** Note: The pair sold as-is and not subject to return, not entirely collated. Addison & Sarova Auctioneers
[British Theatre, complete set, illustrated]
The British Theatre; or, A Collection of Plays, Which are Acted at the Theatres Royal, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, and Haymarket....with Biographical and Critical Remarks by Mrs. Inchbald.... London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808. 6" x 3.75". Complete 25 volume set, containing numerous plays and over 120 engraved plates (frontis to each play.) Period 1/2 calf over marbled boards, five spines with chips at head, a few cracked hinges, all intact, contents excellent, Very Good. An impressive collection of plays which include works of Shakespeare. Rarely found complete and intact. The first five volumes contain Shakespeare's plays, and the other volumes contain plays by Beaumont & Fletcher, Lee, Farquhar, Murphy, Cumberland, Jephson, O'Keeffe, Holcroft, and many others. ** Provenance: Old labels of St. Paul's School to pastedowns, later bookplates of Henry Marquand to endpapers. Addison & Sarova Auctioneers
[American West, Group of 3]
[American West, Group of 3] Including: ********** [Clappe, Louise A.]: CALIFORNIA IN 1851 [and 1852] THE LETTERS OF DAME SHIRLEY. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1933. Two volumes. xviii, [2], 142 ,[6]; xviii, [2], 143, [7] pp. In-text illustrations. VG. ********** Clay, John: MY LIFE ON THE RANGE. Chicago. [1924]. [4],366pp. plus photographic plates. The rare first edition, privately printed. VG. ********** Connelley, William E.: WAR WITH MEXICO, 1836 - 1847. DONIPHAN'S EXPEDITION AND THE CONQUEST OF NEW MEXICO AND CALIFORNIA. Topeka. 1907. xvi, 670 pp. including illustrations, plus maps (two folding). VG +. Addison & Sarova Auctioneers
Proverbs, Maxims, Lore [Group of 3]
1: Ros. Tratat de Adages, y Refranys Valencians… Valencia: Garcia, 1736. 118 pp. (H4, or the final blank, lacking). 1/4 morocco, spine toned, a few small holes to title, some light foxing, generally clean, VG. Bookplate of Victor De Guinzbourg. **** 2: Diccionario de Refranes Catalanes, y Castellanos... Barcelona: Sauri, 1831. 125, [3] pp. Full green marbled calf with gilt devices to spine. VG. **** 3: Neander. Ethice Vetus et Sapiens Veterum Latinorum... Gubisius, 1581. 2 parts in 1. [1], 55 [i.e. 53], [2], 88 leaves. Modern paper wrappers, toning and faded staining in places throughout, title page with small hole and tissue repair and a few other leaves with lesser repairs. Fair. ***************************************************************** 3 items. The books in this lot have been collated, as shown. Condition for grouped lots stated in general terms (i.e. there may be minor flaws that are not always noted). Sold as-is, not subject to return. Addison & Sarova Auctioneers
Garrard. Wah-To-Yah…The Taos Trail
Garrard, Lewis H.: WAH-TO-YAH, AND THE TAOS TRAIL; OR PRAIRIE TRAVEL AND SCALP DANCES, WITH A LOOK AT LOS RANCHEROS FROM MULEBACK AND THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN CAMPFIRE. Cincinnati. 1850. vi, [2], 349pp. 8vo. Publisher's cloth, spine slightly skewed. Title and first seven leaves with damp-stain and repairs to front margin, final leaf with large chip and repair (no loss), instances of light foxing, else contents are quite clean overall. **************************************************** The most readable work on the Santa Fe Trail, and a classic of Western Americana. The author, only seventeen when he set out for the West, managed to be in the thick of the stirring events of 1846, the taking of New Mexico, the Taos Massacre, and the final subjugation of the province. All are recounted with verve and accuracy. WAGNER-CAMP 182. HOWES G70, "b." GRAFF 1513. RITTENHOUSE 236. STREETER SALE 170. TUTOROW 3428. Addison & Sarova Auctioneers
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