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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 September 27 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on October 25th , 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.  Just Being Happy, ed. Edwin Osgood Grover, Volland & Co, Chicago, 1912/1916 AND As a Man Thinketh, James Allen, David McKay, Philadelphia,1890.
No dust jackets. Both in Good shape. Meditations, inspiration, helpful ideas - for carving out our own paths.
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $3
 
2.  Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill, The Ralston Society, Meriden, Conn. 1937.
First edition, first printing: 1937 on copyright page with no other printings listed. No dust jacket. Front and back boards are marked. Book, pretty Good. One of the original "onward and upward" self-improvement tomes. The title page says: "Teaching, for the first time, the famous Andrew Carnegie formula for money-making, based upon the THIRTEEN PROVEN STEPS TO RICHES." Is there another would-be Carnegie out there, just waiting for this book??
Minimum Bid $25 Minimum Raise $5
 
3.  The Prince of the House of David or Three Years in the Holy City, ed. Rev. J.H. Ingraham, Cornell Series, A.L. Burt. Orig. pub. by Pudney & Russell, New York, 1855.
Slightly bumped spine, book is Good. Purports to be a series of letters written by Adina, Jewess of Alexandra, relating her eyewitness account of the life of Jesus of Nazareth, from baptism to crucifixion. The basis of many popular and graphic sermons over the years, still these "letters" are a powerful testimony.
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $3
 
4.  Fried Green Tomatoes and the Whistle Stop Cafe, Fannie Flagg, Random House, New York, 1987.
First edition, second printing. Signed by author, inscribed. Dust jacket and book, Good. A 30's "Cafe Wobegon" by the southern railroad tracks.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5
 
5.  Biography of Spring Street in Los Angeles, William R. Swigart, pub. by W.R. Swigart, Los Angeles. Cal. 1945.
No dust jacket. Signed by author; AND …
      Bunker Hill, William Pugsley, photog. Roy W. Hankey, Trans-Anglo Books, Corona del Mar, 1997.
Both in Good shape. Swigert tells about the makers and shakers of early LA and the streets they paved, right up to the 1900s. Pugsley and Hankey show us the mansions they built to prove their status, reached by road and also by the amazing funicular: Angels' Flight Railway. Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3
 
6.  Four copies of Argosy magazine, Frank Munsey Co., New York, (1934,36,36,38), covers by Emmett Watson. Considering age and cheap paper, all four in Fair to Good condition. Argosy was a popular pulp fiction magazine of the period, and the price was right - 10 cents per copy, and also ads for 3 cigars for 10 cents. A surprising inclusion - first chapter of one of C.S. Forester's Captain Hornblower novels, so not all pulp.
Minimum Bid $20 for 4 Minimum Raise $3

 
7.  The Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics, Francis Turner Palgrave, Duffield and Co., New York, 1911.
Eight color plate reproductions of Maxfield Parrish paintings, fine pictorial pastedown on front cover. First edition. No dust jacket. Some rubbing at top and bottom of spine and some loosening of boards; otherwise Good. Unusual to find such a nice copy of classic collection originally put together by Palgrave in 1890s. Gather ye rosebuds...
Minimum Bid $25 Minimum Raise $5
 
8.  Thunder Gods Gold, Barry Storm, Southwest Pub. Co., Tortilla Flat, Arizona, 1945. Treasure Trail Edition. First Printing. No dust jacket. Illustrated with many black and white photographs and maps. History of treasure hunting for gold in South and Southwest. Includes fascinating section on "lost" gold mines. With a four wheel drive and time to spare, who knows what you might find.
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $3
 
9.  Daphnis and Chloe, Longus, Pantheon Books edition, 1949.
No dust jacket. Nice copy. Classic Greek tale with many mildly erotic woodcuts by Aristide Maillol throughout.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $5
 
10. Those Great Movie Ads, Morella, Epstein, Clark, Galahad Books, New York, 1972.
Dust jacket, book, Good. Fabulous collection. Every aspect of movie advertising, using diverse media - newspapers, mags, billboards, TV, radio, and more. Crammed with great pix. Nostalgic treasure house and reference goldmine.
Minimum Bid $20 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 9-24-2014


The South Pasadena Public Library
is located at 1100 Oxley Street
OPEN
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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