Iliad Bookshop's December 2021 Newsletter (#59)
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Hi Gang!

Is it really December already? With the new-normal 80-plus-degree temperatures, it's hard to tell.

There's still some confusion out there about what businesses are required to check vaccination status. As of now, retail shops are not among those businesses that have to check, but it could change at any time. Don't forget your masks, though, because those are still required.

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.

Thank you again for the continuing support, and we wish you the very happiest and healthiest of holidays.
Dan, Lisa, Poul, Brett, and Eric (and Zeus and Apollo)
  • SUNDAY 12/19 & 12/26 - CLOSED
  • MONDAY 12/20 & 12/27 - CLOSED
  • TUESDAY 12/21 & 12/28 - 11 am to 7 pm
  • WEDNESDAY 12/22 & 12/29 - 11 am to 7 pm
  • THURSDAY 12/23 & 12/30 - 11 am to 7 pm
  • FRIDAY 12/24 & 12/31 - 11 am to 4 pm
  • SATURDAY 12/25 & 1/1 - CLOSED
The Complete Alice & The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Ralph Steadman. Published by Salem House in 1987. Hardback first edition, in very good condition with very good jacket. Laminate peeling from jacket's rear panel, light sunning to jacket; binding is lightly stained along lower edge, but pages are not affected, book has a slight smoky smell, pages just starting to yellow. $75
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Dune by Frank Herbert. Eighth printing hardback in jacket published by Chilton Book Company in 1965. Condition is good, in good jacket. Jacket has several 1-inch scuffs, 1/2-inch chips at spine ends, some light staining; corners and spine ends slightly bumped, endpapers and some pages are slightly stained. $200
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Made Up to Kill by Kelley Roos. Paperback published by Dell Publishing Company in 1940. Condition is good; Dell #106; has map on rear cover; wraps are creased and tearing around spine, book has a slight spine slant, laminate is peeling from edges, rear cover has some diagonal creasing, pages are yellowing. $10
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The Animals' Picnic by Clifton Bingham, illustrated by G. H. Thompson. Hardback published by E. P. Dutton & Co. Condition is fair, with no jacket. Wear and staining to pictorial binding, corners and spine ends bumped and worn, hinges cracked, rear free endpaper is missing, previous owner's notes on front endpapers and rear pastedown, binding cracking throughout with some loose pages, some pages have long tears (some also have tape repairs) or soiling, book has a slight smoky smell. $100
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The Stranger by Albert Camus, translated by Stuart Gilber, introduction by Wallace Fowlie, illustration by Daniel Marria. Signed and number leatherbound edition published by Limited Editions Club in 1971. Condition is very good, without jacket as issued. Signed by Maffia and numbered 1319/1500, in slipcase (very minor wear to case); in plain vellum jacket (jacket has edge wear with several 1-inch chips); publisher's newsletter and prospectus laid in; previous owner's plate on front pastedown, book has a smoky smell.$150
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The Digital Matte Painting Handbook by David B Mattingly. Paperback first edition published by Wiley Publishing in 2011. Condition is very good. Includes DVD in sealed pouch; minor wear to wraps, corners slightly bent. $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...
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe, photographs by Lawrence Schiller and Ted Streshinsky. Limited edition hardback published by Taschen in 2015. Numbered 406/1968, still sealed in box and original shrink wrap. $350
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November was another busy month, but we found time to talk about a few more incredible children's books:
One sure sign that the nights are getting colder: the boys start to cuddle together again.
Lisa just wanted to make a video of how much Apollo likes to sit on the register and get his butt paddled, but Apollo had other ideas...
Be sure to stay for the surprise ending!
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