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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 July 26 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on August 30th, 2014
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.  Burnt Toast Women's Auxiliary California Babies' & Children's Hospital. Los Angeles, 1942, 2nd Edition (Victory Edition) Illustrations & Ads, original pictorial white cloth with stamp and large V design in red and blue. Light smudges on cover but basically all Good. No dust jacket. Loads of simple but delectable sounding recipes. Eat hearty! And, as an added culinary enticement…
     The Settlement Cookbook Compiled by Mrs. Simon Kander, Settlement Cookbook Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1944, 26th Victory Edition. No dust jacket. Back cover marked and slight rubbing of edges. Good copy. Excellent classic. No frills but was obviously compiled for many different readers - a multitude of interesting recipes, household hints, table settings, etc. are included - to assist the new immigrant and the established householder too. Both books for...
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

2.  Millard Sheets Articles by Millier, Alexander, Armitage. Dalzell Hatfield, 1935.
Number 146 of limited edition of 1000 copies. Unstated 1st. First monograph on Sheets, published when he was 28 years old, plus 28 plates, each with facing descriptive page, an original lithograph signed by Millard Sheets, and frontispiece portrait taken by Edward Weston. Some of his work can be seen at various Chase banks (made when those buildings were Home Savings of America), murals at PCC, and a copy of the murals that he made for South Pasadena Middle School in 1932. Sadly, these (So. Pas.) murals were damaged and later painted over.
Minimum Bid $50 Minimum Raise $5

3.  Three copies of Argo Magazine Frank Munsey Co., New York.
Especially popular for pulp fiction of Edgar Rice Burroughs: March 19,1938, first of six parts of "Red Star of Tarzan;” Jan.14,1939 and Jan. 2l,1939, second and third of six parts of "Synthetic Men of Mar.” Covers by Emmett Watson. Considering age and cheap paper, all three in Fair to Good condition.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $3

4.  A Sentimental Journey, Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), Henry Altemus, Philadelphia, 1899.
No dust jacket. Good condition. Relax back into the 18th Century, enjoy the trip, and the many chuckles ...
Minimum Bid $7 Minimum Raise $3

5.  Nine Chains to the Moon R. Buckminster Fuller, Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1938.
No dust jacket. Ex libris with attendant stamps and perforations but its saving graces are the two maps at back, plus author signature. If you can get past the bombast you will find many futuristic concepts in both science and business that have become actuality and much here to ponder.
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $5

6.  The Bounty Trilogy, Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall, Little, Brown, & Co., Boston, 1946, Wyeth edition.
Dust jacket torn and taped. Book Good. Eleven beautiful Wyeth plates and Wyeth painted cover. Three novels are based on actual mutiny and after effects on British naval ship Bounty, late 1700s.
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5

7.  The Caine Mutiny, Herman Wouk, Doubleday, New York,1951.
Dust jacket has some nicks. Book Good. First edition/first printing. First edition stated on bottom left corner of copyright page with author blurb on back of dust jacket reading "The City Boy,” indicating the hard to find first printing. Wouk's great naval adventure (based somewhat on his own wartime experiences in the Navy) won the Pulitzer prize and was later made into the iconic film starring Humphrey Bogart.
Minimum Bid $25 Minimum Raise $5

8.  A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Medicine, Austin Flint, Henry C. Lea, Philadelphia, 1881, 5th Edition.
No dust jacket. Back and front boards heavily marked. Endpapers marked and stained, but rest of book in Fair to Good condition. This text was much used for teaching and for office reference because the information it gave was up to date and reliable.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

9.  Patchwork Girl of Oz, Reilly & Lee, Chicago, 1913 (#7 of canon).
No dust jacket. Apparently never had color plates or colored illustrations. Fair condition. Boards not tight. Some rubbing on covers. Munchkin travels through Oz to save uncle. Note: Dedicated to "young friend Britton," - all Baum books were published by Reilly and Britton until 1918, then Reilly and Lee.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

10.  Glinda of Oz, Reilly & Lee, Chicago, 1920 (#14 of canon).
No dust jacket. Ten color plates. The last of the Baum-Oz books, published posthumously (Baum died 1919). Not in great condition. The tone is darker, perhaps because of ill health. Both books have paste-on colorful covers and were probably printed in late 20s.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5


Beginning August 30 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on September 27th , 2014
the following nine (9) auction items will be near the
Library's entrance with numbered bidding cards nearby.
Winning bidders will be notified by telephone.

1.  The Tin Woodman of Oz, L. Frank Baum, Reilly & Lee, Chicago,1918 (#12 of canon)
Twelve color plates. No dust jacket. Fair condition, loose boards. Dedicated to his grandson and written while Baum lived at "Ozcot" in Hollywood. A second Tin Woodman is introduced into his pantheon. This is the last of our original Baum horde but still can be yours for only Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5.
2.  World's End, Upton Sinclair, published by author, New York and Pasadena, 1940 (Unusual, because title page also has Viking logo.) Dust jacket and book condition, Good. Although less well known than The Jungle, and certainly Dragon's Teeth (for which he won the 1943 Pulitzer Prize), World's End is of special interest because it is the first in Sinclair's Lanny Budd series - all very popular in their time - with L.B. as a sort of literary and politically motivated Forrest Gump.
Minimum Bid $25 Minimum Raise $5
3.  The Burgess Flower Book for Children, Thornton W. Burgess, Little Brown & Co., Boston, 1923/1928
No dust jacket. There are 103 illustrations in color and black and white. Minor rubbing at top and bottom of spine, otherwise pretty cover and all in Good shape. This is an introduction for young readers to the fascinating world of flowers and Peter Rabbit is their guide. Delightful, as one would expect of Burgess.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5
4.  Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 and to Oregon and North California in the years 1843-44, Captain J.C.Fremont. First edition, first published in Washington, D.C., official government publication. First thus printed by Hall, Syracuse,1846
No dust jacket, no maps as in first govt. publ. Boards are intact but separated from book; needs a generous fixup. But this is a better blog than anything else you'll read online today. Of special interest - upfront and honest dealings with the Indians. NOT a reprint, and yours for
Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $5
5.  Copa de Oro 1948 and Copa de Oro 1949, Copa Staff, South Pasadena/San Marino High School
Two yearbooks, both in Good shape. Signatures, witty sayings, bobby soxers, all here. Great nostalgic gifts. Two for
Minimum Bid $25 Minimum Raise $5

6.  Portrait of a Dog, Mazo de la Roche, Little, Brown & Company, Boston,1930
No dust jacket. An old favorite in its third printing. In Good shape. Warm and compelling story of friendship and love between dog and master; keen and intimate observations of dogs, horses and cats, as one would expect from the author of the sixteen vol. Jalna series from Canada. And...
     A Dog's Life, Peter Mayle, Knopf, New York, 1995.
First Edition. Dust jacket and book, Good. If you enjoyed Mayle, you'll love this memoir by his rescued dog Boy, written with typical Gallic wit and style. To err is human, to forgive canine! Two books...
Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

7.  Jonathan and His Continent, Max O'Rell and Jack Allyn, Cassell & Company, New York, 1889, unstated first edition
No dust jacket. All Good. Purported to be travel narrative written by a 19th Century French writer (considered by some to be the continental Mark Twain) at the request of his American friend, Jonathan. Its social commentary is much more fun than de Tocqueville, and you'll learn a lot about 1890's America ... some of the attitudes are still with us!
Minimum Bid $5 Minimum Raise $3
8.  Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Lord Byron, Henry Altemus, Philadelphia, 1890
No dust jacket. First Altemus edition. Small and beautiful copy. Clean, unmarked. The Byronic hero has arrived and this is the vehicle that shows Byron's own beliefs and ideas. He is the author and the protagonist - an early James Bond, mayhaps...
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3
9.  Eight copies of Life Magazine, Time, Inc., Chicago, 1969 to 1971
All but one in very good shape. Covers and main stories are varied, include: Mailer on Woodstock, Manson murders, two special issues on the moon landing, Bob Hope, the new Army, White House bride, Disney World discovered, and lots more. Catch up on all the hot news.
Minimum Bid $20 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 8-27-2014

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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