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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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[Armed Services Editions] Mann, Thomas. Selected Short Stories of Thomas Mann. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. L-28 in this important series, a paperback original, translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter, 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. JD36105
[Armed Services Editions] Gable, John A. (editor). The Man in the Arena. Washington, D. C., The Legacy Project, 2003, first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. LP-6, these are selected speeches, letters and essays by Theodore Roosevelt, with photos and other illustrations, includes an introduction by the editor, this is the sixth in a series of new Armed Services Editions which were originally issued to American GIs from 1943 to 1947 with these new books issued to American soldiers throughout the world through the national, all volunteer initiative of the Legacy Project headed by Andrew P. Carroll, condensed from the original edition, this book is done in the same manner as the original ASEs. Fine, unread. JD34631
[Armed Services Editions] Sun Tzu. The Art of War. Washington, D. C., The Legacy Project, 2003, first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. LP-4, this is the fourth book in a new series of Armed Services Editions made possible through the all-volunteer efforts of The Legacy Project headed by Andrew P. Carroll which works to preserve American war correspondence, the original ASEs were issued by the Council in Books in Wartime between 1943 and 1947 for American soldiers here and abroad, this book is done in the same manner as the original ASEs. Fine, unread. JD34637
[Armed Services Editions] McCaughrean, Geraldine. One Thousand and One Arabian Nights. Washington, D. C., The Legacy Project, 2003, first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. LP-7, this is a completely new, original version of the Arabian nights as first published by Oxford University Press, distributed by the Legacy Project, a national, all-volunteer effort that works to preserve literacy and American war correspondence, this is the seventh, and last, of new ASEs developed through the efforts of The Legacy Project as headed by Andrew P. Carroll, illustrated, this book is somewhat larger than the traditional ASE size. Fine, unread. JD34660
[Armed Services Editions] Carroll, Andrew (editor). War Letters. NY, Washington Square Press, 2002, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. LP-1, this is the first book in the renewal of the Armed Services Editions issued by the Council on Books in Wartime during World War II, the seven books in this new series were all developed by Carroll and his Legacy Project, a national nonprofit organization that works to preserve American war letters, the book covers the Civil War, World War I and II, the Korean War, and Vietnam to the present day, although the book appears to be well-aged along its edges, it was manufactured that way to make it look as if it too was one of the old-style Armed Services Editions, that aged look was abandoned after publication of this book which was done in the wider-than-tall format of the earlier ASEs, this copy Signed by Andy Carroll. Fine. JD34662