Iliad Bookshop's September 2022 Newsletter (#68)
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Hi Gang!

Our big news this time out is the unveiling of the design for our 2022 Halloween Shirt! We expect the shirts to be in the store in early October, so stay tuned for order links when the shirts arrive (our newsletter subscribers - like YOU - will have first crack!)

We hope you're staying cool in this sweltering summer, and we hope to see you soon.
Dan, Lisa, Poul, and Eric (and Zeus and Apollo)
Presenting our 10th Annual Halloween T-Shirt!

Our artist for 2022 is Daryl Earnest. Daryl describes himself thusly: "I’m just a huge horror fan who loves to draw and who’s been lucky enough to have my stuff used from time to time." We're the lucky ones this time, Daryl!

As always, our silkscreen printer is the fabulous Scurvy Ink, run by Sam McCanna. Sam is an artist with inks! These shirts will be hand-silkscreened on high-quality black tees. We expect to have them in early October.

Since you're on our mailing list, you'll be among the first to know when the shirts officially go on sale. These always sell out fast, so when you get that e-mail don't wait to order or come into the store to grab your exclusive 2022 shirt. Sorry, we're not taking pre-sale orders.
1712 North Crescent Heights by Dennis Hopper. First edition hardback in jacket published by Greybull Press in 2001. Condition is good in very good jacket: minor edge wear to DJ; some soiling and staining to binding, corners bumped, and binding shaken. $150 (We also have a copy in very good condition for $200)
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Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm. First paperback edition published by Flesk Publications in 2012. Signed by Timm. Condition is very good, with very minor wear to wraps and corners slightly bent. $200 (We also have a signed and limited hardback for $600 and a second printing paperback for 125)
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The Guitar Review Volumes 1-3 by Vladimir Bobri (editor and introduction); Andres Segovia (introduction to Volume Two); and Gregory D'Alessio (foreword to Volumes One and Two). Hardback volumes without jackets (as issued) published by The Society of the Classic Guitar in 1975. Three volume set includes Volume One (Issues 1-6, 1946-1948), Volume Two (Issues 7-12, 1948-1951), and Volume Three (Issues 13-18, 1952-1955). Condition is very good: light wear to bindings, minor staining from wax drippings on spines, spine ends slightly bumped, and Volume One has a price written on the front free endpaper. $200
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Marvel Masters of Suspense: Stan Lee & Steve Ditko Omnibus Vol. 1. First edition hardback in jacket published by Marvel Worldwide in 2019. Condition is near fine in near fine jacket. $75
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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by Ron Hansen. First hardback edition in jacket published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1983. Flat-signed by Hansen on title page. Condition is very good in good jacket: jacket is sunned and stained, light edge wear to jacket; light sunning and wear to binding edges, book has a slight spine slant, and light foxing to head. $75
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The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll. Second printing paperback published by Bantam Books in 1980. Condition is good: wraps are sunned and lightly worn, creased and torn on spine, book has a spine slant, corners slightly bent, some pages are slightly rippled from light water damage (although no staining is present). $10
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Mandrake the Magician by Lee Falk and Phil Davis. Published by Whitman Publishing Co. circa 1950. Big Little Book 1167. Condition is good: light sunning and edge wear to binding, corners and spine ends are slightly bumped, previous owner's name written on first page, and pages are yellowing. $15
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A Little Yellow Book of Carcosa and Kings by Robert W. Chambers, edited by Lisa Morton. Hardback without jacket (as issued) published by Borderlands Press in 2022. Signed by editor Lisa Morton, limited to 500 copies (this copy is an unnumbered PC copy); in like new condition; includes all four of Robert Chambers' "The King in Yellow" stories. $40
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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...
Lionel Wendt's Ceylon by Lionel Wendt, L. C. Geyzel (introduction) and Bernard G. Thornley (technical note). Hardback in jacket published by Lincolns-Prager in 1950. Condition is good in good jacket: jacket is sunned and foxed, some edge wear with several 1-inch chips along upper edge; foxing throughout book, binding is cracking near front, previous owner's inscription on half-title page, book has a slight smoky smell. $450
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Here's a new blog post about Iliad's Collectibles section, and another one on Ten Sections You Might Not Know About.

Customer Michael J. (thanks, Michael!) alerted us to a lovely mention of us in Matthew Specktor's Always Crashing in the Same Car:

"Iliad is the quintessential used shop: whirring fans, torpid cats - that silence - punctuated by throat-clearings, coughs, the occasional squeak of a footstep - through which readers and collectors stalk their prey. This silence has largely faded from Los Angeles: you don't hear it in Barnes & Noble, or at Book Soup, at Skylight Books or Eso Won, but now as then you can drive out to the intersection of Chandler Boulevard and Cahuenga and enter archival time, that yellow-lit, musty-smelling corridor that is the closest thing to intimacy you can find in the commercial arena."

What a wonderful description!
Iliad customer Lauren sent us this photo of her adorable daughter Leighton with this note: "Instilling a love of books in her from a super early age has been very important to me!" We couldn't agree more, and thanks for such a cute pic, Lauren!
Zeus and Apollo chillaxin' on some nice cool glass.
Employee Eric caught Apollo approving of what customer Amanda is reading...
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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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