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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  

MAY 6, 2017 - JUNE 3, 2017

Beginning Saturday, May 6, 2017 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 , 2017
the following ten auction items will be near the Library's entrance with numbered bidding cardssnearby. Winning bidders will be notified by telephone.


The Star Makers. Bob Willoughby, Merrell Publishers, London, 2003. 1st Edition. Oversized hardback with mylar covered dustjacket, both in very good plus condition. Illustrated with over 500 color and black & white photos. Photojournalist Willoughby has been photographing filmmaking since the 1950s and adds his astute observations to this stunning tribute to the great directors and their films.. And .. Airports and Stars. Damiani, Italy, 2005. Oversized paperback in very good condition. Stiff board covers. Preface in English and Italian. Photos of stars at airports! 1950s through 1980s. Elizabeth Taylor, Sinatra and Gardner, lots of Italian notables.
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3

Leif the Lucky. Ingri & Edgar Parin D’Aulaire, Doubleday & Co., NY., date unknown, but early printing. Hardcover with dust jacket (with $3.00 price) both in very good condition. Ex-Library with only indication small stamp on title pg. and tape on book end papers. Inside clean. Jacket in mylar, one small piece missing on back. Front flyleaf torn out. Adventures of Leif, son of Erik the Red, who sailed with his father to Greenland and farther west, discovering the continent of America. Irresistibly and lavishly illustrated. Written in the spirit of the ancient sagas - rich in color and detail - describing the young Viking explorer...and...The Little Elephant. Doubleday, NY., date unknown. No jacket. Orange boards with green titles and little elephant standing in front. Decorated endpapers. Berta and Elmer Hader, illustrators. Very good plus condition. Interior immaculate. Told in the first person by the little elephant ..”I screamed and ran as fast as I could but I had eaten an ENORMOUS dinner!” With expressive pictures on every page above the short text; four coloured plates, including frontis. Heavy paper. Absolutely lovely. Both for Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3

3.  THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR - A Narrative of the Anglo-Boer War from the Beginning of Hostilities to the Fall of Pretoria. Capt. A. T. Mahan, Peter Fenelon Collier & Son, NY, 1902. Hardcover in good to good plus condition. Hinges a little loose inside, bumping to corners. Large oblong - 11-1/2" x 17" in green cloth boards (very little wear) with gold lettering and design on cover in remarkable condition - gilt nice and bright. Inside clean and unmarked. Fabulous full page vintage photographs and maps plus color illustrations.
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

      A.  LOS ANGELES - A GUIDE TO THE CITY AND ITS ENVIRONS. Compiled by Workers of the Writers' Program of the WPA. American Guide Series. Hastings House,1941.
Green cloth hardback in nice condition - minimal bumping and fading - small stain to front cover. No jacket. Photography and maps. Divided into Los Angeles: A General Survey, Points of Interest, and Neighboring Cities, Great piece of LA History. May be first ed. - copyright 1941.
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3
      B.  VIEWS OF LOS ANGELES AND VICINITY. H.M. Mosher, LA, 1905? Stated 4th edition. Small, oblong, paper - front and back covers have come loose from ribbon holding them in place. Could easily be replaced with narrow ribbon laced through the four existing binding holes. Book securely stapled, so only covers loose. 30 b/w full-page photographs including views of Pasadena, Angels’ Flight, and more! Interior in very good condition, covers nice, too - no chipping at all to front.
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3

5.  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE - VOL XVIII, Entire Year: 1907, The National Geographic Society/Judd & Detweiler, Washington D.C., 1907. 834 pages - covering the entire year and bound in beautiful dark brown, decorated and stamped spine and covers. Oversized with gilt titling on cover and spine. Binding tight, good condition
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

      A.  6 horses and 10 head: TWO HUNDRED YEARS ON THE RANCHO SAN PASQUAL 1770-1970. Jane D. McCloskey, Boys Club of Pasadena, Pasadena, 1971
Hardcover and dustjacket (Mylar covered) in fine condition. First edition. Portraits, illustrations. History of the Rancho San Pasqual during California's period of Mexican rule, and of the communities of Pasadena, South Pasadena, and Altadena that developed on the site of this important Mexican land grant.
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3
      B.  The Story of Carmelita. Charles Francis Saunders, A.C. Vroman, Inc., Pasadena, 1928. Original green cloth hardback in very good plus condition. Decorated front cover. B&W illustrations by Charles Broughton. 1st. edition. Includes a list of trees at Carmelita - with botanical and common names and country of origin. Story of the Carrs (and their friends - John Muir!), who conceived and built the Carmelita Gardens on the “virgin” San Pasqual Ranch land in the 1880’s along what is now Colorado Blvd.
Minimum Bid $8 Minimum Raise $3

7.  SAN MARINO FROM RANCH TO CITY. Midge Sherwood, San Marino Historical Society, 1977.
San Marino emerges from the San Pasqual Land Grant. Read about a time when there was a lake on Lake Ave., Alhambra was a vineyard, and the Pattons (Gen. George S. and his father) and the Huntingtons were next door neighbors. Paperback in near fine condition, interior unmarked. Many fascinating photographs and stories from the early days. Rare find!
Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3

The Case of the Gold Coins. Anthony Wynne. J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia/London, 1934. First ed. Dark red hardback with gold lettering. Very good condition, interior unmarked. Brutal senseless murders! Gold coins found near the bodies! … and ..Turn of the Table. Jonathan Stagge, Doubleday, Doran, NY, 1940. A Crime Club Selection. First edition. Hardcover - orange cloth with black letters and a vignette of a table. Good condition. A Dr. Westlake mystery. Multiple murders! … and ..The Hammersmith Murders. David Frome, Doubleday, Doran, NY, 1930. The Crime Club, Inc. Good plus condition, black boards with red titling and decoration with decorative endpapers. Four murders, robberies, too!!
Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $5

9.  TOM FORD. Rizzoli International Publications, New York, 2004.
First edition in slipcase. Very good plus to near fine condition. Huge and very heavy in black cloth with large photo of Ford affixed to back panel, white lettering on the front and side. Complete catalogue of Ford’s design work for both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994 to 2004. Features 200+ photographs.
Minimum Bid $25 Minimum Raise $3

Traite des Grandes Operations Militaires, Contenant L’Histoire Critique Des Campagnes de Frederic II Comparees A Celles De L’Empereur Napoleon. Deuxieme edition, Chez Maginel, Paris, 1811. In two separate volumes. The major campaigns of Frederick and Napoleon critically compared … And... Traite des Grandes Operations Militaires et Histoire Critique des Campagnes de la revolution Atlas. No title page in this vol., but Atlas listed as included on title page of vols. I & II. 29 plates virtually all folding, all listed maps and battle plans present. Battle Plans for Lowositz, Prague, Kollin, Breslau and more. Few tears and discolorations, otherwise the engravings are good impressions. All three vols. show foxed, uneven pages with edges discolored, but in pretty good condition for their age.
Minimum Bid $100 Minimum Raise $5

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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