BEST USED BOOK SALE SILENT AUCTION OF COLLECTIBLE BOOKS

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will be sponsoring a Silent Auction of unusual books and magazines which have been donated to the Book Sale committee. The auction will take place November 1-28 inside the Library. The books may be viewed in the display case in the main room and will be available for closer inspection on Saturday, November 5 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. and Monday, November 14 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Bidding sheets and rules will be available in a Friends notebook, accessible on the checkout counter. There will be 15 items for sale; each book or magazine set will be numbered and has a corresponding numbered bid sheet in the notebook. Bidders are asked to write their bids on the bid sheets with a contact phone number. Thirty minutes before the end of the auction on the last day, Monday, November 28, the bid sheets will be removed from the notebook and placed on a table in the library for last minute bids. The bidding will close promptly at 7:00 p.m. Winning bidders will be notified the next day and will then be able to pick up their purchases at the library within the next 10 days.

There is a wide variety of books and a magazine set which will be on sale during this auction. Details of each are described below:

C.F. BRAUN COLLECTION – C.F. Braun, Alhambra, Varied dates
(LIMITED EDITIONS) A collection of nine books published by the private press of C.F. Braun & Co. The books are facsimile copies of famous books originally published in the 1800s, beautifully bound and printed.
CHITA (1949) by Lafcadio Hearn
YOUMA (1951) by Lafcadio Hearn
CARMEN (1952) by Prosper Merimee, translated
COUNT LUCANOR OR THE FIFTY PEASANT STORIES OF PATRONIO (1953) by Prince Don Juan Manuel, translated
THE FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE and THE STORY OF THE OTHER WISE MAN (1956) by Henry Van Dyke
THE TRAIL OF THE SANDHILL STAG (1969) by Ernest Seton
RIP VAN WINKLE (1972) by Washington Irving
THE ONE-HOSS SHAY (1978) by Oliver Wendell Holmes
RUBAIYAT (1979) by Omar Khayyam, translated
Opening Bid: $275.00

STIRLING MOSS-THE AUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY – Robert Edwards, Cassell & Co. London 2001
(OFFICIAL SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION by SIR STIRLING MOSS O.B.E. 15 JULY 2002, No. 326)
Stirling Moss (1929-2020) was one of the greatest drivers “of all time.” A wonderful book for
a car racing fan.
Opening Bid: $150.00

PETER DE SEVE SKETCHBOOK – Peter de Seve, Pozzo Gross Monti Italy 2004 – In French
(LIMITED, SIGNED EDITION) “This copy… is one of a very limited number containing…(a)bookplate created for Bud Plant Comic Art and illustrated by Peter de Seve.” Peter de Seve’s illustrations appeared in a number of books and regularly on the covers of magazines such as The New Yorker. He was also known for illustrating many films such as Ice Age, Mulan and Finding Nemo. A real treat.
Opening Bid: $50.00

THE GERSHWINS AND ME: A Personal History in Twelve Songs + Bonus CD – Michael Feinstein with Ian Jackman. Simon & Schuster, Melcher Media 2012. Stories and anecdotes of the Gershwin brothers from Feinstein, who knew them personally.
Opening Bid: $35.00

SONG OF THE SWALLOWS – Leo Politi, Charles Scribner & Sons, 1949 (SIGNED by Leo Politi in 1972) What makes this copy truly special is the hand drawn and water-colored illustration of a singing swallow on a flowering vine, drawn by Politi on the book’s flyleaf. It shows some wear but includes original dust jacket.
Opening Bid: $45.00

FYRTOJET (THE TINDERBOX) – H.C. Andersen Tales, Mit Eget Teater (My Own Theater) 1993
Danish Text and Music by Kai Rosenberg, Drawn by Vilhelm Hansen. Three Polyphon records in an attractive slip-case. Shows some wear.

LUITIGES AUTOMATEN-THEATER – Lothar Meggendorfer, Esslinger Vig, J.F. Schreiber, Germany
The pop-up book has movable parts. Text in German.
These two items are being sold together.
Opening Bid: $45.00

AT HOC AT HOME: Family-Style Recipes – Thomas Keller with Dave Cruz, Michael Ruhlman, Amy Vogler. Photographs by Deborah Jones, Artisan 2009. For food lovers, everyday recipes to make at home.
Opening Bid: $40.00

WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS, THE ARCHIVER SERIES, ANIMATION Disney Editions 2009 (FIRST EDITION)
This is the artwork that made Disney’s animated films come alive.
Opening Bid: $120.00

CALIFORNIA – Ansel Adams, edited by Andrea Stillman. Little, Brown 1997
(FIRST EDITION) A celebration of California by its most renowned photographer.
Opening Bid: $15.00

FAMOUS AMERICAN ILLUSTRATORS – Arpi Ermoyan, Quantum Publishing 2002
Fascinating insight into the lives and works of 82 artists elected to the Illustrators Hall of Fame.
450 color illustrations.
Opening Bid: $10.00

ELOISE IN PARIS – Kay Thompson, Hilary Knight, Houghton Mifflin and Co. 1957
(SIGNED by Hilary Knight). An adventure for the irrepressible Eloise.
Opening Bid: $40.00

GEORGE – a magazine set. Editor-in-Chief John F. Kennedy, Jr. Hachette Filipacchi Media
Two issues of the famous magazine centered on the theme of politics with the tagline, “Not
Just Politics as Usual.” Two issue set.
“Inaugural issue” Oct/Nov 1995 with Cindy Crawford
“The Year in Politics” Jan 1997 with Claudia Schiffer
Opening Bid: $100.00

IRONIC ICONS – Valentin Popov, Rare Books 2021
(SIGNED dedication from Adam West). Images of superheroes in American society are combined with traditional religious ironic art from the artist’s native Ukraine.
Opening Bid: $50.00

THROUGH THE YEARS WITH THOREAU – Robert Gleason, Houghton Mifflin 1917
Sketches of nature from the writings of Henry David Thoreau with corresponding photographic images.
Opening Bid: $30.00

WOMEN – Annie Leibovitz, Susan Sontag, Random House 1999
A collection of photographs of women across a broad spectrum of life.
Opening Bid: $40.00

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