Iliad Bookshop's August 2021 Newsletter (#55)
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Hi Gang!

The roller-coaster continues...

Per the county's most recent mandate, masks are still required at indoor venues, regardless of vaccination status. We are continuing to supply hand sanitizer and gloves to those who use them, we'll have masks available if you forget yours, and we're generally doing our part to keep Los Angeles safe!

Sorry to say that we still don't have new dates yet on when we will resume buying/taking books for credit (although when we do buy again, we'll likely do it by appointment only). If you'd like to donate books, we can give you a hand unloading once you're in our rear parking lot.

Similarly, our Rare Book Room is still a work-in-progress; in the meantime, you may search our website for rare books, or ask about something you're looking for the next time you visit.

Thank you again for the continuing support, and we hope to see you soon.
 
Dan, Lisa, Poul, Brett, and Eric (and Zeus and Apollo)
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE BOOKS
Wisconsin Death Trip by Michael Lesy. First edition hardback published by Pantheon in 1973. Condition is good in good jacket - the jacket has some edge wear with several 1-inch tears and creasing, and light sunning; some sunning to binding as well, corners and spine ends bumped. $100
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There Was an Old Woman by Ellery Queen. Hardback first edition published by Little, Brown and Company in 1943. Condition is very good in good jacket - jacket is lightly sunned and rubbed, edges heavily worn, front panel is crunched; corners bumped, minor soiling to fore-edge and some pages. $75
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Travels and Adventures of Little Baron Trump and His Wonderful Dog Bulger by Ingersoll Lockwood, illustrated by George Wharton Edwards. First edition hardback published by Lee and Shepard in 1890. Condition is good, with light and scratches to binding, corners and spine ends slightly bumped, rear hinge cracking, minor foxing, and book has a smoky smell. Please note: this is NOT a reprint or facsimile, but is the true (and very scarce) first edition. $1,000
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The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Mass market paperback published by Dell in 1966. Condition is good - wraps creased on spine and at corners, head and foot stained, pages yellowing. Dell 7948. $15
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Yenko: The Man, the Machines, the Legend by Bob McClurg. Hardback first edition published by CarTech Inc. in 2010. Signed and inscribed by McClurg. In very good condition in fine jacket, with just a lightly creased rear free endpaper. $100
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[digital] Visual Effects & Compositing by Jon Gress. First edition oversized paperback published by New Riders in 2015. Condition is very good - just slightly bent corners. $75
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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...
Far From the Madding Crowd (in Cornhill Magazine Volumes XXIX and XXX, 2 volume set) by Thomas Hardy. True first edition, published in hardback by Smith, Elder, and Co. in 1874. Bound in half-leather, in good condition. This true first edition of Hardy's fourth novel was serialized anonymously in Cornhill Magazine. Condition is good - bindings are lightly worn, leather scuffed on spines, corners slightly bumped, some foxing throughout. $750
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BOOK BLOGS
Here are some recent blog posts from us:
  • The Art of Gaming - art books and illustrated guides based on video and RPG games
  • Bigfoot! - a collection of books on the west coast's favorite cryptid
ZEUS AND APOLLO
Thanks to customer Kelly Tillman for this shot of Apollo demonstrating the real purpose of a printer.
Zeus, meanwhile, is happy to snuggle in an honest-to-goodness cat bed.
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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