Browse American Service Editions

James M. Dourgarian, Bookman
New address/phone
2341 Hickory Drive
Concord, CA 94520
925-349-4400

Established1980 - Member ABAA

HOME
How to Order

Click on the shopping basket by a item to create an email for us to contact you about ordering that item. You may also call 1 (925) 935-5033 to talk to Jim and place a phone order with Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. You may also arrange to pay by check. Click on the link below to email a general inquiry.

General Inquiry

Bookman WordPress Blog

New Arrivals -Recent Books Aquired

Memories of Wallace Stegner

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] Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Seven Essays. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. E-122 in this important series, 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. JD34091
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Damon, Bertha. A Sense of Humus. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. E-126 in this important series, an account of her "battle" with soil in New Hampshire, 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 plus. JD35477
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Ratcliff, John D. (editor). Science Yearbook of 1943. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. E-131 in this important series, reports on medical research, aviation, natural history, and agriculture, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Clean, bright, very good plus. JD35478
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Stewart, George R., Jr. Ordeal By Hunger. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. E-134 in this important series, the story of the Donner Party, issued with maps, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, scarce. Very good. JD35479
$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. Very good plus. JD34113
$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. Very good. JD34117
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Bellamann, Henry. King's Row. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. E-150 in this important series, a novel and source for the film, condensed, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, scarce. Solid very good. JD35480
$50.00
[Armed Services Editions] Lincoln, Abraham. The Selected Writings of Abraham Lincoln. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. F-153 in this important series, includes speeches, letters, and documents, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33746
$50.00
[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. Very good. JD33758
$30.00
[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. Very good. JD34130
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Harte, Bret. Selected Short Stories by Bret Harte. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition , wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. F-162 in this important series, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Aged, very good. JD33745
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Harte, Bret. Selected Short Stories by Bret Harte. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition , wrappers. Softcover. No. F-162 in this important series, a paperback original, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD34132
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Haycox, Ernest. The Border Trumpet. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. F-164 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. Spine dull, else very good plus. JD35483
$20.00
[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. Very good. JD34145
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Lamb, Charles. The Essays of Charles Lamb. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. F-175 in this important series, a paperback original, 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] Burnett, W. R. Little Caesar. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. G-191 in this important series, a novel and source for the film that starred Edward G. Robinson, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, very scarce. Very good plus. JD35484
$125.00
[Armed Services Editions] Thouless, Robert H. How to Think Straight. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. G-193 in this important series, "the technique of applying logic instead of emotion," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. The word "WARDROOM" in pencil to title page, obtrusive ink stain the rear cover extending to last c.60 pages. JD33934
$10.00

CONDITIONS OF SALE

  • 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