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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  

Beginning March 22 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on April 26, 2014
  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.  The People Could Fly, Virginia Hamilton, Knopf, New York, 1985.
No dust jacket. All pretty Good, in and out. Very minor flaws. Wonderful collection of Black folktales; Uncle Remus and much more. Illustrators: Leo & Diane Dillon. In their retelling, the tales are a celebration of the human spirit - "Born of sorrow, but passed on in hope."
Minimum Bid $5, Minimum Raise $3

2.  Compilation of the Literary and Art Works of Fannie B. Blumberg, Moore Langen Printing & Publishing, Terre Haute, Indiana,1963.
Paper. No dust jacket. Some wear of the cover. Book Good for age. Interesting collection and catalog of Blumberg's work. Hard to find. Apparently privately printed. Includes Rowena Tina Tot Series about three little Black children visiting the South. Unusual for that time. Purportedly contemporary but has the repetition and cadence of earlier folk tales.
Minimum Bid $7, Minimum Raise $3

3.  First Family, Paper Doll and Cut Out Book, Fitzgerald and Boswell, Dell Publishing, New York, 1st Printing, 1981.
Illustrations by Al Kilgore. All cut outs intact, all pages complete, all dolls and clothes present. Condition Very Good. The Reagans at their best! Includes contemporary fun stuff for Ron Jr. and Patti, decorations for Oval Office of that time, etc. A Must for your Presidential Collection.
Minimum Bid $7, Minimum Raise $3

4.  Sophie Tucker Album, 50 Golden Years, 1954, Mercury Records.
Signed Record and Booklet. Ltd. Edition, copy #8056. Very Good condition. Wonderful overview of the "Last of the Red Hot Mamas," a talent in the Music Halls here and in Europe, during the vaudeville years and later on radio and even early TV. This is a highly collectible offering.
Minimum bid $30, Minimum Raise $5

5.  Fishing with the Fly, 1st Tuttle ed., Rutland, Vt. 1968, originally published by Houghton Mifflin, New York, 1886.
Dust jacket slightly worn, book Good. Twenty-four sketches by "Lovers of the Art," (Izaak Walton, etc.) and fifteen beautifully reproduced color plates depicting more than one hundred twenty assorted fishing flies. Charles Orvis, Nelson Cheney, and house of Tuttle are to be applauded for resurrecting this fishing gem.
Minimum Bid $7, Minimum Raise $3

6.  How lucky we are - 2 classics in small size, handy for reading at the bus stop. Only problem - for some of us, anyway - they are written in Greek.
   (1) Sophocles Tragedies, Oxford Pocket Classics, 1848.
Worn spine, book Fair to Good, for age.
   (2) Selections from Herodotus, Oxford University Press, 1927, from 2nd edition, 1901.
Faded spine, otherwise Fair to Good. This version is quite accessible because a precis in English is given after each selection in Greek. This "history" was written 450s to 420s B.C. Apparently Herodotus collected much of his material during his many travels, recording ancient traditions, local politics, geography and the clash of various cultures around the Mediterranean and Western Asia at that time. His writings are considered the founding work of history in Western literature.
Minimum Bid $10, Minimum Raise $2

7.  Poetical Works of Lord Byron, Crowell, New York, c. 1890.
No dust jacket. Top and bottom of spine and edges of cover are worn. Boards have colorful burnished design. Book pretty Good. Fine black and white drawing of Byron is at frontispiece. Good 12 page intro. to this collection (which seems to include all his best known work) sets the stage for a wonderful read. With Byron, every line moves forward. Enjoy.
Minimum Bid $10, Minimum Raise $2

8.  The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook, Beryl Barr & Barbara Sachs, Editors, Angel Island Pub., Sausalito, Ca. 1961.
Hardback. No dust jacket. 1st. Housed in original heavy slipcase which has some wear and tear. Book Good. Foreword by Alice B. Toklas. Writing sometimes rather precious, but lots of interesting recipes, from apricot dumplings to a Welsh rarebit alternative to dragon soup, contributed and commented on by an eclectic bunch of writers and artists - almost 300 of them - such as Burl Ives, Marcel Duchamp and Lin Yutang. This is an unusual treasure (dedicated to "the art of imperfection in the kitchen") to have on your cookbook shelves.
Minimum Bid $10, 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 3-20-2014

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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