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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.  


     
APRIL 8 , 2017 - MAY 6, 2017

Beginning Saturday, April 8, 2017 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017
the following ten auction items will be near the Library's entrance with numbered bidding cardssnearby. Winning bidders will be notified by telephone.


  

1.  ROYCRAFTERS. Elbert Hubbard, Roycrofters, East Aurora, NY
      1.A  LITTLE JOURNEYS EMINENT ARTISTS; RAPHAEL. 1902. In very good to near fine condition - unusual for these collectible little books. Brown suede covers without wear, minimal fading - with bright gilt titles in leather labels on front. Gilt to top edges of book in wonderful condition. Number 55 of 945 printed copies. Carries the Elbert Hubbard signature. Even has the silk ribbon bookmark! Roycroft handmade paper with watermarks - pages bright and white, binding and silk endpapers perfect. Hand illuminated. An exceptional example of the Roycroft Arts and Crafts style. If you are a collector, this one’s for you.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3
      1.B  TWO LITT LE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF ENGLISH AUTHORS: Joseph Addison and John Milton, 1900.
Two separate volumes; in the Homes of English Authors series. Both in brown suede covers with gilt titles in leather labels, hand illumined and bearing the Elbert Hubbard signatures on limited edition pages. Addison in good plus shape - no tears, silk endpapers in place, gilt to top edge, binding very good. No. 200 of 940 printed. Milton acceptable, silk endpapers detached, covers torn and worn, binding coming loose, no gilt to top. No.164 of 925. Both for …
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

2.  ARGOSY MAGAZINES - 11 ISSUES. Munsey Company, NY, 1930.
Pulps!! Soft covers all from 1930 - few in good, some in good plus, some in very good condition. Issues: Jan. 18 and 25; Feb. 1, 15, and 22 ; March 22 and 29; April 16; May 24; June 21 and 28. All complete. Covers firmly attached to spines, minimal tears and chipping, no tape or water damage. Edges ragged and pages browned as would be expected from 85 year old pulp paper. Amazing stories - crime, romance, western - incredible graphic covers featuring manly men and tantalizing women.
Minimum Bid $16 Minimum Raise $3

3. ARGOSY MAGAZINES - 12 ISSUES. Munsey Company, 1930
Twelve more issues from 1933 in same general condition. Thrilling tales of every variety: “He’s My Meat,” a short novel - plus cigarette ads touting the fragrance and health benefits (throat protection! weight loss!) of heavy smoking. Issues are: July 5, 12, 19, and 26; Sept 13, 20, and 27; Oct. 11 and 18; Dec. 13, 20, and 27. Stories by Erle Stanley Gardner and George F. Worts! Two with some wear - color loss to covers. Complete your collection with this set!
Minimum Bid $16 Minimum Raise $3

4.  ARTS ET METIERS GRAPHIQUES. Separate issues: No1, No 2, No 3, No 4, No 5, 1927-1929.
Originals. Almost impossible to find 1ST 5 numbers of influential design magazine created by the head of the French foundry Deberny et Peignot. In French. Large softcovers, staple binding. Profusely illustrated with superb examples on various papers of typography, illustration, bindings and fine printing from throughout Europe. Graphics from Matisse, an original lithograph by Vertes, a lithograph after a Vertes pastel, a tipped-in fine condition, cover of a Bugatti automobile brochure on heavy stock, folded in three, and much much more. All in good condition with chipping to covers and spines. Covers intact (except No. 3 - detached) and bindings very good. One missing plate in No. 1 (“Catalog Nicolas”). All other examples present and in great condition. For a design nerd or collector.
Minimum Bid $250 Minimum Raise $5

5.  GEORGE WASHINGTON. Douglas Southall Freeman, Scribner’s Sons, NY, 1948-1957
All SEVEN VOLUMES - all but vols. 5 and 7 are first editions, first printings with the Scribner’s A on title pages. In very good plus, some in near fine condition. Identical, dark blue cloth covers with pictorial stamp. Gilt lettering on spines bright and unrubbed, insides clean and unmarked, binding tight. No slipcases/jackets. Plates, portraits, maps, illustrations. Freeman's final work, for which he was awarded, posthumously, his second Pulitzer Prize. Vol. 7 published from his notes after his death. Unusual to find all 7 vols. In such wonderful condition.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $3

6.  TWO RE: GERMAN SOLDIERS IN RUSSIA
       6.A  Last Letters from Stalingrad. Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, 1974. Hardcover in near fine condition. No Jacket. Translated from the German, illustrations by Szegedi Szuts. A heartbreaking account in the form of letters written by the doomed soldiers of the German Army during the Siege of Stalingrad. Surrounded and abandoned in Stalingrad, they were allowed to write a final letter home to loved ones. Their letters home are eloquent and moving. They never reached their destinations. Reprint of the original. Apparently quite rare.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3
      6.B  In the East. Marc J. Johnson, Carlton Press, NY, 1994. Hardcover and dustjacket in near fine condition. A scarce volume of translations of letters and cards sent by German (and some Italian) soldiers on the Eastern front, 1941-1945. Illustrated with postcards and franked covers from the author's collection. Gripping perspective of the ordinary German soldier.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

7.  LOLITA. Vladimir Nabokov, G. P Putnam’s Sons, NY, 1958.
First edition/first printing with first printing points; copyright date 1955 and no statement of subsequent printings (1st American ed. was published in 1958), red end papers with red color to top page edges. Black spine with gilt lettering, cover: gray/cream line design. Interior good condition; binding tight. clean and unmarked except for owner’s name on flyleaf. Covers discolored - stained with a few dark spots, front and back. No dust jacket. Here is a first of the infamous - and banned - novel.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

8.  ASCO ELITE OF THE OBSCURE. Hatje Cantz, Gr., 2011.
A retrospective, 1972-1987. Organized by the Los Angeles County/Williams College Museums of Art. Large and very heavy (432 pages) hardcover in very good condition with bit of color loss and wear to all edges. Binding is tight and sturdy. Many photos and illustrations; color/black and white. Monograph of the art group known as ASCO and is the first retrospective to present the work of the Chicano performance and conceptual art group which began as a tight-knit core of artists from East LA. Taking their name from the forceful Spanish word for disgust and nausea, Asco used performance, public art, and multimedia to respond to social and political turbulence in LA and beyond. Fascinating local art history!!
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3

9.  THREE POETICAL WORKS.
Three identical volumes - Poetical Works of Scott, Byron, and Pope. All Gall & Inglis, London/ Edinburgh. Undated, but Pope vol. carries inscription on flyleaf with 1876 date. Similar beautiful cloth covers heavily decorated, fronts and spines, with gilt titling, embossed gilt shield design on front, and gilded page edges. Each page has illustrated frame. Steel engravings. In acceptable condition, with wear all over which just adds to their charm. Scott and Byron volumes in green, Pope in red. Each is 5 ¼ x 7 ½ inches. A lovely set to stack on your shelf.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

10.  VINTAGE WALTER T. FOSTERS. Soft covers, 10 x 14 inches.
        10.A   Pin-Up Art Circa 1954.
Drawings, many in color plus photos of models!! Booklet #50 in original series on how to draw pin-up models by one of the leading artists in the field, Earl MacPherson (1910-1993). This booklet was his most famous publication and had great influence with later pin-up painters. Covers, front and back detached and missing pieces, but table of contents beautifully decorated with full-sized pin-up and printed Walter Foster message in script serves as fine - even better - cover than actual one. Coming loose from staple binding BUT an absolutely fabulous - totally charming and fun - pretty rare collectible.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3
        10.B   Drawing the Head Circa 1971: Reprint of 1943 original. Wonderful vintage-look 1940s drawings of beautiful men, women and children from the skull out, with many interesting tips - “keep nostrils small.” By Andrew Loomis featuring his color illustrations on front and back covers. In good condition.
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.


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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 Librar3
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.
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9:00 p.m.
  Wednesday
11:00 a.m.
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9:00 p.m.
  Thursday
10:00 a.m.
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6:00 p.m.
NEW HOURS * Thursday 11:00 a.m.
to
9:00 p.m.
  Friday
10:00 a.m.
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6:00 p.m.
weekend hours
  Saturday
10:00 a.m.
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5:00 p.m.
  Sunday
  1:00 p.m.
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5:00 p.m.


Posted 9-29-2016


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