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James M. Dourgarian, Bookman
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2341 Hickory Drive
Concord, CA 94520
925-349-4400

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.

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[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. JD 31291
$125.00

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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