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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 February 28 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015
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.

Very Special #1 and #2 -
Three rare 1st edition Napoleon Hill books - one first printing of his biggest seller and two signed by author.
1.  Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill, The Ralston Society, Meriden, Conn., 1937.
First edition, first printing of only 5,000 copies with matching dates of 1937 on title and copyright pages and no further printings listed. No dust jacket. Red cloth with gilt lettering. Front and back boards are marked and stained, but otherwise, book is in pretty good condition. The first in Hill's self-help series and introduces his "thirteen proven steps to riches." One of the best selling books of all time!
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $5

2.  Two Signed Napoleon Hill Books:
The Master-Key to Riches, Napoleon Hill, Willing Publishing Company, Los Angeles, Ca., 1945.
First edition. Inscribed by author on flyleaf "To Meyer Kinnoin (?) with best wishes Napoleon Hill." No dust jacket. Book is clean and binding is in good condition. Red boards with gilt lettering on front and spine. There is some minor underlining and bracketing in pencil by previous interested reader. Here is Hill's description of the "key that will help you convert all your past failures into priceless assets…" AND
Think Your Way to Wealth, Napoleon Hill, Willing Publishing Company, Los Angeles, Ca., 1948.
First edition. Signed by author on flyleaf. No dust jacket. Red boards with gilt lettering. In good condition. Pages just a bit wavy in lower half of book from what could be slight water damage. Describes Hill's personal interviews with Andrew Carnegie. The road to wealth is broad and smooth for those who apply the author's seventeen principles of the world's wealthiest men! A rarity to find two signed first editions.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5

3.  Speedy in Oz, Ruth Plumly Thompson, Reilly & Lee, Chicago, 1933.
No dust jacket. Black & white illustrations by John R. Neill. Fine color paste-on illustration on front board. Good condition. Number 28 of Canon. Speedy returns for another adventure, this time on an amazing floating island.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $3

4.  Mexican Vistas, Harriott Wight Sherratt, Rand Mcnally, N.Y. 1899, signed 1901.
No dust jacket. Spine worn, otherwise Good. Interesting old photographs. Considering the date of original publication, this is a surprisingly modern and liberal view of the history and culture of Mexico at that time - or perhaps it is that less has changed than one might have expected. Well worth reading.
Minimum Bid $7 Minimum Raise $3

5.  Washington and the American Republic, Washington Irving, G.P.Putnam & Sons, N.Y., 1872.
No dust jacket. This appears to be a 1st edition of Irving's specially illustrated original two volumes made into one. A grand old copy which, with a little oil treatment of the leather, should last for at least another century. Fascinating uncovering of early adventures - at 16 he was part of a major surveying expedition. Involved in everything, with everyone, at the inception of the United States of America.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5

6.  Chinese-American Song and Game Book, A. Gertrude Jacobs, A.S. Barnes, N.Y. 1944, 2nd printing,1946.
No dust jacket. Large color pastedown on front board. Forty-eight wonderful drawings, nineteen in color, by fourteen year old Chinese student, Chao Shih Chen, to illustrate collection of songs and games compiled by author in Peiping in the early 1940s. Unique.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

7.  A Medical Journey in California, Dr. Pierre Garnier, Zeitlin and Van Brugge, Los Angeles,1967.
Dust jacket Fair, book Good. Limited ed., originally published in French. Description of two year journey, practicing medicine during the Gold Rush, AND ...
Doctors of the Old West, Robert Karolevitz, Bonanza Books, New York, 1967.
Dust jacket and book, Good. These two books are complementary both in terms of the texts and the many, many illustrations - an unusual gathering of information about an era of transition from ancient practices to scientifically proven techniques.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

8.  Gold Rush, ed. Read and Gaines, Columbia University Press, New York, 1949, California Centennial Edition of the Journals, Drawings, and Other Papers of J. Goldsborough Bruff, April 2, 1849 - July 20, 1851.
No dust jacket, all rest Fair to Good with very minor rubbing. Numerous illustrations and facsimiles - detailed narrative of overland trek from Washington, D.C. to California via the Lassen Trail, as well as descriptions of the life of the gold rush miners once they got here.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5

9.  Within the Vale of Annandale, Donald W. Crocker, 1968.
Paper, no dust jacket, Good, AND ...
Lines of Pacific Electric, Southern and Western Districts, Mac Sebree, Claremont, 1975.
Paper, no dust jacket, Fair to Good. These two together have all kinds of great text and illustrations - e.g, Pac. Electric's amazing map on page two showing how you could get everywhere from anywhere - illuminating the history of this area (And Yes, Virginia, there is still a Johnson's - AKA Johnston's, or Mirror-Lake and if you are intrepid enough, you can find it!)
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

10.  Hollow Tree Nights and Days AND
Hollow Tree Snowed In Book
, Albert Bigelow Paine, Harper, New York, 1910 & 1916.
Two of the three much loved children's books about the Hollow Tree People. You may be reminded of Burgess or Lofting, and especially Kenneth Grahame, but Paine's stories are beautifully his own. You and all the children will love them too.
Minimum Bid $15 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 2-28-2015

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


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