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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.
|[Modern Literature] Roberts, Kenneth. Oliver Wiswell. NY, Doubleday, Doran, 1940, first edition. Two volumes, de luxe binding, TEG, full red leather, two gilt rules around front and back covers, spine with five raised bands with title, author, volume number, and date in gilt along with other gilt rules and decor, marbled endpapers with gilt decor around inside front and rear covers, with Thomas Buell's map of Loyal Long Island 1776-1783 to show Howe's victory over the rebels at Brooklyn Aug. 27, 1776 and the capture of New York Sept. 15, 1776 in Vol. I, color frontispiece portrait of Oliver Wiswell from the painting by Grant Wood, Buell's map of Virginia and the Carolinas showing Boone's wilderness road to Kentucky in Vol. II, No. 182 of 1,050 copies Signed by Roberts, this was Doubleday, Doran publishing executive Malcolm Johnson's copy with a letter of provenance from his daughter-in-law, Johnson is one of several people acknowledged by Roberts just before the beginning of the book, although the standard signed/limited edition of this book (in brown cloth) came with a slipcase, it is unlikely that this de luxe binding was issued to Johnson in that manner. Minor damp staining to bottom spine of Vol. I, both volumes with wear to leather along the spines, else a very solid set. JD 31352|
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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