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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  

Click here for a peek at the next Silent Auction
Beginning March 28 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 , 2015
the following eight (8) auction items will be near the
Library's entrance with numbered bidding cards nearby.
Winning bidders will be notified by telephone.

1.  Personal Memoirs of U.S.Grant - Two volumes, Ulysses S. Grant, Charles Webster, New York, 1885/1886.
No dust jacket. Rubbing and slight wear, otherwise pretty Good. Vol1 tighter than vol 2. Profusely illustrated; fine frontis picture of Grant. Fascinating read with Grant's own view of the Civil War and its personalities - quite a different aspect from other texts.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5

2.  The Only Game in Town - Sportswriting from The New Yorker, edit. David Remnick, Random House, New York,1st Ed., 2010.
Dust jacket and book Very Good. Great collection with oldest piece Ring Lardner's "Brer Rabbit Ball," 1930, and cover by Steinberg, 1954, but many articles and amusing cartoons bring us up to the present (Amos, Cheever, Trillin, et al.)
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

3.  A Treasury of Great Recipes, Mary and Vincent Price, Grosset and Dunlap, New York, 1965.
No dust jacket but a beautiful presentation copy of the Prices' much esteemed cookbook, containing "Famous Specialties of the World's Foremost Restaurants Adapted for the American Kitchen." All kinds of interesting information, as well as surprisingly accessible gourmet recipes. Don't hesitate, bid on it …
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

4.  The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm - Two volumes, trans. Lore Segal and Randall Jarrell, pictures by Maurice Sendak, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1973, 1st Ed.
Hard slipcover, jackets and books all Good. Stories are truer to the original Grimm than many "cleaned up" translations and illustrations are grotesque but fascinating - would make an unusual gift, but not for the kiddies!
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

5.  Here's a three for one:
1. Folklore of the Musquakie Indians, Mary Alicia Owen, David Nutt, London, 1904. Good, no dust      jacket. (Canada, Northern U.S.)
2. Tales the Totems Tell, Hugh Weatherby, Macmillan Co, Canada, 1962. Dust jacket Fair, covers and      book, Good. (British Columbia);
3. Indian Legends of American Scenes, Marion Gridley, Donohue, New York, 1939. All Good. (Myths
     of tribes from numerous American states and locations).
     Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3

6.  Gardening in California, Sidney Mitchell, Doubleday, New York,1930 (c.1923).
No dust jacket. Top and bottom edges of spine rubbed, otherwise all Good. Text and many fine illustrations are "A Guide for the Amateur on the Pacific Slope" with lots of sensible advice and instructions AND Gardening in California: Landscape and Flower, John McLaren, Robertson, San Francisco, 1909 (c.1908). No dust jacket. Cover somewhat marked, book quite Good. Written by the first Superintendent of Golden Gate Park, this book tends more to the care of the formal garden but also has diagrams, planting lists, etc., and thus is complementary to the Mitchell work. The two together cover almost everything!
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum raise $3

7.  Romantic Cities of California, Hildegarde Hawthorne, Appleton Century, New York 1943 (c. 1939).
Dust jacket Fair, all else Good. Text and, as always, delightful illustrations of E.H.Suydam underscore the beauty and charm of some of the more pastoral aspects of popular cities such as Pasadena and Hollywood.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

8.  Ojo in Oz, Ruth Plumly Thompson, Reilly & Lee, Chicago, 1933.
No dust jacket. Edges of covers slightly worn, all else Good. Ten color plates by John R. O'Neill, indicate early printing. The main characters are taken from Baum's earlier Patchwork Girl of Oz. This is a hard to find title and the last of our horde in the Oz canon. Snap it up for …
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $5
Beginning April 25 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 , 2015
the following eight (8) auction items will be near the
Library's entrance with numbered bidding cards nearby.
Winning bidders will be notified by telephone.

1.  Masterpieces in Colour, ed. T.L. Hare, T.C. & E.C. Jack, London, undated - probably teens.
No dust jackets. Nine small volumes - all Pretty Good - ranging from Da Vinci (1452), to Sargent (1856). Each volume contains a variously authored monograph, slightly ponderous but quite illuminating, and eight color reproductions to illustrate some of each of the nine artists’ most representative work. Nicely produced. The repros alone make these books worthwhile. All nine for …
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5

2.  Snoopy Come Home Movie Book, Charles M. Schulz, Holt Rinehart New York, 1972, 1st. edition.
Dust jacket has some small tears; book Good. Snoopy finds a previous owner but in the end is reunited with Good Old Charlie Brown. The usual whimsy, charm and kindness; appealing to all ages.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

3.  Steranko History of Comics, James Steranko, Supergraphics, Reading, Pa. 1970. 1st. edition.
Paper. Good. Vol.1 of projected six volume history of comics (only two volumes were actually published), from the early cave paintings to end of WW II. A must read for comics fans and for those interested in the influence of the comics on other media - as a notable example, the foreword to Vol.1 is by Federico Fellini!
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $3

4.  Passionate Journey: A Novel in 165 Woodcuts, Frans Masereel, illus.,Lear, New York, 1948.
No dust jacket. Rubbed edges, otherwise Quite Good. Introduction by Thomas Mann, who suggests you read this book as you would view a movie, and although the plot has limited joy and apparently an unhappy ending, this way of reading a book is an unusual experience and worth the ride.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

Heloise's Household Hints, Heloise
, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey,1962 AND
How to Dress for Success, Edith Head, Random House, New York, 1967.
Dress has dust jacket, both Good. Hundreds of hints by Heloise, many still applicable. With the money you save, you could dress for success. Fun to compare running a household and the selection of a wardrobe, then and now. Both for...
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $3

6.  Collier's New Encyclopedia, P.F.Collier, New York,1921.
All ten volumes and all in Good condition. 515 illustrations and 96 maps. Out of date, you say - well, that's part of the fascination. Terrific maps showing changes in boundaries, ethnic groupings and more. Wars so important then, almost forgotten now. These volumes will add the classic touch to any library shelves. Great set, all yours for...
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5.

7.  The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table: Every Man His Own Boswell, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1889.
No dust jacket. Very nice old copy in good shape. Easy to read philosophical essays by a poet, essayist and Supreme Court Judge. Draws upon his experiences as a resident of a New England boarding house, as well as youthful time spent on medical training in Paris, to add color and humor to his writing. Wise and witty. Cull some sayings for your next Mensa meeting.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $5

8.  Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler, Macmillan, New York, 1941.
No dust jacket. Good copy. Based on his own experiences under Nazi and Communist totalitarianism, Koestler recollects, reflects and attempts to explain from a political and psychological point of view the ultimate rottenness of these ideologies. This is one of the classic novels of the twentieth century.
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $3

9.  Tom Swift and His Chest of Secrets, Victor Appleton, Grosset and Dunlap, 1925.
An early edition in Good shape, no dust jacket. Tom battles robbers, a forest fire, and meets a few other little challenges, winning out again - as he usually does - in Appleton's 30 odd books in the series. Boisterous clean fun.
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $3

10.  1964 Democratic National Convention, pub. by Democratic Convention, Washington, D.C.
No dust jacket. Covers, boards and book all Good. Great find for a collector of political memorabilia - the official handbook for the Convention, as well as intact paper insert.
Minimum Bid $25 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 4-22-2015

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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