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James M. Dourgarian, Bookman
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2341 Hickory Drive
Concord, CA 94520
925-349-4400

Established1980 - Member ABAA

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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

[Steinbeckiana] Amelio, Anthony. Bibliographia Dystopia. n.p. , Anthony Amelio, 2019, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Subtitled Vol. 1: John Steinbeck's The Moon Is Down, forward by noted Steinbeck collector Ken Holmes, this is a thorough and meticulously researched study of the various states and issue points for The Moon Is Down, the vast majority of which are previously unknown, including the true first state of The Moon Is Down by its original publisher (it's NOT talk.this), The Viking Press, published at $49.95. Fine. JD35438
$49.95
[Armed Services Editions] Burroughs, Edgar Rice. The Return of Tarzan. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. O-22 in this important series, a title more difficult to find than the Armed Services Editions issue of Tarzan of the Apes, No. M-16 in the series, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Bright and clean, at least very good plus. JD35485
$375.00
[Armed Services Editions] Damon, Bertha. A Sense of Humus. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. E-126 in this important series, an account of her "battle" with soil in New Hampshire, 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 plus. JD35477
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Ratcliff, John D. (editor). Science Yearbook of 1943. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. E-131 in this important series, reports on medical research, aviation, natural history, and agriculture, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Clean, bright, very good plus. JD35478
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Stewart, George R., Jr. Ordeal By Hunger. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. E-134 in this important series, the story of the Donner Party, issued with maps, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, scarce. Very good. JD35479
$45.00
[Armed Services Editions] Bellamann, Henry. King's Row. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. E-150 in this important series, a novel and source for the film, condensed, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, scarce. Solid very good. JD35480
$50.00
[Armed Services Editions] Haycox, Ernest. The Border Trumpet. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. F-164 in this important series, a Western, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine dull, else very good plus. JD35483
$20.00
[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. Very good plus. JD35484
$125.00
[Armed Services Editions] Lovecraft, H. P. The Dunwich Horror and Other Weird Tales. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 730 in this important series, a paperback original, introduction by August Derleth, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, this is among the most desired of all the ASEs. Very good. JD35486
$300.00

CONDITIONS OF SALE

  • Media rate postage is $4 for the first item and $1 each thereafter.
  • Books shipped to a location within California are subject to 8.25% sales tax.shipping.
  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
  • Call 1 (925) 935-5033 to talk to Jim and place an order with Visa, Mastercard or Discover.
  • You may also arrange to pay by check.

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