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James M. Dourgarian, Bookman(925)935-5033
1595-A Third Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
After Sept. 9, 2017
2341 Hickory Drive
Concord, CA 94520
Established1980 - Member ABAA
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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.
|[Miscellaneous] Frank, Phil. Orwell T. Catt. first edition. An original drawing by cartoonist Phil Frank of one of his characters from the comic strip Farley, Orwell T. Catt was head of the feral cat colony in Golden Gate Park as part of Frank's "Farley" comic strip, he normally wore a shirt that read "Feral and Proud," in this drawing Orwell T. Catt is shown with bulging eyes wearing a shirt that reads "Feral And Pruned," referring to his being neutered, the drawing is Inscribed by Phil Frank to David and Valerie (Belch), David Belch was head of public relations for the San Francisco Public Library for many years, Farley began as Travels With Farley as a nationally syndicated comic strip in 1975, but a few years later Frank took it out of syndication and made it a local feature in the "San Francisco Chronicle" daily newspaper where it remained for 22 years until Frank died in 2007, Farley was the only local daily comic strip in the country where it satirized the San Francisco Bay Area and California with a cast of characters that included Farley, Orwell T. Catt, Bruce, Floyd, Alphonse, Franklin, Hilda, and others, now housed in a glass and wood frame. Although not examined outside the frame, the drawing appears to be fine. JD 31213|
CONDITIONS OF SALE
- Media rate postage is $4 for the first item and $1 each thereafter.
- 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.
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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