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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  

NEW LIBRARY HOURS for Mondays and Thursdays             
starting on October 31, 2016 - see bottom of page.  


February 11, 2017 - March 11, 2017

Beginning Saturday, February 11, 2017 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday,March 11, 2017
the following ten auction items will be near the Library's entrance with numbered bidding cardssnearby. Winning bidders will be notified by telephone.

1. TOM SWIFT AND HIS GIANT MAGNET. Victor Appleton, Grosset & Dunlap, NY, 1932.
First edition from 1932 - though not 1st printing, an early printing - orange covers, black titles on front and spine with Dust Jacket. Front flap of jacket listing through this book and through “Don Sturdy In The Temples of Fear” on jacket back. Nat Falk, illustrator on title page. Front cover in very good condition, bright and unworn with only slight bumping to edges - back with some fading, water damage, and mold spots. Jacket chipped on all edges, worn, and very heavily faded on spine, but has no tape marks and front design still in nice condition. Illustrated endpapers - very clean, binding tight - no interior marks at all. Very, very unusual to find a first edition with dust jacket !!!!
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5

2. DYLAN’S ViSIONS OF SIN. Christopher Ricks, Ecco (Harper Collins), NY, 2004.
Signed by author on title page. In dust jacket, price clipped. Both book and jacket in near fine condition. Explores the whole range of Dylan - early and late - his songs of social conscience, of earthly love, of divine love, and of contemplation … “Fools they made a mock of sin.” A compelling, original, and challenging book!
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

3. A MOVEABLE FEAST. Ernest Hemingway, Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY, 1964.
FIRST EDITION, first printing with the code "A-3.64[H]" on the copyright page (indicating first print) - with Dust Jacket!! Book in near fine condition - absolutely clean and unmarked - in green/gray marbled cloth and rust spine. Olive/gray stained upper page edges. Bright gilt lettering to spine, author’s name in script on front, and Scribner’s logo on back cover in perfect condition. Jacket in good plus condition (or better) with “Book club selection” - not edition - on back flap, almost no wear to front and only tiny chips to spine edges. Price clipped. Only flaw is free endpaper missing. Photo reproductions of Hemingway and friends in Paris in the 1920's.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5

Pinocchio, The Story of a Puppet. C. Collodi (Carlo Lorenzini) J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1920. Deluxe edition with Maria L. Kirk illustrations. Blue cloth with gold lettering and image on front cover. Wear and fading to top and bottom of spine, slight bumping to edges, front hinge starting to tear, but holding. Inside clean. Beautifully decorated margins on every page. Color illustrations (13 in all) are tipped in - and gorgeous!!. And … Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet, C. Collodi, J. M. Dent & Sons, London, 1965. The Children's Illustrated Classics series, incl. 8 illustrations in full colour and eighty line drawings and decorations in the text by Charles Folkard. Blue/cream decorated cloth. With dust jacket. Both book and jacket in very good plus condition. Owner’s small sticker on inside cover. Two for ….
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3

5. 1001 DREAM CARS YOU MUST DRIVE BEFORE YOU DIE. Simon Heptinstall, Universe Publishing NY United Kingdom, 2012.
Hardback with dustjacket in fine - appearing new - condition. Part of the hugely popular 1001 series - showcases the world’s best designed and most important cars. With stunning full-color photography representing the highest achievements of car design and visceral descriptions of what it is like to turn the key and rev the engine, this collection is the next best thing to a test drive. Perfect for car buffs and anyone who follows car design, offering a lush visual history of the automobile, decade-by-decade with highlights of the technological innovations and major manufacturers. 960 pages! Sticker price $39.95, but here it’s …
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

6. A WORLD HISTORY OF FILM. Robert Sklar, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2002.
Appears to be a first printing. Hardcover with dustjacket in very good plus condition. Oversized - huge and impressive - with spectacular jacket photo! Lushly illustrated with color and black-and-white photos. Legendary critic Sklar covers everything from 1920s American animation to Czech films of the '60s to Titanic. Describes the rise and fall of various cinematic trends, documentaries and fiction films featuring the most important films of each movement. Jacket lists original price of $75.
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3

7. FLOWERS FOR HITLER. Leonard Cohen, Jonathan Cape, London, 1973.
Paperback in good plus condition: First edition In Great Britain. First published 1964. Clean and unmarked. Binding tight. Poetry from the great singer-songwriter. A very rare find!
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

8. I WANT TO BE A NURSE. Carla Greene, Children’s Press, 1960.
A reprint of the 1957 edition, with a “This edition printed 1960” stamped on page two of book. Hardback cover in light green cloth decorated with images of children covering front and rear. In very good condition - clean and unmarked. Comes with dust jacket! Both jacket and pages in heavy craft-like paper, Jacket is chipped on spine, back and back flap, a few small tears to front top, otherwise in nice condition with charming front cover graphic of a little “nurse” holding her doll patient in red and green color. A very mid-century look and collectible, too.
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3

9. TWO ALICES. Lewis Carroll.
     A. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Grossett and Dunlap,Illustrated Junior Library, New York, 2000. Very good plus condition in plastic cover. Gift inscription on flyleaf. Illustrated by John Tenniel. Clean and appearing new inside. Lovely decorated cover with drawings all over and title in gilt.
Minimum bid $8 Minimum Raise $3
     B. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass in two separate vols. From the Folio Society, London, 2003. In slipcase, all in fine condition. John Tenniel, illustrator. Light blue illustrated covers with red binding and matching case. Seemingly new and unread. A lovely set.
Minimum Bid $9 Minimum Raise $3

10. ART BOOKS: 1982.
      A. Man Ray Photographs. Man Ray, Thames and Hudson, London, 1982.
Oversized - 8.5 x 12 - blue & silver gilt cloth hardbound folio in fine condition. With good plus dustjacket. Binding tight, contents clean, no markings. Photo endpapers; self portrait frontis. Based on an exhibition of Man Ray photographs held in Paris, from December 1981 to April 1982. Besides many classic images, includes portraits of Virginia Woolf, Ray’s contemporaries, and a large selection of erotic pictures. Fascinating images, for sure!
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Bid $3
      B. I Don’t Want No Retrospective: The Works of Edward Ruscha. Edward Ruscha (Dave Hickey, et al.), Hudson Hill Press, San Francisco, 1982. Soft cover, oversized in good plus condition. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Many fabulous color plates & foldouts of his work. Also, photos of the artist. Prepared for the SF Museum of Modern Art exhibition, 1982
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $3


South Pasadena Public Library, 1100 Oxley Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030
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.

* NEW LIBRARY HOURS for Mondays and Thursdays
Approved by the South Pasadena Public Library
Board of Trustees will be in effect

starting on:
Monday, October 31, 2016
- see bottom of page.

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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The South Pasadena Public Library
is located at 1100 Oxley Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030


* NEW HOURS for Mondays and Thursdays
Approved by the South Pasadena Public Library
Board of Trustees will be in effect
starting on:
Monday, October 31, 2016
  Monday 11:00 a.m.
9:00 p.m.
NEW HOURS * Monday 10:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m.
9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m.
9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
NEW HOURS * Thursday 11:00 a.m.
9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
weekend hours
10:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m.
  1:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.

Posted 9-29-2016

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

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