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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] Skinner, Cornelia Otis. Excuse It, Please!. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-1 in this important series, humorous sketches, illustrated by O. Soglow, first issue, reprinted later in the series as ASE No. 1057, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. A little tired, very good. JD32121
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Skinner, Cornelia Otis. Excuse It, Please!. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-1 in this important series, humorous sketches, illustrated by O. Soglow, first issue, reprinted later in the series as ASE No. 1057, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32281
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Cain, James M. The Postman Always Rings Twice. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-2 in this important series, a classic novel and source for the film, "his sentences bristle with terror and sensuality," reprinted later in the series as No. 1058, 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. JD32606
$50.00
[Armed Services Editions] Ewen, David. The Story of George Gershwin. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-3 in this important series, first issue of this biography, reprinted later within this series as ASE No. 1059, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32282
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Lieber, Hugh Gray and Lillian R. The Education of T. C. Mits. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. First issue, No. Q-4 in this important series, "what modern mathematics means to you," drawings by Hugh Gray Lieber and text by Lillian R. Lieber, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, reprinted later in the series as No. 1060. Very good. JD32283
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Lieber, Hugh Gray and Lillian R. The Education of T. C. Mits. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. First issue, No. Q-4 in this important series, "what modern mathematics means to you," drawings by Hugh Gray Lieber and text by Lillian R. Lieber, reprinted later in the series as No. 1060, 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. JD32604
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Anderson, Sherwood. Selected Short Stories of Sherwood Anderson. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-9 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. JD32285
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Anderson, Sherwood. Selected Short Stories of Sherwood Anderson. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-9 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. Spine faded, else very good. JD32603
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Grey, Zane. The Heritage of the Desert. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-19 in this important series, a Western novel by a master of the genre, reprinted later in the series as No. 997, 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. JD32602
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Wylie, Philip. Salt Water Daffy. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-21 in this important series, fishing stories featuring Crunch Adams and Des Smith, includes the title story and six others, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Clean very good. JD32166
$45.00
[Armed Services Editions] Reismer, Mary. The House of Cobwebs. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-22 in this important series, a novel of suspense, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32601
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Haines, Donal Hamilton. Luck in All Weathers. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-23 in this important series, "personal adventures in hunting & fishing," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Clean and bright, very good plus. JD32165
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Harriman, Margaret Case. Take Them Up Tenderly. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-26 in this important series, profiles on the likes of Clare Boothe, Moss Hart, Lillian Hellman, Helen Hayes, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Oscar Hammerstein II, Mary Pickford, etc., issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Solid very good. JD32287
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Cronin, A. J. The Green Years. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-27 in this important series, a novel by this Scottish physician, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32617
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Taylor, Ross McLaury. The Saddle and the Plow. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-28 in this important series, first issue, a historical novel of Texas in the 1880s, reprinted later in the series as No. 1010, 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. JD32616
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Roberts, Kenneth. The Lively Lady. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-29 in 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. Doodle inside front cover, very good. JD32288
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Roberts, Kenneth. The Lively Lady. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-29 in 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. Very good. JD32615
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] McMeekin, Clark. Reckon with the River. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-30 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. Very good. JD32614
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Maugham, W. Somerset. The Razor's Edge. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-31 in this important series, a novel, first issue, reprinted later in the series as No. 971, 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. JD32613
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Seghers, Anna. The Seventh Cross. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-33 in this important series, a novel, translated from the German by James A. Galston, 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. JD32612
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Bromfield, Louis. Wild Is the River. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-34 in this important series, a romantic novel set in New Orleans during the Civil War, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good . JD32611
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] O'Neill, Eugene. Selected Plays of Eugene O'Neill. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. Q-35 in this important series, includes a foreword by Saxe Commins, includes The Emperor Jones, Anna Christie, Ah, Wilderness, and more, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good plus. JD32291
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Jennings, John. The Shadow and the Glory. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-36 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. Very good minus. JD32622
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Field, Rachel. Time Out of Mind. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-37 in this important series, a romance of the Maine Coast, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32621
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Laing, Alexander. The Sea Witch. NY, Armed Services editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-38 in this important series, a historical novel that re-creates the days of the clipper ships, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32620
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Williams, Ben Ames. The Strange Woman. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-39 in this important series, a historical novel, "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. JD32293
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Adams, Henry. The Education of Henry Adams. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-40 in this important series, an autobiography, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32294
$10.00

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  • 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