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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] Hall, James Norman. Lost Island. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. First issue, No. P-5 in this important series, a historical novel set in Polynesia, reprinted later in the series as No. 905, 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. JD32596
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Cuppy, Will. The Great Bustard and Other People. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. First issue, No. P-7 in this important series, humorous sketches, illustrated, reprinted later in this series as ASE No. 907, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32280
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Cuppy, Will. The Great Bustard and Other People. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. First issue, No. P-7 in this important series, humorous sketches, illustrated, reprinted later in this series as ASE No. 907, 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. JD32595
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Skidmore, Hobert D. Valley of the Sky. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. P-9 in this important series, a novel of war in the air (valley of the sky) above the Pacific, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32191
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Skidmore, Hobert D. Valley of the Sky. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. P-9 in this important series, a novel of war in the air (valley of the sky) above the Pacific, 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. JD32594
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Young, Miriam. Mother Wore Tights. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. P-13 in this important series, backstage story of two old-time troupers, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine completely faded, two small pieces of tape to front cover. JD32593
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Caldwell, Erskine. Stories By Erskine Caldwell. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. P-19 in this important series, 24 stories selected and introduced with a critical foreword by Henry Seidel Canby, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32591
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Cobb, Irwin S. World's Great Humorous Stories. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. P-22 in this important series, introduction by Cobb, includes stories by Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, O. Henry, Saki, William Saroyan, Robert Benchley, Ring Lardner, Bret Harte, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and others, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Top of spine corrupted, else very good. JD32274
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Seton, Anya. Dragonwyck. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. P-27 in this important series, a historical novel, 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. JD32589
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Beard, Charles A. The Republic. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. P-29 in this important series, a statement on the nature of the American republic, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32063
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Pyle, Ernie. Brave Men. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. P-30 in this important series, based on Pyle's dispatches from July 1943 to the liberation of Paris, 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. JD33268
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Bowen, Catherine Drinker. Yankee From Olympus. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. P-32 in this important series, a biography of Justice Holmes and his family, this is one of the Armed Services Editions titles which was first banned from the series because of "political" implications, it was eventually issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Good. JD32119
$10.00

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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