Iliad Bookshop's May 2017 Newsletter (#4)
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Hi Gang!

Welcome to the May newsletter. As I write this, we have a crew in here shooting an episode of the sitcom Better Things. Did you know we do a lot of filming here at the Iliad? We've shot feature films, television series, sitcoms, music videos, student films, and even wedding photos here!

As always, drop us a line with comments, suggestions, criticism, whatever. Or send us your Zeus and Apollo photos, and we'll feature them!

Happy May!
Dan, Lisa, Morgan, Bob, Ricky, Poul, Brett, Sean, Kevin, Zeus and Apollo
The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 16 - signed! We just unearthed a box of signed R. Crumb books, all in beautiful condition!
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A Treasury of Great Recipes by Mary and Vincent Price. Signed by Mary and Vincent Price; light soiling and wear to binding, corners bumped, 1" tear at spine top, rear hinge cracking
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The Art of the Haunted Mansion. Includes a "Haunted Lobby Contest" certificate signed by producer Don Hahn and VP Exhibitor Relations Nancy Klueter, Hahn has also signed and inscribed the title page; light sunning and soiling to binding, corners slightly bumped
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Authentic Trial at Large of Marie Antoinette, Late Queen of France, Before the Revolutionary Tribunal at Paris, on Tuesday, October 15, 1793. Published by Chapman & Co. in 1793. Hardback in full-leather, good condition. Spine has been repaired; leather is worn and chipped on edges, hinges cracked, previous owners' names on front and rear endpapers, heavy foxing.
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Secret Mystic Rites: The Art of Todd Schorr. Numbered 51/200 and signed on tipped-in custom plate by Schorr. A near fine copy in like jacket.
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The Far Cry by Fredric Brown, introduction by William F. Nolan, illustrated by Joe Servello, published by Centipede Press in 2010. Signed by Nolan and Servello, numbered 90/250; book has a very slight spine slant, minor soiling to head
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You asked, so we're answering! Here's a post about our Transportation section, which includes great books on cars, motorcycles, trains, ships, planes, and even - arrrr! - pirates.
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...
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin, illustrated by Ruth Robbins, published by Parnassus Press in 1968. Hardback in dust jacket. This is the first state of the first edition, complete with the light stripe down the title page; light sunning to DJ, 1" stain on spine, tape applied to spine ends, lower corner of front flap clipped (price of $3.95 is still present, however); minor light stains to binding and to fore-edge. A lovely, scarce copy of a modern fantasy classic.
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Paul Hunt is a longtime bookseller in L.A.'s literary history. Now he's got a delightful blog, Bookstore Memories, in which he talks about his experiences as a bookseller and L.A.'s storied (pun intended) bookstore history.

Read through individual entries, and you'll find stories about hoarders (and the health hazards of combing through their books!), arguing with Larry McMurtry about writing on typewriters, and even photos of long-gone book oases.
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Some employee fun with the boys...
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