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Early August New Arrivals

Early August New Arrivals

This week's list of new arrivals features a mystery by Don Winslow, a lovely John James Audubon set, and a signed Leonard Baskin book.

Lost Race Teitler Collection

Lost Race Teitler Collection

Ken Sanders Rare Books offers for your consideration today, 11 books from the Stuart Teitler American Lost-Race Fiction collection. These books were all originally cataloged by Teitler and included in  "American Lost-Race Fiction: The Stuart Teitler Collection," a catalog edited by Peter B. Howard, and produced in 2008 by Serendipity Books of Berkeley, California. They are all moderately priced.
"There were lost race novels before Stuart Teitler, or rather before Mr. Teitler and his Boswell; but was there a lost race genre? Has a new thing been created? And if so is it a new thing out there in the world, or is it a new thing in Teitler's head? The genre is a phenomenon of public perception; there has to be a private perception first. And when you decide whether, let us say, Laputa is a lost world, or merely a wandering dystopia, a satire on the Royal Society, or the prototype of artificial satellite fiction, you may be changing the nature of what you are launching into literary space. Book collectors are not exactly the unacknowledged legislators of the world, but they control the past, and therefore the future." - M. E. Korn (from "Something Lost Behind the Ranges," 2001- included at the opening of Peter B. Howard's catalog.
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