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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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[Steinbeckiana] Steinbeck, Gwyn Conger. My Life With John Steinbeck. n.p. (United Kingdom), Lawson Publishing Ltd, 2018, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Poignant front cover photo of Gwyn, c.6X9 inches, "the story of John Steinbeck's forgotten wife as told to Douglas Brown," the audience for the Nobel Prize-winning John Steinbeck knows a lot about his first wife, Carol, and his third and last wife, Elaine, but not much is known about Gwyn, the mother of his two children, as the back cover blurb by publisher Bruce Lawson reads, "Gwyn paid a high price for her involvement with the restless, driven, genius, John Steinbeck. This was a marriage which could not succeed despite her love for Steinbeck, the man and master storyteller," Jay Parini who wrote a lengthy biography of Steinbeck published in 1994 writes in his rear cover blurb about the book, "A genuinely important literary discovery that illuminates part of Steinbeck's life that has been in shadow for half a century," includes two prologues, one by Gwyn herself and another by Brown, Parini offers the preface, the book ends with a section of notes and sources, followed by dramatis personae, a bibliography, and a note from the publisher. Fine, as new, unread. JD 33643
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  • 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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