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2023 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 27. Online bidding ends Saturday, December 2 at 5:00 PM. Silent auction bids may be placed in-person at the CBA Holiday Party on December 3th, 6:00 p.m. at the SMILE Station in Sellwood.

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1. Holes for Faces

Campbell, Ramsey. Portland: Dark Regions Press, 2013.

Signed limited edition of 300 copies. Fine in fine jacket.

Donated by Crooked House

High bid: $40

2. Three university press books on labor & social movements around agriculture.

The Forgotten Farmers: The Story of Sharecroppers in the New Deal.
Conrad, David Eugene. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois, 1965. Fine in near fine DJ.

The Plain People of the Confederacy.
Wiley, Bell Irvin. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1943. Near fine in VG DJ.

Wobbly: The Rough-and-Tumble Story of an American Radical.
Chaplin, Ralph. Chicago: Univ. Chicago Press, 1948. Very good sans jacket.

Donated by Crooked House

High bid: $15

3. Book stack hand truck

Useful for the shop or warehouse. Carries a tall stack of books or dogs.

These things are about $250 new + shipping.

(Richard Ford books/dogs not included.)

Donated by Crooked House

High bid: $60

4. The Han-Nya Shingyo: A Scroll of Buddhist Prayer (Miniature Book)

Tokyo, Add-Rie Studio, 1980.

As New. 1st Edition. Tokyo, Add-Rie Studio, 1980. 50x810mm. Buddhist Prayer Scroll in Chinese and Sanskrit script (not transcribed), with three illustrations and colophon. Handbound with Kawashima silk weave cover and red Sandal-wood roll, with brocade ties preserved. Enclosed in a special hand-made Paulownia wooden case with thin paper wrapper as issued. 80x38x28mm. Title on upper lid with copy-number Ms. in Indian ink. Text printed on Torinoko paper, dyed with powder of Clam on both sides and decorated with powder of Mica and with gold and silver. Illustrations coloured by hand. Limited edn. of 100 copies only. BONDY, page 183. An excellent executed MINIATURE edition of one of the most popular Buddhist Prayers in Japan. One of these was online for some time for 2400.00 I can’t imagine it sold at such a price but it isn’t currently online.

Donated by David Morrison.

High bid: $140

5. 14 Vols of Series III of the Hakluyt Society

[TRAVEL] [VOYAGES] [EXPLORATION] The Hakluyt Society. Fourteen volumes of Series III, including Volumes 1-9, 11-14 & 16 (missing Volumes 10 and 15), published by Ashgate for The Hakluyt Society of London, between 1999-2006. Laid in loose is the notice addressed to Members and Subscribing Libraries of the Society announcing the New Third Series Publications. It states, in part, “With the publication of three new titles for 1999, The Hakluyt Society inaugurates the Third Series of its publications and introduces a new larger format for its books. The smaller Second Series format (in light blue cloth) was not ideal for the publication of maps and charts which authors had increasingly wished to see appear with their texts, and this had become a cause of some criticism. As authors offer for publication more nineteenth and twentieth-century texts, with graphic and photographic images, it makes sense for the Society to adopt a format suitable also for the reproduction of pictorial material.” The books of the Third Series are uniformly bound in dark blue cloth and each has a dust jacket with the title on the front. The volumes measure approximately 7 x 10 inches. Books and dust jackets are in Near Fine to Fine Condition, unless as noted below.

Vol 1: Searching for Franklin: The Land Arctic Searching Expedition / James Anderson’s and James Stewart’s Expedition via the Back River 1855. xv, 292 pp; illustrations & maps.

Vol 2: The Discovery of River Gambra (1623) by Richard Jobson. xv, 341; illustrations & maps.

Vol 3: The Travel Diary of Robert Bargrave / Levant Merchant (1647-1656). xix, 288 pp; illustrations.

Vol 4: The Discovery of the South Shetland Islands / The Voyages of the Brig Williams 1819-1820 as recorded in contemporary documents and the Journal of Midshipman C. W. Poynter. xv, 232 pp; illustrations & maps. Half-inch spear at upper left corner of dj.

Vol 5: Pieter Van Den Broecke’s Journal of Voyages to Cape Verde, Guinea and Angola (1605-1612). xv, 139 pp; illustrations & maps.

Vol 6: The Third Voyage of Martin Frobisher to Baffin Island 1578. Xi, 268 pp; illustrations & maps.

Vol 7: Joao Rodriques’s Account of Sixteenth-Century Japan. xli, 428 pp; illustrations.

Vol 8: The Malaspina Expedition 1789-1794 / Journal of the Voyage by Alejandro Malaspina / Volume I: Cadiz to Panama. xcviii, 338 pp; illustrations & maps.

Vol 9: The Pacific Journal of Louis-Antoine de Bougainville / 1767-1768. lxxvii, 322 pp; illustrations & maps.

Vol 10: [Missing]

Vol 11: The Malaspina Expedition 1789-1794 / Journal of the Voyage by Alejandro Malaspina / Volume II: Panama to the Philippines. xx, 511 pp; illustrations & maps.

Vol 12: The Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Younger / Volume I: The Voyages of 1811, 1812 and 1813. lxi, 242 pp; illustrations & maps. Pencil markings in the Introduction.

Vol 13: The Malaspina Expedition 1789-1794 / Journal of the Voyage by Alejandro Malaspina / Volume III: Manila to Cadiz. xxi, 487 pp; illustrations & maps.

Vol 14: The Origins of the Grand Tour / The Travels of Robert Montagu, Lord Mandeville (1649-1654) / William Hammond (1655-1658) / Banaster Maynard (1600-1663). xvii, 331 pp; illustrations & maps.

Vol 15: [Missing]

Vol 16: The Guiana Travels of Robert Schomburgk 1835-1844 / Volume I: Explorations on Behalf of the Royal Geographical Society 1835-1839. xiii, 406 pp; illustrations & maps.

Donated by Cultural Images.

High bid: $150

6. Post Office

Bukowski, Charles. London: London Magazine Editions, 1974.

First British Edition, First Printing. In Very Good condition, in dust jacket with the price intact. Previous owner name and date in pen to title page and verso of front free end paper. Crease to page 17. Light wear to spine ends. The dust jacket shows rubbing, a tiny stain at the bottom left corner of the front panel, faint edge wear, and two tears; a two-inch long tear at the top of the rear flap, and a one-inch long tear at the top of the front flap fold. The later which has been repaired from the verso with a white label. A nice copy.

Donated by Burnside Rare Books.

High bid: $80

7. The Rap Attack

Toop, David. Boston: South End Press, 1984.

First edition. 168 pp. Bound in publisher’s illustrated wraps. Good+ with diagonal creases to front wrap, light shelf wear. An early history of hip-hop culture and music in America, photo-illustrated in black-and-white. Among the book’s strengths, Toop covers a lot of the DJ culture of the late ’60s and ’70s that other, later hip-hop histories have glossed over, as well as continuities between the then nascent hip-hop scene and earlier cultures of doo-wop, funk, and soul.

Donated by Burnside Rare Books.

High bid: $110

8. Printed by Native Americans: Native American Bibliographies

Four bibliographies from the Office of Indian Affairs, at least three of which were printed by Native Americans.

1. United States Indians: Historical References. Chemawa, Oregon: United States Indian School, [1923?]

2. Bibliography of Indian Legends. Chemawa, Oregon: Salem Indian School, [1926?]

3. American Indian Legends. Phoenix, Arizona: The Native American Press, 1930. [Not a bibliography, but retelling of legends from the students of Haskell Indian Institute’s ‘Indian Legends and Superstitions.’]

4. Bibliography of Indian and Pioneer Stories for Young Folks. [1931?]

In addition to being interesting work-based learning artifacts, these bibliographies are also useful for booksellers or collectors. The one for Young Folks has one-line descriptions of some books, including anthologies of great heroes, heroines, oratory, etc. from American history which have a chapter or more on Native American accomplishments.

Donated by Crooked House.

High bid: $20

9. Of Men and Mountains

Douglas, Wm. O. (Justice). 

Octavo. Olive green cloth over boards, with Harper and Brothers embossed initials/logo to lower front right corner. Thin brown stain to bottom of rear board. Very light rubbing to corners. Map endpapers (Cascades to front, Wallowas to rear). Shelfwear to dustjacket extremities, very minor. $4.00 price present to front DJ flap.

Donated by Aardvark Rare Books.

High bid: $75

10. The Inns of Greece and Rome

Firebaugh, W.C. Published Chicago Frank M. Morris. 1923.

With an introduction by Wallace Rice and Illustrations by Australian artist Norman Lindsay. 10 pen-and-ink illustrations, including color frontis. 8vo., 275 pp., including index. Numbered, Limited Edition, #598 out of 600 copies printed, SIGNED by author on limitation page. Textured, marbled boards of red and navy on white, bordered by a broad vertical band, a black-upon-gilt vignette the entire height of the book’s front board. Lovely gold and pink endpapers. Rubbing to corners and edges. Tightly bound.

Donated by Aardvark Rare Books.

High bid: $20

11. Nociones del Idioma Nahuatl (in Boletin del Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Historia Y Etnologia (15 of 18 issues present)

Robelo, Cecilia; Published by Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Historia Y Etnologia, 1912, Mexico City.

18-part series extending a year and a half (December 1911 through June 1913), comprising 88 separate lessons in Nahuatlan Grammar., and usage, most logically divided by shared root, or purpose (words describing herbs, land, tortillas, etc.). Different name ñ Jardin de las Raices Aztecas ñused initially. Single long-stitched softcover bindings. Some minor peeling and chipping to paper spines of a half-dozen of the booklets, but apart from a one or two inch tear along the cover seam, the 16 booklets are in remarkably good condition. A few pencil markings to the bottoms and tops of 2 or 3 of the booklets.

Series begins with Tome I, Number 7 (January, 1912), where the Nahuatlan alphabet and rules of grammar are introduced. NOTE: 3 issues are missing. LACKS March of 1912 (Tome I, Number 9 , August of 1912 (Tome I, Number 14), and January of 1913 (Tome II, Number 7). ; a lexicon of edible herbs and medicinal plants amongst the Aztecs (April, 1913/Tome II, Number 10). Also of note are several color pictographs, an article and a foldout Aztec Calendar (April, 1912/Tome I, Number 10).

Donated by Aardvark Rare Books.

Estimated value: $200

12. Geronimo’s Story of His Life

Geronimo & S.M. Barrett (Editor). NY: Duffield & Company, 1907.

Early printing, but not the first, of the first edition with 1907 date on title page, “Published, September, 1906” on copyright page with no additional printings.) xvii, 216 pp. with 26 photo illustrations. Bound in publisher’s brick red cloth with cream lettering. Near Fine, rubbing to spine panel, former owner’s name inscribe don front free endpaper. The famous Apache leader’s oral account of his life, with many photos.

Donated by Burnside Rare Books

High bid: $75

13. Rolling Stone magazine lot. 30 issues 1975-1977

30 various issues from January 2, 1975 through January 13, 1977.

Generally good condition, soiling to spines, somewhat sloppy re-folding results in uneven edges with some wear. The Sendak cover is torn & stained, Avedon is torn. Cheap vintage ephemera for walk-in customers or instant eBay lot!

Donated by Crooked House

Estimated value: $150

14. Lot of 13 Souvenir Tour Books

Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, et al.

Paul McCartney Up and Coming Tour, 2010 (with 2x vip tickets from the 2013 Out There tour)
Rolling Stones 2002/3 and 2005/6
Pen & Teller Live at the Rio (2012?) Signed by both
Bob Dylan 2009, 1992-94, 2002, 2003, 2004
Ringo Star 2010
Rod Stewart 2011
The Buddy Holly Story 1995-96
The Who’s Tommy Musical 1993

Generally very good or better.

Donated by Peruse the Stacks

Estimated value: $100

15. A Magnificent Farce and Other Diversions of a Book Collection [Inscribed Large Paper Edition]

A. Edward Newton. Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, [1921]

Limited large paper edition, #44 of 265 copies printed, of which 250 were offered for sale. Signed by Newton with handwritten quotation on the limitation page, and additionally inscribed on the front free endpaper to George Keating, Esq. in May, 1924. Corners lightly bumped, rubbing and short tears to spine ends; very good.

Donated by Walkabout Books

High bid: $25

16. Collection of 11 Vintage Menus (two signed)

Chicago, New York, Portland, SF (1938 to Circa 1960s)

A collection of 11 vintage menus, the earliest being 1938 (Omar Khayyam’s SF) and others through the 1960s. The menu for the Marine Room at Edgewater Beach Hotel Chicago is signed by Spanish/Latin bandleader Xavier Cugat, and the menu for the Boulevard Room Chicago is signed by Swing Big Band leader Orrin Tucker. Other menus include Seven Hills (New York), The Gold Lion (Chicago), Peoria Rocket passenger train, a flyer for LA’s Cocoanut Grove, Teibel’s (Indiana) and Hilaire’s Encore and House of Fong (Portland).

Condition: Good+, some menus with food staining, some tri-folded; some edgewear and creasing.

Donated by Monograph Bookwerks

High bid: $110

17. Plains Indian Painting: A Description of an Aboriginal American Art

Ewers, John Canfield. California: Stanford Univ. Press, 1939.

An early, classic Native American title. With color frontispiece and black and white interior images. Scarce with dust jacket. Condition: Near Fine in VG dust jacket; some creasing/chips/closed tears and small loss to DJ near top and bottom of spine.

Donated by Monograph Bookwerks

High bid: $75

18. Sherlock Holmes collection

An assortment of 33 items regarding Sherlock Holmes; great for reading, gifts or store stock. Generally fine condition, first editions or proofs. A few samples:

Catalogue of an Exhibition on Sherlock Holmes held at Abbey House Baker Street London NW1, May-September 1951. A standard that should be in every collector’s library.

Kendrick, Stephen. Night Watch. Not because of value, but how cool is this premise–Sherlock Holmes meets Father Brown!?

Haydock, Ron. Deerstalker! Holmes & Watson on Screen. A great reference.

Barnes, Julian. Arthur & George. Signed, advance reader’s edition.

Norbu, Jamyang. Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Years. Signed first edition, condition note: bookstore stamp partially removed from front endpaper, still present on rear endpaper.

Other signed books are: , Sherlock Bones (Keane), The Final Solution (Chabon), Watson Without Holmes (Embler), Beeton’s Christmas Annual (Earlson), A Samba for Sherlock (Soares), Holmes on the Range (Hockensmith), Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (Trow), Sherlock Holmes & the Red Demon (Millett), Sherlock Holmes & the Ice Palace Murders (Millett), Sherlock Holmes & the Rune Stone Mystery (Millett).

Donated by Crooked House

High bid: $60

19. The Three-Body Problem

Liu, Cixin; Liu, Ken (translator). New York: Tor, 2006.

First edition stated; first printing with full number line. Signed by translator on title page. Remainder dot on top edge, small bump to tail of spine, dent to bottom edge of pages. Very good in fine jacket.

Donated by Cross Genre Books

High bid: $205

20. Fourteen books on/by the Beats and others

Generally VG condition except: the DJ of Holy Barbarians needs a mylar; the Sartre has a few underlines.

The one you can’t read the spine of is “A Fist Full” by Michael McClure as Sparrow 16, 1974.

Donated by Crooked House

High bid: $20

21. Archive of letters & postcards

Launderer, nurse, composer

Personal letters & cards. Includes a neat 1955 pictorial map of New York with cartoony images of Harlem, Greenwich Village, Brooklyn Dodgers, etc. I think in chronological order, the people are:

R.B. McClung, President of American Laundry Co. in Portland. (1920s).

Mrs. Lucile M. McBride, UO Medical School nursing program graduate. (possibly daughter of McClung)

William Craig McBride Jr., MD, UO Medical School.

Sally McBride (definitely daughter of Lucile), Lewis & Clark grad, music teacher, composer.

Donated by Crooked House

High bid: $30

22. The Canadian Rockies: New & Old Trails

Coleman, A.P. Toronto: Henry Frowde, 1911.

First edition. Full blue cloth boards with central color image surrounded by gilt frame; gilt lettering to front cover & spine, top edge gilt, plate photographs & maps, including large folding color map at rear. Bumping to spine ends, dent to top edge of pp 136-8, some foxing, generally very good condition.

Canadian geologist, professor, minerals prospector, artist, Rockies explorer, backwoods canoeist, world traveller, scientist, popular lecturer, museum administrator, memoirist. Coleman was one of Canada’s most beloved scientists. “Geology was at once his vocation, his avocation and his recreation.” (J.B. Tyrrell) There was always another mountain to climb; rock, clay and glacial till to examine. (utoronto)

He made a total of eight exploratory trips to the Canadian Rockies, wholly four of them looking for the mythical giants of Hooker and Brown. (wikipedia)

Donated by Crooked House

High bid: $50

23. Gateway

Frederick Pohl. Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1986

This Easton Press edition is accented in 22kt gold and printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Signed by Pohl on a special publisher’s page. Near fine.

Donated by Parallel Worlds

High bid: $20

24. Hutchings’ California Magazine

Hutchings & Rosenfield, 1858

Issue No. 19 (Vol. II, No. 7), January 1858. (52) pp., 6 x 9 inches. Rebound in full leather, with binder’s stamp (Rogelio R. Luna, Madrid). From the library of the Pacific Union Club, with their ex libris tipped to front pastedown, and two discreet pencil and one ink marking (including a pencil note to the binder to bind in the cover “as usual”). With presentation inscription to the Pacific Union Club from mining expert and historian Ernest A. Wiltsee (1862-1947). Front hinge cracked, wear to joints and extremities of covers, and small loss at crown of spine, but still sound. Browning of blanks before and after, with some offsetting to covers; internally very good.

Donated by Passages Bookshop

High bid: $15

25. In Persuasion Nation

George Saunders, Riverhead Books, 2006, First printing.

A fine, first printing in a fine dust jacket of an earlyish Saunders title. Signed by Saunders on the title page. Dj is protected in a clear, removable Brodart jacket. Laid in is the author event sheet from the Brookline Booksmith event where the book was signed.

Donated by Wallace Books

High bid: $30

26. Masters of Deceit

J. Edgar Hoover. “Masters of Deceit” Henry Holt and Company, New York. Fourth printing, June, 1958.

A very good copy in a very good dust jacket, with some chipping, and a bit of staining. SIGNED and inscribed by J. Edgar Hoover on the ffep. “To Elizabeth Weeks Best Wishes 1959 J. Edgar Hoover”. This is the fourth printing, June 1958.

Donated by Wallace Books

Estimated value: $85

27. Seattle, Washington

Curtis Asahel [photographer]. Seattle; The Puget Sound News Company, [1902]

First edition. Oblong octavo. [32] pp. Tile page, ‘Facts About Seattle’ leaf, and 16 full page photographic images of Seattle by Curtis and Romans. Printed on rectos only. Publisher’s string-tied gray wrappers with emossed cover lettering in yellow. An excellent copy.

Includes such images as; Second Avenue, Looking North; The Burke Building; Pioneer Square; First Avenue, Looking South; Mutual Life Building; The Lincoln Apartment House. Horsed still ruled the day in 1902 and many are sown on the streets in the pictures. Only two copies located by OCLC.. “Asahel Curtis was born in Minnesota in 1874; the family moved to the Puget Sound area (Washington State) in 1888. His older brother, Edward S. Curtis, opened a photo studio in Seattle in 1892, and Asahel began working there in 1895. He went to the Klondike in 1897 to take photographs for the studio. Differences over credit for this work later led to a break with his brother. By 1901 Asahel Curtis had joined with scenic photographer William P. Romans to form the Curtis & Romans studio. After a brief period in San Francisco and Tacoma, working sometimes as a photoengraver, Curtis returned to Seattle as a newspaper photographer. From about 1907 to 1911, he worked for Romans Photographic Co., becoming president and manager of the firm. A partnership with Walter Miller as Curtis & Miller lasted for several years before Curtis returned to the Romans Photographic Co. In 1920, this became the Asahel Curtis Photo Co., under which name it operated until his death in 1941” (UW).

Donated by Nat DesMarais

High bid: $75

28. Nineteenth-Century Printing Practices and the Iron Handpress [2 Vol]

Richard-Gabriel Rummonds. Oak Knoll Press & The British Library, 2004.

Two Volumes, stated first edition (2004) published by Oak Knoll and the British Library in association with Five Roses Press. An examination of printing techniques from the late seventeenth century through the nineteenth century. Contains almost 500 woodcuts, engravings and photographs associated with early printing, equipment and printing techniques.

Volume One is near fine with near fine dust jacket – clean square and tight. Volume Two is very good with a crease in the lower portion of the front board, and a similar crease on the dust jacket. Both dust jackets show some rubbing and a few scratches and book edges and corners are lightly rubbed. Pages clean and bright.

Donated by Librariana, LLC

High bid: $40

29. Beyond the Visible Terrain: The Art of Ed Mell

First edition. Signed by the author, Don Hagerty. Oblong folio. viii, [2], 164 pp. Numerous color illustrations of Ed Mell’s work throughout. Publisher’s blue cloth with black spine and cover lettering, colorful pictorial dust jacket. A fine copy.

Donated by Nat DesMarais Rare Books

High bid: $20

30. An assortment of Role Playing Game books.


An assortment of RPGs, paperbacks and hardcovers, all in VG-Fine condition.

Donated by Collins Books

High Bid: $50

31. Chapbooks by John Judson

Judson, John. Various small presses & dates.

Eleven books, most chapbooks, many signed.

Surreal Songs.
Reasons Why I Am Not Perfect
Two From Where It Snows
Routes from the Onion’s Dark
Three Years Before the Braves Left Boston
Ash is the Candle’s Wick
Finding Words in Winter
A Purple Tale
Within Seasons
The Inardo Poems (hardcover)

Donated by Arches Bookhouse

High bid: $45

32. Essays in Honor of Erwin Panofsky (De Artibus Opuscula XL)

Meiss, Millard (ed.) New York: New York University Press, 1961.

Two volumes in slipcase. Apparently unused. Includes a bibliography of 134 works by Panofsky through 1960.

Donated by Powells Books

High bid: $20

33. Nabokov: The Russian Years; The American Years. Two volumes.

Boyd, Brian. Princeton University Press, 1990 & 1991.

Russian Years is the second printing; American Years is the first printing. Both volumes near fine in like jackets.

“Mr. Boyd has a remarkable gift for drawing life and literature together and he is an astute interpreter of Nabokov’s texts.” (New York Times).

Donated by Powells Books

High bid: $20


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