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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
August 6 , 2016 and
ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 3, 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.  Life of Franklin Pierce
Nathaniel Hawthorne. Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, Boston, 1852.
First edition. Rare! Hardcover bound in dark brown cloth with embossing or stamps and ruling around edges of covers, front and back. Gilt lettering on spine nice and bright. Covers in very good condition with only slight color loss on edges. Some bumping. Only one tear to top of spine, about 1 1/2 inch with some wear, top and bottom. Frontispiece of Pierce is quite foxed - has tissue cover. Four pages of advertisements in front of book. Ex-library copy: a handsome bookplate and small embossed stamp of the city library of Manchester, N. H. on inside cover and title page, are the only evidence of library ownership. No markings on covers/spine. Some numbers written on back flyleaf, otherwise very clean throughout, and in remarkable condition! Nathaniel Hawthorne met future president Franklin Pierce when they were both students at Bowdoin College, and they became close friends. Hawthorne was asked to write a campaign biography when Pierce ran for president. The biography glossed over Pierce's shortcomings, avoiding the subjects of Pierce's probable alcoholism and anti-abolitionist views. Unusual to find in this nicely preserved condition.
Minimum Bid $25 Minimum Raise $5

2.  Mary Queen of Scots Paper Dolls
Tom Tierney. Dover Publications, NY, 2007.
Excellent condition. All pages are clean, complete, and securely attached to spine with no damage of any kind. Meticulously researched featuring eight full-length costumes of the legendary queen, one of history's most tragic and romantic figures. Her three husbands and also included. For a collector. Extremely difficult to find this paper doll book. A rarity in the world of paper doll collecting.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $5

3.  Two Paper Doll Books
Famous Movie Wedding Gowns Paper Dolls, Tom Tierney, Dover, 2007. Very good plus condition with tight binding and only minimal bumping to corners. Exquisitely rendered collection of fifteen favorites from Claudette Colbert in "It Happened One Night," to Robin Wright in "The Princess Bride," …
AND …
Louis XIV and His Court Paper Dolls. Tom Tierney, Dover, 2004. Excellent condition. Oversized, even for a paper doll book. Portrays the monarch at various ages in his long reign, along with ladies of his court with their lavish gowns. Twelve dolls and thirty costumes.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

4.  Set of Thomas Hardy
The Woodlanders. 1906, …
AND ...
Tess of the D'Urbervilles, 1905 - both Harper & Brothers, NY. The two have similar beautiful green decorated covers with attractive script title and flower design in black. Gilt lettering on spine: title, author, and publisher; bright on The Woodlanders, faded on Tess. Tissue covered black and white print frontispieces in both. Prints throughout Tess, binding loosening and bumping to spine and edges. No prints in Woodlanders, but binding tight with only very slight bumping. A truly stunning twosome.
Minimum Bid $15, Minimum Raise $3

5.  The Fox.  
Art & Language Foundation, NY, 1975.
Paper card covers. Book in very good condition. Small hole on front, barely noticeable due to cover design. This is the scarce first issue (No.1) of the conceptual art journal. Edited by Sarah Charlesworth, the American artist whose work was based on the deconstruction of photography, and who was part of the "Pictures Generation" group of artists in New York. Contents include articles by Charlesworth, Michael Baldwin, Joseph Kosuth, Andrew Menard, Zoran Popovic, and others; with additional commentary and reviews. Text on rear wrapper pertaining to distributors of the journal. Newsprint pages browned.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

6.  The New York Yankees.
Frank Graham, Putnam, NY, 1958.
Hard Cover. Book and dustjacket in very good condition; mylar covered. Bound in blue cloth, stamped in red. Dust jacket has a team photo of the 1957 Yankees that takes up the entire back panel. This is the first edition of the "New Revised Edition" that extends the history straight through the pennant-winning season of 1957. A wonderful copy with truly arresting graphic cover design.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

7.  Two WWII Books
Hitler's Spanish Legion - The Blue Division in Russia. Kleinfeld and Tambs, Eastern Front/Warfield Books, no date given. Reprint of 1979 Southern Illinois University Press edition. Hardcover. Book and dust jacket, both near fine condition. Dark blue cloth covered boards with gold lettering on spine. Glossy green and blue dust jacket with white rear panel. The book focuses on the military aspects of the Blue Division's campaigns - illustrated with maps, photos, and with detailed military rolls …
AND …
Panzer Leader. Heinz Guderian, E. P. Dutton, NY, 1952. Hardcover with arresting portrait of the general on dust jacket. Jacket chipped on top, bottom and spine - mylor covered. Handsome cover graphic. Black boards with gold lettering in very good condition. Fourth printing. The authoritative inside story of the origins and development of the military machine that made possible Hitler's blitzkrieg. Guderian commanded an armoured corps in Poland, France and Russia, finally becoming Chief of the General Staff of the German Army.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

8.  Two Biographies of Vice-Presidents
Life of Schuyler Colfax. T.B. Peterson & Brothers, Philadelphia, 1868. Hardcover. Very good almost new appearing covers. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Frontispiece engraving and facsimile signature of Schuyler Colfax in very good condition. Brown cloth stamped on both covers with gilt letters and a gilt image of Colfax on spine. Slight foxing throughout, binding very good, no internal markings. Schuyler Colfax [1823-1885] was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1855-1869), Speaker of the House (1863-1869), and Vice-President of the U.S. (1869-1873). This book was published as part of his campaign to become Vice-President and is in remarkable condition …
AND …
Life of Henry Wilson. Elias Nason, B. B. Russell, Boston, 1876. Hardcover. Book in good condition - brown cloth with leather and gilt decorated corners and spine. Bumping and wear especially to spine ( in delicate condition) with one inch tear in leather, but gilt lettering bright. 452 pgs. Previous owner's lovely script signature dated 1876 appears on front endpaper and again on flyleaf. Frontispiece engraving of subject in very good condition, binding very good. Wilson supported temperance, and was elected to the U.S. Senate and later Vice-President under General Ulysses Grant. He died in 1875, while in office, at age 64.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

9.  I Shot Ray Charles
Howard Morehead, California African American Museum, LA,, 2005. Photographic selections from the collection of the distinguished photographer Howard Morehead. For more than 45 years Morehead was one of the few African American photographers who worked steadily in the entertainment industry. He died in 2003. Photos give a rare look at the great Ray Charles and the photographer who so dramatically photographed him.
Paper, oversized (8.5 x 11), in good condition with some wear to top, bottom and spine. Fascinating.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

10.  Einstein in Spain
Thomas F. Glick, Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 1988. Inscribed by author "To a Fellow Spanish Science Enthusiast" with short phrase in spanish following and signed Thomas F. Glick 11-12-2008. Hardcover. Book and dustjacket in near fine condition. First edition. Mylor covered. Describes the fascination with science in Spain provoked by Einstein's trip to the country in 1923.
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.


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