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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] Saroyan, William. Dear Baby. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-2 in this important series, short stories, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32299
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Saroyan, William. Dear Baby. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-2 in this important series, short stories, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32667
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Bemelmans, Ludwig. I Love You I Love You I Love You. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-3 in this important series, the world viewed through pink glasses, illustrated, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good plus. JD32300
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Bemelmans, Ludwig. I Love You I Love You I Love You. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-3 in this important series, the world viewed through pink glasses, illustrated, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32666
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Cozzens, James Gould. Castaway. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-4 in this important series, a Poe-like psycho thriller, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good plus. JD33302
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Thurber, James. My World--And Welcome to It. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-5 in this important series, humor, it reprints ASE No. A-11, 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. JD32665
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Wylie, Philip. Selected Short Stories of Philip Wylie. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-8 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 completely faded, else very good. JD32664
$35.00
[Armed Services Editions] Baker, Dorothy. Young Man with a Horn. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-10 in this important series, a novel of a jazz musician, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32661
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Sullivan, Frank. A Pearl in Every Oyster. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-11 in this important series, humorous sketches, some of which appeared in "The New Yorker," "Saturday Evening Post," etc., issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32302
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Sullivan, Frank. A Pearl in Every Oyster. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-11 in this important series, humorous sketches, some of which appeared in "The New Yorker," "Saturday Evening Post," etc., 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. JD32660
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Hatch, Eric. Unexpected Uncle. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-12 in this important series, a humorous 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. JD32659
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Beer, Thomas. The Mauve Decade. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-13 in this important series, American life in the 1890s, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Cover with moderate soiling, else very good. JD31986
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Beer, Thomas. The Mauve Decade. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-13 in this important series, American life in the 1890s, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32658
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Eaton, Evelyn. In What Torn Ship. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-14 in this important series, a historical novel set in Corsica between 1755 and 1769, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Some spine fade, very good. JD32657
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Laing, Alexander. Clipper Ship Men. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-15 in this important series, illustrated by Armstrong Sperry, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine completely faded, black mark to front cover. JD32656
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Brown, Joe E. Your Kids and Mine. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-19 in this important series, his report on World War II troop entertainment, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32655
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Irish, William. After-Dinner Story. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-20 in this important series, a collection of six horror and mystery stories, including the title story, Rear Window, and Marihuana, William Irish is the pseudonym of Cornell Woolrich, 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. JD32654
$50.00
[Armed Services Editions] Peattie, Donald Culross. An Almanac For Moderns. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-27 in this important series, winner of a Gold Medal from the Limited Editions Club, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32677
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Snow, Edgar. People on Our Side. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-29 in this important series, a report on Russian, China, and India, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32304
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Snow, Edgar. People on Our Side. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-29 in this important series, a report on Russian, China, and India, 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. JD32676
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Hatcher, Harlan. The Great Lakes. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-30 in this important series, includes two maps, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32675
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Bromfield, Louis. The Farm. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-31 in this important series, a novel that is a "panorama of American life in the making," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32674
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Thackery, William Makepeace. Henry Esmond. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-35 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. JD30548
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Pennell, Joseph Stanley. The History of Rome Hanks. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-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. Good. JD32671
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Haskell, Francis. Henry the Eighth. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-37 in this important series, a biography, 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. Good. JD32670
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Goudge, Elizabeth. Green Dolphin Street. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-39 in this important series, a historical novel set in the Channel Islands, condensed for wartime reading, 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. JD32669
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Stafford, Jean. Boston Adventure. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-40 in this important series, a 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 minus. JD32668
$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