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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  
 


  FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY SILENT AUCTION  
JUNE 24, 2017 - JULY 22, 2017

Beginning Saturday, June 24, 2017 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 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. 
 TWO WWII 
      A.  Twilight of the Gods.  Thorolf Hillblad, ed. Helion & Co., England, 2004. The “no holds barred” brutal story of Erick Wallin, a Swedish soldier who volunteered for service with the Waffen-SS Panzer-grenadier Div. participating in the climactic battles on the Eastern Front during late 1944. Hardcover in near fine condition - book and dustjacket. Many photos.
Minimum Bid $9  Minimum Raise $3  
      B.  SS Panzergrenadier. Hans Schmidt Publications, Pensacola, FL, 2001.  First Edition. Hardcover in fine condition; dustjacket almost fine with only some wear to bottom spine.  Jacket cover is large portrait of author at 17 years in his uniform  A personal narrative of the German side of World War II. With photos from the author's personal collection.
Minimum Bid $10   Minimum Raise $3

2.   RED CAGE.  George Schinke.  Brunswick Publishing, Lawrenceville, VA, 1994. First edition. Paperback in fine condition.  Edited and Translated by Gerborg Frick.  Ture account of George Shinke who spent nine grueling years as a German prisoner of war in Russia’s Gulag Archipelago.  “In this book the veil is lifted so mankind can take a good look at itself.”  Names and places have not been altered.  
Minimum Bid $18   Minimum Raise $3

3.   TWO GERMAN COMBAT MEMOIRS.  
Black Edelweiss.  Johann Voss, Aberjona Press, Bedford PA., 2002.  First edition.  Paperback in fine condition.  “When a 20-yr old Waffen-SS veteran of combat against the Soviets and Americans is confronted with the awful, undeniable truth of the Holocaust, he must reconcile it with his pride in his comrades’ battlefield sacrifices”... AND … Honor Denied.  Karl Von Metzger, Outskirts Press, CO., 2007.  Paperback in fine condition.  First ed.  Metzger participated in the invasion of the Low Countries and France in 1940.  A transfer to the SS Viking Regiment in 1941 took him to the Eastern Front where years of brutal combat and mindless suicidal orders forced him to question the political motives of the Nazi war.
Minimum Bid $12   Minimum Raise $3

4.   JANE’S FIGHTING SHIPS 1941.  Macmillan, New York, 1942. Blue Cloth Hardback
in good condition. Issued June,1942. No Jacket.  64 pages of advertisements. Title blind-stamped to front and back cover. Gilt book title on spine. Profusely illustrated. Wear to covers and a bit of damp page damage (slightly wavy pages) toward end of book. Heavy, in a landscape orientation.  The War Loss Section and last minute addendum to losses detailing lost ships by description, country, and date is particularly interesting. Minimum Bid $12   Minimum Raise $3

5.   R. E. LEE.  Douglas Southall Freeman. Charles Scribner's Sons, N.Y., 1934-1935. In four volumes. Hard covers in red cloth with gilt titling.  No jackets.  All first editions (first printings) with “A” and Scribner’s colophon on copyright page.  In good plus condition with slight fading on spines and a tears to top spine on two vols., one quite small.  Attractive owner’s bookplates on front endpapers. The definitive work on Lee and his career. Many maps and plates. Not one of the later editions - the very first - all four!! Minimum Bid $20  Minimum Raise $5

6.   ONE HUNDRED VIEWS OF EDO.  Utagawa Hiroshige, Taschen, 2010  
Fine condition in decorated slipcase.  Hiroshige was one of the last great artists in the ukiyo-e tradition most famous for landscapes. This is his final masterpiece series, depicting various scenes of Edo (Tokyo) through the seasons. This resplendent edition pairs each of the 120 large-scale illustrations with an illuminating description. With Japanese binding. Oversized.
Minimum Bid $15   Minimum Raise $3

7.   STACK OF WWII: GERMAN
      .  A Luftwaffe Bomber Pilot Remembers - WWII from the Cockpit. Klaus Haberlen, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 2001.  First American ed. Hardcover and dustjacket.
      .  Five Years, Four Fronts. Georg Grossjohann, Aegis Consulting Group, 1999.  Hardcover with Jacket.  Combat in Poland, France, and Russia - covering the spectrum from coward to hero.
      . Seven Days in January - With the 6th SS-Mountain Division in Operation Nordwind. Wolf T. Zoepf, The Aberjona Press, Bedford, PA, 2001.  Hardback with jacket.
      . Grenadiers - The Story of Waffen SS General Kurt “Panzer” Meyer.  Stackpole Books, 2005. Paperback, First edition, reprint of the 1957 edition. Decorated, captured and in between. All in very good to near fine condition.  Brutal combat; vivid and grim.
Minimum Bid $15  Minimum Raise $3
 
8.   FOUR FROM ROYCROFTERS. Elbert Hubbard, Roycrofters, East Aurora, N.Y.
Little Journeys To the Homes of English Authors: Robert Burns, Vol. VI, April, No. 4
Little Journeys To the Homes of English Authors: John Milton,  Vol. VI, May, No. 5
Little Journeys To the Homes of English Authors: Samuel Johnson, Vol. VI, July,
No. 6
All three paper with string binding in good condition.  Published 1900. Olive covers with black/red ink lettering and decorative elements.  Laid in full page portraits of authors. Small sized … AND …
Little Journeys to the Homes of English Authors: Robert Browning
, 1899.  With the Elbert Hubbard signature.  No. 376 of 925.  Hand illumined.  Brown soft suede covers with gilt titling. Silk endpapers in fair condition - book has wear and tearing to edges and some of spine missing but still lovely.  Addendum (dated Feb.10,1900) on last page corrects Browning’s date of birth! All great examples of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Minimum Bid $10   Minimum Raise $3

9.  THE GREAT CRASH. John Kenneth Galbraith, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1955. True first edition, first printing with 1955 on title page, and matching 1955 on copyright page. In very good plus to almost fine condition in red cloth covers with silver titling on front and spine nice and bright.  With the dust jacket - unclipped with $3.00 price - in fair condition - chipping to top, bottom and edges, scuffing to front. RARE find! Binding tight, very clean and unmarked inside. An instant bestseller and classic since its release and is notable for its entertainment value.  “Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial community"
Minimum Bid $20   Minimum Raise $5

10.   TWO DR. SEUSS FIRSTS.  
Horton Hatches the Egg.  Random House, 1940.  The First Printing - so stated on copyright page - of first edition, not the common first edition, later printing usually found for sale.  This is the real deal.  In tan (or gray) linen covers with red lettering. Bumping and wear to all corners with very large child’s printed signature (three times!) and drawing on front free flyleaf. Front hinge getting loose and tear to spine edge, endpapers tanned, but otherwise okay. Clean inside.
Minimum Bid $10   Minimum Raise $3
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Random House, 1957.  True first edition with ad for new book, Cat in the Hat on rear board and listing 13 other titles by author on last page. Worn at corners and spine and spine ends. Hinges tight. Good. Unmarked inside. Minimum Bid $10  Minimum Raise $3

Both hardcovers, without jackets and the expected extravagant nonsense and
rollicking verse.


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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