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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[Francis Dana, Revolutionary] Family Bible

THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS. Hartford, CT: Goodrich, 1818 (NT dated 1817). 5.5" x 3.25". Engraved frontis. Period black morocco, text-block separated from binding, some early marginal notes, early repair to title corner, a few leaves with stains but generally clean. As-is. ******************************************* With the bookplate of Francis Dana (American member of Continental Congress, signer of Articles of Confederation) to front pastedown and MS by Francis Dana Jr. to rear blank. An inscription to the title-page states this Bible was a gift from Sophia Dana to Francis Dana Jr. (son of Francis Dana.) Dana Jr.'s father's bookplate has been affixed to the pastedown, but the book is also accompanied by a later bookplate design for Francis Dana (presumably Francis Dana Jr., but possibly Francis Dana III.) Francis Dana Jr. travelled extensively in conducting business, and the rear fly-leaf bears the following inscription in his hand: "This Book has been my companion on the Ocean in Europe and the West Indies." Below this inscription, Dana also adds a poem commenting upon the early death of his young grandson, Francis Dana IV. "Little Frank died May 11th 1843...." Dana Jr. goes on to write the following, "Past the struggle, past the pain / Cease to weep, for tears are vain. / Calm the tumult of the breast. / He who suffered is at rest. / Still that polished marble brow. / Ever free from anguish now / Gone the soul with Christ to reign / Would you wish it back again? / Little pilgrim, fare thee well! / Thou art gone in heaven to dwell, / Short and pleasant was the road / Thou hast travelled back to God."Read more

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