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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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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

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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. Dithers and Jitters. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-1 in this important series, humorous sketches, with drawings, 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. Solid very good. JD32308
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Skinner, Cornelia Otis. Dithers and Jitters. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-1 in this important series, humorous sketches, with drawings, 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. JD32694
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Papashvily, George and Helen. Anything Can Happen. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. First issue, No. T-3 in this important series, humorous sketches, it was reprinted later in the series as No.1149, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32128
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Steinbeck, John. Cannery Row. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-5 in this important series, a novel by Steinbeck that is a minor (or not so minor) masterpiece which disguises its themes of death and loneliness with a layer of humor, Goldstone & Payne A22f, not recorded by Morrow, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32692
$35.00
[Armed Services Editions] Levant, Oscar. A Smattering of Ignorance. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-7 in this important series, "impudent, wit-filled stories about music, musicians, and himself," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32310
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Levant, Oscar. A Smattering of Ignorance. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-7 in this important series, "impudent, wit-filled stories about music, musicians, and himself," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine well faded, very good minus. JD32691
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Untermeyer, Louis (selector). The Fireside Book of Verse. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-8 in this important series, a paperback original, foreword by Untermeyer, "favorite poems of romance and adventure" by Joaquin Miller, Longfellow, Whittier, Coleridge, Bret Harte, etc., issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32690
$17.50
[Armed Services Editions] Stone, Ezra and Melick, Weldon. Coming, Major!. NY, Armed Services editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-9 in this important series, an account of Army theatricals, illustrated by Ray Inman, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32689
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Tetlow, Henry. We Farm for a Hobby and Make It Pay. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-11 in this important series, story of how a businessman became a farmer, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine well faded, very good minus. JD32687
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Benchley, Robert. Benchley Beside Himself. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-13 in this important series, it reprints ASE No. B-39, humor by a master, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32314
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Kantor, MacKinlay. Gentle Annie. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), second issue, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-14 in this important series, a frontier novel, with a note about the author at the end, it reprints ASE No. B-38, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32685
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Coates, Robert M. The Outlaw Years. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-15 in this important series, a history of land pirates of the Natchez Trace, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32130
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Coates, Robert M. The Outlaw Years. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-15 in this important series, a history of land pirates of the Natchez Trace, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32684
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Quentin, Patrick. Puzzle for Puppets. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-17 in this important series, a mystery, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32315
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] James, Henry. Daisy Miller And Other Stories. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-18 in this important series, a paperback original, selected stories, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32316
$17.50
[Armed Services Editions] James, Henry. Daisy Miller And Other Stories. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-18 in this important series, a paperback original, selected stories, 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. JD32681
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Taylor, Rosemary. Ridin' the Rainbow. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-19 in this important series, "father's life in Tucson," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD31921
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Rame, David. Tunnel from Calais. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-22 in this important series, a World War II thriller, with a note about the author at the end, including the his true name (A. D. Devine), issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32679
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Sloane, William. The Edge of Running Water. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-23 in this important series, reprinted later in the series as No. 1169, a fantasy, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Cover creases, very good minus. JD32206
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Sloane, William. The Edge of Running Water. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-23 in this important series, first issue, reprinted later in the series as No. 1169, a fantasy, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Bottom of spine a bit corrupted, else very good. JD32319
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Sloane, William. The Edge of Running Water. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-23 in this important series, first issue, reprinted later in the series as No. 1169, a fantasy, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32678
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Mantle, Burns (editor). The Best Plays of 1943-1944. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. T-25 in this important series, includes Winged Victory by Moss Hart, The Searching Wind by Lillian Hellman, The Voice of the Turtle by John Van Druten, Over 21 by Ruth Gordon, Jacobowsky and the Colonel by S. N. Behrman based on a play by Franz Werfel, and The Innocent Voyage by Paul Osborn, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32703
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Fast, Howard. Freedom Road. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-26 in this important series, a historical novel of the Reconstruction period in the South, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32321
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Burman, Ben Lucien. Blow For A Landing. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-27 in this important series, a novel of the Mississippi, introduction by Joseph Henry Jackson, 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. JD32701
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Forbes, Esther. The General's Lady. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-29 in this important series, a historical 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. JD32700
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Carmer, Carl. Genesee Fever. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-30 in this important series, a historical 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. JD32699
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Karig, Commander Walter and Kelley, Lt. Wellbourn. Battle Report. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-31 in this important series, Pearl Harbor to Coral Sea, with 13 maps, a narrative of the American Navy, prepared from official sources, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32698
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Bromfield, Louis. The World We Live In. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-32 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. JD32324
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Fuller, Iola. The Loon Feather. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-35 in this important series, a historical novel, the story of Oneta, daughter of Tecumseh of the Ojibways, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32696
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Goodrich, Marcus. Delilah. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-37 in this important series, novel of a warship, it reprints ASE No. B-59 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. Very good minus. JD32714
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Freuchen, Peter. Arctic Adventure. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-38 in this important series, it reprints ASE No. B-60 published earlier in the series in 1943, "my life in the Frozen North," 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 well faded, else very good. JD32695
$10.00

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  • 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