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2022 CBA Benevolent Fund Auction

The CBA Benevolent Fund helps members who need financial assistance for professional development or disaster/accident relief.

The following items have been generously donated by the members of CBA. 

Online bidding opens November 28. Online bidding ends Saturday, December 3 at 5:00 PM. Silent auction bids may be placed in-person at the CBA Holiday Party on December 4th, 6:00 p.m. at the SMILE Station in Sellwood.

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For direct donations to the fund, see the last lot.


1. Arthur & George.

Barnes, Julian.
London: Jonathan Cape, 2005.

First edition. Signed limited edition of 125 numbered copies, signed by the author. Cloth spine over paper-covered boards, housed in slipcase. Fine copy.

From Penguin Random House:

“Julian Barnes brings his unparalleled narrative and investigative skills to the story of two men born in Britain in the late nineteenth century. Arthur, the son of an improvident father and an intelligent, capable Scottish mother, trains as an eye doctor, but becomes instead the famous creator of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. George Edalji is the son of a Scottish mother and a Church of England vicar who was born a Parsee in Bombay. And here—in his racial difference—lies George’s problem.

“From his earliest school years, George has been jeered at by farm boys and the local police. Highly intelligent, straitlaced, and conscientious, George becomes a solicitor and writes a book about railway law of which he is very proud. But minding his own business does him no good: when a series of animal mutilations brings terror to his local village, George is the only person pursued by the police. He is convicted on trumped-up evidence and sentenced to seven years of hard labor. After three years he is released but not cleared of guilt, so he cannot resume his working life. In desperation, he writes to Arthur Conan Doyle, who brings to his aid all of the investigative know-how of Sherlock Holmes.

“With Arthur & George, Julian Barnes re-creates the detailed world of the Edwardian past, and with extraordinary empathy and imagination invites readers into the relationship between two men whose paths would never have crossed but for a terrible miscarriage of justice.”

Donated by Crooked House Books & Paper

High bid: $48

2. God Emperor of Dune.

Herbert, Frank.
New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1981.

First edition. Black cloth spine over grey paper-covered boards. Very good condition with minor soiling to foredge, tiny tear to DJ at front edge, minor rubbing to rear white panel of DJ.

Donated by Cross Genre Books

Estimated value: $50

3. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

McCullers, Carson.
Houghton Mifflin, 1940.

First edition, first printing of Carson McCullers’ best-known work. Bound in original coarse oatmeal cloth stamped in maroon. Very Good or better with toning to spine, light soiling to cloth. Former owner address label to front paste down and bottom page corners bumped throughout. Vertical crease to margin of page 153/54 and corners bent on several subsequent leaves. A lovely copy..

Donated by Burnside Rare Books

High bid: $130

4. Lustra.

Ezra Pound.
New York: Alfred Knopf, 1917.

First American edition, second impression (after a first impression of only 60 copies). Gallup A11d.

Containing recent poems, a selection from Cathay and other earlier poems, and as an addendum the first book appearance of any of the Cantos (“Three Cantos of a Poem of Some Length”).

Moderate soiling to covers, small chip from the top of the spine, front hinge cracked but firm; previous owner’s ink signature and date to front free endpaper; one weak opening at the center; a few scattered pencil notations.

Donated by Passages Bookshop

High bid: $45

5. The Case of Mr. Cassidy.

Targ, William.
Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1945.

Hardcover in dust jacket, full red cloth binding with light blue lettering to spine and “Tower Mystery” logo to front board, 8″ tall, 224 pp. Good in good jacket, toning to pages, closed tears to DJ, which is taped & water stained on reverse though the stains are not very noticeable on the printed side.

Targ is better known for being an editor & publisher than an author, but he penned this bibliomystery after running his own bookstore in Chicago.

Donated by Crooked House Books & Paper

Estimated value: $25

6. The Secret History.

Donna Tartt.
New York: Knopf, 1992, Advance Reader’s Edition.

A near fine Advance Reader’s Edition of Donna Tartt’s first book. Very minor edge wear, interior is clean with no names or marks. No creases to the spine. This title is arguably one of the best in the “dark academia” genre.

Donated by Wallace Books

High bid: $125

7. The Polar Express: Gift Set [partial].

Van Allsburg, Chris.
Houghton Mifflin, 1989.

Hardcover in jacket, and jingle bell in box. Moderate wear to box, cassette tape missing.

Donated by Zephyr Used & Rare Books

Estimated value: $5

8. The Queen’s Gambit.

Tevis, Walter.
New York: Random House, 1983.

First edition. Black cloth spine over black paper-covered boards with white lettering and decoration. Very good in very good jacket, fading to top 1/2″ of front panel of jacket and front board.

Donated by Cross Genre Books

High bid: $185

9. Westvaco American Classics. 19 + 1 volumes.


For 50 years, the paper company Westvaco produced this series as a Christmas keepsake as well as a showcase of its paper. These handsome volumes, each with a slipcase, feature a variety of titles, sure to fill holes in any bookstore! As keepsakes, they had a limited print run and often creative layout and design–such as the “bullet hole” drilled most of the way through “The Red Badge of Courage.”

Generally near fine condition, light wear/soil to some slipcases. Titles include:

Ade. Fables in Slang.
Cather. O Pioneers!
Crane. The Red Badge of Courage.
Denton. A Brief Description of New York.
Elder. Treasury of American Humor.
Emerson. Essays.
Harte. Nine Sketches.
Hawthorne. Twenty Tales.
Henry. The Four Million.
Holmes. Autocrat at the Breakfast Table.
James. Daisy Miller.
Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, Virginia.
Lardner. You Know Me Al.
Lindbergh. Listen! The Wind.
London. Farther North.
Poe. Tales. (Gold Bug, Purloined Letter, Balloon Hoax, Black Cat.)
Westvaco. Almanac &c.: A Collection of Early American Almanacs.
Westvaco. America: An Affirmation of Faith.
Westvaco. An Anthology of American Classics.
Westvaco. Innovation and Achievement: In Praise of American Creativity.

Not part of the series, but on Westvaco paper and in similar format, is: Cornell faculty. The Quality of Life.

Donated by Crooked House Books & Paper

High bid: $25

10. Lot 33 Vintage Mass Market Paperbacks.


Various conditions, generally good to very good. As pictured.

Donated by Crooked House Books & Paper

High bid: $20

11. Lot 32 Little Golden Books.


Various conditions, generally fair to good. As pictured.

Donated by Arches Bookhouse

High bid: $50



12. The Yellow Spot: The Outlawing of Half a Million Human Beings, a Collection of Facts and Documents Relating to Three Years’ Persecution of German Jews, Derived Chiefly from National Socialist Sources, Very Carefully Assembled by a Group of Investigators

Anonymous; The Bishop of Durham (intro.)
New York: Knight Publications, 1936.

Hardcover, full red cloth boards with black lettering to spine, 8-3/4″ tall, 287 pp. Good condition, soiling to front board, small tears to cloth at top and bottom edges of front board. Reading copy of a book not often seen anymore.

From the review of this book from International Affairs: “There will always be a number of people who will dismiss whatever troubles their consciences as ‘grossly exaggerated.’ And there is a still larger group which dislikes having to think ill of anyone. Both would be hard put to it to maintain their attitudes in the face of the documents on the treatment of the Jews in Germany which have recently become available…The book, inevitably produced anonymously, gives a complementary picture–and, as its title states, almost exclusively from Nationalist-Socialist sources…As a record of human sadism it is unique, even when compared with persecutions in Russia, Italy or elsewhere, and as such it makes appalling reading.”

Donated by Crooked House Books & Paper

High bid: $50

13. Avant Garde, issues #1 – #14 plus alternate cover of #6 (First Anniversary Issue) [complete run]

Avant Garde Media, 1968-1971.

Softcover magazines, about 11″ square. Moderate wear to edges, but generally a very good set.

Conceived by Ralph Ginzburg, with Herb Lubalin as art director, this set includes both covers of issue #6.

Donated by Crooked House Books & Paper

High bid: $75


Child, Julia.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Borzoi Books, 1968.

FIRST EDITION. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. xxxv, 424, xviii pp. Stated First Edition. 12mo, finished orange cloth with spatula/whisk wheel encircling spine title over both boards. Light rubbing to extremities, notation to half-title, otherwise very clean and sharp. DJ is a bit worn with three very short tears and owner’s name to front. Now wrapped in mylar. VERY GOOD / VERY GOOD

Donated by Arches Bookhouse

High bid: $25

15. Pacific Northwest Quarterly Index.

Connette, Earle.
The Shoe String Press, Inc., Hamden, CT, 1964.

Cloth. 8vo. First edition. 740 pp. Very good +. Endpapers foxed. The Pacific Northwest Quarterly is a mass of information pertaining to the Pacific Northwest with particular regard for the political, social, and economic history of Washington State. This subject and author index began in an attempt to bring certain valuable essays, letters, diaries, and reminiscences to the attention of students and teachers of Washington State history and government.

Donated by David Morrison

High bid: $50

16. The Last of Spring

Croft-Cooke, Rupert.
London: Putnam, 1964.

First edition. Hardcover in dust jacket, red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, 8-3/4″ tall, 205 pp. Very good in like jacket, minor shelfwear to bottom edge of boards, minor soiling to rear of jacket, spine slightly faded.

Croft-Cooke was a prolific author who is now largely forgotten except the mysteries he wrote as Leo Bruce (these have been reprinted a few times, most recently by Chicago Review Press). This is his memoir of working as a used bookseller. He was jailed in the 1950s for homosexuality, and although this was published after that, I assume this is more of a book-related memoir than gay memoir, but here’s a paragraph I opened to at random:

“That first Sunday I was enchanted with [John Payne] and his home and when he said I could stay for a pound or two a week, I became the only one of his house-guests who was not a negro.”

Donated by Crooked House Books & Paper

High bid: $30

17. Catalogue of original and early editions of some of the poetical and prose works of English writers from Wither to Prior, with collations, notes, and more than two hundred facsimiles of title-pages and frontispieces.

New York; Grolier Club, 1905.

First edition. One of 400 copies printed on Holland handmade paper. Three octavo volumes. Publisher’s quarter straight-grain morocco over brown cloth, spines with gilt lettering, board fronts with gilt device of Grolier Club. All in the original slipcase (one of which is missing the bottom panel). Bookplate to front pastedowns. Some light scuffing to morocco. A very good copy of a seminal work

Donated by Nat DesMarais Rare Books

High bid: $50

18. American Wood Type: 1828-1900. Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types.

Kelly, Rob Roy.
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1969.

Hardcover in dust jacket, full black cloth binding with silver lettering on spine, blindstamped device to front board, 12-1/4″ tall, 350 pp. Book fine; jacket has a closed tear and associated crease to front panel of jacket.

A thorough documentation, with over 600 styles of wood type classified & shown by period, as well as over 100 specimens of complete or partial fonts. Includes bibliography of all wood type specimen books found in major American libraries.

Bruno not included.

Donated by Crooked House Books & Paper

High bid: $50

19. The First Missouri River Inspection Trip: Lewis & Clark Expedition Explores the “Big Muddy”.

[Lewis & Clark].
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, [1942?].

A bound series of articles extracted from the US Army Corps of Engineers periodical CROSSROADS. Hardcover, full green buckram binding with gilt lettering to spine, 10-7/8″ tall, two folding maps, printed by mimeograph or similar process; the verso of some of the final pages of the articles have other text from Crossroads, including a few columns entitled “Up Onawa Way” and “Cheyenne” featuring local news & gossip, a poem “In Defence of Surveyors” by Schwartz, etc.

These are edited extracts from the Lewis & Clark journal as edited by Elliott Coues. An interesting WWII-era edition not commonly found.

Donated by Powells Books

High bid: $40

20. Oregon Spectator Index 1846-1854 (Two Volumes)

W. P. A. Newspaper Index Project.
Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR, 1941.

8-1/2 x 11 Softcover; 655pp.

Minor creasing to covers, slight wear to spine ends, pages clean & tight, VG- condition.

Complete index to the newspaper, the Oregon Spectator, from 1846 through 1854. Two volume set.

Donated by Book Happy Booksellers

High bid: $15

21. The Oregonian Souvenir 1850-1892

Portland: Oregonian newspaper, 1892.

Illustrated book, The Oregonian Souvenir 1850 – 1892, issued by the Oregonian newspaper and printed at the press of Lewis & Dryden Printing Company, Portland, Oregon, 1892. Red cloth covers with illustration of the Oregonian Building in gilt along with the title on the front cover; full-page color frontis of the Oregonian Building; 200 pp; illustrations from photos throughout; index. Measures 18 x 13.75 inches. The covers have been “repaired” poorly with black tape along the spine; evidence of fire damage on the front cover; creases on front flyleaf; interior clean; overall condition is G+, but the historical text and illustrations throughout the text are in VG+ condition.

The volume contains a great amount of information on Oregon (during the lifetime of the Oregonian) in the 19th century, plus many biographical sketches of some of the state’s prominent citizens.

Donated by Cultural Images

Estimated value: $60

22. Group of Three Pacific Northwest Polk Directories


(1893) Polk Salem and Marion County Directory 303, 104 pp. About good. Cracking to spine panel, areas of loss at head and foot of spine. Binding shaken with several loose pages. Several pages have minor closed tears.

(1924) Polk Portland Directory. 1,975 pp. Very good. Rubbing to spine with some gilt loss to lettering. Water stains and light rippling to pp 751-811, 1415-1505.

(1957) Polk Vancouver (WA) Directory. 989 pp. Very good. Small ink stain to top edge. Occasional pen marks in the address listings.

Donated by Melville Books

High bid: $50

23. Himalayas

Yoshikazu Shirakawa. NY: Abrams, 1971.

First edition of Himalayas, a folio-sized book of color photographs of the Himalaya Mountains (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1971).

Color dust jacket over white cloth covers with black and red front cover and spine printing, housed in the original black portfolio case with ivory fasteners, which is housed in the original Abrams box; [np]; “248 full-page illustrations in full color; six multi-page fold-out color plates”; six maps and diagrams. Book measures 17 x 12 inches. All components are in Fine condition.

The text and photographs are by Yoshikazu Shirakawa, one of Japan’s foremost photographers, who spent four years photographing in the Himalayas. The book also contains a Testimonial by the King of Nepal; a Preface by Arnold Toynbee; and an Introduction by Sir Edmund Hillary. Toward the end of the book is a multi-page essay titled “The Great Himalayas” by Kyuya Fukada. The photographs in the book are divided into four sections, each devoted to one of the four major sectors of the Himalayas: the Nepal, Punjab, and Sikkim Himalayas, and the Hindu Kush Range.

Magnificent photographs presented in a masterful manner!

Donated by Cultural Images

High bid: $20

24. Tabular Statements Showing the Names of Commanders of Army Corps, Divisions, Brigades, United States Army During the War of 1861 to 1865.

Philadelphia; Burk & McFetridge, Printers and Lithographers, 1887.

First edition. Oblong folio (24 x 19 inches). Unpaginated but [43] leaves. Publisher’s brown cloth with gilt cover lettering. Text block whole and well but needs to be put back into binding (it is very wide, 24″, and just couldn’t stand the strain) but a very good copy of a required book for Civil War enthusiasts.

Donated by Nat DesMarais Rare Books

High bid: $150



25. 119th Railway Company

May 1916.

Framed photo of the 119th Railway Company, Royal Engineers, 18″ by 14″.

Donated by Collins Books

Estimated Value: $100

26. Twenty-Seven Years of Progress: Fred Meyer Employee Service Award Banquet (Program) Signed by Fred Meyer. (Program: Fred Meyer Employees First Annual “Service Awards” Banquet April 21, 1949)

Fred Meyer Company, Portland, OR, 1949.

Wraps; Program with inserted certificate, deckle edge to front cover of program, certificate folded, a few smudges to program, text unmarked, certificate age-toned, VG- condition. Personalized Employee Service Certificate (to Sophie Rady)

Signed by Fred Meyer.

Vintage program from Fred Meyer Employees First Annual Service Awards Banquet held on April 21, 1949 with personalized certificate for a 5-year employee. Attractive illustrated cover.

Donated by Book Happy Booksellers

Estimated Value: $100

27. Airline travel scrapbook with menus & matchbooks

Miss Adams, 1942.

Large scrapbook measuring 14-1/2″ x 12″ and 3″ thick. Good to fair condition, front cover torn along joint, pages brittle with short tears, contents mostly taped with Scotch tape, resulting in some discoloration and tears.

Memorabilia from United Airlines & American Airlines; menus, napkins and matchbooks from a variety of restaurants; tickets and tourist site brochures; largely originating from New York City and San Francisco areas.

Donated by Zephyr Used & Rare Books

High bid: $60

28. Byron Hoyt’s Sheet Music Service [photo archive]

Byron Hoyt

Unprocessed lot containing:

* Vinyl binder containing 50 photographs of the office, retail area, staff, etc.

* Kodak album of 10 color photos of business & staff.

* Packet of old family photos, some annotated at length, some briefly annotated, some blank. Several from Lake Oswego.

* Several envelopes of later photos, certainly of minimal interest, mostly travel & family, 1960s-80s I think.

* Oregonian newspaper from 1970, and Longview newspaper from 1934. Have fun finding those connections.

Do your own preliminary research, but I thought I read somewhere that Hoyt’s was once the largest sheet music distributor on the West Coast. Or the Country. Maybe the Universe. The albums of BHSMS do not appear to be annotated. However, I have found that Google comes up with a fair amount of hits, and perhaps a simple narrative could be pulled together. UO seems to have his sheet music collection.

Condition: the company related stuff is in good condition, the vinyl binder needs to be cleaned, some of the travel/family photos are stuck together, but I was able to start peeling them apart with success, then got bored.

Donated by Crooked House Books & Paper

High bid: $15

29. Framed photo of No. 12 Platoon of the 158th


Framed photograph of No. 12 Platoon, 158th “Duke of Connaught’s Own” Overseas Battalion (Vancouver, B.C.)
by Harold Smith, 25″ by 10″.

Donated by Collins Books

Estimated Value: $100

30. Children’s Spring Book Festival Poster: Harold and the Purple Crayon

Johnson, Crockett.
New York: New York Herald Tribune, 1958.

A wonderful image by children’s book illustrator Crockett Johnson (pen name of David Johnson Leisk) for the NY Children’s Spring Book Festival for 1958 featuring the beloved Harold with his purple crayon. The Children’s Spring Book Festival began in 1938 in New York and was an instant success. The annual event produced a series of charming posters by noted illustrators. A classic and rare example in very nice condition. Offset printed on heavier stock, 16.75″ x 22″. Condition: Near fine, light bumping/edge wear along left edge; otherwise super clean.

Donated by Monograph Bookwerks

High bid: $250

31. Lot 25 hotel letterheads

various, late 19th through early 20th century

Various letterheads from hotels in Washington state, New York, Detroit, and scattered other places like Butte, Montana. Most sizes are notepads, some are writing paper, one envelope included. Very good to fine condition.

Donated by Crooked House Books & Paper

High bid: $20

32. Native American Art

Signed print in frame, 20″ by 17″.

Donated by Collins Books

Estimated Value: $75

33. Slavery

James Smith
Privately Printed, NY, no date.

Wraps; 6pp.

Booklet is chipped & edgeworn, slightly age-toned, short tears professionally repaired, text unmarked, binding is sound, Good condition.

Pre-Civil War tract on slavery by James Smith, Counsellor at Law, New York. Legal and religious discussion of slavery in reference to correspondence between Rev. R. Fuller and Dr. Wayland. States, among other things, that if a Christian man is held in slavery, it is his duty to be contented with his situation and to yield in obedience to municipal laws. Published circa 1830 to 1840.

Donated by Book Happy Booksellers

High bid: $50

34. War Propaganda

Framed print :

“Come into the Ranks and Fight for Your King and Country – Don’t Stay in the Crowd and Stare.”
“You are Wanted at the Front.”
“Enlist Today.”

41″ by 28″

Donated by Collins Books

Estimated Value: $250

35. Cash Donation

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