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Iliad Bookshop's December 2019 Newsletter (#35)
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Hi Gang!

How was your Thanksgiving? And good grief, here comes Christmas!

Here are Iliad's holiday hours:

December 24th - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December 25th - CLOSED

December 31st - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
January 1st - CLOSED


All other hours will be unchanged from our usual.

We wish all of you a very happy holiday season, and we THANK YOU for another great year of shopping at the Iliad - toast yourselves!
 
Dan, Lisa, Bob, Ricky, Poul, Brett, Sean, Kevin, Richard, Eric, David, Zeus and Apollo
PLEASE NOTE: We will not be looking at books for cash or credit during December. We will resume buying and trading in January. Thank you for your patience.
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE BOOKS
Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin. Hardback first edition in jacket, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1953. Ex-library copy in good condition with good jacket. Stated First Edition; library stamp on front free endpaper, pocket remains and tape residue on rear endpapers; DJ is sunned and rubbed, edges worn with 1" chips at corners and spine ends, price on jacket pulled off with tape removal; tape residue on front and rear boards, book has a slight spine slant, corners slightly bumped, minor soiling to a few pages, previous owners' inscriptions on first blank. $200
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The Armagideon Times (3 volume set) by Paul Simonon and Robert Gordon McHarg III Consists of three fanzines dedicated to The Clash all contained in a special custom folio; light wear and bent corners to folio, actual zines are fine. $100
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The Complete Alice & The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Ralph Steadman. Hardback first edition published by Salem House in 1987. This copy is near fine in a near fine jacket. $75
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The Red Book: Liber Novus by Carl Jung, edited and introduced by Sonu Shamdasani. Hardback fifth printing published by W. W. Norton & Co. Inc. in 2009. Very good in very good jacket. This is the complete edition with the facsimile reproductions of Jung's original manuscript pages; DJ is lightly rubbed, some edge wear with several 1" tears; binding is shaken, spine ends slightly bumped
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Journals: Early Fifties, Early Sixties, by Allen Ginsberg, edited by Gordon Ball. Signed hardback first edition published by Grove Press in 1977. In very good condition with very good jacket - light sunning to jacket, binding edges lightly sunned and soiled. $75
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Walt Disney: The Art of Animation by Bob Thomas. First edition hardback in jacket, published by Golden Press in 1958. Good in good jacket, with jacket sunned on spine, some edge wear with 1/2" chips and tears at corners and spine ends; corners and spine ends bumped, front hinge is cracking. $200
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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" tear at spine top, tape repairs to jacket interior; corners slightly bumped. $400
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BOOK NEWS
As we prepare to move into a new decade (get ready for all the jokes about 20/20 vision!), we're starting to see a lot of "best of the decade" lists emerge. LitHub just put together this excellent list of the top 20 nonfiction books of the last decade.

That's pretty broad, and indeed, the list encompasses science, history, politics, biography, and more. I've only read a few of these, but based on that sampling I really want to work through this whole list now. How many of these great titles have you read?
Read more at LitHub
ZEUS AND APOLLO
Employee Eric captured Apollo in possibly the most inexplicable sleeping pose EVER.
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