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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  

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Beginning November 21 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 19, 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.   Dark Melody of Madness, Cornell Woolrich, Centipede Press, Lakewood, Colorado, 2012.
Dust jacket and all else, Good. Four supernatural novellas plus seminal Introduction by Bill Pronzini. If you enjoy doom and suffering, this will be right up your dark alley.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $5

2.   Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Delacorte Press, 1973.
First printing as stated on copyright page. Dust jacket (price clipped) in Good condition; appears unfaded, but has small tear on top back and some slight damage to very top of front, including small chip. Book seems almost unread and in very good shape. A nice copy of this modern classic.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $5

3.   A Golden Books package: Three early Little Golden Books pub. by Simon & Schuster, New York - Hansel and Gretel (1945) - with a DUST JACKET!!; Nursery Tales (1943), no dust jacket; New House in the Forest (1946), no dust jacket; all in Fair shape - AND Golden Book Family Treasury of Poetry, Golden Books, New York, 1998. With dust jacket; Good.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

4.   Here's 2 for Christmas: Babouscka, a Russian Christmas Story, Saalfield, Akron, Ohio, 1903, no dust jacket, Fair to Good AND Christmas Story, H.L. Mencken, Knopf, 1946, no dust jacket, all Good except small ink blot on front cover. First appeared in New Yorker and sounds like it - good for many a chuckle and belly laughs too…
Minimum Bid $7 Minimum Raise $3

5.   World War II, text: James Jones, art compilation: Art Weithas, Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1975, 1st Printing.
Minor tears on dust jacket, all else Good. Incredible graphic art and illuminating, often moving, text.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $5

6.   Five collections of short stories, Gerald Kersh, Heinemann, London, all pub. in 40's and 50's.
Only one with dust jacket (The Brazen Bull). Includes Neither Man Nor Dog, Sad Road to the Sea, The Brighton Monster and Men Without Bones (!). Spines slightly rubbed, but all else pretty Fair. Here is a treasure trove from this amazingly prolific writer, who in all produced 20 novels and 20 collections of short stories - most of it fantasy or sci-fi.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5

7.   American Race Horses 1940, John Hervey, Sagamore Press, New York, 1940.
First printing. No dust jacket. Gives information re: breeding and performance for outstanding thoroughbreds - Seabiscuit is here… Many photographs and elucidating text.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

8.   Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, ed. Iona & Peter Opie, Oxford Univ. Press, 1952. No dust jacket, Good ... AND … The Annotated Mother Goose, arranged & explained by William & Ceil Baring-Gould, Bramhall House, New York, 1962. No dust jacket. Both in Fair to Good shape. While the Opie may be considered the more definitive text, the fabulous classic woodcuts (Crane, Caldecott, Greenaway, Rackham, Parrish et al.) peppering the Annotated Mother Goose put it in a class of its own.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

9.   Twelve Volumes in the Told to the Children Series, Jack London and Dutton, New York, circa 1910.
No dust jackets. All in pretty Good condition. The Series are all classics simplified for young readers. Our twelve include The Pilgrim's Progress, Robinson Crusoe, Stories from the Odyssey and Stories from Shakespeare, etc. This is a totally beautiful set of little books.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5

10.  A Wish for Wings That Work, Berkeley Breathed. Little Brown, Boston, 1991.
Signed by author on title page. Stated first edition, second printing. No dust jacket. A clever and humorous superbly illustrated Christmas story featuring Opus, a penguin who longs to fly. An inspiring story about each of us having different strengths and accepting what cannot be changed. Breathed is best known for the Bloom County comic strip. Good to VG, clean and bright, slightly bumped at corners. A very nice copy for the holiday season!
Minimum Bid $7 Minimum Raise $3

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 11-24-2015

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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