Silent Auction of Collectible Books
The Friends of the Library are sponsoring a Silent Auction of Collectible Books to be held in the Library from Monday, November 1 to Wednesday, December 1.
There will be 16 books in the Display Case in the Main Room which will be available for closer inspection on Saturday November 6, November 13, and November, 20 from 1:00-2:00 pm. and on Wednesday, December 1 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. A member of the Book Sale Committee will be present during those times and will be happy to help you.
Each book will be numbered with a corresponding number found on a bid sheet in the Friends notebook on the checkout counter. Bids will be accepted until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1 and the highest bidder will win the auction. If not present at that time, each winner will be notified by telephone the next day and will have 10 days to collect the book. All proceeds will be used for Library programs, services and acquisitions.
Among the selections are several Vintage books including: THE DEVIL UPON CRUTCHES FROM THE DIABLE BOITEUX OF MR. LESAGE (1759); STANFORD’S MAP OF THE BRITISH METROPOLIS AND SUBURBS: LONDON (1890); “OUR LIVING WORLD” A NATURAL HISTORY (1885); and DEFOE’S JOURNAL (1835).
There is also a First Edition (#426 of 500), Signed copy of 999 NEW STORIES OF HORROR AND SUSPENSE (1999); and Signed copies of: ELOISE by Kay Thompson (signed by the illustrator Hilary Knight who is a resident of Sierra Madre); TURNING PAGES MY LIFE STORY by Sonia Sotomayor; SONG OF THE SWALLOWS by author/illustrator Leo Politi; and WITH KENNEDY by Pierre Salinger.
COLLECTIBLE BOOKS AT THE AUCTION
THE DEVIL UPON CRUTCHES FROM THE DIABLE BOITEUX OF MR. LESAGE: A NEW TRANSLATION By Alain Rene Le Sage
MDCCLIX (1759); London; in English; Slipcased Vol.1 and Vol. 2
ROY LICHTENSTEIN By Diane Waldman
1993; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation New York
Exhibition Edition (exhibits from October 8, 1993 to September 5, 1994)
LOTHAR MEGGENDORFER’S INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS, A REPRODUCTION OF THE ANTIQUE POP-UP BOOK By Lothar Meggendorfer
1979; Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
LENI RIEFENSTAHL: FIVE LIVES
A biography in pictures By Leni Riefenstahl
2000 (This is a “colophon”); Taschen Gmb H
Translation by Steven Lindberg, Pasadena
RICHARD AVEDON PORTRAITS
By Maria Morris Hambourg, Mia Fineman, Richard Avedon, Philippe de Montebello
2002; Harry N. Abrams, Incorporated, New York and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
STANFORD’S MAP OF THE BRITISH METROPOLIS AND SUBURBS: LONDON
By Edward Stanford
CALIFORNIA LIGHT: A CENTURY OF LANDSCAPES: PAINTINGS OF THE CALIFORNIA ART CLUB
By Jean Stern and Molly Siple
2017; Skira Rizzoli
999 NEW STORIES OF HORROR AND SUSPENSE
1999; Signed, First Edition, #426 of 500; edited by Al Sarrantonio
Avon, New York
EAST OF EDEN By John Steinbeck
1952; Viking Press
“OUR LIVING WORLD” A NATURAL HISTORY
Three Volume Set
By the Reverend J. Wood
WITH KENNEDY By Pierre Salinger
1966; Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Signed by author; Limited Edition
DEFOE’S JOURNAL: A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR; OR, MEMORIALS OF THE GREAT PESTILENCE IN LONDON IN 1665
By Daniel Defoe
Historical notes by Eduard Wedlake Brayley
A New Edition; 1835; Thomas Tegg and Son
TURNING PAGES: MY LIFE STORY By Sonia Sotomayor
ELOISE By Kay Thompson, illustrated by Hilary Knight
1983; Simon & Schuster Books
SONG OF THE SWALLOWS written and illustrated by Leo Politi
POP UP MICKEY MOUSE and POP UP MINNIE MOUSE
Story and illustrations by the staff of the Walt Disney Studios
1993 reprint of the original 1933 pop ups