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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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[Jack London] London, Jack. Autograph Letters Signed. Glen Ellen, Jack London, March 30, 1905/July 19, 1906, first editions. Two letters, now housed in the same wood and glass frame (c.28X26 inches), both are addressed to Ida Winship, wife of Napa millionaire Ed Winship, the Winships met London in 1904 aboard The Siberia while he was on his way to Japan, they remained life-long friends, in the first letter, dated March 30, 1905, London writes "First day up, &/first letterwriting. Just a line./I go home to-morrow. Call/me up by phone when/you are down this way./Yes, straight out, I'd like/fotos of you very much./Send them along," the letter is unsigned, London had written to her a week earlier, noting that he was about to have surgery to have a nonmalignant tumor removed, the March 30, 1905 letter to her was his first after the surgery on his "first day up," the frame also houses a two-page letter dated July 19,1906 with London's Glen Ellen stamp, he writes, "Barn and boat/& everything building all at/once. We're planted here/for the rest of this sum-/mer---; but say, if/you're back somewhere/along in (cross-out)/September, Charmian &/I can ride over &/stop some night with/you, returning next/day. It'll be my last/chance to see you &/Ed & say goodbye/before sailing/Sincerely/Jack London," also included in this framed grouping is the mailing envelope addressed in London's hand, also within this grouping is a printed sheet titled "Smashing the Union" in Australia. Although none of these items have been examined out of the frame, they appear to be in very good condition. JD 35536


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