Coming Events
   Adult & Youth
 •Annual Report

 Special Sales

Get Involved
 •How to Join

    •   •   •

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 April 16, 2016 and
ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 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.  “Rolex” Montres et Emaux de Geneve - Louis XIV Louis XV et Empire. Chapuis, Alfred, Chaponniere, Paul, Geneve, 1944.
Collection of H. Wilsdorf. Cloth (Buckram) slightly soiled with lettering stamped in gold on cover and spine but partially rubbed off. Rolex crown logo on front. Full color plates with tissue guards. French text. Thick paper. 235 pages. No dust jacket. Condition: good. Rare and collectible.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

2.  Three from Book Trails. E. M. Hale and Company, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 1928.
Three lovely volumes from the eight volume set. Here are “To Enchanted Lands,” “On the Highroad to Adventure,” and “through the Wildwood.” Striking embossed dark red faux leather covers in the craftsman style. Some wear to edges and top and bottom of spines, but overall in good condition. Bindings tight - all three totally unmarked by little hands. Beautiful endpapers and illustrations throughout in black/ white, two-color, and full color. These attractive books contain poetry, folk and fairy tales, plays and fables. Irresistible.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

3. Will Cook for Sex. Fino, Rocky, Stephens Press, Las Vegas Nevada, 2010 .. AND …
Pray Like A Gourmet. Brazzeal, David, Paraclete Press, Brewster, MA., 2015.
Two cookbooks at either end of the theme spectrum. Will Cook for Sex, Again, Again...and Again - first edition - is inscribed on 9-3-10 by the author “To the friends of Nick Plati, Here’s to good cooking….” Hardback with dust jacket in fine condition. A guy’s guide to cooking with many, many color photos. Great recipes that should get you (if nothing else) a tasty meal.
Pray Like a Gourmet - first printing - paperbound and in very good condition. Signed by author on inside cover. Creative ways to feed your soul. “Imagine that prayer is like a fine, savory French meal.” Both for ...
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

4. Guidebook for Marines. Leatherneck Association, Inc., Washington, D. C.
Tenth revised edition, first printing, December 1, 1965 of the original Guidebook. Paper, no jacket. In good condition with tight binding - some rubbing on spine and a small whitish spot on cover. Thirty-eight chapters (rocket and grenade launchers, mortars, M1 and M14 rifles, machine guns, chemical warfare and much more) with many fascinating charts, maps, diagrams, photos - EVERYTHING needed for the modern (1965) Marine.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

5. Westward Ho. Kingsley, Charles, Charles Scribner’s Sons New York, 1920. AND ...
My Bookhouse, Through Fairy Halls. Miller, Olive Beaupre, editor. The Bookhouse for Children, Chicago, 1920.
Westward Ho is breathtakingly illustrated by N. C Wyeth. Fourteen incredible color plates. No dust jacket, black cloth, binding loose, bumping and scraping, spine lettering very dull, but book in good condition. Small inscription on front endpaper.
Through Fairy Halls is in good + condition. Black covers with gold lettering on front and decorated spine. No fading to lettering and only slight bumping to edges Binding perfect. Lovely black and white and color illustrations and decorations. No dust jackets. Both books have decorated endpapers and beautiful color pastedown illustrations on covers. Both are clean and unmarked inside. Lovely!
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5

6. Four (4) books from Walter T. Foster, Walter T. Foster, Palms, CA.
From the early days of the Walter T. Foster (artist and art instructor) “How To Draw” empire. All are paper, 8” by 14”, and in good condition. Filled with gorgeous illustrations, we offer:
Costumes of the Orient and Early American Costumes both by Lena Rue, 1931; Figures from Life and Modern Cartoon both by Walter T. Foster (1930, and 1931 respectively)
Minimum Bid $15, Minimum Raise $3

7. Campfire Girls Mountaineering .. or .. Overcoming all Obstacles. Benson, Irene Elliott, M. A. Donohue & Company, 1918.
Book in good condition with wear to top and bottom of spines, with very small piece of cover missing on front edge, otherwise nice and bright with clean, unmarked pages. Dust jacket heavily chipped, but with charming cover drawing of girls at their campfire. Early if not first edition of this book from the series. Includes a chapter describing “The Boy Scouts’ Invasion.” Could be interesting!
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

8. The City that Grew (1840-1936), Workman, Boyle, The Southland Publishing Co., Los Angeles, 1936 … AND … La Reina Los Angeles in Three Centuries, Hill, Laurence, Security Trust and Savings Bank, Los Angeles, 1929.
The City That Grew is inscribed by the author on pastedown. Fourth printing. Red cloth in good plus condition - tight, bright, clean, and strong. A history of Los Angeles by one of its pioneers. No dust jacket.
La Reina, (Queen of the Angels), Illustrated with hundreds of historical photos, is a history of LA in three centuries. Stiff card wrappers have come completly loose from binding. Paper. A fascinating history.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5

9. Love Poems: A Bilingual edition. Amichai,Yehuda, Harper & Row, new York, 1981.. AND..
An Englishwoman’s Love Letters, Charles E. Brown and Co. Boston, not dated.
Love Poems is in good condition with a slight crease on front cover. Paperback. Owner’s name on inside cover. Amichai is commonly regarded as Israel’s greatest modern poet. In English and hebrew.
Englishwoman’s Love Letters is hard bound in black cloth with unrubbed silver lettering on cover and spine. Good condition with a little bumping and very slight tearing on top and bottom of spine. Tight binding, pages a bit browned, no dust jacket. Inscription on flyleaf “For Margaret Wyler from Walter Reisch.” Can this be a gift to the wife of the Academy Award winning director, William Wyler (who was married to not one, but two Margarets) from the Academy Award winning screenwriter, Walter Reisch? Possibly!
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

10. Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft 1913. David & Charles Reprints, Great Britain, 1969 ..AND ..
An Important Collection of Veteran-Vintage & Historical Aircraft. Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 1968.
Jane’s is a facsimile reprint of the 1913 edition complete in all its original detail, including the advertisements. Dust jacket is ripped and worn but book is in very good condition. Oversized.
Parke-Bernet Aircraft Catalog is oblong shaped, paper. Fading to cover and wear and tears to spine. Auction catalog for May 29, 1968 held at the Orange Co. airport, Movieland of the Air Museum and featuring veteran, vintage, and historic aircraft and related items. Many black and white photos - one for each offering: Sopwith Camel, De Havilland two seater biplane, Fokker single-seat biplane, Pitcairn mailwing, Douglas Dauntless, and many more.
Minimum Bid $15 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.

page update 4-15-201

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

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

SRP16 -1
Index-home pg
top of page