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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

[Armed Services Editions] Beauchamp, D. D. The Full Life And Other Stories. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition , wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. 900 in this important series, short stories by this Montana author, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Solid very good. JD33306
$17.50
[Armed Services Editions] Beauchamp, D. D. The Full Life And Other Stories. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition , wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. 900 in this important series, short stories by this Montana author, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33307
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Lindsay, Vachel. The Daniel Jazz and Other Poems. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. 901 in this important series, poems selected and 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 minus. JD32860
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Weaver, John. My Bitter Half And Other Stories. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. 902 in this important series, humorous short stories, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32859
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Bernstein, Walter. Keep Your Head Down. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 903 in this important series, "a correspondent's three years in camp and combat," many of Sgt. Bernstein's stories were originally published in "The New Yorker," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good . JD33317
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Sokoloff, Boris, M. D. The Story of Penicillin. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 904 in this important series, a biography of a drug, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good plus. JD33319
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Cuppy, Will. The Great Bustard And Other People. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 907 in this important series, it reprints ASE No. P-7 published earlier in the series in 1945, humorous sketches, illustrated by William Steig and Jacks, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33337
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Fontaine, Robert. The Happy Time. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 910 in this important series, a humorous novel, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32153
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Fontaine, Robert. The Happy Time. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 910 in this important series, a humorous novel, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin, 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. JD32857
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Connell, Richard. Ironies. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 912 in this important series, short stories, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32527
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Connell, Richard. Ironies. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 912 in this important series, humorous short stories, 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. JD32856
$10.00
[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] Walpole, Hugh. Fortitude. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 928 in this important series, "the education of an adventurer," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32419
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Adams, Samuel Hopkins. A. Woollcott His Life And His World. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 931 in this important series, a biography, 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. JD32874
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] MacLennan, Hugh. Two Solitudes. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 932 in this important series, "A novel of Canada," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very clean, very good. JD32873
$12.50
[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] Krasna, Norman. Dear Ruth. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 935 in this important series, a Broadway comedy play, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32871
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Krasna, Norman. Dear Ruth. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 935 in this important series, a Broadway comedy play, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good plus. JD33299
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Hart, Francis Russell. Admirals of the Caribbean. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 938 in this important series, sketches of famous admirals (including Sir Francis Drake and Sir Henry Morgan), issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33276
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Browning, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett. Love Poems. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 939 in this important series, a paperback original, poems selected and with an introduction by Louis Untermeyer, includes Sonnets From The Portuguese, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32870
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Machen, Arthur. The Great God Pan And Other Weird Tales. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition , wrappers. Softcover. No. 940 in this important series, a paperback original, short stories, scarce and desirable, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD31869
$50.00
[Armed Services Editions] Machen, Arthur. The Great God Pan And Other Weird Tales. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition , wrappers. Softcover. No. 940 in this important series, a paperback original, short stories, scarce and desirable, 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. JD32869
$40.00
[Armed Services Editions] Marshall, Bruce. The World, the Flesh, and Father Smith. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 942 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. JD33274
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Henry, O. The Ransom of Red Chief and Other Stories. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 944 in this important series, a paperback original by William Sydney Porter writing as O. Henry, a short story collection, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33304
$45.00
[Armed Services Editions] Derrickson, Marione R. (editor). Laugh it Off. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 948 in this important series, it presents more than 200 cartoons from the pages of "The Saturday Evening Post," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, scarce. Very good. JD33312
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Naidish, Theodore. Watch Out for Willie Carter. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 952 in this important series, it reprints ASE No. Q-12, issued earlier in the series in 1945, a boxing novel, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32150
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Behrman, S. N. The New Yorker Profiles. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 955 in this important series, a paperback original, these selections from "The New Yorker" include Robert Lewis Taylor, A. J. Liebling, John Lardner, S. N. Behrman, etc., issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32412
$22.50
[Armed Services Editions] Behrman, S. N. The New Yorker Profiles. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 955 in this important series, a paperback original, these selections from "The New Yorker" include Robert Lewis Taylor, A. J. Liebling, John Lardner, S. N. Behrman, etc., 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. JD32866
$15.00
[Armed Services editions] MacDonald, William Colt. Cartridge Carnival. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 956 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, scarce. Very good. JD33288
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Ferber, Edna. Great Son. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 959 in this important series, a novel of four generations set in Seattle, 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. Good. JD32865
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Zim, Herbert S. Rockets and Jets. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 960 in this important series, illustrated by James MacDonald, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33314
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Stong, Phil. Marta of Muscovy. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 961 in this important series, "the fabulous life of Russia's first empress," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32864
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Hilton, James. So Well Remembered. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 966 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. Some spine fading, else very good. JD32887
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Lewis, Sinclair. Cass Timberlane. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 969 in this important series, one of three Lewis ASEs, a novel of husbands and wives, 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. JD32886
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Thurber, James . The Thurber Carnival. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 970 in this important series, written and illustrated by Thurber, with a note about the author at the end, Thurber provides his own preface, 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. JD32885
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Nash, Ogden. I'm A Stranger Here Myself. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 981 in this important series, humorous verse, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32883
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Bayer, Oliver Weld. An Eye for an Eye. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 983 in this important series, a mystery, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, scarce. Some spine fade, else very good. JD32882
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Chesterton, G. K. The Man Who Was Thursday. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 984 in this important series, "a nightmare," 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. JD32881
$35.00
[Armed Services Editions] Hawkins, John and Ward. Devil On His Trail. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 998 in this important series, a novel, it reprints ASE No. Q-20 published earlier in the series in 1945, 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. JD32880
$10.00

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  • Call 1 (925) 935-5033 to talk to Jim and place an order with Visa, Mastercard or Discover.
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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