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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

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ABCD EFG HIJ K L M N O P Q R ST 655-699 700-799 800-899 900-999 1000-1322

[Armed Services Editions] Baume, Eric. Yankee Woman. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 805 in this important series, a historical novel set in California during the Gold Rush, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32810
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Carmer, Carl. The Hudson. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 806 in this important series, a "Rivers of America" 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. JD32809
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Barrett, Monte. Sun in Their Eyes. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 807 in this important series, a novel of Texas in 1812, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine fade, very good. JD32808
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Jaffe, Bernard. Men of Science in America. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 809 in this important series, "the role of science in the growth of our country," condensed for wartime reading, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine fade, else very good. JD32807
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Prochnow, Herbert (editor). Great Stories From Great Lives. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 810 in this important series, a biographical anthology, includes material by Carl Sandberg on Lincoln, Douglas Freeman on Robert E. Lee, Frank Graham on Lou Gehrig, Stephen Leacock on Charles Dickens, Irving Stone on Clarence Darrow, etc., 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. JD32806
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Sabatini, Rafael. The Sea Hawk. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 812 in this important series, a historical novel, printed earlier the series as ASE No. I-266, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32220
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Sabatini, Rafael. The Sea Hawk. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 812 in this important series, a historical novel, printed earlier the series as ASE No. I-266 in 1944, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Fair. JD32803
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Kantor, MacKinley. Author's Choice. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 813 in this important series, selected short stories, abridged, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32148
$10.00
[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. Some fading, else very good. JD32801
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Van Druten, John. The Voice of theTurtle. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 815 in this important series, a comedy in three acts, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Good. JD31962
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Van Druten, John. The Voice of the Turtle. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 815 in this important series, a comedy in three acts, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Solid very good. JD32826
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] O'Hara, John. Pal Joey. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 817 in this important series, "the saga of a heel," reprinted later in the series in 1946 as ASE No. 1147, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32825
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Staff of The New Yorker. The New Yorker's Baedeker. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. 819 in this important series, it covers Africa to Vesuvius, with illustrations, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32824
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Masefield, John. Selected Poems of John Masefield. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 820 in this important series, a paperback original, with an introduction by Louis Untermeyer, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32194
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Shattuck, Richard. The Half-Haunted Saloon. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 821 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. Bit water marked, else very good. JD31959
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Mills, John. Electronics Today And Tomorrow. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 824 in this important series, with some illustrations, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, intelligent, but it must now seem like ancient history. Spine faded, else very good. JD32820
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Bennett, Arnold. Buried Alive. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 830 in this important series, it reprints ASE No. H-214 issued earlier in the series, a novel, source for the film Holy Matrimony, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32215
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Powers, Tom. Virgin With Butterflies. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 831 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. JD32816
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Wolfert, Ira. American Guerrilla in the Philippines. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 835 in this important series, a story of World War II, includes one map, 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. JD32189
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Hamilton, Harry. River Song. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 839 in this important series, a novel, 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. JD32813
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Marshall, Edison. The Upstart. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 841 in this important series, a historical novel, 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. JD32812
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Irwin, Margaret. Young Bess. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 843 in this important series, a historical novel of Elizbeth, Queen of England, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32831
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Bromfield, Louis. Pleasant Valley. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 845 in this important series, "the author's experiences as an Ohio farmer," with drawings by Kate Lord, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32830
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Marquand, John P. Wickford Point. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 852 in this important series, a satirical novel set in New England, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32828
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Benet, Rosemary and Stephen Vincent. A Book of Americans. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 855 in this important series, it reprints ASE No. L-1 published earlier in the series in 1944, illustrated by Charles Child, it is comprised of verse about Columbus, Pocahontas, DeSoto, Miles Standish, Cotton Mather, Capt. Kidd, Washington, Benedict Arnold, Jefferson, Hamilton, Daniel Boone, Dolly Madison, Robert E. Lee, U. S. Grant, Lincoln, Barnum, Jesse James, the Wright Brothers, and many others, with a note about Stephen Vincent Benet 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. JD32841
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Delavan, Maude Smith. The Rumelhearts of Rampler Avenue. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 858 in this important series, family humor, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32216
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Richter, Conrad. Tacey Cromwell. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 859 in this important series, a novel set in Arizona, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32838
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Nordhoff, Charles. The Pearl Lagoon. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 861 in this important series, a novel of the sea, 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. Some spine fade, very good. JD32837
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Gray Champion And Other Tales. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. 863 in this important series, selected short stories, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32195
$17.50
[Armed Services Editions] Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Gray Champion And Other Tales. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. 863 in this important series, selected short stories, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine well faded, else very good. JD32836
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Maurois, Andre. Ariel The Life of Shelley. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 864 in this important series, translated by Ella D'Arcy, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32835
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Collier, John. Green Thoughts And Other Strange Tales. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. 871 in this important series, 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. Spine completely faded, else very good. JD32834
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Edmonds, Walter D. Mostly Canallers. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 875 in this important series, selected stories, abridged, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32177
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Edmonds, Walter D. Mostly Canallers. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 875 in this important series, selected stories, abridged, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine completely faded, else very good. JD32832
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Iams, Jack. The Countess To Boot. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 876 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. JD32852
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Brand, Max. Danger Trail. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 877 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. Very good. JD32851
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Irish, William. Deadline At Dawn. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 878 in this important series, a mystery by Cornell Woolrich writing at William Irish, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32850
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Weaver, John D. Wind Before Rain. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 879 in this important series, a novel set in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32849
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Thoreau, Henry D. Walden Or Life in the Woods. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 880 in this important series, an American classic, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine faded, else very good. JD32848
$35.00
[Armed Services Editions] Haggard, H. Rider. She. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 881 in this important series, "an African adventure" and "one of the first experiments in 'escape' fiction," 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. JD32847
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Gilligan, Edmund. White Sails Crowding. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 886 in this important series, a sea tale, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine well faded, else very good. JD32844
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Kains, M. G. Five Acres and Independence. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 889 in this important series, "selecting and managing the small farm," illustrated, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32843
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Cronin, A. J. Hatter's Castle. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 891 in this important series, first novel by this Scottish physician/author, 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. JD32855
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Botkin, B. A. (editor). The Sky's The Limit. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. 892 in this important series, selections from A Treasury Of American Folklore, foreword by Carl Sandburg, "American tall tales and legends," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32854
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Bodmer, Frederick. The Loom of Language. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 893 in this important series, edited by Lancelot Hogben, "condensed for wartime reading," illustrated, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32853
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Digges, Jeremiah. Bowleg Bill The Sea-Going Cowboy. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 897 in this important series, humor, tales of a "sea-going cowboy," with charts and diagrams by William Gropper, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Solid very good. JD32862
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Perry, George Sessions. Walls Rise Up. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 898 in this important series, a humorous novel by this Texan, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Solid very good. JD32861
$12.50

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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