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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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[Modern Literature] Werfel, Franz. Die Vierzig Tage Des Musa Dagh. Berlin, Paul Zsolnay Verlag, 1933, first edition, dust jackets. Hardcover. Two volumes, red cloth, ribbon place marker, this copy Signed by Werfel in Vienna in the year of publication, according to a letter from Europe Unie Books, the book was published in both red and blue cloth, the first edition consisted of 10,000 copies, "The book burnings took place in Germany at the beginning of the Third Reich, and although books were confiscated and burned, it was mostly for show, as most of the 'forbidden' books were shipped off to Holland in an attempt to flood the market there with German books and thereby bankrupt the publishers of German authors in exile, such as Werfel," but few were actually burned, this novel tells the story of a group of Armenians who resisted their slaughter by the Turks on a mountain called Musa Dagh, Moses's Mountain, this systematic slaughter, the first holocaust of the 20th Century, was perpetrated by the Turkish government which ordered the killings and mass, forced deportations, 1.5 million of the 3 million Armenians living in Turkey were killed on these orders of the Turkish government in 1915, extremely scarce when found signed by Werfel, none were found on-line as of this writing. Very good. JD 33880
$2,500.00

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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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