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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] Haggard, H. Rider. King Solomon's Mines. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 795 in this important series, introduction to this African adventure by Allan Quartermain, 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. JD32414
$35.00
[Armed Services Editions] Haggard, H. Rider. King Solomon's Mines. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 795 in this important series, introduction to this African adventure by Allan Quartermain, 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. JD32785
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Haggard, H. Rider. She. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 881 in this important series, "an African adventure" and "one of the first experiments in 'escape' fiction," 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. JD32847
$25.00
[Modern Literature] Hailey, Arthur. Airport. Garden City, Doubleday, 1968, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This copy Inscribed by Hailey to David Belch, head of public relations for the San Francisco Public Library, in the year of publication, additionally, this is a Review Copy with a review slip, source for the Burt Lancaster film. Fine in a very good plus jacket. JD31200
$250.00
[Armed Services Editions] Haines, Donal Hamilton. Luck in All Weathers. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-23 in this important series, "personal adventures in hunting & fishing," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Clean and bright, very good plus. JD32165
$12.50
[Modern Literature] Haines, Willliam Wister. Slim. Boston, Little, Brown, 1934, firdst edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Author's First Book, a novel about a linesman, with decorative drawings by Robert Lawson, source for the film that starred Henry Fonda, scarce. Fine in a good jacket with internal and external tape reinforcements. JD33117
$350.00
[John Steinbeck] Haining, Peter (editor). A Thousand Afternoons. London, Peter Owen, 1970, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. An anthology of bullfighting, includes John Steinbeck's I Even Saw Manolete..., introduction and text pages 53-55, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow, also includes D. H. Lawrence, Barnaby Conrad, Ernest Hemingway, and others. Ink name, else fine. JD29696
$25.00
[John Steinbeck] Haining, Peter (editor). The Lucifer Society. London, W. H. Allen, 1972, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Introduction by Kingsley Amis, includes John Steinbeck's The Affair at 7, Rue De M--, pages 201-208, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow, also includes other "detours into the macabre" by William Faulkner, Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Truman Capote, and others. Text block edges slightly foxed, else fine. JD29692
$30.00
[John Steinbeck] Haining, Peter (editor). The Lucifer Society. NY, Taplinger, 1972, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Introduction by Kingsley Amis, includes John Steinbeck's The Affair at 7, Rue De M--, pages 201-208, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow, also includes other "detours into the macabre" by William Faulkner, Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Truman Capote, and others. Text block edges slightly foxed, else fine. JD29693
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Hall, James Norman. Lost Island. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. First issue, No. P-5 in this important series, a historical novel set in Polynesia, reprinted later in the series as No. 905, 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. JD32596
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Halliday, Brett. Murder and the Married Virgin. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 663 in this important series, a Michael Shayne mystery set in New Orleans, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32708
$15.00
[John Steinbeck] Hamalian, Leo and Volpe, Edmond L. (editors). Pulitzer Prize Reader. NY, Popular Library, 1964, first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. E106, introduction by Leon Edel, includes John Steinbeck's Johnny Bear, brief biograpjhy and text pages 170-186, text from The Long Valley, Goldstone & Payne B140, Morrow 361, this copy Inscribed by editor Hamalian, it also includes William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Robert Frost, James Michener, John F. Kennedy, Sinclair Lewis, Willa Cather, and others. Near fine. JD29633
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Hamilton, Harry. River Song. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 839 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. JD32813
$10.00
[John Steinbeck] Hansen, Harry (editor). O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1934. Garden City, Doubleday, Doran, 1934, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is John Steinbeck's second contribution to a book other than his own, it includes his short story, The Murder, plus a brief biography, pages 176-192, text from the April 1934 issue of The North American Review, this vintage anthology also includes William Saroyan, Pearl Buck, Erskine Caldwell, William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, and others, Goldstone & Payne B2, not recorded by Morrow, very scarce in jacket. Very good minus. JD29294
$125.00
[John Steinbeck] Hansen, Harry (editor). O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1938. NY, Doubleday, Doran, 1938, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes John Steinbeck's The Promise, pages 85-105, text from Harper's, also includes Erskine Caldwell, William Saroyan, Richard Wright, and others, Goldstone & Payne B4, not recorded by Morrow. Very good. JD29298
$100.00
[Steinbeckiana] Hanson, Robert F. 132 Central Avenue. Bradenton, Opuscula Press, 1985, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This miniature includes a color photo of 132 Central Avenue (John Steinbeck's boyhood home) which serves as the frontispiece, one of 500 copies, this is a Publisher Presentation Copy, Inscribed by Hanson. Foxing, else fine. JD28899
$75.00
[John Steinbeck] Hargrave, John. Summer Time Ends. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1935, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Second issue jacket with a lengthy commentary by John Steinbeck which is prominently featured all over the jacket (the first issue jacket is simply illustrated without being plastered with Steinbeck's praise for this experimental novel), Goldstone & Payne G30, not recorded by Morrow. Fine in a near fine jacket. JD29292
$150.00
[Steinbeckiana] Hargrave, John. Summer Time Ends. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1935, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. First issue jacket that is illustrated and without the lengthy commentary by John Steinbeck which is prominently featured all over the second issue jacket, a highly experimental novel without the usual capitalization or punctuation, Goldstone & Payne G31, not recorded by Morrow. Fine in a very good jacket. JD29293
$100.00
[The West] Harlan, Robert D. The Two Hundredth Book. San Francisco, The Book Club of California, Oct. 1993, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A bibliography of the books published by The Club 1953-1993, it seeks to emulate the Magee bibliography, embellished by original announcement inserts and facsimiles of memorable title pages, prospectus and book reception card laid in. As new. JD1130
$175.00
[Steinbeckiana] Harmon, Robert B. Steinbeck Bibliographies: An Annotated Guide. Metuchen, Scarecrow Press, 1987, first edition. Issued without dust jacket, this is another bibliographic guide from one of the hardest working Steinbeck bibliographers in the world, annotates and evaluates a number of Steinbeck bibliographies, this copy Inscribed by the author. Fine. JD28934
$30.00
[Steinbeckiana] Harmon, Robert B. The Collectible John Steinbeck A Practical Guide. Jefferson, McFarland, 1986, first edition. Hardcover issued without dust jacket, includes apprendices, photo illustrations, bibliography, an index, and countless references, Harmon discusses the dynamics of collecting Steinbeck generally and specifically while offering a valuable bibliographic tool that is second only to the Goldstone & Payne bibliography and the Morrow catalogue, printed on acid-free natural paper, a scarce book that seldom comes on the market. Fine. JD30932
$175.00
[Modern Literature] Harmon, Robert B. The First Editions of Ernest Hemingway. Los Altos, Hermes Publications, 1978, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Part of a series authored by this San Jose State University research bibliographer, other authors in this pocket guide series included John Steinbeck, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, and Robinson Jeffers, this copy Inscribed by Harmon to this bookseller. Fine. JD30173
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Harmon, Robert B. The First Editions of Gertrude Stein. Los Altos, Hermes Publications, 1978, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Part of a series of pocket guides, other authors covered in the series include John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Robinson Jeffers, this copy is Inscribed by Harmon. Fine. JD30182
$35.00
[Steinbeckiana] Harmon, Robert B. The Grapes of Wrath: A Fifty Year Bibliographic Survey. San Jose, Steinbeck Research Center, 1990, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. An excellent and important bibliographic work, with photo illustrations. Fine. JD29043
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Harriman, Margaret Case. Take Them Up Tenderly. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-26 in this important series, profiles on the likes of Clare Boothe, Moss Hart, Lillian Hellman, Helen Hayes, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Oscar Hammerstein II, Mary Pickford, etc., issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Solid very good. JD32287
$12.50
[Modern Literature] Harris, Thomas. Red Dragon. NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1981, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His second book, first appearance of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, film source. Fine in a near fine jacket. JD33072
$75.00
[Modern Literature] Harris, Thomas. The Silence of the Lambs. NY, St. Martin's Press, 1988, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His third book, yet another runaway best seller and source for the fantastic film that starred Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. Fine. JD32998
$30.00
[Modern Literature] Harrison, Jim. Julip. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1994, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Three novellas, including the title story. Fine. JD33151
$25.00
[Modern Literature] Harrison, Jim. Just Before Dark. Livingston, Clark City Press, 1991, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His collected nonfiction, illustrated by Russell Chatham, with a bibliography at the end. Fine, unread. JD33207
$25.00
[Modern Literature] Harte, Bret and Twain, Mark. Sketches of the Sixties. San Francisco, John Howell, 1927, second edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This second (and best) edition includes illustrations and "forgotten material now collected for the first time from The Californian 1864-67," introduction by the publisher, John Howell, title page by Edwin Grabhorn, front and rear pastedowns and endpapers show "Steamer Day in San Francisco, 1866--As Pictured by Edwin Jump. Fine in a very good plus jacket. JD30691
$75.00
[Modern Literature] Hartzell, James and Zumwinkle, Richard. Kenneth Rexroth A Checklist of His Published Writings. Los Angeles, Friends of the UCLA LIbrary, 1967, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. With a foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell, a complimentary copy with slip laid in loosely. Very good plus. JD31175
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Haruf, Kent. Plainsong. NY, Knopf, 1999, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His third book, Signed. Fine. JD33053
$50.00
[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] 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] 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] Hawkins, John and Ward. Devil On His Trail. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 998 in this important series, a novel, it reprints ASE No. Q-20 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. Spine well faded, else very good. JD32880
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Gray Champion And Other Tales. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. 863 in this important series, selected short stories, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32195
$17.50
[Armed Services Editions] Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Gray Champion And Other Tales. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. 863 in this important series, selected short 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. JD32836
$12.50
[Wallace Stegner] Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Twice-Told Tales. Norwalk, The Heritage Press, 1966, first edition thus. Issued without jacket, but with publisher's slipcase, 24 stories, illustrated by Valenti Angelo, stories selected by Wallace Stegner who also contributes an introduction, this copy Signed by Stegner, includes the "Sandglass" newsletter about this book and those who participated in it, see Colberg B89. Small scrape to slipcase, else fine. JD3391
$50.00
[Steinbeckiana] Hayashi, Tetsumaro. A New Steinbeck Bibliography: 1971-1981. Metuchen, Scarecrow Press, 1983, first edition. Issued without dust jacket, includes a flyer about the book laid in loosely, this copy Signed by Hayashi, also Inscribed by Dr. Robert DeMott who contributes the introduction. Fine. JD29016
$45.00
[Steinbeckiana] Hayashi, Tetsumaro. Steinbeck's Literary Dimension: A Guide to Comparative Studies. Metuchen, Scarecrow Press, 1973, first edition. This hardcover was issued without dust jacket, with prospectus from the Scarecrow Press laid in loosely, this copy Signed by Hayashi, includes essays by such well-known Steinbeck scholars as Warren French, John Ditsky, Peter Lisca, Richard Astro, and others, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne, Morrow 634. Fine. JD28733
$50.00
[Armed Services Editions] Haycox, Ernest. Bugles in the Afternoon. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 683 in this important series, a historical novel with a Gen. Custer aspect by an author who usually wrote Westerns, 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. JD32723
$12.50
[Armed Services editions] Haycox, Ernest. Starlight Rider. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 748 in this important series, a Western, first issue, reprinted later in the series as No. 1094 in 1946, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32776
$17.50
[Armed Services Editions] Haycox, Ernest. Trail Smoke. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 791 in this important series, a Western, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32787
$12.50
[John Steinbeck] Haydn, Hiram, and Cournos, John (editors). A World of Great Stories. NY, Crown, 1947, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes John Steinbeck's Flight, brief introduction and text pages 81-95, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow, also includes Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Thomas Mann, Anton Chekhov, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, and many others. Near fine in a very good jacket. JD29530
$35.00

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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