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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 June 20 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 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.  Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250 to 1900, ed. Arthur-Couch, 1931 Impression, Oxford U. Press AND Oxford Book of American Verse, selected by F.O. Mathiesson, 1952, Oxford U. Press.
All OK. Two standbys for reference and sheer pleasurable reading.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

2.  Four copies of Argosy weekly magazine, Frank Munsey Co. New York - issues of Oct. '34, March '36, May '36 and Dec. '38.
Considering age and cheap paper, all four in Fair to Good condition. First American pulp magazine, started in 1882, survived in various incarnations until 1978. Especially popular for writers such as Edgar Rice Burroughs, Max Brand and C. S. Forester.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5

3.  Three copies Ballantine's Illustrated History of World War II: Commando
, Peter Young, Weapons #7, 1969; Bastogne, Peter Elstob, Battle #4, 1968; Zhukov, Otto Chaney Jr., War Leader #28,1974.
All Fair to Good condition, covers slightly rubbed.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

4.  Two more fascinating war entries: Life and Death of the Afrika Korps
, Ronald Lewin,1977, Batsford, London AND Ultra Goes to War, Ronald Lewin, 1978, Hutchinson, London.
Both in Good condition. Little known stuff, cf. recent films regarding Turing, Bletchley, etc. breaking the German codes and subsequent effects of that knowledge on the war.
Rommel's Afrika Korps is described here as having the characteristics of a well-ordered family and follows the Korps' incredible success and ultimate defeat - El Alamein! The author's skill in describing above events makes two gripping narratives.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

5.  A Child's Geography of the World AND A Child's History of the World, both 1951, Appleton Crofts, New York.
Both with dust jackets. All Good. Along the style of Van Loon and still eminently readable for ages 9 to 90.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

6.  Life Everlasting, David Keller,1947, Avalon, Newark, New Jersey, lst Edition, #39 of 1000 copies, inscribed by author.
Dust jacket, in and out, all Good. Tales of science fiction, horror and other nasties - and still wearing well. Read, shiver, enjoy.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

7.  Jefferson's Literary Commonplace Book, 1989, Princeton U. Press, inscribed by editor
Douglas Wilson.
Dust jacket and book in Good shape. Brings insight to Jefferson's thinking in early adulthood, ages 15 to 30, reflecting range of literary interests: English, Latin and Greek! Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

8.  Two more interesting cookbooks for the pantry shelf: Hollywood Bowl Cookbook, 1984 - history of Bowl plus hundreds of recipes and tips donated by musicians and chefs AND The Compleat Martini Cookbook, 1957, slim but stunning compilation of tipsy tasties, including a section on The Morning After…
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

9.  Nutshell Library, 1927, all in pretty Good shape, covers in heavy embossed paper made to look like leather - 11 authors and manual on how to read, what to read. Charming in size and format, useful, accessible and all before Wikipedia.
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $3

10.  Frank Lloyd Wright to 1910
, Grant Manson, 1958, Reinhold, New York (with dust jacket) AND
The Natural House, Frank Lloyd Wright, 1954, Horizon, New York (no dust jacket)
Both books pretty Good. The many black and white photographs and architectural floor plans, as well as elucidation by the architect himself, give readers a broader understanding of how FLW thought and felt.
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 6-20-2015

The South Pasadena Public Library
is located at 1100 Oxley Street
OPEN
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


Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library • 1100 Oxley Street - South Pasadena, CA 91030

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