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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  
 

NEW LIBRARY HOURS for Mondays and Thursdays             
starting on October 31, 2016 - see bottom of page.  
Click here for a peek at the next Silent Auction
Beginning Saturday, November 19 , 2016 and
ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 17 , 2016

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.  Mexican Flowering Trees and Plants. Ella Wallace Turok, ed., Ammex Associados, Mexico City, 1961.
Rare. Oversized and heavy. Tan linen covers with gilt title whole length of spine and small gilt plant detail on front.. Filled with beautiful color plates by Helen O’Gorman, illustrator. Selections from a fifteen year study of the native flora of Mexico. Binding a little loose where front cover connects, but hinge intact. Binding tight in rear. Pages are of stiff, thick paper. Gift inscription on endpaper, which is browned. A little bumping to edges and some color loss to front joint. Gorgeous book.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $3
 

2.  Three Re: The Human Condition. All by Jean-Jacques Sempe, Phaidon Press Limited, London, 2006. “Nothing is Simple,” “Everything is Complicated,” and “Sunny Spells.” All three books and their jackets in almost new condition. First English Editions. A matching set, having similar jackets and light blue cloth covers decorated with cartoons, front and back. Oversized. Charming - Sempe’s witty drawings and keen eye for the finer points of the human condition have delighted readers in France and beyond. His drawings and watercolours, accompanied by perfectly judged deadpan captions, are fresh, engaging and really funny. A great matched set!
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5
 

3.  Two for the Firearms collector. The Breech-Loader in the Service, The Developments of One Hundred and One Years 1816 - 1917.
Claud E. Fuller, The Arms Reference Club of America, Topeka, KS, 1933. This is Vol.1, a limited edition in decent condition for its age. Binding entirely unglued from spine, (could easily be glued in place) but flyleaf intact. All edges worn and small chunk missing from top of spine - however, even with defects, very handsome. And rare!! Oversized - brown cloth hardcover made to resemble leather; gold title panels on spine; gold title panel on front as well, with embossed illustration of five guns … And … Forty-two years scrapbook of Rare Ancient Firearms. F. Theodore Dexter, Warren F. Lewis, Los Angeles, 1954. Bound in gilt-stamped green covers in very good condition - binding solid. Many black & white illustrations throughout. Limited ed., no. 425 of 2000 copy edition. Signed by compiler. Heraldry, too.
Minimum Bid $ 20 Minimum Raise $5
 
 
4.  Insanity and Its Treatment. Samuel Worcester, Boericke & Tafel, N.Y., 1882.
The only 1882 copy to be found anywhere! Many reprints and Ebooks are available of this important work, but the original is extremely rare and not one can be found for sale - except right here! Only three copies found in the U.S.: at Univ. of Ill., Chicago, Univ. of Michigan, and Cal. Comprised of lectures first prepared, and delivered before the Senior Class of the Boston University School of Medicine in the winter of 1879-8O, they were revised and again delivered at the session of 1880-81. This book is the result - the best work on insanity of its time. Binding loose, edges bumped and tear at top spine. Dark green boards with stamped edges. Extremely rare.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5
 
5.  Two for the Gardener. V. Sackville-West, The Illustrated Garden Book
, Robin Lane Fox, ed., Atheneum, N.Y., 1987 (3rd print.) Dust jacket and book in very good condition with only minor fading to bottom of book. Lovely illustrations by Freda Titford, photographs by Ken Kirkwood throughout. Collection of Sackville-West's gardening columns from the Observer …
And …
Gertrude Jekyll on Gardening
. Penelope Hobhouse, The National Trust, William Collins, London, 1983. First edition. Dust jacket and book - with gilt all along spine - in very good condition. Jekyll’s ideas on color and plant arrangement month by month with photos and plans. A beautiful set with similar lovely green decorated jackets and yellow-gold lettering.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5
 

6.  Set of Four Edgar Wallace. All in similar red orange and black cloth bindings with a noir look. No dust jackets. Comprised of: “The Feathered Serpent,” Grosset & Dunlap, 1928; “Again, The Three Just Men,” The Crime Club (Doubleday) 1935, 1st edition; “The Face in the Night,” The Crime Club (P. F. Collier), 1929; “The Door With Seven Locks,” The Scotland Yard Ed., Doubleday, 1926. All in good condition, corners bumped and covers worn, lightly scuffed and scratched. Suspense-filled pages! Will look great on your bookshelf.
Minimum Bid $10, Minimum Raise $5
 

7.  Two 19th Century Children’s Books. Both in good condition. Holiday Stories and Pictures, Ernest Nister & E. P. Dutton, printed by Nister at Nuremberg, Bavaria not dated. Color boards with picture of three children and blindfolded - peeking - collie. Collection of stories, verse - Illustrated throughout. A Christmas 1893 gift inscription on the front flyleaf, pages lightly toned, a few in front have come loose, but in nice condition for its age … And …
The Happy Family, Clifton Bingham, Ernest Nister, printed in Bavaria. Small sized, colour lithographs and black and white illustrations, Color cover boards showing three children, green cloth spine. Delightful stories - pages bright, not browned, binding tight. Very charming duo.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5
 

8.  Peter Rabbit’s Giant Storybook. Beatrix Potter, Frederick Warne & Co./Penguin, London/NY, 1999.
First Edition. Hardcover book with dust jacket - both in very good plus condition with only minor bumping to spine. Huge! 12 x 12 inches and perfect for story time. Glorious color illustrations on every page. Read the tales of Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Benjamin Bunny, Two Bad Mice, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Tom Kitten, Jemima Puddle-Duck, The Flopsy Bunnies, Mrs Tittlemouse, and more. Lovely and collectible.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3
 

9.  Brooklyn’s Babe, The Life and Legend of Babe Herman.
Tot Holmes, Holmes Publishing, Gothenburg Nebraska, 1990.
Hardcover with pages threatening to come loose at front and back of binding - a few separated but flyleaf front and back firm, with rest of binding okay. Dust jacket in very good condition. Incredible story of Floyd Caves “Babe” Herman from Glendale High School, who dominated Brooklyn baseball from 1926 -1931, and then came back at age 45 as a pinch hitter. Intro by renowned local sportswriter, Bob Hunter. Many photos. A fascinating read. Difficult to find!!!
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3
 

10.  The Boys Who Were Left Behind: The 1944 World Series Between the Hapless St. Louis Browns and the Legendary St. Louis Cardinals. John Heidenry & Brett Topel, University of Nebraska Press, 2006.
Hardcover and dust jacket in very good plus, almost new condition. Story of the 1944 St Louis Browns called “the most astonishing ball club ever to reach the World Series.” Full of 4-F misfits, the team faced the Cardinals with star Stan Musial, one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. Read the story of this historic David and Goliath meeting brought vividly to life. A nostalgia lover’s delight.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3


South Pasadena Public Library, 1100 Oxley Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030
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.

* NEW LIBRARY HOURS for Mondays and Thursdays
Approved by the South Pasadena Public Library
Board of Trustees will be in effect

starting on:
Monday, October 31, 2016
- see bottom of page.

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 11-17-201
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The South Pasadena Public Library
is located at 1100 Oxley Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030

  

* NEW HOURS for Mondays and Thursdays
Approved by the South Pasadena Public Library
Board of Trustees will be in effect
starting on:
Monday, October 31, 2016
  Monday 11:00 a.m.
to
9:00 p.m.
NEW HOURS * Monday 10:00 a.m.
to
6:00 p.m.
  Tuesday
11:00 a.m.
to
9:00 p.m.
  Wednesday
11:00 a.m.
to
9:00 p.m.
  Thursday
10:00 a.m.
to
6:00 p.m.
NEW HOURS * Thursday 11:00 a.m.
to
9:00 p.m.
  Friday
10:00 a.m.
to
6:00 p.m.
weekend hours
  Saturday
10:00 a.m.
to
5:00 p.m.
  Sunday
  1:00 p.m.
to
5:00 p.m.


Posted 9-29-2016


Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library • 1100 Oxley Street - South Pasadena, CA 91030



                   
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