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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

[Armed Services Editions] Stong, Phil. State Fair. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. E-121 in this important series, a novel of the Midwest, film and stage play source, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, scarce. Very good minus. JD32986
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Seven Essays. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. E-122 in this important series, a paperback original, the essays are on history, self-reliance, compensation, love, friendship, heroism, and experience, 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. JD32985
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Marquand, John P. The Late George Apley. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. E-146 in this important series, "a novel in the form of a memoir," a Pulitzer Prize winner, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32475
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Marquand, John P. The Late George Apley. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. E-146 in this important series, "a novel in the form of a memoir," a Pulitzer Prize winner, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Good. JD32983
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Farson, Negley. Going Fishing. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. F-155 in this important series, "a fisherman's adventures around the world," 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. JD32489
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Mencken, H. L. Happy Days 1880-1892. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. F-159 in this important series, preface by Mencken, 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. JD32488
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Andrews, Roy Chapman. Under A Lucky Star. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. F-168 in this important series, autobiography of an explorer, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, scarce. Spine faded, else very good. JD32487
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Lardner, Ring. Round Up. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. F-172 in this important series, selected short stories, abridged, 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. Ink squiggles, very good minus. JD32079
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Lardner, Ring. Round Up. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. F-172 in this important series, selected short stories, abridged, 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 faded, else very good. JD32485
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Sandoz, Mari. Old Jules. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. F-173 in this important series, a biography, 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. JD32484
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Lamb, Charles. The Essays of Charles Lamb. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. F-175 in this important series, essays selected and with an introduction by Saxe Commins, 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. JD31973
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Lamb, Charles. The Essays of Charles Lamb. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. F-175 in this important series, essays selected and with an introduction by Saxe Commins, 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. JD32483
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Guedalla, Philip. Wellington. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. F-177 in this important series, a biography of him as a soldier and statesman, 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 faded, very good. JD32482
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Woollcott, Alexander. Long, Long Ago. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. G-186 in this important series, includes "stories, sketches, anecdotes, and personalities," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32498
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Benchley, Robert. Inside Benchley. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. G-192 in this important series, wit and humor by one of the masters, with abbreviations, bibliography, and an index in the rear, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good plus. JD33178
$17.50
[Armed Services Editions] Conrad, Joseph. The Mirror of the Sea. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. G-194 in this important series, a novel, with a note by the author at the beginning, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32496
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Kipling, Rudyard. Kim. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. G-198 in this important series, a story of Indian social life, character, custom and religion, 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 well-faded, else very good. JD32495
$15.00

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  • 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