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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.

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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] Dick, Philip K. Confessions of a Crap Artist. NY, Entwhistle Books, 1975, first edition. Hardcover, issued without dust jacket, subtitled "A Chronicle of Verified Scientific Fact, 1945-1959," a novel by a master of science fiction, introduction by Paul Williams, one of 500 copies, one of his mainstream novels, it remained unpublished for 16 years, first state with First Edition printed on the copyright page. Fine. JD33572
$300.00
[Modern Literature] Dick, Philip K. and Zelazny, Roger. Deus Irae. Garden City, Doubleday, 1976, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A first-time collaboration by two giants of the science fiction genre, jacket illustrated by John Cayea, this copy Signed by Zelazny. Bottom edge with the appearance of what might be a very light remainder spray, else fine. JD33573
$450.00
[Modern Literature] Dick, Philip K. and Zelazny, Roger. Deus Irae. Garden City, Doubleday, 1976, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A first-time collaboration by two giants of the science fiction genre, jacket illustrated by John Cayea, this copy Signed by Dick. Fine. JD33574
$2,500.00
[Modern Literature] Dick, Philip K. The Man in the High Castle. NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1962, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A Phil Dick high-spot, a Hugo Award-winning novel, jacket design by Robert Galster, a tale of an alternative world where Japan and Germany won World War II, with D36 code on last page of text. Near fine in a very good plus jacket. JD33575
$1,500.00
[Modern Literature] Dick, Philip K. A Maze of Death. Garden City, Doubleday, 1970, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A novel by a master of science fiction, jacket painting by Michelle Moschella, produced during Doubleday's notorious period of poor productions. Damp stain to both book and jacket, else very good. JD33576
$450.00
[Modern Literature] Dick, Philip K. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. Garden City, Doubleday, 1968, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Iconic jacket design by Harry Sehring, nominated for a Nebula Award, basis for the film Blade Runner and its sequel. Library stamp to top and bottom edges, and title page, four tape ghosts to boards, large glue residue to front pastedown and front free endpaper, some other ghosts to rear endpaper in a dust jacket that is at least very good plus without the horrible library markings. JD33577
$1,350.00
[Modern Literature] Rand, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged. NY, Random House, 1957, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is the correct first edition with the $6.95 price on the jacket with the 10/57 code on the bottom of the front jacket flap, jacket designed by George Salter, text about the author at the end. Very good (owner's ink name hidden by front jacket flap, corners gently nudged, else a very bright and clean, solid copy, not broken, in a jacket with extremity wear and some tears). JD33579
$1,500.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. Eggs, Beans and Crumpets. NY, Doubleday, Doran, 1940, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. 13 short stories by a master at humor. Aged, else very good in a good jacket. JD33605
$150.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. Young Men in Spats. Garden City, Doubleday, Doran, 1936, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. 12 humorous stories by a master of the craft. Aged, very good in a poor jacket with internal tape reinforcements. JD33607
$75.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. Uncle Fred in the Springtime. NY, Doubleday, Doran, 1939, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Humor by a master of the craft, front jacket illustration features a pig, ironically, the jacket was designed by Peggy Bacon. Aged, very good. JD33608
$375.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. The Crime Wave at Blandings. Garden City, Doubleday, Doran, 1937, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Seven humorous stories by a master of the craft. Aged, very good in a very good minus jacket. JD33609
$300.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. Brinkley Manor. Boston, Little, Brown, 1934, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Another Jeeves novel, jacket illustrated by James Montgomery Flagg, the story was first published in the "Saturday Evening Post" under the title Right Ho, Jeeves. Very good. JD33610
$450.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. Angel Cake. Garden City, Doubleday, 1952, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. The hilarious adventures of a Broadway Angel, jacket designed by Earl Oliver Hurst. Aged, very good in a good jacket. JD33612
$60.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. The Luck of the Bodkins. Boston, Little, Brown, 1936, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. More humor by a master of the craft. Very good. JD33614
$150.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. Hot Water. Garden City, Doubleday, Doran, 1932, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. More humor by a master, frontispiece and five other illustrations by Rea Irvin. Aged, very good in a good jacket. JD33617
$250.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. The Butler Did It. NY, Simon and Schuster, 1957, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Another humor novel by a master. Aged, very good in a good jacket. JD33618
$25.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. Laughing Gas. Garden City, Doubleday, Doran, 1936, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. A novel about "Hollywood and a noble young Englishman named Reggie Havershot". Very good. JD33619
$250.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. Money in the Bank. Garden City, Doubleday, Doran, 1942, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Humor in the Wodehouse tradition, jacket illustrated by Donald McKay. Very good in a very good minus jacket. JD33620
$225.00
[Modern Literature] Dick, Philip K. A Scanner Darkly. Garden City, Doubleday, 1977, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Drugs and drug culture by a master of science fiction who may have dabbled (deeply?) into both personally, film source. Back of jacket panel a bit rubbed, fine. JD33621
$750.00
[Armed Services Editions] Mann, Thomas. Selected Short Stories of Thomas Mann. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. L-28 in this important series, a paperback original by a Nobel Prize winner, translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter, 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. Bright and clean very good plus, scarce in this condition. JD33598
$35.00
[Armed Services Editions] Pyle, Ernie. Brave Men. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. P-30 in this important series, based on Pyle's dispatches from July 1943 to the liberation of Paris, condensed for wartime reading, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Bright and clean, very good. JD33584
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Taylor, Rosemary. Chicken Every Sunday. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. B-44, just the 44th title in this important series, "my life with Mother's boarders," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine faded, 1944 owner's name and date, else very good. JD33591
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Cassidy, Henry C. Moscow Dateline 1941-1943. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1943), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. B-50 in this important series, just the 50th book in this important series, Cassidy was head of the Associated Press bureau in Moscow during World War II, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Title page signed by a sailor from the U.S.S. Leyden, a Navy transport ship, moderate wear to top left edge of back cover, good. JD33587
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Beerbohm, Max. Seven Men. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. C-67 in this important series, short stories, 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, this is one of the very important and scarce D-Day ASEs. Well wrinkled from exposure to water or moisture. JD33588
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Hudson, W. H. Green Mansions. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. C-71 in this important series, "a romance of the tropical forest," introduction by John Galsworthy, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, this is one of the important and scarce D-Day ASE issues. Very good. JD33586
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Meier, Frank. Fathoms Below. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. C-79 in this important series, stories of under-sea salvage from sailing ships to the Normandie by a master diver, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, this is one of the very scarce D-Day ASEs. Bright and clean, very good plus. JD33596
$45.00
[Armed Services Editions] Chase, Mary Ellen. Windswept. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. E-142 in this important series, a novel set in Maine, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, scarce. Small owner's stamp, very good. JD33581
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Pierson, Louise Randall. Roughly Speaking. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. E-143 in this important series, an autobiography, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Solid very good plus, especially scarce in this condition. JD33597
$35.00
[Armed Services Editions] MacDougall, Michael. Danger in the Cards. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. H-223 in this important series, "how to spot a crooked gambler," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, quite scarce. Good. JD33589
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Brandt, Sgt. Frank (editor). Cartoons for Fighters. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 740 in this important series, "laughs from G. I. publications," more than 350 cartoons and gags, it also includes drawings by Walt Disney and Milt Caniff, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. A bright, clean, very good plus or better copy, scarce in this condition. JD33600
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Sayers, Dorothy L. Busman's Honeymoon. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 890 in this important series, a love story with detective interruptions, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, scarce. Solid, bright, and clean, very good plus. JD33582
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Smith, Lillian. Strange Fruit. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 972 in this important series, a novel, it reprints ASE No. Q-32 published in 1945, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, very scarce. Solid very good. JD33594
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Fast, Howard. The Unvanquished. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1943), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. A-19, just the 19th title in this important series, a historical novel, illustrated with two maps, with an afterword, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Solid, clean, nearly fine, especially scarce in this condition. JD33585
$45.00
[Armed Services Editions] Mencken, H. L. Heathen Days 1890-1936. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1943), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. A-13, just the 13th title issued in this important series, the third volume of his memoirs, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Solid very good. JD33590
$50.00

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  • 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