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Collection of books and one letter from the Harrison Forman collection, including: * Forman. CHANGING CHINA. NY, 1948. 8vo in jacket. Forman's copy of his fifth book, with his sticker in front and "File Copy" stamp, finely bound in 1/2 morocco (likely done for him by the publisher.) Label chipped, leather fading, scuffed. VG * Forman. REPORT FROM RED CHINA. NY, 1945. Stated 1st printing. Likely Forman's copy, specially bound for him, but without any ownership sticker or stamp as above. 1/2 morocco, some scuffs. VG. * AN ABSTRACT OF A THESIS... YENAN NOTES: HARRISON FORMAN'S 1944 FIELDNOTES FROM NORTH CHINA. Typed thesis, 270 pp., 4to bound in leatherette, with ink corrections throughout. Sandra Forman's (Harrison's wife) copy with her sticker to pastedown. Presumably a draft sent to her. * Manuscript letter to Harrison Forman from Asian writer San Liao. Singapore, 5/27/60. 4 pp., on 4to leaves, discusses writing/editing of his book. Lot of 4 items, as-is. ************************************* 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.

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[Harrison Forman] Collection, Books & Letter

Estimate $150 - $250Nov 3, 2018