Iliad Bookshop's May 2021 Newsletter (#52)
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Hi Gang!

We're sending this month's newsletter out a little earlier than usual because we've got some cool auctions running at ebay right now. If you're a manga reader, you should check 'em out!

We are now permitted to operate at up to 75% capacity, which means 75 customers in the store. In other words, the days of lines to enter the store should be behind us for good now. Three-quarters of the Iliad staff is now fully vaccinated, and we are feeling great about that!

As always, please remember that you must wear a face covering/mask while in the store, practice six-foot social distancing, and please stay home if you have any symptoms of or have been recently exposed to Covid. We have hand sanitizer and gloves available for your shopping security. Sorry, but the bathroom is not available to customers. Also, the latest county protocols have specified that we cannot offer any public seating inside the store.

Sorry to say that we still don't have new dates yet on when we will resume buying/taking books for credit. If you'd like to donate books, we can give you a hand unloading once you're in our rear parking lot.

We are making progress on our new Rare Book Room, which will be located adjacent to the main sales counter. In the meantime, if you'd like to browse our rare books, they are all listed at our website, and you can shop by category. Books found at the website may be ordered for shipping, curbside pick-up, or in-store pick-up.

Hope you're all staying happy, healthy, and well-stocked on books.
 
Dan, Lisa, Poul, and Brett (and Zeus and Apollo)
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE BOOKS
High-Rise by J. G. Ballard. Hardback first American edition in jacket published by Holt, Rinehart & Winston in 1977. Very good minus in good jacket: jacket is sunned with some rubbing and edge wear, numerous small chips and tears to edges; binding is lightly sunned, minor edge wear, corners and spine ends slightly bumped, light staining to page edges, glue stain on front free endpaper from plate removal, book has a slight spine slant. $100
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The Rap Attack: African Jive to New York Hip-Hop by David Toop and Patricia Bates (photographs). Trade paperback published by South End Press in 1984. Condition is good: wraps are sunned on spine, creased around spine and corners, binding just starting to crack. $100
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The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis. Mass market paperback published by Gold Medal Books in 1963, and the true first edition. Condition is good: wraps are lightly sunned and rubbed, 1-inch chip near spine top, smaller chips at corners, light yellowing to pages. Gold Medal k1276. $35
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Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies by Reyner Banham. Hardback first edition published by Harper & Row in 1971. Both book and jacket are very good: light sunning to jacket; book has a spine slant, minor edge wear to binding, spine top slightly bumped. $100
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Surfaces: Visual Research for Artists, Architects, and Designers by Judy A. Juracek. Hardback in jacket published by W. W. Norton & Co., Inc. in 2008. First edition; CD-ROM is missing; light sunning and edge wear to jacket; corners and spine ends slightly bumped, book has a slight spine slant, light soiling to page edges and some pages. $100
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The Glass House Tapes by Citizens Research and Investigation Committee and Louis E. Tackwood. Mass market paperback first edition published by Avon Books in 1973; this copy is flat-signed by Tackwood on the first page. Condition is good minus: wraps are sunned and stained, creased on spine, pages are lightly stained along fore-edge, light foxing to pages, wraps just starting to pull from block of book. $125
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EBAY AUCTIONS
If you like manga, you should check out both our current ebay auctions and our in-store selection! We've recently begun unboxing a huge collection (as I write this, we're probably about halfway through it all), and we've got complete runs, odd volumes, and stand-alones. We don't have any of it catalogued for regular online sales, so if you'd like to mail-order something in particular just drop us an e-mail and we'll let you know what we've got.
Check out the auctions!
WHAT'S IN THE SAFE?
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...
Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson. Hardback first edition published by Edward Moxon & Co. in 1859. Condition is very good. This is a mixed state of the first edition, first impression, with no ads and blank verso of the title page; rebound in full brown morocco with gilt impressions, ribbed spine, and marbled endpapers by Zaehnsdorf; light sunning to spine, foxing to endpapers. $250
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BOOK BLOGS
Here's a recent blog post from us:
ZEUS AND APOLLO
Customer Lev Abramov just sent us this adorable 2014 shot of both boys in one chair. Thanks for the smile, Lev!
We'd love to include your photos in our newsletter! Feel free to send to info@iliadbooks.com , let us know that it's okay to use the photo, and we'll include it in a future newsletter.

If you need more photos/videos of Zeus and Apollo, or any of Iliad's past felines, please visit our Pet Gallery.
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