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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

[Modern Literature] Eastlake, William. Go in Beauty. NY, Harper & Brothers, 1956, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Author's First Book, a novel of the Southwest. Fine in a jacket chipped at the bottom of the spine and with tape reinforcements internal and external. JD33221
$125.00
[Modern Literature] Eastlake, William. The Bronc People. NY, Harcourt, Brace, 1958, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His second book, jacket designed by Arthur Hawkins, a novel of the Southwest. Fine in a price-clipped jacket with internal and external tape reinforcements. JD33217
$45.00
[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] Eaton, Evelyn. Quietly My Captain Waits. NY, Armed Services editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 770 in this important series, a historical romance, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Good. JD32779
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Eaton, Evelyn. The Sea Is So Wide. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. L-14 in this important series, a historical novel set in 1755, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32540
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Eckstein, Gustav. Canary. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 777 in this important series, the story of a family of birds, 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. Front cover creased and worn, good. JD31882
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Eckstein, Gustav. Canary. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 777 in this important series, the story of a family of birds, 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. JD32799
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Eckstein, Gustav. Lives. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 738 in this important series, animal studies, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32210
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Eckstein, Gustav. Lives. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 738 in this important series, animal studies, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good plus. JD32360
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Eckstein, Gustav. Lives. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 738 in this important series, animal studies, 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. JD32761
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Edmonds, Walter D. Mostly Canallers. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 875 in this important series, selected stories, abridged, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32177
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Edmonds, Walter D. Mostly Canallers. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 875 in this important series, selected stories, abridged, 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. JD32832
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Edmonds, Walter D. Selected Short Stories of Walter D. Edmonds. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition , wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. 677 in this important series, short stories set in upstate New York, 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. JD32718
$12.50
[Miscellaneous] Edward the Eighth. Farewell Speech of King Edward the Eighth Broadcast from Windsor Castle the Tenth Day of December MCMXXXVI, With the Instrument of Abdication & A Note by William Saroyan. San Francisco, Ransohoffs, 1938, first edition. This is one of 200 hardcover copies printed for Ransohoffs by the Grabhorn Press, colored wood engravings by Mallette Dean. Some wear to spine, else near fine. JD27296
$200.00
[Steinbeckiana] Eells, George. Robert Mitchum. NY, Franklin Watts, 1984, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Photo illustrated, Mitchum starred in the film version of John Steinbeck's The Red Pony. Fine. JD28905
$20.00
[Miscellaneous] Eisenhower, Dwight D. Crusade in Europe. Garden City, Doubleday, 1948, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. With publisher's slipcase, TEG, it precedes the trade edition, this is No. 322 of 1,426 copies Signed by Eisenhower, map endpapers, includes six color maps and 38 b&w maps, also includes six photographic illustrations selected by Edward Steichen as well as Eisenhower's famous D-Day order to his troops about to storm the beaches at Normandy. Fine, beautiful copy in like jacket in a very good slipcase. JD30941
$7,500.00
[Photography] Eisenstaedt, Alfred. People. NY, Viking, 1973, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Signed by Eisenstaedt on the front free endpaper, he is commonly known as the father of photo-journalism, the multitude of photos by him date from the 1920s to the 1970s, in his words, "It has always been a great asset that I like people, for in photography, as I have often been quoted as saying, it is not so much clicking the shutter that counts as clicking with the subject," uncommon to be found signed. Very good. JD32097
$150.00
[Steinbeckiana] Eisinger, Chester E. Fiction of the Forties. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1963, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes material on John Steinbeck, pages 4, 10, 48, 50-51, 100-101, 185, 331, 333, and 369, also includes studies of many other writers, including Wallace Stegner who has Signed his rear jacket cover photo, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Very good plus. JD28565
$100.00
[Modern Literature] Eliot, T. S. The Elder Statesman. NY, Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1959, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. The third of his plays to open at the Edinburgh Festival before opening in London. Fine in a price-clipped jacket with a chip at the top of the spine panel. JD32968
$25.00
[Modern Literature] Ellison, Harlan. Medea: Harlan's World. Huntrington Woods, Phantasia Press, 1985, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. With publisher's slipcase, "created" and edited by Ellison, illustrated by Kelly Freas, cartography by Diane Duane, includes contributions by Jack Williamson, Larry Niven, Ellison, Frederik Pohl, Frank Herbert, Poul Anderson, Theodore Sturgeon, Robert Silverberg, and others, No. 227 of 475 copies numbered and Signed by all the contributors. Fine, unread. JD33258
$275.00
[Modern Literature] Ellroy, James. L.A. Confidential. NY, Mysterious Press, 1990, first edition , dust jacket. Hardcover. Film source, third book in his "L. A. Quartet". Crease to front jacket flap, else fine, unread. JD32925
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Seven Essays. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. E-122 in this important series, a paperback original, the essays are on history, self-reliance, compensation, love, friendship, heroism, and experience, 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. JD32985
$12.50
[John Steinbeck] Engle, Paul and Martin, Hansford (editors). Prize Stories 1956: The O. Henry Awards. Garden City, Doubleday, 1956, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes John Steinbeck's The Affair at 7, Rue de M--, pages 258-265, Goldstone & Payne B94, Morrow 349, also includes John Cheever, Saul Bellow, William Faulkner, Herb Gold, and others, this was Adrian Homer Goldstone's copy with his bookplate. Near fine in a very good jacket. JD29598
$45.00
[Modern Literature] Erdrich, Louise. Love Medicine. NY, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. First novel by this Chippewa native American, high praise on rear jacket panel by Anne Tyler, Kay Boyle, and Peter Matthiessen, this copy Inscribed by her to a Bay Area sales rep for Bantam Books ("To Allen Goodman/with best wishes/Louise Erdrich"). Fine. JD27033
$125.00
[Steinbeckiana] Erisman, Fred and Etulain, Richard W. (editors). Fifty Western Writers A Bio-Bibliographical Source Book. Westport, Greenwood Press, 1982, first edition. Issued without dust jacket, includes material on Edward Abbey, Mary Austin, Willa Cather, Zane Grey, Robinson Jeffers, Ken Kesey, Larry McMurtry, Jack London, Wallace Stegner (who, although not called for, has Signed his section, the John Steinbeck section is by Richard Astro, pages 477-487. Fine. JD28884
$100.00
[Steinbeckiana] Etulain, Richard W. A Bibliographical Guide to the Study of Western American Literature. Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1982, first edition. Issued without dust jacket, Review Copy with compliments slip and postcard from the Press sales manager laid in loosely, an important reference work citing articles about John Steinbeck, among others, pages 253-263, also includes a Wallace Stegner section which Stegner has Signed. Fine. JD29003
$100.00
[Modern Literature] Eugenides, Jeffrey. The Virgin Suicides. NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1993, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Author's First Novel, source for the film of the same title. Fine. JD33097
$60.00
[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] Ewen, David. The Story of George Gershwin. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1059 in this important series, a biography, it reprints ASE No. Q-3 published earlier in the series in 1945, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32898
$12.50

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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