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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 July 9 , 2016 and
ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 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.  The Dark Knight Manual: Tools, Weapons, Vehicles & Documents from the Batcave. Brandon T. Snider, Insight Editions, San Rafael, CA., 2012.

Condition good with very small chips to top and bottom of spine. Clean copy with light wear. Filmmaker Christopher Nolan redefined Batman for a new generation with Batman Begins in 2005, followed in 2008 by The Dark Knight, and now 2012's conclusion to the trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Here, for the first time, is an in-world exploration of Christopher Nolan's Batman: The Dark Knight Manual, the definitive guide to his tools, vehicles, and technologies. Following the destruction of Wayne Manor, Bruce Wayne began to assemble key sketches, diagrams, observations, and other top-secret documents germane to becoming Batman; he then entrusted this manual to his faithful butler, Alfred. Every defining moment is detailed here, charting Wayne's collaborations with Lucius Fox at Wayne Enterprises on the latest cutting-edge technology. This package features a distressed vintage cover design and includes removable documents, including the design and capability of the famed utility belt, the hi-tech functions of Batman's cowl, and every detail of his amazing arsenal of weapons and gadgets, The Dark Knight Manual reveals how Bruce Wayne operates as Gotham's greatest protector. No dust jacket.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

2.  The Gentleman’s Companion: Volume I Being an Exotic Cookery Book, Volume II Being an Exotic Drinking Book. Charles H. Baker, Jr. Crown Publishers, NY, 1946.

Two volumes in slipcase with duplicate paste downs on front and back (serving as title and copyright pages) with some marks, bumping to corners and one inch tear to slipcase. Books in very good condition with only slight fading to spines. Clean, new appearing interiors on both vols. Red cloth. Advice, recipes, and witty narrative from a world-class gourmet, bon-vivant and party animal.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

3.  The Call of the Mountains. LeRoy Jeffers, Dodd, Mead and Company, NY, 1922.
First edition. Color frontispiece and 65 beautiful photographs. Green cloth, very small owner’s stamp on flyleaf. Gilt title and author’s name on cover in fine condition, bright and clean, with some minor fading to gilt on spine lettering. Green cloth in very good condition; no bumping to edges. Only defect is a small section - pgs. 3-10 - has come loose from binding and is slipped in. Jeffers formed the Bureau of Associated Mountaineering Clubs of North America in 1916. He made a solo first ascent of Mount Moran's north peak.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

4.  The Bookhouse: Seven Volumes. Ed. Olive Beaupre Miller, Published by The Bookhouse for Children, Chicago, 1925-1928 (five 1925, two 1928)

Hardcover. Volumes one through seven of this famous work. Red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, large colour plate pastedown to front covers, pictorial coloured endpapers. Profusely illustrated in colour. A wonderful compilation of stories and poems, taken from "Mother Goose,” William Shakespeare, Hans Christian Andersen, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Wadsworth Longfellow, and many, many others. They contain well known classic authors both from Europe, the United States and China, Japan, India and many other countries. There are tales from myths, legends, and other stories as well as folk tales, sagas and so much more. A very nice set with no markings of any kind. Some bumping to spines and slight damage to cover pastedowns, but remarkable condition overall. Clean insides. Some appear almost unused. Set includes: “In the Nursery,” “Over the Hills,” “Through Fairy Halls,” “Up One Pair of Stairs,” “The Magic Garden,” “Story Time,” and “The Latch Key.” Incredibly charming set in wonderful condition.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum raise $5

5.  The Great War. Joe Sacco, W. W. Norton & Co., NY, 2013.

Hardcover. First edition, first printing. In very good condition. This is an extraordinary 24-foot long black-and-white drawing printed on heavyweight accordion-fold paper and packed in a deluxe hardcover slipcase. It depicts the action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme when almost 20,000 British soldiers were killed. Also features a 16-page booklet with an essay by Adam Hochschild. Quite unusual!
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3


6.  Two by Halliburton.
Richard Halliburton’s Complete Book of Marvels
. Richard Halliburton, Bobbs-Merrill Co., NY, 1941.
Hardcover, no dust jacket. Good condition with half inch tear and wear to top of spine, otherwise covers nice and clean and bright. Binding tight. A complete published work by Richard Halliburton of two previous books - "The Occident" and "The Orient,” describing the stirring account of adventures over the world amid the wonders of nature and of man's creation, and with truly marvelous pictures. ..
AND …
The Royal Road To Romance. Garden City Publishing Co., NY, 1925. Hardcover, no jacket. Black cloth covers, slight bumping to spine, top and bottom. Owner’s signature on flyleaf endpaper along with a cut out magazine photo of Iraqi King pasted inside. Glossy illustrations of Matterhorn; Spanish dancing, the Nile Mermen, and baby on tiger!! Charming map endpapers. Good condition.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

7.  Exiles in Paradise. Carol Merrill-Mirsky, editor. Catalog of the Exhibition, Hollywood Bowl Museum, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, 1991.

Oversized paperback in good condition with wear - creasing - to covers. Describes, with numerous photos, the lives and accomplishments of the exiles from Europe living in LA during the 1930s and1940s. Map in front and timeline of notables in So. Cal in back, both in parchment paper. Chapters such as “Geniuses at Play on the Razor’s Edge” and “To Live, Love, Die - Los Angeles Style.” Fascinating glimpse of the LA scene long ago.
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $3

8.  Three-Wheeling Through Africa. James C. Wilson, Bobbs-Merrill Co., IN, 1936
Blue cloth rubbed, some scuffing at spine ends and along joints as well as at board edges, mild fading on spine. Dust jacket has a one inch tear on front and chipping and wear, but a colorful and arresting graphic. Large portrait of author on rear. Interior pages are clean, binding a little loose. A very good copy of an uncommon book. With endpaper maps, black/white plates. Autobiographical account by James Calmar Wilson with traveling partner Francis Flood of their 1936 five horsepower single-cylinder Triumph motorcycle-sidecar crossing of Africa from Lagos, Nigeria through Niger, Chad, and Sudan to the Red Sea port of Massawa, Eritrea which was the first such trek across the continent and merely two years after the same feat had been accomplished by automobile. Some pretty fascinating photos.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

9.  The Fascist Dictatorship in Italy. Gaetano Salvemini, Henry Holt and Co., NY, 1927.

With dust jacket, small chips in places - in mylar cover. Book in good plus condition. Attractive two-tone decorative cloth binding with bright titles in gilt on spine. Illustrated throughout with photographic plates. Begins with plate of Benito Mussolini petting a tiger. Ends in 1925. Listed as “Volume 1.”
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3


10.  Il Pentamerone: or The Tale of Tales
. Giovanni Batiste Basile, transl. By Sir Richard Burton, Boni & Liveright, NY, 1927.

Good condition, no dust jacket. Black boards with faded gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Decorated endpapers and title page. Comprises a translated collection of Neapolitan tales dating back to the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries and translated into English by Sir Richard Burton - a sort of Italian Arabian Nights. The collection was published by Lady Burton after Richard Burton’s death. Binding tight, book very clean.
Minimum Bid $10 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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