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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 January 16, 2016 and
ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 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.  Three books on aircraft of World War I:
    A: Aircraft of the 1914 - 1918 War, Ed. D.A. Russell, no pub. given, 1954 - overview of all types of planes, no dust jacket but all Good;
    B & C: Fighter Aircraft Of the 1914-1918 War, 1960, AND Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War, 1962, both Ed. by E.F.Cheesman, Harleyford Publications, Letchworth, England, with dust jackets and in Good shape.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $5

2. Two cookbooks with a Spanish flavor:
    1. Concha's Mexican Kitchen Cookbook, Catherine Ulmer Stoker, Naylor Co., San Antonio, 1946, dust jacket has slight tear, all else Good - customs, holidays, and recipes to go with them, AND
     2.Early California Hospitality, Ana Begue de Packman, Academy Library, Fresno, 1953, dust jacket and book all Good - recipes and menus of early Spanish Californian cookery. These 2 cookbooks complement each other very well.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

3.  Two by Hilaire Belloc:
     Economics for Helen, Arrowsmith, London, lst Ed., #233 of first 250, 1924, slightly worn at bottom of dust jacket, otherwise all Good - topical essays, AND
     Hills and the Sea, Methuen, 1906, no dust jacket but in pretty Good shape - these are earlier essays, written just after he was elected an MP. Comparisons are interesting for the two publishing dates. Where else would you find these rarities?
Minimum Bid $7 Minimum Raise $3

4.  The Little Dictionary of Fashion, Christian Dior, A.V.Abrams, London, 2007, reissued from original pub. by Cassell, London, 1954, dust jacket and all Good, AND
     Health and Beauty for Women, Margaret Josephine Blair, Arts & Crafts Press, San Diego, 2nd ed, 1923. No dust jacket but in good shape. While text and illustrations of both sometimes seem a bit stodgy, they do underscore the point that elegant style and good taste don't change very much.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

5.  With Lawrence in Arabia, Lowell Thomas, Garden City Pub., New York, 1924. No dust jacket, Fair condition, rubbed bottom of spine, AND
     T.E.Lawrence, Jean Beraud Villars, Duell Sloan, New York ,1959, first published in France 1955. No dust jacket, faded spine, all else pretty Good. These two works tell you most of what you want to know about this amazing and romantic figure, and also about the carving up and development of the Middle East after WWI.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $5

6.  Two from the Little Colonel Series, Annie Fellows Johnston, Page & Co., Boston: Mary Ware,
      The Little Colonel's Chum, 1908, 1st Impr., AND
      Mary Ware in Texas
, 1910. No dust jackets, covers Fair, edges of spines rubbed. As usual, these stories are sweet, readable, full of the ideas of the time.
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $3

7The Gilded Age, Mark Twain, American Publishing Co., Hartford, Conn.,1880, unusual copy sold by subscription only. No dust jacket, minor wear on spine, otherwise all pretty Good, considering age - worldly satire and Colonel Sellers too,
       with bonus small paperback, Memories of Mark Twain and Steve Gillis, written and signed by Wm. R. Gillis, 1924.
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Bid $5

8Encyclopedia of Needlework, Th. de Dillmont, Beeman, L.A. circa 1920. Fair copy, needs a bit of glue, AND
     Patchwork, Hilary More, Chartwell Books, N.J.1994, with dust jacket, Good. Put the two together and all your needlework questions are answered - helpful texts and useful illustrations.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

9.  Stephen King Illustrated Companion, Bev Vincent, Metro Books, New York, 2007, 2nd printing. No dust jacket, all Good. Amazing collection of manuscripts, correspondence, drawings, and memorabilia from the master of modern horror.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

10.  The First Thirty Years in Imperial Valley, California, 1901 to 1931. Otis B. Tout, Arts & Crafts Press, San Diego,1931, 1st printing. In Good shape. Hard to find because of limited printing. Fascinating history.
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.

page update 1-19-2016

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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