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1595-A Third Avenue
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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] Priestley, J. B. The Good Companions. NY, Harper & Brothers, 1929, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Source for two films, a TV presentation, stage presentations and musicals, second issue with the word "ordinary" present on line 17, page 66, scarce in jacket. Very good plus. JD33210
$100.00
[Modern Literature] Dunn, Katherine. Geek Love. NY, Knopf, 1989, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Her breakthrough book, a cult classic of imaginative literature, first issue dust jacket with the five-legged Borzoi dog on the jacket spine bottom, this copy Signed by Dunn. Fine. JD33214
$150.00
[Modern Literature] Le Guin, Ursula K. Tehanu. NY, Atheneum, 1990, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Last book of Earthsea, fourth in the series, 1990 Nebula winner. Fine in a near fine jacket. JD33215
$30.00
[Modern Literature] Schulz, Charles M. Snoopy and the Red Baron. NY, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Snoopy and his dog house go to war. Fine in a price-clipped jacket. JD33216
$75.00
[Modern Literature] Eastlake, William. The Bronc People. NY, Harcourt, Brace, 1958, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His second book, jacket designed by Arthur Hawkins, a novel of the Southwest. Fine in a price-clipped jacket with internal and external tape reinforcements. JD33217
$45.00
[Modern Literature] Hillerman, Tony. The Great Taos Bank Robbery. Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press, 1973, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is the first of his nonfiction books, according to the Hieb bibliography, there are two states, this is the first listed state, Hieb C1a1 with a yellowish binding with a single illustration on the back panel of the dust jacket. Fine. JD33219
$450.00
[Modern Literature] James, P. D. Innocent Blood. NY, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1980, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Jacket design by Paul Bacon, a slightly different mystery by James. Fine in a nearly fine jacket. JD33220
$25.00
[Modern Literature] Eastlake, William. Go in Beauty. NY, Harper & Brothers, 1956, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Author's First Book, a novel of the Southwest. Fine in a jacket chipped at the bottom of the spine and with tape reinforcements internal and external. JD33221
$125.00
[Modern Literature] Capote, Truman. Music For Chameleons. NY, Random House, 1980, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Under-valued, probably due to Capote's dwindling reputation at the time these wonderful stories were published, but the writing is exquisite . Ink marks to rear of jacket, else near fine. JD33222
$20.00
[Modern Literature] Lea, Tom. The King Ranch. Boston, Little Brown, 1957, first edition. Two volumes, with publisher's slipcase, with maps and illustrations by the author, "the hundred-year story of the greatest ranch in the world," this is the second state with the error on page 507 corrected. Vol. I with 1957 Christmas gift inscription, else both volumes fine, slipcase is very good plus. JD33223
$125.00
[Modern Literature] Norton, Andre. The Jargoon Pard. NY, Atheneum, 1974, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A sword-and-sorcery fantasy. Fine in a near fine jacket. JD33224
$20.00
[Modern Literature] Norton, Andre. The Jargoon Pard. NY, Atheneum, 1974, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A sword-and-sorcery fantasy. Fine. JD33225
$25.00
[Modern Literature] Heller, Joseph. Closing Time. Franklin Center, Franklin Library, 1994, first edition. Full leather, hubbed spine, gilt titles and decor, AEG, ribbon place marker, issued as part of the Signed First Edition Society, Signed by Heller, with a special message for subscribers not printed in the trade edition . Fine, unread. JD33227
$65.00
[Modern Literature] Wallace, David Foster. Infinite Jest. Boston, Little, Brown, 1996, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His second novel and his breakthrough book, with Vollmann's name correctly spelled on the rear jacket panel, with several pages of notes and errata at the end. Remainder mark, else fine. JD33228
$400.00
[Modern Literature] Le Guin, Ursula K. The Compass Rose. NY, Harper & Row, 1982, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Short stories. Faint remainder mark (a star) to bottom edge, else fine, unread. JD33229
$25.00
[Modern Literature] Golding, William. Rites of Passage. NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1980, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. It precedes the first British edition, 1980 Booker award winner by this Nobel laureate. Fine. JD33230
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Le Guin, Ursula K. A Wizard of Earthsea. Berkeley, Parnassus Press, 1968, later printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Maps and drawings by Ruth Robbins, first book in the Earthsea series, her first foray into fantasy (not science fiction) and her first book aimed at a young audience, this is L. W. Currey B state without the smudge on the title page, with only "11 up" on the front jacket flap, without hinge reinforcements, with a blank rear cover, with front cover and spine panels stamped, not embossed. Fine. JD33231
$225.00
[Modern Literature] Rice, Anne. Interview With The Vampire. NY, Knopf, 1996, first edition thus, dust jacket. Hardcover. With publisher's slipcase, this is the 20th Anniversary Edition Signed by Rice, film source . As new, unread, in publisher's shrink-wrap. JD33235
$85.00
[Modern Literature] Franzen, Jonathan. Strong Motion. NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1992, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His second book, rear jacket blurb by David Foster Wallace . Fine in a near fine jacket. JD33236
$45.00
[Miscellaneous] Browne, J. Ross. Muleback to the Convention. San Francisco, Book Club of California, 1950, first edition. His letters while a reporter at the California constitutional convention at Monterey, CA September-October 1849, with a lengthy introduction, one of 400 copies printed at The Black Vine Press by Harold Seeger and Albert Sperisen. Fine in a plain paper dust jacket with title and publisher carefully and beautifully hand lettered along its spine panel. JD33237
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Spillane, Mickey. The Killing Man. Franklin Center, Franklin Library, 1989, first edition. Issued without dust jacket, full leather, hubbed spine, ribbon place marker, AEG, Signed by the machismo master himself, creator of the Mike Hammer murder mysteries, with a message for subscribers to this Signed First Edition Society book not found in the trade edition. As new, unread, in publisher's shrink-wrap. JD33238
$100.00
[Modern Literature] Benchley, Robert. Chips Off the Old Benchley. NY, Harper & Brothers, 1949, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. First book publication, illustrated with drawings by Gluyas Williams, introduction by Frank Sullivan . Rockwell Kent illustrated bookplate to front pastedown, else fine in a very good plus jacket. JD33239
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Hunter S. The Rum Diary. NY, Simon and Schuster, 1998, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Map endpapers, jacket blurbs by Jimmy Buffett and William Kennedy, this "lost" novel was written by Thompson around 1960, film source. Fine, unread. JD33240
$30.00
[Modern Literature] Ruark, Robert. Use Enough Gun. NY, New American Library, 1962, first edfition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Ruark writes about hunting big game, illustrated with drawings by the author, introduction by Eva Monley, big game pictorial endpapers front and rear. Fine. JD33243
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Fowles, John. The Ebony Tower. Boston, Little, Brown, 1974, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Jacket price clipped and one short tear. JD33244
$25.00
[Modern Literature] Arnold, Elliott. Blood Brother. NY, Duell Sloan and Pearce, 1950, first edition thus, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is the first illustrated edition, beautiful color illustrations by Dale Nichols, this copy Signed by Arnold, filmed as Broken Arrow. Fine in a price-clipped jacket with internal tape reinforcements that presents well. JD33246
$75.00
[Modern Literature] Burnett, W. R. Adobe Walls. NY, Knopf, 1953, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A novel of the last Apache uprising, jacket painting by William F. Koch, film source. Nearly fine. JD33247
$65.00
[Modern Literature] Jin, Ha. Waiting. NY, Pantheon, 1999, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A novel, his breakthrough book, winner of the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner award. Fine, unread. JD33249
$45.00
[Miscellaneous] Corle, Edwin. The Royal Highway (El Camino Real). Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1949, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Map endpapers front and rear, this is the Mission Bell edition Signed by Corle, with two maps and several illustrations, the story of U. S. Highway 101. Fine in a very nearly fine jacket. JD33253
$45.00
[Photography] Adams, Ansel. The Camera. Boston, New York Graphic Society, 1980, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is Book 1 in the New Ansel Adams Photography Series, produced with the collaboration of Robert Baker, Adams provides his own introduction, it covers visualization, small/medium/large format cameras, lenses, shutters, basic image management, hand-held cameras and those on tripods, view camera adjustments, meters and accessories, plus special-purpose equipment and techniques. Fine in a jacket with a few stray marks and a few wrinkles. JD33254
$45.00
[Modern Literature] Wallace, David Foster. A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again. Boston, Little, Brown, 1997, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Essays and arguments by the author of Infinite Jest, "from personal narratives to tennis, film, philosophy, and postmodern literary theory". Fine, unread. JD33255
$200.00
[Modern Literature] Gibson, William. Neuromancer. West Bloomfield, Phantasia Press, 1986, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. With publisher's slipcase, with a new introduction by Gibson, this won the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Philip K. Dick awards, No. 330 of 375 copies Signed by Gibson, his first novel, first published as a paperback original by Ace in 1984. Fine, unread, in publisher's shrink-wrap. JD33256
$725.00
[Modern Literature] Powers, Tim. The Stress of Her Regard. Lynbrook, Charnel House, 1989, first edition. Issued without dust jacket, but with publisher's slipcase, bound in stone-washed denim (both book and slipcase), illustrated by Powers including the endpapers front and rear, introduction by Dean R. Koontz, afterword by James P. Blaylock, this is No. 188 of 500 numbered copies Signed by Powers, Koontz, and Blaylock. Fine, unread. JD33257
$200.00
[Modern Literature] Ellison, Harlan. Medea: Harlan's World. Huntrington Woods, Phantasia Press, 1985, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. With publisher's slipcase, "created" and edited by Ellison, illustrated by Kelly Freas, cartography by Diane Duane, includes contributions by Jack Williamson, Larry Niven, Ellison, Frederik Pohl, Frank Herbert, Poul Anderson, Theodore Sturgeon, Robert Silverberg, and others, No. 227 of 475 copies numbered and Signed by all the contributors. Fine, unread. JD33258
$275.00
[Modern Literature] Dick, Philip K. Valis. Surrey, Kerosina Books, 1987, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. With publisher's slipcase, a novel, with an afterword by Kim Stanley Robinson, No. 179 of 250 specially bound copies Signed by Robinson, together with Cosmogony and Cosmology, a separate book by Dick , with an introduction by Paul Williams, issued without dust jacket, also published in 1987 by Kerosina Books, also No. 179, being one of 325 hardcover copies to be distributed with Valis. Fine, unread. JD33259
$450.00

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  • 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