Iliad Bookshop's October 2021 Newsletter (#57)
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Hi Gang!

Happy fall!

Since we're now in Halloween Month (yes, it deserves a month!), let's give everyone an update on our 2021 Halloween shirts: our printer is finishing them up now, and they are incredible. We hope to have them very soon, and rest assured that our faithful newsletter subscribers (YOU, in other words!) will be the first to know as soon as they arrive and are available for both in-store and online purchase. In the meantime, take a look at the cool animated gif below that our printer made showing how the colors are applied.

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.

Don't forget to bring your mask when you visit the store (masks are still mandated throughout Los Angeles County).

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
Lives of the Most Eminent Painters by Giorgio Vasari, edited by Marilyn Aronberg Lavin, designed by Giovanni Mardersteig. Two-volume hardback set published by the Limited Editions Club in 1966. Two volumes in single slipcase (case has some wear), numbered 695/1500, signed by designer Giovanni Mardersteig, includes tipped-in plates; both volumes have publisher's newsletter laid in. Condition is very good; volumes are sunned on spines, light wear and soiling to bindings, and light foxing. $100
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Hong Kong Yesteday by Fan Ho. Second edition hardback published by Modernbook Editions in 2007. Condition is fine. $250
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A Country Doctor's Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov. First American paperback, published by Bantam Books in 1975. Condition is very good; corners very slightly bent, pages slightly yellowed. $45
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The Lord of the Rings Collector's Edition by J. R. R. Tolkien. Third printing of this one-volume edition published by Houghton Mifflin in 1966. In slipcase, bound in red leatherette, includes fold-out map. Condition is very good; book has a slight smoky smell, binding is slightly shaken. $250
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The Complete Corvette Restoration & Technical Guide - Vol. 1: 1953 Through 1962 by Noland Adams. Fourth printing hardback in jacket published by Automobile Quarterly in 1980. Signed and inscribed by Adams. Condition is very good in very good jacket; minor sunning to DJ; binding corners bumped, light soiling to front free endpaper and to head, previous owner's small inscription on half-title page. $150
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The Katy Kruse Play Book by Rose Fyleman, illustrated by Katy Kruse. Hardback published by David McKay Company in 1930. Condition is good: light rubbing and scratches to pictorial binding, corners and spine ends slightly bumped, previous owner's name stamped several times on front free endpaper, light soiling to a few pages, book has a smoky smell. $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...
Half of Paradise by James Lee Burke. Hardback first edition in jacket published by Houghton Mifflin in 1965. Condition is very good in very good jacket; states First Printing on copyright page, jacket has printed price of $4.95, no remainder marks. Minor sunning and soiling to jacket, some edge wear with 1-inch tear at spine top, tape repairs to jacket interior; corners slightly bumped. $400
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BOOK BLOGS
Here is a recent blog post from us:
And check out the video below of the amazing children's book that turns into a musical instrument...
Tunes from Mother Goose (The Nursery Pianette)
THE ILIAD ON AMERICAN HORROR STORY
If you were recently watching American Horror Story and thought "Tip of the Cape Books" looked ominously familiar...yes, that was the Iliad! American Horror Story: Red Tide shot here back in March; the director, Axelle Carolyn, is a longtime Iliad customer, and we were thrilled to host her and the crew to appear in one of our favorite series. Don't you just love how dark and gothy they made the store look?
ZEUS AND APOLLO
No, Apollo and Zeus, you're not in the way, not at all...
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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