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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 11, 2016 and
ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, 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.  Thirty Years in the South Seas: Land and People, Customs and Traditions in the Bismarck Archipelago and on the German Solomon Islands
Richard Parkinson, University of Hawai’i Press, Honolulu/Crawford House Publishing, Australia, 1999.

Attractive, heavy, hardcover book; gray boards with ornate gold lettering (in perfect condition) on cover and spine. From the 1907 original with many incredible black and white photographs from the period. Bumping to edges, but tight binding in overall good plus condition. No dust jacket. Interior clean and unmarked. Unusual and rare.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

2.  Les Diners de Gala. Salvador Dali, Felicie, Inc., New York, 1973. First edition.

Oversized - printed on glossy paper and bound in beautiful bold colored cloth. Some bumping to edges and wear to bottom spine, but in good condition, unfaded and bright. Comes with original gold foil dust jacket with some rubbing to front and wear and chipping to top and bottom of spine. This is a cookbook with recipes throughout. Color photographs and Dali’s fabulous art, much in full and double paged display. Spectacular!
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5

3.  Lefty’s Little Library of Fly Fishing.  Lefty Kreh and other authors. Odysseus Editions, Birmingham, Alabama, 1993-1999.

Eight volumes, all in near fine to fine condition with most appearing unopened and unread. No dust jackets. Small sized; gray cloth with pictorial label on fronts. Gilt lettering on spines. Includes:
Complete six volume
set of Fly Fishing for Trout, the definitive Lefty Library offering ..
AND ..
Professionals’ Favorite Flies in two volumes
. A great collection. Unusual to find in such fine condition.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

4.  More From Lefty’s Little Library … Lefty Kreh and others, Odysseus Editions, Birmingham, Alabama, 1993-1999.

American Masters in three (3) volumes .. AND .. thirteen other various fly fishing books from Lefty’s Little Library including:
Lefty’s Little Tips, Techniques and Tactics, Advanced Fly Casting, Modern Fly Lines - all sixteen in same fine condition as above listing. Bid on all 24 books!
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

5.  Charming Small Set of Three.

Two volume set: Essays of Ella. Charles Lamb, G. P. Putnam’s Sons/Knickerbocker Press, NY, not dated, but very old. Small sized, floral patterned paper covered boards with blue cloth spine with ornate gilt design. Bumped and worn, binding loose, but charming still.
And ...Camille. Alexandre Dumas, Jr., Henry Altemus, Philadelphia. Lovely dark red-brown covers, decorated on front, back, and spine with clovers in gilt and green. Attractive black and white illustrations and title page designs. Small size and in good shape with tight binding. No dust jackets.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

6.  Set of Two Irish Books in Green

Two lovely green and gilt antique books: Irish Life and Character. Mrs. S. C. Hall, T. N. Foulis, Edinburgh, 1910. Sixteen color plates mounted on heavy dark green paper from the paintings of Erskine Nicol. Green boards with undamaged large-sized gilt lettering on front and spine. Gilt clover decoration on front. Attractive, clean, tightly bound, in very nice condition …
And …
The Crock of Gold. James Stephens, The Macmillan Co., NY, 1933. Twelve delightful color illustrations and decorative headings and tailpieces by Thomas Mackenzie. Green cloth boards with gilt fairy on cover. Gilt lettering on spine. Very slight wear to top and bottom of spine, otherwise in very good condition. Tight binding. Small owner’s bookplate on inside cover. No dust jackets for either book.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

7.  Three Poetry Books

War Poems From The Yale Review, Yale University Press, 1918. First edition in nice condition with some slight staining to title pastedown on cover, and bit of wear to spine. Blue boards with tan accents. Poetry of Robert Frost, John Masefield, John Erskine, and others. No dust jacket.
And …
Fir-Flower Tablets. Translated by Florence Ayscough and Amy Lowell, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1926. Poems from the Chinese. Red boards in good plus condition. Some minor sunning to top of spine and very slight bumping, top and bottom. Chinese characters in black against red cover. Dust jacket torn and heavily marked on reverse will be included.
And ..
Poems. Robert Fitzgerald, Arrow Editions, NY, 1935. First Edition. Rust-colored book in very nice condition with slight bumping to edges. Dust jacket chipped to top of spine and worn. Owner’s name in ink on flyleaf. Heavy paper, deckled edges, tight binding.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3.

8.  Little Gilt Set of Two

Rhymes of a Red Cross Man. Robert Service, Barse & Hopkins, NY, 1916. Charming little dark green book with nicely preserved gilt title on spine and front. Small gilt swag decoration on cover. Very good condition with only very slight bumping to spine, top and bottom. War poetry written while the author was an ambulance driver in WWI.
And …
A Little Gallery of Hoppner. Methuen & Co. London, 1903. First edition. Dark green cover and spine heavily decorated with gilt design and ornate lettering. In very good condition. Gilt decoration is in beautiful shape. Inscription on flyleaf. Art of Hoppner featured inside. A lovely duo for your bookshelf. No dust jackets.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

9.  Showa 1944-1953. Shigeru Mizuki, Drawn & Quarterly, Canada, 2014

Paperback. Quite thick - an arresting presentation - intended to be read in the traditional Japanese manner, from right to left. Autobiographical and historical account of the final years of the Pacific War and the consequences to the author and the Japanese populace. An account of “some of the grimmest realities of 20th century Japan, and lets that tension work a sly, revelatory magic.” In cartoon form by one of Japan’s legendary Manga artists. In very good condition with little indication of use.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

10.  Super Life Secret Codes. Great Sun, Sunland Group International, Rowland Heights, CA, 2010

Signed by author. First edition. Paperback. In very good to near fine condition. From a “student of the universe,” life’s secrets to fortune and happiness are revealed within!
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 6-9-201

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

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