Iliad Bookshop's February 2023 Newsletter (#73)
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Hi Gang!

Well, we were hoping for a 2023 that would get off to a better start than 2022, but it didn't quite play out that way...on January 8, 60% of the staff tested positive for Covid, one had a negative test but the same symptoms, and the one who was negative and healthy had a scheduled vacation, which left us with a staff of zero for a week and a half. If you came by during that week (or half of the next), you know we were closed.

The good news is we've all tested negative now and the store is back to relatively normal. We're also making progress on the post-arson repairs, with new lighting in the parking lot and the new entrance doors scheduled to arrive and be installed soon.

We hope you've been staying healthy (at least healthier than us!) and sane so far in 2023.

Dan, Lisa, Poul, Eric, and Sean (and Zeus and Apollo)
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. First mass market paperback edition, published by Warner Books in 1995. In very good condition: Wraps creased on spine, book has a spine slant, light edge wear, pages slightly yellowed. $25
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DC Rebirth Omnibus Expanded Edition by Geoff Johns, Scott Snyder, Greg Rucka, Gary Frank, Ethan Van Sciver, and Ivan Reis. Hardback first edition in jacket published by DC Comics in 2017. In very good condition (binding is slightly shaken) with a fine jacket. $100
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Costume Patterns and Designs : A Survey of Costume Patterns and Designs of All Periods and Nations from Antiquity to Modern Times by Max Tilke. Hardback in jacket published by Hastings House in 1974. Condition is good in very good jacket: Light sunning and edge wear to jacket, several tape repairs and some tape residue to edges, price clipped; light edge wear to binding, corners bumped, endpapers are scuffed and lightly creased, and binding is cracking. $85
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The Portable Ring Lardner by Ring Lardner, edited and with an introduction by Gilbert Seldes. Hardback first edition (lacking dust jacket) published by Viking Press in 1946. Signed and inscribed by Lardner to film critic Charles Champlin. Condition is good plus, with light staining and wear to binding, and corners and spine ends slightly bumped. $75
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History of Hollywood Lodge No. 355, F. & A. M., edited by Samuel Steelman. Hardback without jacket published by The History Committee in 1945. In very good condition, with light sunning and staining to binding, and corners and spine ends slightly bumped. $75
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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Hardback first edition in second state jacket, published by Harper & Row in 1964. Has printed price of $3.95 and "094" on front jacket flap, no ISBN, and four-line colophon on copyright page. Condition is very good in very good jacket: minor sunning and wear to jacket, front flap lower corner is clipped (price is still intact, though); very light wear to binding. $100
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Have you ever noticed the big safe full of books behind Iliad's front counter? We get asked about it frequently. "Is it really old?" is a common question (the answer: no, we bought it new just a few years ago). But most customers want to know what kind of books merit storage in a safe (we think of these as the rarest of our rare books), so in this column we'll pick one book every month and tell you about it. This month's book is...
Martha's Vineyard and Other Places by David Hockney. Two-volume set published by Thames & Hudson in 1985. First volume is halfbound in dark blue leather, reproduces Hockney's complete original sketchbook down to blank and torn-out pages; includes separate paperback of text; both in slipcase; Hockney has flat-signed (in two colors) each book and the case. Condition is very good: light sunning to paperback and to slipcase, case also has some soiling and wear to edges and foot. $250
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Thanks to customer Haley for these adorable shots of the boys from November 2014, when they were about five months old!
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If you need more photos/videos of Zeus and Apollo please visit our Instagram page or our Pet Gallery (where you can also see photos of our earlier felines).
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