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Visit the South Pasadena Public Library
1100 Oxley St.
South Pasadena
California, 91030

Silent Auction
Auction lots are located in a display case
near the library's entrance  

Click here for a peek at the next Silent Auction
Beginning April 25 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 , 2015
the following eight (8) auction items will be near the
Library's entrance with numbered bidding cards nearby.
Winning bidders will be notified by telephone.

1.  Masterpieces in Colour, ed. T.L. Hare, T.C. & E.C. Jack, London, undated - probably teens.
No dust jackets. Nine small volumes - all Pretty Good - ranging from Da Vinci (1452), to Sargent (1856). Each volume contains a variously authored monograph, slightly ponderous but quite illuminating, and eight color reproductions to illustrate some of each of the nine artists’ most representative work. Nicely produced. The repros alone make these books worthwhile. All nine for …
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5

2.  Snoopy Come Home Movie Book, Charles M. Schulz, Holt Rinehart New York, 1972, 1st. edition.
Dust jacket has some small tears; book Good. Snoopy finds a previous owner but in the end is reunited with Good Old Charlie Brown. The usual whimsy, charm and kindness; appealing to all ages.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

3.  Steranko History of Comics, James Steranko, Supergraphics, Reading, Pa. 1970. 1st. edition.
Paper. Good. Vol.1 of projected six volume history of comics (only two volumes were actually published), from the early cave paintings to end of WW II. A must read for comics fans and for those interested in the influence of the comics on other media - as a notable example, the foreword to Vol.1 is by Federico Fellini!
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $3

4.  Passionate Journey: A Novel in 165 Woodcuts, Frans Masereel, illus.,Lear, New York, 1948.
No dust jacket. Rubbed edges, otherwise Quite Good. Introduction by Thomas Mann, who suggests you read this book as you would view a movie, and although the plot has limited joy and apparently an unhappy ending, this way of reading a book is an unusual experience and worth the ride.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

Heloise's Household Hints, Heloise
, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey,1962 AND
How to Dress for Success, Edith Head, Random House, New York, 1967.
Dress has dust jacket, both Good. Hundreds of hints by Heloise, many still applicable. With the money you save, you could dress for success. Fun to compare running a household and the selection of a wardrobe, then and now. Both for...
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $3

6.  Collier's New Encyclopedia, P.F.Collier, New York,1921.
All ten volumes and all in Good condition. 515 illustrations and 96 maps. Out of date, you say - well, that's part of the fascination. Terrific maps showing changes in boundaries, ethnic groupings and more. Wars so important then, almost forgotten now. These volumes will add the classic touch to any library shelves. Great set, all yours for...
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5.

7.  The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table: Every Man His Own Boswell, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1889.
No dust jacket. Very nice old copy in good shape. Easy to read philosophical essays by a poet, essayist and Supreme Court Judge. Draws upon his experiences as a resident of a New England boarding house, as well as youthful time spent on medical training in Paris, to add color and humor to his writing. Wise and witty. Cull some sayings for your next Mensa meeting.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $5

8.  Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler, Macmillan, New York, 1941.
No dust jacket. Good copy. Based on his own experiences under Nazi and Communist totalitarianism, Koestler recollects, reflects and attempts to explain from a political and psychological point of view the ultimate rottenness of these ideologies. This is one of the classic novels of the twentieth century.
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $3

9.  Tom Swift and His Chest of Secrets, Victor Appleton, Grosset and Dunlap, 1925.
An early edition in Good shape, no dust jacket. Tom battles robbers, a forest fire, and meets a few other little challenges, winning out again - as he usually does - in Appleton's 30 odd books in the series. Boisterous clean fun.
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $3

10.  1964 Democratic National Convention, pub. by Democratic Convention, Washington, D.C.
No dust jacket. Covers, boards and book all Good. Great find for a collector of political memorabilia - the official handbook for the Convention, as well as intact paper insert.
Minimum Bid $25 Minimum Raise $5


Beginning May 23 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 20 , 2015

the following ten (10) auction items will be near the
Library's entrance with numbered bidding cards nearby.
Winning bidders will be notified by telephone.

1. Unholy Trinity, Robert Bloch, Scream Press, Santa Cruz, Ca. 1986. Signed first printing with dust jacket. Covers and book all Good. Three novels of suspense. Good, honest horror, full of desperate laughter.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

2. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, 1st and 4th Renderings in English Verse, by Edward FitzGerald, Crowell, N.Y. Undated.
No dust jacket. All Good. Delightful illustrations, Eastern and Western styles, black and white and tipped in color, probably from 20's, by Willy Pogany. You will enjoy reading beyond the overworked popular lines of this most famous piece of Oriental literature. Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

3. An Alphabet for Gourmets, M.F.K. Fisher, Viking Press, N.Y.,1949
Cooks, Gluttons, and Gourmets, A History of Cookery, Betty Wason, Doubleday, N.Y., 1962.
No dust jackets, all Good. Two foodies treasures bundled together. Great reading and a few great recipes - Frittata alla Anything-at-all to Oysters Rockefeller, etc. - worth several evenings to digest.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $5

4. The Great Wash, Gerald Kersh, Heinemann, London, 1953.
Dust jacket nicked, otherwise all Good AND Nine Ghosts, R.H. Malden, Edward Arnold, London, 1944.
No dust jacket, all else Good. Scarce copies - of things and people that go bump in the night. A scary pair..
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

5. Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates, Mary Mapes Dodge, Scribners, N.Y., 1905.
No dust jacket. Corners and ends of spine rubbed, otherwise pretty Good. Charming pictorial cover. Sixty original illustrations. Great old copy of this sugary but popular classic.
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $3

6. Newfoundland and Its Untrodden Ways, J.G. Millais, Longman's, London, 1907. No dust jacket. Bottoms and corners slightly rubbed. All else Good. Many fascinating old photographs and descriptions to take you on this adventure.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $5

7. The Boy Allies: With the Cossacks - 1915, With the Victorious Fleets - 1919, With the Great Advance - 1919
. , two of them by Clair Hayes (writer of 17 of the series), A.L.Burt, New York .
No dust jackets but surprising to find all three in quite Good condition. All the Boy Allies books were set in World War I and give a great deal of authoritative background on conditions on land and sea and in the air, as well as telling a "ripping good yarn."
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

8. Handcarts to Zion 1856 -1860, Leroy and Ann Hafen, Pioneers Edition, Arthur H.V. Clark, Glendale, Ca. 1960.
Dust jacket and book all Good, except for browning of front endpaper. Graphic descriptions and recollections of an epic Mormon migration to their own "City on a Hill." You'll want to know about this part of the great American journey.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $5

9. 55 Short Stories from the New Yorker :1940 to 1950 Simon and Schuster N.Y., 1949
AND the
New Yorker Book of Poems, Viking Press, N.Y. 1969.
Dust jackets and books, all Good. If you like the New Yorker or would like to be better acquainted, these are for you. Great selections.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

10.Financing an Empire, History of Banking in California, Ira B. Cross, S.J.Clarke Pub. Co.,San Francisco, 1927.
Fine looking set of four. No dust jackets. All Good. Would make a hit on your business bookshelves. and you might even be surprised at how readable it is!
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5

South Pasadena Public Library, 1100 Oxley Street,
is open seven days a week:
Monday-Wednesday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm; Thursday and Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm;
Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. and Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The Friends Bookstore is located on the library's second floor, accessible by elevator.

Auction items are located in a display case near the Library's entrance
with bidding cards nearby.

The sale is sponsored by the Friends Bookstore volunteers, who
operate the bookstore on the library's second floor.

page update 5-21-2015

The South Pasadena Public Library
is located at 1100 Oxley Street
Monday through Wednesday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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