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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] Keats, John. Selected Poems of John Keats. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. R-2 in this important series, edited and with an introduction by Louis Untermeyer, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good plus. JD32078
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Keats, John. Selected Poems of John Keats. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. R-2 in this important series, edited and with an introduction by Louis Untermeyer, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32122
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Nathan, Robert. One More Spring. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-3 in this important series, a novel, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32640
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Parker, Dorothy. Selected Short Stories of Dorothy Parker. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. R-4 in this important series, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32639
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Benchley, Robert. After 1903 What?. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-5 in this important series, humorous sketches, illustrated with drawings by Gluyas Williams, 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. JD32638
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Corwin, Norman. Selected Radio Plays of Norman Corwin. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-7 in this important series, a paperback original, foreword by Louis Untermeyer, 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. JD32637
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Short, Luke. War on the Cimarron. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-11 in this important series, a Western with cowboys and Indians and intrigue, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine completely faded, else solid very good. JD32635
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Peattie, Roderick. Geography in Human Destiny. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-12 in this important series, with original maps and charts drawn by Arthur H. Robinson, 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. JD32634
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Garth, David. Bermuda Calling. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-13 in this important series, a mystery set in Bermuda, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32633
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Dampier, Sir William Cecil. A Shorter History of Science. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-14 in this important series, a broad survey that covers advances in all branches of science, including physics, biology, chemistry, medicine, psychology, anthropology, mathematics, and astronomy, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD31989
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Brogan, D. W. The American Character. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-16 in this important series, an account of Americans by a British scholar, 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. JD31917
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Le May, Alan. Winter Range. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-18 in this important series, a Western, it reprints ASE No. B-42 issued earlier in the series in 1943, 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. JD32629
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Gilligan, Edmund. The Gaunt Woman. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-19 in this important series, a novel of the sea, printed earlier in the series as ASE No. B-41, 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. JD32628
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Sharp, Margery. Cluny Brown. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-22 in this important series, a novel, 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. JD32626
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Taylor, Deems. Of Men And Music. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-23 in this important series, with an introduction by the author, it covers yesterday, today, and tomorrow, 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. JD32093
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Brand, Max. The Long Chance. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-24 in this important series, a Western novel, 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. JD32624
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Cohn, David L. Combustion On Wheels. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-26 in this important series, "an informal history of the automobile age," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32650
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Graham, Gwethalyn. Earth And High Heaven. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-27 in this important series, a novel and film source, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32649
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Dowdey, Clifford. Gamble's Hundred. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-29 in this important series, a historical novel of Virginia, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Solid very good. JD32648
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Undset, Sigrid. The Bridal Wreath. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-30 in this important series, a historical novel of life in medieval Norway, translated by Charles Archer and J. S. Scott, 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. JD32647
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Cerf, Bennett. Try and Stop Me. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-31 in this important series, humorous anecdotes and stories populated by the likes of Gertrude Stein, Bernard Shaw, Jimmy Durante, etc., illustrated by Carl Rose, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32646
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Derleth, August (editor). Sleep No More. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-33 in this important series, 20 horror stories by Algernon Blackwood, Clark Ashton Smith, Howard Wandrei, Robert Bloch, Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft, and others, includes a foreword by Derleth, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, this copy is Signed by Derleth, very scarce thus. Very good minus. JD32645
$45.00
[Armed Services Editions] Welles, Sumner. The Time for Decision. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-35 in this important series, Welles "sets forth his plan for a world organization," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32094
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Costain, Thomas B. For My Great Folly. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-36 in this important series, a historical novel of England in the early 17th Century, 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 minus. JD32643
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Woodward, W. E. The Way Our People Lived. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-38 in this important series, "an intimate American history" of the common man, 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 fade, else very good. JD32642
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Buckmaster, Henrietta. Deep River. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-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. JD32652
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Adams, Samuel Hopkins. Canal Town. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-40 in this important series, a historical novel of America in the making, condensed for wartime reading, 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. JD32651
$10.00

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  • 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