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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.  
  

Beginning Saturday, December 17, 2016 and
ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday,January 14, 2017

the following nine (9) auction items will be near the
Library's entrance with numbered bidding cards nearby.
Winning bidders will be notified by telephone.


1. On Sunset Highways, a book of Motor Rambles in California. Thomas D. Murphy, The Page Co., Boston, 1915.
First edition, stated. In very good condition except for a little wear to top and bottom of spine. Awesome navy covers decorated in gilt with rose motif in red and green and charming touring car and mountain sunset, both in gilt. Sixteen illustrations in color from original paintings, mainly by California artists, and forty duogravures from photographs. Tipped in is the fold-out 1912 Automobile Club of Southern California road map of the state in perfect condition. Top edges gilt. A beautiful book. Gift inscription on flyleaf from 1920. Descriptions include: “Pretentious” Wilshire Blvd., La Canada, Glendale, Altadena, Orange Grove Ave., and of course Pasadena, “truly an enchanting city,” and more. A real collector’s prize.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $3

2.  Three Incredible Oz Stories.
All by Ruth Plumly Thompson, The Reilly & Lee Co., Chicago. Hardcovers, without jackets, illustrated in black and white (no color plates) by John R Neill. Founded on and continuing the famous Oz stories by Frank L. Baum. Spectacular cover graphics. Not first editions, but fabulous nonetheless.
  A. The Cowardly Lion of Oz, 1923. Shows wear, bumping and faint soiling. The binding is secure. Orange red covers with charming illustrated pastedown by Neill. Decorated endpapers. Nice and clean inside.
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3
  B. Grampa In Oz, 1924. Wear, bumping, some small tearing to top of spine, and tiny scrapes to cover. Front and back hinges loose, but decorated endpapers holding firm. Red-brown boards with fabulous decorative color pastedown by illustrator.
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3
  C. Handy Mandy in Oz, 1937. Wear, bumping and somewhat loose binding but clean pages. Decorated black and white endpapers. Great graphic pastedown in very good condition on blue cover.
Minimum bid $15 Minimum raise $3

3.  The Rhine: From Its Source to the Sea, Vols.1 and 2. The John C. Winston Co., Philadelphia, 1898. Also listed as Henry T. Coates & Co, 1898 copyright.
Both with dust jackets - all in very good plus condition with only slight bumping to top/bottom of spines. Green cloth books stunningly and heavily decorated - beautiful flowers and script lettering, completely covering fronts and spines, all in bright gilt. Many plates illustrating sights along the river. The dust jackets are green waxed moire-like heavy paper with gilt spine lettering. Revised edition.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

4.  Elvis “Soldier Boy.” Completely Elvis Books, Thousand Oaks, 1982.
Vol. 1, No. 4 in what apparently is a series. Paperback, oversized, staple bound. Some wear to binding edge, but in pretty good condition overall. A photo book (all black and white) documenting Elvis’ army days starting with his physical and ending with civilian life in 1960. With “Army Diary” timeline on last page. Many photos supplied by fans.
Fascinating - he was a compelling photographic subject as seen here.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

5.  Faulkner’s Mississippi. Willie Morris, Oxmoor House, Birmingham, Alabama,1990.
First Edition. Very large, heavy oblong book, brown cloth in fine condition, with bright gilt lettering on spine. Heavy glossy pages plus a list of Faulkner's works with publishing dates, profusely illustrated in color throughout. Dust jacket is glossy white with color photo of railroad tracks at center front in very good condition. Photographs by William Eggleston - of the Mississippi of Faulkner’s writing and of his life.
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3

6.  Photography and Language. Lew Thomas, editor. Camerawork Press San Francisco, 1977.
Softcover, oversized in good condition with some wear - pages clean, binding tight. Covers slightly tanned and worn on spine. A little bumping to edges, but not much - slight crease to top right front edge. Featuring the work of noted photographers of the time - also article by James Hugnin in conversation with John Baldessari. Fascinating black and white photography. 86 pages. Peter D’Agostino photograph on front cover. Very, very rare!
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

7.  Burning Book: A visual History of Burning Man. Jessica Bruder, Simon Spotlight Entertainment, New York, 2007.
First edition. Two decades after a group of friends burned an effigy on a San Francisco beach, Burning Man has evolved into a dazzling extravaganza dedicated to radical self-reliance and self-expression. This collection is a loving tribute and an enlightening companion for festival revelers. Hardcover and dustjacket in very good condition - nice, bright, clean copy with many black & white plus color photos and illustrations with map endpapers. Black boards with orange spine titling; in color photo jacket. Cool book for your coffee table.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

8.  Two California books.
  A. Monrovia, Centennial Review. Peter C. Ostrye, Monrovia Centennial Committee, Monrovia, CA, 1985. Flyleaf signed by author on 6-5-86. Oversized hardback and dust jacket in very good condition - book looks like almost new, but a little “out of plumb.” Many photos, stats, maps, lists of elected officials, historical trivia, and points of interest.
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3
  B. California, A guide to the Golden State. Compiled by the Federal Writers’ Project of the WPA for the State of California. American Guide Series, Hastings House Publishers, NY., 1939. First edition. In mylar cover. Dust jacket is chipped all alone top, some on bottom but what a fantastic jacket it is - a vintage color photo of the giant redwoods with a fantastic old-timey look. Light green cloth book in very good plus condition - only minor fading - binding tight, pages clean. Pristine 1939 map of state still in its jacket on back cover. Rare to find a nice copy WITH the dust jacket.
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3

9.  Two Legends.
  A. King Arthur and His Knights. Compiled by Sir James Knowles, Children’s Classics, N.Y., 1986. Illustrated by Louis Rhead and others - many beautiful black and white illustrations with some color plates. Near fine copy. Binding strong, 383 pages. Illustrated covers, front and back - decorated black spine with silver lettering. Appears unread.
Minimum Bid $8 Minimum Raise $3
  B. Robin Hood. Paul Creswick, Charles Scribner’s Sons, N. Y., no date. Hard Cover in near fine condition - orange cloth covers with bright gilt lettering on cover and spine. Dust jacket in good condition - some fading and small puncture on front near spine. Facsimile reissue with all the glorious N. C. Wyeth illustrations (in color), including the illustrated endpapers. A crisp, clean. attractive copy of the classic.
Minimum Bid $5 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 12-16-201
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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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