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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  

NEW LIBRARY HOURS for Mondays and Thursdays             
starting on October 31, 2016 - see bottom of page.  

March 11, 2017 -April 8, 2017

Beginning Saturday, March 11, 2017 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017
the following ten auction items will be near the Library's entrance with numbered bidding cardssnearby. Winning bidders will be notified by telephone.


1.  RISE OF THE ROCKET GIRLS Nathalia Holt, Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
SIGNED By Eight of the Original Rocket Girls - AND the Author!! Truly an unusual collectible. First edition - book and dustjacket in near fine condition. The riveting true story of JPL's unheralded women "calculators" who beginning in the 50's, transformed rocket design with only paper, pencil and mathematical prowess. "Look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man and work like a dog" - here are the stories of the women whose signatures embellish the title page: Sylvia (Lundy) Miller, Helen (Chow) Ling, Barbara Paulson, Caroline Norman, Kathy Thuleen, Lydia Shen, Nancy Key and Victoria Wang - plus many more of the women who helped launch America into space. May be the only such book in existence.
Minimum Bid $85 Minimum Raise $5

2.  ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS SPAIN and the MEDITERRANEAN Richard S. Requa, The Monolith Portland Cement Company, Los Angeles, 1926.
Subtitled: "A portfolio of 140 plates ... for use in developing a logical and appropriate style of architecture for California and the Pacific Northwest." Number 759 of Special Architects' limited edition of 1000 copies. In leather look folding box - missing ties that secure it, damage to inside back cover, rubbing on spine, interior spine has detached piece, overall wear, and small white spatters on cover - but in very decent condition, nonetheless. Interior holds twelve paper bound loose sections (A-L) and introductory section - all in very good condition. Embossed image of decorative studded door on cover. Very handsome and impressive at 14 ½ inches tall!. Extremely heavy. Extraordinary - and unusual!
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

3.  ARGOSY MAGAZINES - FOURTEEN ISSUES Frank A Munsey Company, NY, 1933.
Pulp fiction!! 1st edition magazines, all 1933. Soft Covers - few in good, most in very good, some even better condition. Issues: Feb.18 and 25; April 22 and 29; May 6, 20, and 27; June 3, 17, and 24; July 8, 15, 22, and 29. All complete. Covers firmly attached to spines, minimal tears and chipping, no tape or water damage. Edges ragged and pages browned as would be expected from 80 year old pulp paper. Amazing stories - crime, romance, western - incredible graphic covers featuring manly men and tantalizing women.
Minimum Bid $21 Minimum Raise $3

4.  ARGOSY MAGAZINES - TWELVE ISSUES Frank A. Munsey Company, NY, 1933.
Twelve more issues from 1933 in same wonderful condition. Included are: August 5,12, and 19; Sept 2, 9, 23, and 30; Oct. 7, 14, and 28; and Nov. 4, and 11. Stories by Erle Stanley Gardner (in three issues) and George F. Worts! Complete your collection with this set!
Minimum Bid $18 Minimum Raise $3

Jane Apostol.
     5 A. Helen Lukens Gaut, The Clinker Press, 2001. Number 45 in a limited edition of 50. First edition hardcover in fine condition. Biography of the Pasadena writer (d.1955) who first identified the beauty of California bungalows. Letterpress printed in arts and crafts style on beautiful paper and bound in full cream cloth, stamped in black. No jacket.
Minimum Bid $9 Minimum Raise $3
     5 B. Centennial The South Pasadena Public Library Its First Hundred Years 1895-1995. South Pasadena Public Library, So. Pasadena, 1995. Hardcover in fine condition. First edition. Ward Ritchie design. No jacket. Many fascinating black & white photos of the library and the people who made it great.
Minimum Bid $8 Minimum Raise $3

Picturing Wright. Pedro E. Guerrero, Pomegranate Communications, Inc, Rohnert Park, CA,, 1994. First edition. Both book - glossy red boards - and dustjacket in very good condition. Many illustrations with the author's stunning architectural photographs - 150 compelling images to capture Wright in a refreshing new light. With entertaining, often humorous stories to accompany them, from what Wright thought of cows to how he rearranged clients' interiors to suit his own vision … and … Frank Lloyd Wright an Autobiography. Barnes & Noble, 1998. Book and dustjacket in very good plus condition. First published in 1943, this is Wright's own account of his work, philosophy, and personal life divided into five sections devoted to family, fellowship, work, freedom, and form. The Prairie and Usonian Houses, the various incarnations of Taliesin, the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and the renowned Hollyhock House are discussed. Both large sized books in attractive white jackets with red accents - a nice pair for your bookshelf.
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3

     7 A. Make Way for Ducklings. Robert McCloskey, The Viking Press, NY, 1942.
Third printing (May 1942) of the first ed., published August 1941. Oversized in clay color covers. Unmarked and clean inside. Wear and some cloth loss to top and bottom of spine and some bumping to corners, but in nice condition overall. No jacket. Heavy craft paper pages to withstand little hands. An early copy of the Caldecott Medal winning classic.
Minimum Bid $9 Minimum Bid $3
     7 B. Paddle-to-the-Sea. Holling C. Holling, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1941.
Hardcover with dustjacket. Book in very good condition with small spot of color loss on spine. Red covers with black lettering and decorations. Mylar covered jacket - price clipped - has chips along spine and bottom edges, but a fabulous graphic. Lovely illustrations by author - if you're unfamiliar with Holling's work, you must google and be amazed. An early printing, but not 1st. Size: 9¾" - 12" tall.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

8.  THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO C. Collodi, Macmillan: NY, 1929.
Third printing of the 1926 edition. Printed in Italy by R. Bemporad, illustrated by Attilio Mussino. Many spectacular full color, full page, and b & w illustrations. Large hardcover - 11.5 x .8.5" - 406 pages, and very heavy. Navy cloth cover in good condition with large embossed image of the little liar covering almost the entire board - colors bright. Red spine lettering very faded. Corners bumped and worn, tear to mid spine with top and bottom showing some damage. Hinges loosening, a little out of line, tape repaired tears to a couple of pages, and finally … a neat penciled inscription from mother to child on inside cover dated Dec. 1931 - but - still a completely charming collectible book.
Minimum Bid $18 Minimum Raise $3

     9 A. Doctor at Stalingrad. Hans Dibold, Aberdeen Bookstore, Littleton, CO., 2001.
This is a reprint of the 1958 edition and is limited to 1000 copies. Both book - black cloth with bright silver lettering - and dustjacket in near fine to fine condition. Jacket price clipped. Austrian doctor attached to the Sixth German Army gives a harrowing account of conditions in Russian prisoner of war camp after the German loss of Stalingrad. Scarce.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3
     9 B. An Infantryman in Stalingrad. Adelbert Holl, Leaping Horseman Books, Sydney AU., 2005. Illustrated glossy hardcover in fine condition. Account of the 23 yr. old author as a junior infantry commander during the Stalingrad battle - sombre, factual, and without pathos. Text supplemented with excerpts from official war diaries, 25 photos, 24 maps, 19 aerial photos and 40 supporting documents.
Minimum Bid $9 Minimum Raise $3

10.  DIARY OF A GERMAN SOLDIER Wilhelm Pruller, Coward-McCann, NY, 1963.
First American edition. Difficult to find hardcover in very good plus condition, dustjacket with portrait of author in good plus condition with slight wear to edges and a few very small tears to bottom of spine. Translated from the German, this is the diary of a German soldier recounting for his wife his day-to-day actions and thoughts during the war, in Poland, Balkans, Russia and finally Germany. Fascination mixed with horror - the expose´ of the "ordinary" Nazi mind.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3


South Pasadena Public Library, 1100 Oxley Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030
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.

* NEW LIBRARY HOURS for Mondays and Thursdays
Approved by the South Pasadena Public Library
Board of Trustees will be in effect

starting on:
Monday, October 31, 2016
- see bottom of page.

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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The South Pasadena Public Library
is located at 1100 Oxley Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030


* NEW HOURS for Mondays and Thursdays
Approved by the South Pasadena Public Librar3
Board of Trustees will be in effect
starting on:
Monday, October 31, 2016
  Monday 11:00 a.m.
9:00 p.m.
NEW HOURS * Monday 10:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m.
9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m.
9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
NEW HOURS * Thursday 11:00 a.m.
9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
weekend hours
10:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m.
  1:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.

Posted 9-29-2016

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