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Visit the South Pasadena Public Library
1100 Oxley St.
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California, 91030

 
Silent Auction
Auction lots are located in a display case
near the library's entrance  
 


FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY SILENT AUCTION
October 28, 2017 - November 25, 2017

Beginning Saturday, October 28, 2017 and
ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 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. TREE HOUSES - Fairy Tale Castles in the Air.  
Philip Jodidio, Taschen, Cologne, 2012.

Absolutely lovely book - stunningly illustrated by Los Angeles artist Patrick Hruby. Tour of the 50 best tree houses in the world - from romantic to modern - some designed by architects, others the work of unknown craftsmen -- taking as many forms as the imagination can offer. It’s huge and in fine condition w/ heavy paper jacket.  Text in English,French/German. Charming!!
Minimum Bid $12   Minimum Raise $3
 
2.   DE KOONING.   
Gabriella Drudi, Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milan, Italy, 1972.

Very scarce (only one other available anywhere) green cloth oversized book with slipcase in very good condition.  37 pages of text with 178 numbered plates, half in color.  De Kooning is one of the most important abstract expressionists and this monograph is often considered the “standard” treatise of his work.  Dust jacket has some wear with small tears and chips to spine. In Italian.  A treasure. 
Minimum Bid $20   Minimum Raise $5
 
3.   FAIRY TALES.  
Hans Andersen, Garden City Publishing, N.Y., 1932.


Hardcover in red cloth with marvelous large color pastedown by C.D. Federer on the front. White endpapers w/green illustrations, 8 color plates with numerous black-and-white illustrations -  each page has an illustration along top edge of a vine with leaves. Contains sixteen wonderful stories.  Illustrations by Kay Nielsen. In good condition with decorated spine.
Minimum Bid $8  Minimum Raise $3
 
4.   TWO SPORTS BOOKS.

     A Pictorial History of the Dodgers From Brooklyn to Los Angeles.
Gene Schoor, Leisure Press, N.Y., 1984. Oversized with jacket in good condition (some tears to spine).  All here -  the personalities, the triumphs, excitement and drama.  And of course, many many fabulous photos of our team … And …
     And The Crowd Goes Wild.  Joe Garner, Sourcebooks, IL, 1999. Oversized book with jacket, both in good plus to VG condition.  Relive the most celebrated sporting events ever - broadcasts from 1932 (Babe Ruth calls his shot), to 1999 (U.S. women win world cup soccer), and includes Kurt Gibson’s homer in 1988.  With two audio CDs narrated by Bob Costas.  Hear these moments for yourself on the mesmerizing cds.
Minimum Bid $12   Minimum Raise $3
 
5.   TWO WITH LASTING CHARM

     The Wind in the Willows.  Kenneth Grahame, The Heritage Illustrated Bookshelf, N.Y., 1959. Ninth printing.  Book in very good condition, jacket a little worn.  This is the Arthur Rackham illustrated edition - 12 exquisite color plates plus line drawings at chapter heads. The classic.
     The Dolls’ House.  Rumer Godden, Viking Press, N.Y., 1962.  Beige cloth decorated in red in good plus condition, jacket shows wear, but charming still.  Previous owner’s inscription on title page and except for this, completely clean and crisp outside and in.  Tasha Tudor illustrator, with her lovely drawings throughout.  Enchanting story of Tottie, a wooden Dutch doll and her adventures.
Minimum Bid $13  Minimum Raise $3
 
6.  

THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER.  
Translated by Alexander Pope. Hurst & Co., N.Y., no date.

A Beauty.  Covered in heavily decorated brown embossed cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine.  A  little rubbing and wear to top and bottom of spine.  Gilt covering all three edges in beautiful condition. Decorated endpapers.  Owner’s stamp on inside front cover.  Frontice drawing (beautiful!) has come lose.  A pretty little gem, very old.  
Minimum Bid $10   Minimum Raise $3
 

7.   FLOWERS

     Sun-dials and Roses of Yesterday, Alice Morse Earle, MacMillan, N.Y., 1902. Decorated green cloth art nouveau cover with gilt titling in very good condition. Front hinge loose and half flyleaf torn off, otherwise very good inside, too.  Many black and white photos of roses and gardens. With what could be it’s companion;      
     THE WILD FLOWERS OF CALIFORNIA
.  Mary Elizabeth Parsons, H. S. Crocker Co., San Francisco, 1918.  Light green/gray cover with decorations and gilt title. Spine a bit frayed, top and bottom.  Many full-page monochrome drawings of wild flowers by Margaret Warriner Buck. Gift inscription on front flyleaf.  Clean inside.
A nice pair, matching in look and size.
Minimum Bid $10  Minimum Raise $3
     
8.

TWO INTERVIEWS

Interview Magazines:
     (1) Madonna Cover, June 1990 and
     (2) L. A. Special with Jamie Lee Curtis cover, August 1989.  
Both in very good condition with solid binding.  Stars, celebs, and scandal! - Buck Henry, David Hockney, Debbie Harry, Jeff Koons, and many more.  Great photos and ads, too.  Relive this era.  Both for…
Minimum Bid $10   Minimum Raise $5
 
9.   PAPER DOLLS

Four paperdoll books rom Peck Gandre (one Peck Aubry) in very good condition, two never opened and in sealed plastic covers. Each complete with one or more 12" paper dolls and 12 "Authentic Fashions" in uncut pages.  Consists of
     Beauty and the Beast 1989,
     Cinderella 1999,
     Sleeping Beauty 1987(sealed), and
     Robin Hood and Maid Marian 1992 (sealed).  The artwork is very appealing and all four are lovely!!
Minimum Bid $12  Minimum Raise $2
 
10. HOLLYWOOD DUO.

     Adventures in the Screen Trade.  William Goldman, Warner Books, N.Y., Stated first printing. Screenwriter Goldman's acerbic take on life in Hollywood. A contemporary classic in the mold of Robert Evans' The Kid Stays in the Picture. Book near fine, jacket good … And ...
     Hollywood Then and Now.  Rosemary Lord, Thunder Bay Press, San Diego, 2003. Oversized hardcover and jacket in very good condition. Teams photos from the Golden Age of Hollywood with modern day images of the exact same areas including shots of the Hollywood sign, Hollywood Studios, the fantastic film theaters, and Hollywood landmarks. A fascinating comparison of old and new on every page.
Both for ...
Minimum Bid $10  Minimum Raise $3  
 





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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