Iliad Bookshop's November 2021 Newsletter (#58)
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Hi Gang!

Well, that was fast: we sold out of our 2021 Halloween shirts in record time, and that was even with our biggest order ever! Thank you to everyone who bought one, and our condolences to everyone who didn't and wanted one.

We're now in the last two months of 2021, and we're certainly looking forward to 2022. Although we don't have exact dates yet, we're hoping to resume buying/trading in 2022, and we also look forward to finishing our Rare Book Room and re-opening it. At this point expanding the hours is a goal that's still a longer ways off, but someday... In the meantime, if you'd like to donate books, we can give you a hand unloading once you're in our rear parking lot. And you can still search our website if you're looking for a particular rare book.

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)
Collected Stories by Wallace Stegner. Published by Random House in 2013. Condition is very good. Unrevised proofs bound in plain yellow wraps; wraps lightly sunned and soiled, light scuff on front cover, corners slightly curled out. Preceded the release of the hardback first edition. $25
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The Law That Never Was: The Fraud of the 16th Amendment and Personal Income Tax by Bill Benson and M. J. "Red" Beckman. Two-volume second printing hardback set published by Constitutional Research Associates in 1990. Condition is very good, without jackets as published; both volumes have slightly bumped corners, and Vol. I has a small ink mark on fore-edge. $150
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Star Wars Mythmaking: Behind the Scenes of Attack of the Clones by Jody Duncan. Hardback first edition published by Ballantine Books in 2002. Condition is very good in near fine jacket; light wear and soiling to binding. Very scarce in hardback! $75
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Santa Fe's Los Angeles Division by John R. Signor. Hardback published by Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society 2013. Condition is fine in fine jacket. We recently received a wonderful collection of train books - click here to see more! $100
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Patterns of Fashion 1: Englishwomen's Dresses and Their Construction c. 1660-1860 by Janet Arnold. Large paperback reprint published by Macmillan / Drama Books in 1995. Condition is very good; some creasing to wraps, light soiling and edge wear, corners bent, and light soiling to a few pages. Volumes 2 and 3 are also available. $125
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The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore. Paperback published by Pocket Books in 1941. Condition is good; Pocket #97; wraps creased on spine, light wear and creasing to wraps, 1-inch scuff on front cover, previous owner’s name stamped on inside front cover, first page, title page, foot, fore-edge, and head, small number written on title page and last page. $20
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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...
Law on the Distribution of the Three Hundred Million Movable Property Contributions for the Year 1791 (No. 967). Booklet published by L'Imprimerie Royale in 1791. Condition is good. This is a royal edict on taxes; it was issued in June 1791, probably shortly before Louis and Marie Antoinette fled Paris and revolutionary forces, but the signature on the last page is dated July 1791 - when Louis was in Montmedy - and is signed "Noel" rather than "Louis", suggesting it may have been signed by Louis' Parisian representative; it does bear Louis' official seal in red ink, and the signature of M. L. F. Du Port (which looks like a stamp); it runs 24 unbound pages, printed on parchment; there is some light staining, minor edge wear, and light foxing. $300
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We had a busy October and didn't post any new book blogs, but here are some links to things you might enjoy:
A scene from the immortal Dickens classic A Tale of Two Kitties...
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