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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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[Armed Services Editions] Bodmer, Frederick. The Loom of Language. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 893 in this important series, edited by Lancelot Hogben, "condensed for wartime reading," illustrated, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32853
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Bodmer, Frederick. The Loom of Language. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 893 in this important series, edited by Lancelot Hogben, "condensed for wartime reading," illustrated, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Good. JD33269
$10.00
[Steinbeckiana] Bogardus, Ralph F. and Hobson, Fred (editors). Literature at the Barricades, the American Writer in the 1930s. University, University of Alabama Press, 1984, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Includes Steinbeck, the People and the Party by Sylvia Jenkins Cook, with a prospectus for the book and a letter from the Press presenting this copy. As new in publisher's shrink wrap. JD28901
$20.00
[Miscellaneous] Borden, John W. and Bender, J. Terry (compilers). Index to the Quarterly News-Letter of The Book Club of California. n.p. (San Francisco), The Book Club of San Francisco, 1982, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is comprised of three volumes, Borden and Bender compiled the first two volumes, the first covering volumes I through XX, 1933-1955, while the second covers volumes Twenty One through Thirty, the third volume, produced in San Francisco and published in 1982 was compiled by Duncan H. Olmsted, it covers volumes 31 through 40. Fine. JD6446
$15.00
[Modern Literature] Boswell, Robert. Dancing in the Movies. Iowa City, University of Iowa Press, 1986, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Author's First Book, winner of the Iowa School of Letters Award for short fiction, one of only 1,500 copies. Very fine. JD5849
$75.00
[Armed Services Editions] Botkin, B. A. (editor). The Sky's The Limit. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. 892 in this important series, selections from A Treasury Of American Folklore, foreword by Carl Sandburg, "American tall tales and legends," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32854
$10.00
[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
[The West] Bowers, N. A. Cone-Bearing Trees of the Pacific Coast. NY, Whittlesey House, 1942, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Preface by this Atherton, CA author, issued as part of the Whittlesey House field guide series, color frontispiece and other illustrations. Fine in a very good plus jacket. JD3759
$10.00
[Miscellaneous] Bowles, Ella Shannon. Handmade Rugs. Boston, Little, Brown, n.d. (1927), first edition. This is the advanced state of the dust jacket only (there is no book), rear dj flap is blank. Some creases, else fine. JD211
$10.00
[Modern Literature] Bowles, Paul. Days Tangier Journal: 1987-1989. NY, Ecco Press, 1991, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Preface by Bowles, with 12 photo illustrations, jackets blurbs by Jay McInerney and Norman Mailer. Fine, unread. JD32944
$10.00
[Modern Literature] Boyle, Kay. Seven Say You Can Hear Corn Grow. Napa, Tales for Travellers, 1986, first edition thus. A single sheet folded to make 24 pages, this folding map-like presentation is a separate printing of this piece which is illustrated by Alan Adler, cover design by Sandy Field, it is followed by commentary, an excerpt from the Bible, and a very brief biographical note, this is No. 26 in a series of separately-printed short stories for travelers, the series includes the likes of Flannery O'Connor, W. Somerset Maugham, John Cheever, Truman Capote, John Steinbeck, Edith Wharton, and others. Fine. JD30680
$12.50
[Steinbeckiana] Bracher, Frederick. Steinbeck and the Biological View of Man. Stanford, The Pacific Spectator, Winter 1948, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Vol. 2, No. 1, article on pages 14-29, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow, inside front cover is Signed by Wallace Stegner, one of this Stanford University publication's editors. Light wear and soiling. JD28432
$60.00
[Modern Literature] Bradbury, Ray. The Toynbee Convector. Atlanta, Turner Publishing, 1992, first edition, first printing. This hardcover in laminated boards was issued without a dust jacket, illustrated by Anita Kunz. Fine, unread. JD32980
$10.00
[Steinbeckiana] Braithwaite, Bruce. The Films of Marlon Brando. NY, The Confiscian Press/Beaufort Books, 1982, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This concentrates more on his early and late films, but it does include a section on his middle period, including his work in John Steinbeck's Viva Zapata!, page 72. Fine. JD28882
$15.00
[John Steinbeck] Braley, Berton. Morgan Sails the Caribbean. NY, Macmillan, 1934, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Jacket illustrated by Artzybasheff, frontispiece portrait of Henry Morgan, Braley writes of Morgan in ballad, and, in his prefatory comments, thanks John Steinbeck for his conscious and subconscious contributions that resulted from Braley's having read Steinbeck's first book, Cup of Gold, the book also prints a letter from Steinbeck to Braley regarding this subject, this was Steinbeck's first book contribution, Goldstone & Payne B1, Morrow 306, with a b&w photo of Braley laid in loosely. Very good in a jacket with tape reinforcements to verso. JD29295
$135.00
[Modern Literature] Branch, Edgar M. (editor). Clemens of the Call. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1969, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Branch also provides the preface, pictorial endpapers, the book collects 200 stories written by Clemens while a reporter for the San Francisco "Call" newspaper. Fine in a near fine jacket. JD31708
$30.00
[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] Brandt, Sgt. Frank (editor). Cartoons for Fighters. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 740 in this important series, "laughs from G. I. publications," more than 350 cartoons and gags, it also includes drawings by Walt Disney and Milt Caniff, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Good. JD32361
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Brandt, Sgt. Frank (editor). Cartoons for Fighters. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 740 in this important series, "laughs from G. I. publications," more than 350 cartoons and gags, it also includes drawings by Walt Disney and Milt Caniff, 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. JD32759
$20.00
[John Steinbeck] Braun, P. C. (editor). The Big Book of Favorite Horse Stories. NY, Platt & Munk, 1965, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Foreword and illustrations by Sam Savitt, includes John Steinbeck's The Gift, illustration, text, and afterword pages 125-159, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow, also includes Will James, Edgar Allan Poe, Jessamyn West, and others. Near fine. JD29675
$25.00
[Modern Literature] (Brautigan, Richard et al). San Francisco Stories. San Francisco, n.p., 1979, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. An anthology edited by George Matchette, Robert Monson, and Charles Rubin, it includes three stories by Brautigan (Skylab at the Graves of Abbott and Costello, Al's Rose Harbor, and Waking Up Again), this first in a planned series includes an introduction by the editors, as well as stories by Brautigan, Barry Gifford, and others, not recorded by Barber, although all three Brautigan stories appeared in his The Tokyo-Montana Express. Near fine. JD1992
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Brautigan, Richard, Moscoso, Victor, and Thibeau, Jack. The San Francisco Public Library: A Publishing House. San Francisco, privately printed/published by the authors, 1968, first edition. Three reproduced sheets, stapled, a home-made book that is one of 20 "trade edition" copies (there were another seven copies Signed by Brautigan) produced via what is often called the 10-cent Xerox machine at the Main Library in San Francisco in the Civic Center, it should be noted, however, that the copying machine was not actually a Xerox, it was a Thermofax machine, Brautigan contributed his poem "Mrs. Myrtle Tate, Movie Projectionist" produced on one of the pages surrounded by movie advertisements, Brautigan's reproduced signature is also shown on that page, Thibeau copied his belly, along with variously-placed stars, Moscoso reproduced different stars and a Siamese cat named Zenobia, except for Brautigan's first book, this is by far the rarest of Brautigan publications, the book epitomizes San Francisco in the wild, wacky, wonderful (and turbulent) 1960s, Thibeau, who went on to become an actor, but who earlier had been a published poet, had earlier experimented with Xerox poems, he said, "He (Brautigan) didn't know what they were, but he liked the concept that you can put the dimes in, Xerox it, and you're published," for Brautigan it represented new possibilities, so he gathered Thibeau, Moscoso, and others, the idea was that each would have their own page to be designed as they pleased, the others enlisted by Brautigan included photographer Edmund Shea who also provided stylin' transportation as he owned a classic 1939 flathead straight-eight Packard, also in this entourage were Valerie Estes, a Brautigan lover and later a friend, along with her purebred Siamese cat, Zenobia, Brautigan brought a roll of dimes, although all three also bummed dimes from other library patrons, it was quite an antics-filled San Francisco-styled event, according to David Belch, then public information office for the library, Thibeau went first as suggested by Brautigan, he laid out his stars, pulled up his shirt and laid his hairy chest and belly on the glass plate to make his collage, pulling his jacket collar over his head to act as a hood to block out outside light, Moscoso went next using different stars, he also placed Zenobia the cat on the glass plate for reproduction as part of his presentation with Valerie Estes assisting in placing her cat on the glass plate, Moscoso is best known as an artist who was a central figure in psychedelic rock posters, advertisements, and underground comics (Zap Comix) in San Francisco in the 1960s and '70s, Brautigan also produced the title page and also produced small slips of paper with a typed statement ("This is one of seven numbered and signed copies"), and signed each, in addition to these signed seven copies, 20 unsigned copies were produced, Richard Brautigan was an American novelist, poet, and short story writer whose sense of whimsey was a perfect fit for the counter-culture scene in San Francisco beginning in the late 1950s as the Beat Generation wore down and through the advent of the Hippies in the 1960s -- although Brautigan eschewed both movements, he is best known for his second novel, Trout Fishing in America, he died some time in September 1984 in Bolinas, California at age 49, an only child he was raised in poverty and dysfunction, he first moved to San Francisco in 1954, in 1955 he was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic with clinical depression, he was treated with electro-shock therapy 12 times, he was known to hand out his poetry for free on street corners in San Francisco, his first book, Return of the Rivers, was published in 1957, the same year that Jack Kerouac's On the Road was published, an alcoholic who often suffered from despair, his popularity diminished in the 1970s and 1980s, he died of a self-inflicted .44 magnum gunshot wound to the head, splattering his brains all over his carefully laid out manuscripts, a rather chilling non-verbal last statement, his influence has been cited by such writers as Haruki Murakami and W. P. Kinsella, Brautigan's writing is often compared to that of William Saroyan, his 1967 poem, All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace, predicts the computer/technology revolution that occurred decades later, WorldCat indicates that there are copies of The San Francisco Public Library at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Virginia, and Brown University, not recorded by the Barber bibliography of Brautigan, but Barber does note this item within his Brautigan.net website. The usual darkening of the pages, staples very likely replaced. JD32186
$3,000.00
[Modern Literature] Brautigan, Richard. Five Poems. Berkeley, Serendipity Books, 1971, first edition. A broadside with five poems, created as a keepsake for the International Antiquarian Book Fair in 1971, c.11X17 inches, includes A Legend of Horses, Toward the Pleasure of a Reconstituted Crow, A Moth in Tucson, Arizona, Death Like a Needle, and Heroine of the Time Machine. Fine. JD115
$50.00
[Modern Literature] Brautigan, Richard. The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966. NY, Simon and Schuster, 1971, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. First Touchstone edition. Very good. JD31204
$10.00
[Modern Literature] Brautigan, Richard. The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966. NY, Simon and Schuster, 1971, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Review Copy with Review Slip, "this novel is about the romantic possibilities of a public library in California," a San Francisco newspaper clipping about Brautigan and another clipping about him from "Time" magazine are laid in loosely. Very nearly fine with dark top edge staining in a very good jacket sunned at the spine, as usual. JD32056
$200.00
[Modern Literature] Brautigan, Richard. The Hawkline Monster. NY, Simon and Schuster, Sept. 9, 1974, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Review Copy with review slip, jacket designed by Wendell Minor, photograph of Brautigan on rear cover by John Fryer. Fine. JD3211
$75.00
[Modern Literature] Brautigan, Richard. The San Francisco Weather Report. n.p. (San Francisco), G. (Graham) Mackintosh, n.d. (1968), first edition. A broadside poem, first issue, originally issued free of charge on San Francisco street corners, c.8X13 inches, printed on cheap stock, cheap wine and Brautigan's poetry got a lot of hippies laid in the wonderful, turbulent '60s. Aged, else fine. JD65
$125.00
[Modern Literature] Brautigan, Richard. Trout Fishing in America. London, Jonathan Cape, 1970, first British edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. This was Brautigan's breakthrough book, a novel of imagination, photograph of Brautigan on front cover of the dust jacket and front of the book itself, the latter being a facsimile of the original Four Seasons Foundation, this copy from the Hub Segar collection of Brautigan, this is an Author Association/Presentation Copy of the highest order being inscribed by Brautigan to Price Dunn on the front free endpaper ("This Copy is for Price Dunn/Richard Brautigan/March 12, 1971"), Dunn was a long-time friend of Brautigan, known to be an extravagant misbehaver, their antics together led to Brautigan's first published novel, A Confederate General from Big Sur where Dunn appears as the main character, Lee Mellon, Dunn also appears in two chapters in Trout Fishing in America, the first is "The Cleveland Wrecking Yard" where he is an unnamed friend who purchased an iron roof there for his shack down in Big Sur, he also appears in the chapter titled "Trout Fishing in America Nib," according to writer Keith Abbott, a long-time friend of both Dunn and Brautigan, Abbott described Dunn as literate, well loved, especially by women, and charming, laid in loosely are two postcards sent to Segur, on one a clip from a Dear Abby column is pasted about mayonnaise (The Mayonnaise Chapter is the last chapter in the book), the other from 1968 has a clip from a Herb Caen column pasted onto it about Brautigan and Trout Fishing in America, Dunn was known to be an extravagant misbehaver who moved from job to job and crash pad to crash pad, born in Alabama in 1934, Dunn was a natural teller of tall tales, full of enthusiasms who fueled Brautigan's creativity, he was equivalent to Jack Kerouac's Neal Cassady, according to Brautigan's biographer, William Hjortsberg, Abbott describes Dunn as free-spirited, "the most charming, erratic, poetic and haphazard person I'd ever met". Rear bottom corner bump, else fine in a jacket with extremity wear. JD32164
$2,500.00
[Modern Literature] Brautigan, Richard. Willard And His Bowling Trophies. NY, Simon and Schuster, 1975, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Advance copy, truly an "uncorrected proof" with reproduced hand pagination, etc., with the ownership sticker of the Murray Pollinger agency affixed to front, Pollinger's agency was one of the leading agents in London, it used this copy to offer the United Kingdom rights to this "preverse mystery". Some soiling to covers and marks, such as dates, etc., very good. JD88
$100.00
[Armed Services Editions] Brebner, J. B. and Nevins, Allan. The Making of Modern Britain. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1943), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. A-17, just the 17th title issued in this important series, a short history, with suggestions for further reading at the end, illustrated with maps, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32458
$45.00
[Armed Services Editions] Brett, George P., Jr. et al. The Role of Books in Inter-American Relations. NY, Book Publishers Bureau, Inc., 1943, first edition. Issued without dust jacket, bound in black cloth, stated as "Confidential" on bottom of title page, Brett was president of the Macmillan Company, the report is co-authored, in alphabetical order, by Burr L. Chase, president of Silver, Burdett & Co., Robert F. deGraff, president of Pocketbooks, Malcoln Johnson, executive vice president of Doubleday, Doran, and James S. Thompson, executive vice president of McGraw-Hill, printed on rectos only, includes an introduction followed by five sections (distribution of books in English published in the U.S., the Latin-American publishing industry, the distribution of works of Latin-American origin in the U. S., problems of particular classes of books, and the general question of expert techniques, this was Malcolm Johnson's copy, there are several enclosures laid in loosely, one is an excerpt from a Lowell Thomas broadcast of July 14, 1943 about meeting these five representatives of American publishing, his reports finds the five in near collapse from long flights, loss of sleep, strange foods, etc., Johnson was a director of the Council on Books in Wartime which published the ASEs, the biggest book giveaway in history, some newspaper clips about his trip to Latin America and other book-related pieces are also laid in loosely. Very good. JD31291
$125.00
[John Steinbeck] Brickell, Herschel (editor). O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1942. NY, Literary Guild, 1942, first edition thus, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes John Steinbeck's How Edith McGillcuddy Met R. L. S., pages 259-272, text from Harper's Magazine, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow, also includes Wallace Stegner's Two Rivers which he has Signed, also includes Kay Boyle, William Faulkner, Carson McCullers, Eudora Welty, and others. Fine in a very good jacket. JD29370
$150.00
[Modern Literature] Brin, David. The River of Time. Niles, Dark Harvest, 1986, first edition. Issued without dust jacket, but with publisher's wooden slipcase, specially bound and limited to 52 lettered copies Signed by Brin and Paul Sonju, the illustrator, this is letter I, in his Afterword, Brin writes that this is one of his earliest tales and the only one written almost precisely as it came to him in a dream, one of the stories won a Hugo. Fine. JD32948
$200.00
[Modern Literature] Brin, David. The River of Time. Niles, Dark Harvest, 1986, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. With publisher's slipcase, illustrated by Paul Sonju, No. 58 of 400 numbered copies Signed by both Brin and Sonju, one of the stories won a Hugo, this is an early tale from Brin and "the only one I've ever written almost precisely as it came to me in a dream". Fine, slipcase with one mark from an old price sticker, else fine. JD33002
$45.00
[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] Bromfield, Louis. Mrs. Parkington. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. I-265 in this important series, first issue, reprinted later in the series as ASE No. 811, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32508
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Bromfield, Louis. Mrs. Parkington. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. I-265 in this important series, first issue, reprinted later in the series as ASE No. 811, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32804
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Bromfield, Louis. Pleasant Valley. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 845 in this important series, "the author's experiences as an Ohio farmer," with drawings by Kate Lord, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32830
$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] 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] Bromfield, Louis. What Became of Anna Bolton?. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. L-7 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. Spine well faded, doodles to covers. JD32542
$10.00
[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
[Steinbeckiana] Bronson, Orval. Burning Brightly. Nevada City, Orval Bronson, 2000, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. No. 209 of 1,000 numbered copies printed on acid-free paper, this is a study of plays written by John Steinbeck, includes performance data, cast information, performance and production photos, etc., this copy Signed by Bronson. Very fine. JD29430
$35.00
[Armed Services Editions] Brooke, Rupert. The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition , wrappers. Softcover. No. 776 in this important series, a paperback original, biographical notes by Margaret Lavington, this soldier poet lost his life in World War I, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good plus. JD31935
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Brooke, Rupert. The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition , wrappers. Softcover. No. 776 in this important series, a paperback original, biographical notes by Margaret Lavington, this soldier poet lost his life in World War I, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32044
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Brooke, Rupert. The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition , wrappers. Softcover. No. 776 in this important series, a paperback original, biographical notes by Margaret Lavington, this soldier poet lost his life in World War I, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32137
$10.00
[Modern Literature] Brophy, Robert (compiler). Robinson Jeffers A Checklist. San Francisco, University of San Francisco, 1967, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Produced by the Gleeson Library Associates, presented on the occasion of a symposium, Lessons From Revolution, this checklist of the Gleeson Library's holdings includes books by Jeffers, manuscripts, translation, works about Jeffers, recordings, films, periodical, theatre programs, photographs, letters, etc., designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. Rusted staples, else fine. JD30537
$10.00
[Modern Literature] Brophy, Robert J. Robinson Jeffers. Boise, Boise State University, 1975, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 19 in the Boise State University Western Writers Series, with the corrigenda pasted onto the half-title. Very good. JD30539
$10.00
[Modern Literature] Brown, Dan. The Da Vinci Code. NY, Doubleday, 2003, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. A thrilling novel and a runaway best seller that is the author's breakthrough book, with all the first issue points, source for the film that starred Tom Hanks, Ian McKellan, and Audry Tautou, directed by Ron Howard. Fine. JD6572
$150.00
[Miscellaneous] (Brown, Edmund G. "Pat"). Photo. n.p., n.p., n.d. (c.1965), first edition. A c.7X9-inch b&w photo of Brown while governor of California, now housed in a black wood and glass frame, Inscribed by Brown ("To/Sidney E. McGow(?)/With sincere/best wishes/Edmund G. Brown/Governor"). Fine. JD31249
$65.00
[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
[John Steinbeck] Brown, John Mason (editor). The Ladies' Home Journal Treasury. NY, Simon and Schuster, 1956, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes contributions by Rudyard Kipling, Sarah Orne Jewett, Ernest Thompson Seton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, A. A. Milne, Robert Frost, Edith Wharton, Jessamyn West, and many others, including John Steinbeck who offers Over There, pages 288-291, Goldstone & Payne B91, Morrow 348. Minor age, fine. JD29588
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Brown, Larry. Dirty Work. Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books, 1989, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Author's First Novel, his second book, this is a Review Copy with a review slip and a publicity photo of the author, the powerful story of two strangers from the same placing telling their Vietnam War stories, this copy Signed by the author. Very fine. JD4933
$65.00
[Modern Literature] Brown, Rita Mae. Southern Discomfort. NY, Harper & Row, 1982, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Signed by Ms. Brown. Fine. JD30437
$25.00
[John Steinbeck] Brown, Sharon (editor). Present Tense. NY, Harcourt, Brace, 1947, first edition thus, dust jacket. Hardcover. This revised edition is three volumes in one, originally published as a three-volume set in 1941, includes John Steinbeck's Two for a Penny, brief introduction and text pages 507-514, text from The Grapes of Wrath, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow, also includes William Faulkner, Pearl Buck, Thomas Wolfe, Aldous Huxley, and others. Fine in a very good plus jacket. JD29528
$35.00
[Miscellaneous] Browne, J. Ross. Muleback to the Convention. San Francisco, Book Club of California, 1950, first edition. His letters while a reporter at the California constitutional convention at Monterey, CA September-October 1849, with a lengthy introduction, one of 400 copies printed at The Black Vine Press by Harold Seeger and Albert Sperisen. Fine in a plain paper dust jacket with title and publisher carefully and beautifully hand lettered along its spine panel. JD33237
$35.00
[Armed Services Editions] Browning, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett. Love Poems. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 939 in this important series, a paperback original, poems selected and with an introduction by Louis Untermeyer, includes Sonnets From The Portuguese, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32870
$20.00
[Modern Literature] Bruccoli, Matthew J. Raymond Chandler A Checklist. n.p. (Kent), Kent State University Press, 1968, first edition. This slim hardcover was issued without dust jacket, Inscribed by Bruccoli to David Belch, then head of public relations for the San Francisco Public Library. Fine. JD31196
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Bryant, William Cullen. The Little People of the Snow. NY, D. Appleton and Company, 1873, first edition, first printing. Illustrated from designs by Alfred Fredericks, engraved by A. Bobbett, AEG, beveled green cloth, ornately decorated in black and gilt, this copy Inscribed by Bryant with lines from page 29 (___"When the power of Frost/Locks up the motions of the living frame/The victim passes to the realm of Death/Through the dim gate of Sleep."___/William Cullen Bryant/January 11th, 1873.___), Bryant has changed the word "porch" in the printed part of this stanza to "gate". Very good. JD31556
$350.00
[Armed Services Editions] Buckley, Christopher. Wry Martinis. Washington, D. C., The Legacy Project, 2003, first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. This is the fifth book in a new series of Armed Services Editions made possible through the all-volunteer efforts of The Legacy Project headed by Andrew P. Carroll which works to preserve American war correspondence, the original ASEs were issued by the Council in Books in Wartime between 1943 and 1947 for American soldiers here and abroad, condensed from the original edition, this book is done in the same manner as the original ASEs. Fine, unread. JD31711
$10.00
[Modern Literature] Buckley, William F., Jr. Who's On First. Playboy, February 1980, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Also includes both verse and humor by Shel Silverstein, plus an article by Harry Crews. Minor age, else fine. JD5554
$7.50
[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
[Miscellaneous] Buelteman, Robert. Watershed. n.p. (Washington, D. C.), n.p., 1996, first edition. A poster that measures c.22X30 inches and which advertises a conference sponsored by poet laureate Robert Hass, The Orion Society, and The Library of Congress in Washington, D. C. April 15-20, 1996 subtitled Writers, Nature and Community, participants listed included Buelteman, whose 1988 b&w photo of Archalarius Ranch adorns the top half of the poster, Barry Lopez, Rick Bass, Wendell Berry, Hass, William Kittredge, Peter Matthiessen, and a host of others, this copy is briefly inscribed by Buelteman. Minor wear, else fine. JD31278
$50.00
[Wallace Stegner] Bullen, J. S. Reviews. Fort Collins, Western American Literature, Spring 1971, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Includes Bullen's review of Wallace Stegner's Angle of Repose, 60-62. Fine. JD27158
$7.50
[Modern Literature] Burke, James Lee. In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead. NY, Hyperion, 1993, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. A Dave Robicheaux mystery novel set in New Orleans, film source. Fine, unread. JD33004
$25.00
[Photography] Burkett, Christopher. Intimations of Paradise. Vernonia, West Wind Arts, 1999, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes essays by James Reid and Vincent Rossi, introduction by James Alinder, includes 72 color plates followed by a Wendell Berry poem, an essay (World of Wonder) by Burkett, and his Technique and Approach, this copy lacks the original print (as usual), Signed by Christopher Burkett. Fine. JD31103
$200.00
[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
[Modern Literature] Burnett, W. R. Adobe Walls. NY, Knopf, 1953, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. A novel of the last Apache uprising, jacket painting by William F. Koch, film source. Nearly fine. JD33247
$65.00
[Armed Services Editions] Burnett, W. R. Little Caesar. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. G-191 in this important series, a novel and source for the film that starred Edward G. Robinson, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, very scarce. Clean, bright, very good plus. JD33376
$125.00
[Armed Services Editions] Burnett, W. R. Nobody Lives Forever. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. O-17 in this important series, an underworld novel, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32576
$12.50
[Steinbeckiana] Burnett, Whit and Hallie (editors). 19 Tales of Terror. NY, Bantam Books, January 1957, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. A1550, a paperback original that includes John Steinbeck's The White Quail, 15-25, text from The Long Valley, Goldstone & Payne B99, not recorded by Morrow, also includes contributions by Isak Dinesen, Lord Dunsany, W. Somerset Maugham, and others, cover art by Tom Hill. Ink name and owner's tick marks on contents page, else fine. JD4714
$10.00
[Steinbeckiana] Burnett, Whit and Hallie (editors). 19 Tales of Terror. NY, Bantam Books, January 1957, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. A1550, a paperback original that includes John Steinbeck's The White Quail, 15-25, text from The Long Valley, Goldstone & Payne B99, not recorded by Morrow, also includes contributions by Isak Dinesen, Lord Dunsany, W. Somerset Maugham, and others, cover art by Tom Hill. Rip from first preliminary, else fine. JD29601
$15.00
[John Steinbeck] Burnett, Whit (editor). Time To Be Young. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 848 in this important series, includes John Steinbeck's The Great Mountains, pages 175-189, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow, also includes H. L. Mencken, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, William Faulkner, William Saroyan, and others, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Solid very good. JD32829
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Burroughs, William S. The Ticket That Exploded. Paris , Olympia Press, 1962, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Softcover. No. 91 in The Traveller's Companion Series, illustration on page 183 by Brion Gysin, this copy Inscribed by Burroughs ("For Marolyn Meeshe/with friendship and/best wishes/William S. Burroughs), this copy with the first issue green paper binding with the 18 N.F. price on the rear wrapper. Very good. JD31538
$950.00
[Steinbeckiana] Burrows, Michael. John Steinbeck and His Films. St. Austell, Cornwall, Primestyle, Ltd., 1970, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Third in the Formative Films series, photo-illustrated, Goldstone & Payne F65, Morrow 614. Corner bump, fine. JD28705
$65.00
[Miscellaneous] Burstein, Mark. The Roxburghe Club of California 2002 Membership List. San Francisco, The Roxburghe Club of California, 2002, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Includes names, addresses, the year they joined, phone number, e-mail address, and collecting interests. Fine. JD31176
$15.00

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