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Silent Auction

Friends of the Library - Silent Auction

The silent auction opens on November 18, 2016 and closes on January 5, 2017.  A description of the silent auction books follows.  To view the books or place a bid, please visit our display in the lobby of the Main Library.  All proceeds go directly to purchase new materials for the library.

Andrew Wyeth
Minimum Bid: $9
Richard Meryman
Beautiful color reproductions of the famous American painter’s work. The dust jacket isn’t in perfect shape but the rest of the book’s condition is good.

Leni Rieffenstahl: Five Lives
Minimum Bid: $7
Ines Walk
The infamous German photographer’s work, including stills from her films and photos taken at the 1938 Olympics in Germany.
 
Julia Morgan: Architect of Beauty
Minimum Bid: $8
Mark A. Wilson
Covers her work in the early part of the 20th century, plus her designs fro the Hearst Castle and other Hearst properties.

The Illustrated Library of Art
Minimum Bid: $7
 About great traditions in painting and sculpture, and art in the modern world since the French Revolution. Includes 3,000 illustrations and biographies of more than 3,000 artists.

Encyclopedia of Herbs and Spices
Minimum Bid: $6
The ultimate guide to herbs and spices includes how to grow and cook with herbs, cook with spices, as well as 200 recipes.

Racing Planes and Air Races 
2 vols. 1909 – 1967, 1968 - 1971
Minimum Bid: $8
Reed Kinert
Includes air meetings and pictures of racing airplanes and the people who flew them.

Sex and the City: The Complete Story
Minimum Bid: $9
DVDs of all six seasons of the popular TV show, plus a synopsis of each episode.

Landscapes of the Civil War
Minimum Bid: $7
Constance Sullivan, ed.
97 stunning, recently-discovered photos taken in Gettysburg, Atlanta, Charleston and other southern towns and areas at the end of the Civil War.

Corn Cribs in History: Folklife and Architecture   
Minimum Bid: $7
Keith E. Roe
How this unique farm building for the storage of ear corn evolved from pre-colonial times to the mid-twentieth century.

Greatest Movie Car Chases of All Times
Minimum Bid: $6
Jesse Crosse
The origins and evolution of this movie staple. Lots of pictures of car chases.

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