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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 November 22nd and ending at 12:00 p.m. on December 20th, 2014
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.  Charles F. Lummis: Crusader in Corduroy, Dudley Gordon, Cultural Assets Press, L. A., 1972.
Book Good, dust jacket Fair to Good, minor tears. Signed by author. He is little written about, but one of the major saviors and preservationists of California - responsible in large part for saving the Redwoods and several of the Missions. (cf. Vroman in Pasadena). And he thought men should be comfortable in their business attire, hence the corduroy of the title!
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3
2.  Two paperbound - Old Pasadena Then and Now, Fred Hartley, 1997 AND Altadena's Golden Years, Robert Peterson, 1976.
Both in Good condition. No dust jackets. Old Pasadena is a pictorial chronicle and guide to the city's significant commercial buildings; Altadena contains more than 250 photographs of the community's landmarks, events, and people. Both contain all kinds of unusual and fascinating "stuff."
Minimum Bid $7 Minimum Raise $3

3.  The San Bernardinos, John Robinson, Big Santa Anita Historical Society, Arcadia, Cal., 1989. 1st Printing.
Book Good, dust jacket Fair; has tears and folds. Illustrated with more than 300 photographs and drawings; map endpapers. Comprehensive and readable history that underscores the importance of this range - overlooking the San Bernardino Valley to the south, the Mojave desert to the north, and the Joshua Tree country to the east - in two centuries of changing use.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3
4.  San Francisco's Chinatown, Charles Dobie, Appleton-Century, New York, 1936 AND Romantic Cities of California, Hildegarde Hawthorne, Appleton Century, N.Y., 1943.
Books Good. Dust jackets Fair. Part of justly famous Appleton-C.'s series of books on American cities, and illustrated by equally well known artist E. H. Suydam - Romantic Cities include Hollywood and Pasadena, incidentally . Two for the price of one:
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3
5.  The Works, Jim Henson, text by Christopher Finch, Random House, N.Y. lst Edition, 1993. Book and dust jacket Very Good. As the subtitle says: his Art, Magic, Imagination - all aspects of Jim Henson's creative genius here. A ground-breaking collection and a must-have for Muppet fans.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5
6.  A Barrel of Laughs A Vale of Tears, Jules Feiffer, HarperCollins, 1995, 1st Edition, signed by author.
Book and dust jacket Very Good. Purportedly for young readers, it is more of a children's book for adults. A modern twist on a fairy tale bildungsroman - and as with many such quests, the seeker does not get exactly what he sought, he gets something better!
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3
7.  Los Angeles Blue Book 1971, ed. & publ. Mrs. William Hord Richardson.
No dust jacket. Book Good. (AKA The Debrett's of L.A.!) From the point of view of social history and development of different parts of the country, interesting to note the radical difference between the east coast and west coast blue books (social registers) - who is in and who is out. Have this on your coffee table and no one can resist a peek AND The New Blue Book of Favorite Songs, Hall & McCreary, Minn., 1941, from America the Beautiful to The Star Spangled Banner with 300 popular songs in between. For both:
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $5
8.  Beam Ends, Errol Flynn, Longman's, Green & Co., N.Y., 1937, lst Edition, 2nd Printing.
No dust jacket. What ho! Dashing and jolly throughout...Flynn and two friends muddle through, sailing in the not so well known territory of the Coral Sea; still cannibals there. Fun reading. Take a chance, only ...
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $3

9.  Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know, ed. Hamilton Wright Mabie, illustrated by Mary Hamilton Frye, Garden City Pub., N.Y. 1915.
Book Good. No dust jacket. Delightful stories but somewhat advanced vocabulary. Many are Grimm's fairy tales, and some are grim, but a little judicious pruning by the reader and everything turns out okay. Good for Grandma to have around.
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $3
10.  Child Star, Shirley Temple Black, McGraw Hill, 1988, unstated lst printing.
Signed on front endpaper. Book and dust jacket Very Good. American icon finally brings out her autobiography, setting the record straight and providing many new details (although surely not all of them personal recollections) of life as a miniature star. Fascinating background to an earlier Hollywood. Well worth
Minimum Bid $20 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 11-22-2014

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

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

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