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James M. Dourgarian, Bookman
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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.

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[Modern Literature] Hoover, Herbert. Typed Letters Signed. NY, n.p., 1949, 1954, first editions. Three typed letters signed from Hoover to Malcolm Johnson, a publishing executive with D. Van Nostrand and Doubleday, Doran, all three are on Hoover's printed stationery with his name at the top with a typed return address of The Waldorf Astoria Towers in New York, the first is dated June 5, 1949, Hoover responds to Johnson's having sent a note and a friendly review of Hoover's latest in a series of books of his public addresses, Hoover goes on to ask Johnson to lunch on the 7th or 9th, signed by Hoover in full, Johnson has circled June 9th as his available date, the second is dated June 6, 1954, turning down a request from Johnson ("I hate to refuse you anything on/earth. But just consider my years;/the job I am now on which itself is over-/whelming; and that I am a trustee of/nine concerns for which I must raise/money," signed in full, the third letter thanks Johnson for his birthday message, together with a pamphlet printed in West Branch, Iowa dated Aug. 10, 1954 titled The Protection of Freedom, an address by Hoover at the reception given by the state of Iowa on Hoover's 80th birthday, housed within the envelope addressed to Johnson at his Long Island home. Bit of wrinkling to the pamphlet on one corner, else, letters folded for mailing, else quite excellent. JD 31357


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