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James M.Dourgarian, Bookman, was established in 1980. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). Like all ABAA members, we answer to a higher authority and follow a higher standard of ethics that guarantees a successful transaction for all our customers.

We buy and sell old books, vintage books, collectible books, rare books, first edition books, and related ephemera. We maintain several specialties. Among them are American fiction first editions from c.1900 to the present. Within that general field, we have heavy emphasis in John Steinbeck and Steinbeckiana. Thus, we buy and sell Steinbeck primary first editions in dust jackets, signed/limited editions, his appearances in anthologies, his periodical appearances, books and periodicals about Steinbeck, film and theatre memorabilia, bibliographies, and miscellaneous items.

We also specialize in these same categories for these authors -- Jack London, Wallace Stegner, and Stephen King. Other specialties include Western Americana, books on California and the West, Photography books, books on Japan, China, and the Orient, and Armed Services Editions. The latter are vintage paperbacks issued to American GIs from 1943 to 1947. They are comprised of mysteries, Westerns, science fiction and fantasy, mainstream fiction, historical novels, science, poetry, adventure stories, and more.

Within our field of modern first editions, we also sell related film memorabilia Thus, we sell film posters, lobby card sets, pressbooks, stills, scripts, etc. for films made from the works of authors we carry such as John Steinbeck, Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Raymond Chandler, Zane Grey, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Stephen King, Edward Abbey, Anne Rice, and many others.

Browse Books Listed by Author's Name
NoAuthor A Ba-Bn Bo-Bz C D E F Film G Ha Hb-Hz King IJK
London L M NO P Photo QR Steinbeck Steinbeckiana Stegner S T UV WXYZ

Browse Armed Services Editions Books Listed by Issue Numbers
ABCD EFG HIJ K L M N O P Q R ST 655-699 700-799 800-899 900-999 1000-1322

[Modern Literature] Hillerman, Tony. The Conversion of Cletus Cyprian Xywanda. Santa Fe, New Mexico, November/December 1973, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. "A whiff of Santa Fe whimsy," a chapter from his The Great Taos Bank Robbery, pages 28-30, Hieb bibliography E11, this copy Signed by Hillerman. Fine. JD33361
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Hillerman, Tony. The Bosque del Apache. Santa Fe, New Mexico Magazine, September/October 1974, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Hillerman on the Bosque Apache National Wildlife Refuge, illustrated with photos by Gary R. Zahm, pages 18-22, Hieb bibliography E12, this copy Signed by Hillerman. Light wear, else fine. JD33362
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Hillerman, Tony. Going...Going... Santa Fe, New Mexico Magazine, February 1976, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. An article on the Crownpoint Rug Weavers auction in the magazine's Navajo rug special issue, Hieb bibliography E13, this copy Signed by Hillerman. Very good. JD33363
$30.00
[Modern Literature] Hillerman, Tony. The Mystique of the Land. Santa Fe, New Mexico Magazine, January 1987, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Pages 36-39, in the magazine's 75th anniversary issue, Hieb bibliography E22, this copy Signed by Hillerman. Very good plus. JD33364
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Hillerman, Tony. Navajos Calls Them Skinwalkers. Santa Fe, New Mexico Magazine, July 1992, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Pages 66-69, illustrated by Gregory Truett Smith, this copy Signed by Hillerman, also includes John Nichols. Rear wrapper rubbed, else fine. JD33365
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Hillerman, Anne. A Conversation With My Dad, Tony Hillerman. Santa Fe, New Mexico Magazine, July 2003, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the lead article, pages 30-34, an interview of the great writer by his daughter, illustrated with photos, this copy Signed by Tony Hillerman. Fine. JD33366
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Hillerman, Tony. Dinetah, If I Forget You... Phoenix, Arizona Highways, August 1979, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the lead article, 4-9, illustrated with photos, Hieb bibliography E14, this copy Signed by Hillerman. Very good plus. JD33367
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Hillerman, Tony. Chee's Witch. Phoenix, Native Peoples, Fall 1988, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Vol. 2, No. 1, includes this story by Hillerman from "The New Black Mask Quarterly" illustrated with paintings by Navajo artist Ernest Franklin, pages 32-39, Hieb bibliography B3b, this copy Signed by both Hillerman and Franklin. Fine. JD33368
$100.00
[Modern Literature] Hillerman, Tony. The Hopi Migrations. Phoenix, Arizona Highways, September 1980, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Illustrated with photos, pages 8-15, this is a special issue on the Hopi tricentennial, Hieb bibliography E15, this copy Signed by Hillerman. Fine. JD33369
$45.00
[Modern Literature] Hillerman, Tony. Dinetah, If I Forget You... Phoenix, Arizona Highways, April 1996, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This piece part of a special history section that reprints articles from earlier issues, pages 10-12 in this special section, illustrated by Kevin J. Kibsey, this copy Signed by Hillerman. Fine. JD33370
$30.00
[Modern Literature] Hillerman, Tony. The Great Taos Bank Robbery. Santa Fe, New Mexico Magazine, May/June 1970, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A reprinting of this piece that first appeared in the Autumn 1966 issue of New Mexico Quarterly, this one illustrated by Sol Baer Fielding, pages 16-21, Hieb bibliography E6, this copy Signed by Hillerman. Fine. JD33371
$85.00
[Modern Literature] Hillerman, Tony. Las Trampas: They Survived the Trap. Santa Fe, New Mexico Magazine, July/August 1970, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A brief essay, pages 20-23, Hieb bibliography E7, this copy Signed by Hillerman. Near fine. JD33372
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Hillerman, Tony. The Czech That Bounced. Santa Fe, New Mexico Magazine, Winter 1971, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Pages 25-27, Hieb bibliography E8, this copy Signed by Hillerman. Near fine. JD33373
$45.00
[Modern Literature] Hillerman, Tony. King's Dilemma: Save Our Land? Save Our Youth?. Santa Fe, New Mexico Magazine, Winter 1972, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A piece on New Mexico Gov. Bruce King, pages 14-15, Hieb bibliography E9, this copy Signed by Hillerman, this issue also includes a look back by Frank Waters of his classic novel, The Man Who Killed the Deer. Very nearly fine. JD33374
$45.00
[Modern Literature] Hillerman, Tony. The Very Heart of Our Country. Santa Fe, New Mexico Magazine, March/April 1973, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A look at New Mexico's Navajoland, photos by Johnnie S. Martinez, with a map, this is the magazine's lead article, pages 6-13, Hieb bibliography E10, this copy Signed by Hillerman. Very good plus. JD33375
$35.00
[Jack London] London, Jack. The Dignity of Dollars. San Francisco, Overland Monthly, July 1900, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Published in the same year as his first book, London was a frequent contributor to this vintage periodical, his story appears on pages 53-57, scarce. Some chipping to the top (minor) and bottom (a bit more) of the spine panel. JD33377
$100.00
[Modern Literature] Ellison, Harlan. On the Slab. Sherman Oaks, Harlan Ellison, 1981, first edition. 20 sheets, about 4,750 words for this short story that was published in Ellison's Angry Candy, photo-copies, printed on rectos only, the whole stapled with a photo-copied NOTE from the author detailing this typescript's history, Ellison dates the story's origin to 1976, he notes that part of the story was read on a Pacifica radio station in Los Angeles in 1980, the yet-to-be-completed original manuscript was auctioned to raise money for the radio station, Ellison's NOTE indicates that the story was completed in 1981, he says this "is the original manuscript of that completed story," although he goes on to say that he made changes based on the suggestions of fellow writer and friend William Kotzwinkle, he writes, "Though the author seldom revises, Mr. Kotzwinkle's notes contained much of merit, and the author has decided to do additional work on this story. A final rewritten version will be the one submitted for publication. But this is the version as it came fresh from the typewriter," the typescript is in a state as if it were being submitted for publication. Fine. JD33378
$100.00
[Modern Literature] Straub, Peter. Leeson Park & Belsize Square Poems 1970-1975. n.p. (London), Peter Straub, n.d. (1983), first edition. 54 loose sheets, photo-copied, printed on rectos only, plus a title page, a page detailing where the poems appeared earlier, a dedication page, and two pages of contents, this typescript was apparently submitted to a London publisher, A. P. Watt & Son for in-house use prior to publication, a rectangular box reproduced on the title page indicates that the typescript came from this publisher, although that box is X-ed out, this was his last book of published poetry, Straub began writing in 1969 and published two other books of poetry in 1972, but he is better known as the author of Julia, Ghost Story, and other gothic horror stories and has combined his talents in the past with another horror master, Stephen King, apparently any publishing deal with A. P. Watt & Son fell through as the book was published only by Underwood-Miller in 1983, these loose sheets measure 8.5X14 inches. Scrape to title page, else fine. JD33379
$100.00
[John Steinbeck] Steinbeck, John. East of Eden. NY, Viking, 1952, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Wood grain slipcase, one of 1,500 copies Signed by Steinbeck, this was the book he waited all his life to write, the result is a flawed masterpiece, but it is a masterpiece nonetheless, it is also the source for the film version that launched the brief, but brilliant career of James Dean, it was also the source for a Broadway musical and a television mini-series, Goldstone & Payne A32a, Morrow 217. Lacking the clear plastic dust jacket, very minor flaking from the reddish brown box on book's spine that does NOT affect the author, title, and publisher in gilt, else fine in a very good slipcase. JD33384
$3,000.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Remembering Laughter. NY, Dell, n.d. (December 1951), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. Author's First Novel, No. 17 of the 36 Dell 10-cent titles, cover art by Isabel Dawson, Colberg A2.3. Very good. JD33385
$25.00
[Wallace Stegner] Stegner, Wallace. Life Class. NY, "Nugget", July 1956, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A short story, Colberg D46, this "girlie" magazine also includes Herb Gold, Nelson Algren, Louis Nizer, and others. Very good. JD33386
$25.00
[Steinbeckiana] Riggs, Susan. Steinbeck at Stanford. Stanford, The Stanford Magazine, Fall/Winter 1976, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. An article about his days at Stanford University by the woman who catalogued Stanford's Steinbeck collection, illustrated with photos with some excerpts from his works, pages 14-21. Very nearly fine. JD33387
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Best, Herbert. Young ‘Un. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-28 in this important series, historical novel set in upstate New York, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33353
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Dowdey, Clifford. Gamble's Hundred. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-29 in this important series, a historical novel of Virginia, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33349
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Derleth, August (editor). Sleep No More. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-33 in this important series, 20 horror stories by Algernon Blackwood, Clark Ashton Smith, Howard Wandrei, Robert Bloch, Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft, and others, includes a foreword by Derleth, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33352
$60.00
[Armed Services Editions] Woodward, W. E. The Way Our People Lived. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-38 in this important series, "an intimate American history" of the common man, with a note about the author at the end, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33354
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Burnett, W. R. Little Caesar. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. G-191 in this important series, a novel and source for the film that starred Edward G. Robinson, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, very scarce. Clean, bright, very good plus. JD33376
$125.00
[Armed Services Editions] Lincoln, Victoria. February Hill. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. J-291 in this important series, a novel set in Massachusetts, with a note about the author at the end, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33351
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. South Moon Under. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 724 in this important series, a novel, Author's First Book, with a note about the author at the end, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD33360
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Karig, Walter. Lower Than Angels. NY, Armed Services editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 734 in this important series, a novel, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33345
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Prokosch, Frederic. The Asiatics. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 764 in this important series, his first novel, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33346
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Poe, Edgar Allan. Selected Stories of Edgar Allan Poe. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 767 in this important series, it reprints ASE issue No. J-297 published earlier in the series in 1944, includes a foreword by Louis Untermeyer, with a note about the author at the end, includes The Gold Bug, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher, Berenice, and others, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD33358
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Costain, Thomas B. Ride With Me. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 814 in this important series, a historical novel, condensed for wartime reading, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33347
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Temple, Ralph. Cuckoo Time. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 847 in this important series, a humorous novel, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33343
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Shaw, T. E. . The Odyssey of Homer. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 925 in this important series, newly translated into English prose by Shaw, Shaw was the adopted name of T. E. Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33344
$45.00
[Armed Services Editions] Saroyan, William. The Best from Yank. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 934 in this important series, material selected from the editors of "Yank," the Army weekly, condensed for wartime reading, includes cartoons, war reportage, humor and fiction, including The Sweetheart of Company D by Pvt. William Saroyan, among many other contributions, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33350
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Benet, Stephen Vincent. John Brown's Body. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1114 in this important series, with a note by Benet about this epic in verse on the Civil War that won the Pulitzer Prize, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33355
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Daniels, Jonathan. Frontier on the Potomac. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1947), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1221 in this important series, he reveals how government actually functions and how it "embodies the aspirations of the American people," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, this is in the very scarce upright format. Very good. JD33342
$60.00
[Armed Services Editions] Loveridge, Arthur. Tomorrow's A Holiday. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1947), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1305 in this important series, "an account of the wild creatures and African tribes that he encountered during two safaris among the mountains and plains and lakes of Tanganyika Territory," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, this is in the very scarce upright/vertical format. Very good. JD33339
$65.00
[Armed Services Editions] Loveridge, Arthur. Tomorrow's A Holiday. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1947), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1305 in this important series, "an account of the wild creatures and African tribes that he encountered during two safaris among the mountains and plains and lakes of Tanganyika Territory," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, this is in the very scarce upright/vertical format. Very good plus. JD33340
$75.00

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Browse Books Listed by Author's Name
NoAuthor A Ba-Bn Bo-Bz C D E F Film G Ha Hb-Hz King IJK
London L M NO P Photo QR Steinbeck Steinbeckiana Stegner S T UV WXYZ

Browse Armed Services Editions Books Listed by Issue Numbers
ABCD EFG HIJ K L M N O P Q R ST 655-699 700-799 800-899 900-999 1000-1322