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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  

December 16, 2017 - January 13, 2018

Beginning Saturday, December 16, 2017 and
ending at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018

the following ten auction items will be near the Library's entrance
with numbered bidding cardssnearby.
Winning bidders will be notified by telephone.


1. FRANK GEHRY IN POP-UP.  Jinny Johnson and Roland Lewis, Thunder Bay Press, San Francisco, 2007.
Oversized hardcover in very good plus condition with interior pop-ups seeming to have never been “popped.”  First Edition. Photographic covers.  Large pop-up versions of five Gehry buildings: the Guggenheim Museum in Spain, Norton House in Venice Beach, Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA, Experience Music Project in Seattle, and the New Customhouse in Dusseldorf.  As issued without jacket
Minimum Bid $12   Minimum Raise $3
2.   FOUR OZ BOOKS.  Frank Baum, The Reilly & Lee Co., Chicago, reprints: dates unknown.

The Lost Princess of Oz, Tik-Tok of Oz, The Tin Woodman of Oz, and Glinda of Oz, all in good condition.  All but one carries owner’s name, year, and city.  Circa 1960s to 1970s, these are the white pictorial cloth editions. Black/white illustrations by John R. Neill.  Clean and unmarked inside with tight bindings.  Some age related browning on spines and around edges but cover (front/back) art is glorious. Corners lightly rubbed and bumped.  General wear. All four have identical Illustrated endpapers. No dust jackets.  Beauties!
Minimum Bid $15   Minimum Raise $3


THE WRITINGS OF BRET HARTE in Ninteen volumes. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, various dates, all early 1900’s.

Sixteen volumes of the nineteen vol. set. Small sized (7 x 4 ½) books softbound in tan calf limp leather.  Gilt stamped title with design on spines.  Gilt upper leaf edges in great condition. No jackets. The vols are from the Overland Edition and all are in good condition. Bindings tight, interiors clean. Each volume has frontis illustration with tissue guard. Included are vols 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and one unnumbered, titled: Thankful Blossom.
Minimum Bid $18  Minimum Raise $3.

TWO OZ.  Frank Baum, The Reilly & Lee Co., Chicago, publication dates unknown.

Two reprints with decorated blue cloth bindings.  Illustrated with many black & white drawings by John R. Neill.  Here is The Magic of Oz and Rinkitink in Oz probably from the fifties, with owner’s name in both copies, one with “Christmas 1956” inscription.  In good condition: interior hinges a little cracked, spines and corners a little worn, but beautiful front pastedown art and charmingly decorated endpapers, too. No dust jackets.
Minimum Bid $15   Minimum Raise $3

LES DIX COMMANDEMENTS.  Armin L. Robinson, editor, Editions De La Maison Francaise, Inc., N. Y.,1944

Number 51 of a limited edition of 200.   Hardcover (no jacket) in fair condition.  Dark green leather binding with gilt edging on front and back covers.  Gilt on top edges very nice.  Raised bands on spine with small gilt decorations and titling.  Spine worn and has a half inch square piece of leather missing.  Edges bumped and worn, but what a rarity!  French text. Short stories by ten well known authors; Thomas Mann, Rebecca West, Andre Maurois, John Erskine, Sigrid Unset, Van Loon, etc.  Preface: Conversation avec Hitler par Herman Rauschning. 546 pgs.
Minimum Bid $18  Minimum Raise $5


Oversized book and dust jacket in near fine condition. Collection of oil, gouache, and watercolor paintings from just prior to the depression until the 1980s. Features the 'California Scene' -- a style of representational painting that depicts ordinary people engaged in the ordinary activities of life in the cities and farms of mid-twentieth-century California. Seemingly spontaneous and yet carefully observed -  lyrical scenes reflect the artists' fondness for people and deep respect for the way in which they led their lives. Artist biographies and essays  set these works into context. Signed by Mark Hilbert on title pg.
Minimum Bid $15   Minimum Raise $3



“Embracing novels, romances, plays, poems, biography, short stories and great speeches with intro by Edmund Grosse, Librarian to House of Lords.” “Saint Dunstan Binding” stamped on spine - and bindings are beautiful: full leather with different ornate gilt decoration on fronts.  All have similar spne decoration. Gilt top edges.  Marbled endpapers. Clean inside with tight bindings (vol.1 hinges beginning to come loose).  Five volumes of what appears to be a set.  All have frontis drawings and fabulous pink, blue and gilt title pages. Spines are showing wear -  small chips to tops/bottoms and leather rubbing off on edges.  Included are Vols. 1 & 2, Vivian Grey, Vol. 3, The Young Duke, Vol. 10, Venetia, and Vol. 15, Sybil Tancred. Slightly oversized at 6 ½ by 9 inches.  Interiors clean and unmarked.
Minimum Bid $13  Minimum Raise $3
8. SIMON BALL; A CELEBRATION OF LIFE.  Media Arts Group, Inc. San Jose, 2001.  
First edition oversized book and heavy paper dust jacket in fine condition.  Red cloth boards. Signed by author in large signature
(5 inches long) on title page - unlike the usual small signatures seen on
other similar books for sale.  Not price clipped ($65).  Beautiful color endpapers and illustrations of his work throughout. The life work of this well-known UK artist up until age of 43!
Minimum Bid $15   Minimum Raise $3
9.   CHE GUEVARA ON GUERRILLA WARFARE.  Frederick Praeger, NY, 1961 Presumed first edition, no other publication dates listed.
Hardcover with dust jacket in good condition.  Jacket price clipped. Introduction by Major Harries-Clichy Peterson, USMCR. A great collectible.
Minimum Bid $18  Minimum Raise $3
10. R.C. GORMAN THE LITHOGRAPHS.   Doris Monthan, Northland Press, Flagstaff, 1978.

Signed on title page by author (no inscription)  Stated first edition. Oversized book in maroon linen with black spine (gilt lettering) in
very good ++ condition, with dust jacket in good condition - wear to edges. A few b/w photographs, 110 plates. This is the first time an effort has been made to catalog the complete lithographs of this acclaimed Indian artist.
Minimum Bid $15  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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