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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 September 3, 2016 and
ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 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.  Coty: Parfumeur and Visionary. Elisabeth Barille, Editions Assouline, Paris.
First edition. An exceptional copy; book in very good condition in an equally fine dust jacket with translucent, gilt accented overwrapper. Impressive - oversized and heavy. Thick glossy paper. Fabulous photographs (Lalique!) by Keiichi Tahara. Sapphires, tinted hair, mistresses, Coty was the dictator of the modern perfume industry. “He fascinated and disturbed.” Absorbing biography of the man and his company.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5

2.  Two for Trojan Fans
The Trojan Heritage A Pictorial History of USC Football
. Mal Florence, Jordan & Company, VA, 1980. Inscribed on front flyleaf - “All my Best, Pat Haden.” Oversized, book in very good condition with good dust jacket showing small tears and wear to all edges. Photos of key plays in crucial games capturing the on-field exploits of player and coach. With comments by Mike Garrett, O.J. Simpson and Charles White. And ….
The Official and Exclusive Illustrated History of USC Trojan Football. Skybox Press, 2013.
Very good condition in very good slipcase with only minor wear to top and bottom of case. The icons of USC football celebrate their alma mater in this authorized history. Oversized. Captures more than a century of USC’s most memorable personalities, intense rivalries, and historic clashes. With twenty original essays by USC’s football heroes. The story of USC football by the people who helped create its legacy. Over 300 rare images from the school’s archives. The ultimate treasury for Trojan fans.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

3.  Dodgers From Coast to Coast The Official Visual History of the Dodgers. Skybox Press, San Diego/NY, 2012.
From Ebbets Field to Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers aren’t just a team, they’re the HOME team.
Rare photos, historic artifacts from the team’s official archive, and first person accounts make this a must-have for fans. Hardcover and dustjacket in fine condition. Intro by Vin Scully.
Minimum Bid $10.00 Minimum Raise $3

4.  Two for John McKay Fans.
McKay: A Coach’s Story
. John McKay, Atheneum, NY, 1974. Signed “john McKay” on flyleaf with small stain on flyleaf above signature, otherwise book is in very good condition - only flaw is foxing to top pages of book. Jacket is in very good condition. The coaching genius discusses his Power I-formation, coaching O. J. Simpson, and much much more. And …
Trojans 1962: John McKay’s First National Championship. Bill Block, iUniverse, IN, 2012. Paperback in good plus condition. Everything about the 1962 team - beginning as underdogs, they finished with an 11-0 record and defeated Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. The behind the scenes story of the players - Hal Bedsole, Willie Brown and the now legendary fiery Trojan captain, Marv Marinovich. All the fascinating details!
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

5.  A London Garland (Selected From Five Centuries of English Verse. W. E. Henley, MacMillan, London, 1895.
First edition. Subtitled “With Drawings by the Society of Illustrators,” including E.A. Abbey, Cecil Aldin, Arthur Rackham, Walter Crane, Aubrey Beardsley, Joseph Pennell, Jack Yeats, etc. Original prints by J.R.Way, Robert W. Macbeth, W.L. Wyllie, and Sir Francis Seymour Haden. Looks like vellum cover with lovely red embossed oval floral decoration and gilt lettering in very good condition. Gilt lettering on spine and heavy gold page edges. Beautiful endpapers. Repaired tear (almost unnoticeable) to top of spine. Small area of wrinkling to top corner, otherwise in very nice condition. Some foxing to first few pages. Binding good and tight. A beautiful book!
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5

6.  Views of an Ex-President. Benjamin Harrison, The Bowen-Merrill Company, IN, 1901.
A rarity. Here is the only copy found anywhere of the original 1901 edition. Hardcover, no dust jacket. In remarkable condition; only slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Former owners decorative bookplate on inside cover, otherwise unmarked, clean and with tight binding. Gilt signature of Harrison on front cover and lettering on spine still bright and unrubbed. Bottom half of title page coming loose and small pencil letters on back inside cover are only flaws. Harrison’s addresses and writings since the close of his administration.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

7.  The Life and Times of William Howard Taft. Henry F. Pringle, Farrar & Rinehart, NY, 1939.
First edition - presumed. In two volumes, hardcovers in slipcase. Books in very good condition; green cloth with gilt on black background still strong on somewhat faded spines. Books clean, bindings tight. Small former owner’s name plate on inside front covers. Slipcase in worn condition but still strong. Pastedown portraits of Taft - front and back - and all edges worn and peeling in places. Another rare selection for an American history buff.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $5

8.  The Adventures of Tintin: Six books. Herge, Little Brown, NY., 1974-76.
Six classic graphic novels. Paperback and oversized (8 1/2 x 12). Very good condition. Includes “The Black Island,” “Flight 714,” “Red Rackham’s Treasure,” “The Red Sea Sharks,” “The Calculus Affair,” and “The Seven Crystal Balls.” Delightful illustrations and stories. Tintin to the rescue!
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

9.  People Versus Lugo - Story of a famous Los Angeles Murder Case and Its Amazing Aftermath. W.W. Robinson, Dawson’s Book Shop, Los Angeles, 1962.
No dust jacket. In very good condition with minor scuffing on cover. Gold on spine in perfect condition. The “Lugo Case” remains famous in So Cal crime annals - a proceeding that created an unparalleled state of tension in LA and unloosed a chain of amazing incidents.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

10.  Impatient Virgin. Donald Henderson Clarke, Triangle Books, NY., 1942.
Arresting dust jacket portrait of the virgin herself. Subtitled on jacket “You’ll have to admit she’s good company!” Jacket has wear and tears to spine and edges, chipping too, but book in very good condition - red cloth with black lettering. Owner’s inscription on inside cover. Originally published 1931. “Ruth Robbins was dazzlingly blonde and splendidly put together …”
Minimum Bid $5 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.

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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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