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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 28 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on July 26, 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.  Punch and Judy Comics V.1, #4 (1945), V.1, #11 (1946), V.2,#9 (1947).
Three rare comics from the Hillman Punch and Judy series, which ran for 32 issues: 1944 to 1951. Showcases some of the early work of legendary comic book writer/artist Jack Kirby.
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3

2.  Us Kids - The Puppy Doctor, Amy Oppenheimer, Samuel Gabriel Sons, New York, 1932.
Illus.: G. Scott.
Original red cloth hardback, no dust jacket. All Fair to Good, but a little green crayoning on endpapers by an early reader! Slight but charming story.
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $2

3.  Sagesse Amour, Paul Verlaine, Rombaldi, Paris, 1937. Numbered copy: #794.
Includes five dramatic part-colored illustrations from drawings by Lobel-Riche. Heavy paper, no dust jacket. Original wraps and spine bound in. Interior slightly browned at edges, otherwise Good. Luminous poems in French but not difficult to read because of the simple diction. (Enclosed is a copy - handwritten by writer John Berry - of Verlaine's D Day war cry - "Chanson d'Automne")
Minimum Bid $7 Minimum Raise $3

4.  Santiniketan, 1901 to 1951, Tagore, Rabindranath & others, Visva Bharati, Calcutta, India, 1951. Hardback. Inscribed to John Berry by Alok Sanyal, a musician and friend of Tagore. Dust jacket in two pieces, book in Good shape. And, two for the price of one…...
     Shantiniketan, N.W .Pearson, intro. by Tagore, Macmillan Co., New York, 1916.
No dust jacket. Slight wear at edges. Book tight and Good.
Both books deal with the founding and development of Shantiniketan, a school (which later on, grew into an important university) in Northern India set up by Rabindranath Tagore, major Indian poet who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature in 1913 - the first non-European to receive this prize.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $3

5.  Lettres et Epitres Amoureuses d'Abeilard et d'Heloise, Chez Lebigre Freres, Paris, 1836. No dust jacket. Endpapers and front cover slightly torn. Needs a stitch and some glue - then almost good as new! Get out your French dictionary; this is better than the movies.
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3

6.  Gargantua and Pantagruel, Francois Rabelais, Ives Washburn, New York, 1930.
Hardbound with slipcase. Slight wear on spine, otherwise all Good. Stunning woodcut illustrations by Howard Simon. Broad stories are a fun read, hence the adjective Rabelasian…
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

7.  Heart Throbs: The Old Scrap Book, Chapple Publishing Co., Boston, Mass., 1905.
Slight wear, Fair to Good. All herein - prose and verse - contributed to National Magazine, 1904 - 1905. Many writers, some well known and some not - culled from books, magazines,newspapers. A finger on the pulse of Everyman, in 1904, at least to some degree?
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $3

8.  Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka, trans. A.L.Lloyd, Vanguard Press, New York, 1946
first publication in U.S. Slight edgewear but Good. Dust jacket in tatters. Unusual (weird!) illustrations by Leslie Sherman. Imagine you wake up one morning and find yourself transformed into an insect - such is the premise of this uncomfortable tale.
Minimum Bid $7 Minimum Raise $3

9.  Secrets of Chinese Physicians, Garding Lui, B.N. Robertson, Los Angeles, 1943.
Paper. No dust jacket. All in Good shape. Of particular interest to those fascinated by, or involved with, traditional Asian medicine. Quite rare.
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $3

10.  1000 Masterpieces, Sister Wendy Beckett, DK, New York, 1999.
Dust jacket and book, all Good. Beautiful reproductions. Always keeping in mind Sister Wendy's emphasis on Western/Christian work, this is a fabulous book to use as an introduction to art and to deeper study. She writes of what inspires her in each choice, as well as touching on the life events that shaped it. Here is a great way to get this wonderful compendium at a very reasonable price!
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $5


Beginning July 26 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on August 30th, 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.  Burnt Toast Women's Auxiliary California Babies' & Children's Hospital. Los Angeles, 1942, 2nd Edition (Victory Edition) Illustrations & Ads, original pictorial white cloth with stamp and large V design in red and blue. Light smudges on cover but basically all Good. No dust jacket. Loads of simple but delectable sounding recipes. Eat hearty! And, as an added culinary enticement…
     The Settlement Cookbook Compiled by Mrs. Simon Kander, Settlement Cookbook Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1944, 26th Victory Edition. No dust jacket. Back cover marked and slight rubbing of edges. Good copy. Excellent classic. No frills but was obviously compiled for many different readers - a multitude of interesting recipes, household hints, table settings, etc. are included - to assist the new immigrant and the established householder too. Both books for...
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

2.  Millard Sheets Articles by Millier, Alexander, Armitage. Dalzell Hatfield, 1935.
Number 146 of limited edition of 1000 copies. Unstated 1st. First monograph on Sheets, published when he was 28 years old, plus 28 plates, each with facing descriptive page, an original lithograph signed by Millard Sheets, and frontispiece portrait taken by Edward Weston. Some of his work can be seen at various Chase banks (made when those buildings were Home Savings of America), murals at PCC, and a copy of the murals that he made for South Pasadena Middle School in 1932. Sadly, these (So. Pas.) murals were damaged and later painted over.
Minimum Bid $50 Minimum Raise $5

3.  Three copies of Argo Magazine Frank Munsey Co., New York.
Especially popular for pulp fiction of Edgar Rice Burroughs: March 19,1938, first of six parts of "Red Star of Tarzan;” Jan.14,1939 and Jan. 2l,1939, second and third of six parts of "Synthetic Men of Mar.” Covers by Emmett Watson. Considering age and cheap paper, all three in Fair to Good condition.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $3

4.  A Sentimental Journey, Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), Henry Altemus, Philadelphia, 1899.
No dust jacket. Good condition. Relax back into the 18th Century, enjoy the trip, and the many chuckles ...
Minimum Bid $7 Minimum Raise $3

5.  Nine Chains to the Moon R. Buckminster Fuller, Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1938.
No dust jacket. Ex libris with attendant stamps and perforations but its saving graces are the two maps at back, plus author signature. If you can get past the bombast you will find many futuristic concepts in both science and business that have become actuality and much here to ponder.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $5

6.  The Bounty Trilogy, Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall, Little, Brown, & Co., Boston, 1946, Wyeth edition.
Dust jacket torn and taped. Book Good. Eleven beautiful Wyeth plates and Wyeth painted cover. Three novels are based on actual mutiny and after effects on British naval ship Bounty, late 1700s.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5

7.  The Caine Mutiny, Herman Wouk, Doubleday, New York,1951.
Dust jacket has some nicks. Book Good. First edition/first printing. First edition stated on bottom left corner of copyright page with author blurb on back of dust jacket reading "The City Boy,” indicating the hard to find first printing. Wouk's great naval adventure (based somewhat on his own wartime experiences in the Navy) won the Pulitzer prize and was later made into the iconic film starring Humphrey Bogart.
Minimum Bid $25 Minimum Raise $5

8.  A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Medicine, Austin Flint, Henry C. Lea, Philadelphia, 1881, 5th Edition.
No dust jacket. Back and front boards heavily marked. Endpapers marked and stained, but rest of book in Fair to Good condition. This text was much used for teaching and for office reference because the information it gave was up to date and reliable.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

9.  Patchwork Girl of Oz, Reilly & Lee, Chicago, 1913 (#7 of canon).
No dust jacket. Apparently never had color plates or colored illustrations. Fair condition. Boards not tight. Some rubbing on covers. Munchkin travels through Oz to save uncle. Note: Dedicated to "young friend Britton," - all Baum books were published by Reilly and Britton until 1918, then Reilly and Lee.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

10.  Glinda of Oz, Reilly & Lee, Chicago, 1920 (#14 of canon).
No dust jacket. Ten color plates. The last of the Baum-Oz books, published posthumously (Baum died 1919). Not in great condition. The tone is darker, perhaps because of ill health. Both books have paste-on colorful covers and were probably printed in late 20s.
Minimum Bid $15 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 7-21-2014

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

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