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James M. Dourgarian, Bookman
1595-A Third Avenue
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[Jack London] London, Jack. "A New Idea in Fiction" The Star Rover By Jack London. NY, Macmillan, n.d., first edition, stapled self-wrappers. Softcover. It includes a sketch of London's life, Jack London And His Work, plus a "complete descriptive list of his novels, short stories and economic writings," this is one of eight items sold for "Milo Sheppard" (sic) by Russ Kingman of the Jack London Bookstore in 1978 that, according to Kingman, "were originally owned by Jack London. They were sent to him by the publishers as they were printed." Fine. JD4957

$150

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.

[JackLondon] London, Jack. Martin Eden. NY, Macmillan, Sept. 1909, first edition. Frontispiece by The Kinneys.Front hinge barely starting, else very good.JD1679

$250

London, Jack. Dutch Courage And Other Stories. NY,Macmillan, 1922, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Oneof 4,348 copies, frontispiece of a young Jack London, thebook is illustrated by G. M. Richards, interestingly, the jacket indicates that the book is aimed at ages 12-15. Book fore edge soiled, else a very solid copy while the jackethas uniform soiling, small chipping at edges, and the front flap is oddly cut, not affecting text. JD1408

$3,000.00

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[Jack London] London, Charmian Kittredge. Our Hawaii. Honolulu, Patten Company, Ltd., December 1917, first edition thus. A very scarce Honolulu imprint, much scarcer than the original publisher, MacMillan, although the book appears to be a Macmillan imprint as Macmillan is noted as the publisher in gilt at the bottom of the spine panel, Macmillan is also noted on the verso of the half-title, frontispiece photo of London wearing a bathing suit, Foreword by Charmian, map of the Hawaiian Islands proceeds page 1, the book includes 15 other illustrations. Cracked gutter repaired, ink name, date, and place (Honolulu) on front free endpaper. JD32225
$600.00
[Jack London] London, Jack. Dutch Courage And Other Stories. NY, Macmillan, 1922, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. One of 4,348 copies, frontispiece of a young Jack London, the book is illustrated by G. M. Richards, interestingly, the jacket indicates that the book is aimed at ages 12-15. Book fore edge soiled, else a very solid copy while the jacket has uniform soiling, small chipping at edges, and the front flap is oddly cut, not affecting text. JD1408
$2,500.00
[Jack London] London, Jack. On The Makaloa Mat. NY, Macmillan, September 1919, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Decorative binding, one of only 4,972 copies, very scarce in its original dust jacket, in addition to the title story, the stories include The Bones of Kahelili, When Alice Told Her Soul, Shin-Bones, The Water Baby, The Tears of Ah Kim, and The Kanaka Surf. Very light wear to book, else fine in a very good jacket. JD31470
$3,250.00
[Jack London] London, Jack. The Apostate A Parable of Child Labor. Girard, The Appeal to Reason, 1906, first edition, stapled self-wrappers. Softcover. Very scarce. Very good. JD4964
$375.00
[Jack London] London, Jack. The Game. NY, Macmillan, 1905, first edition. A novel of boxing, which was London's favorite sport, with illustrations and decorations by Henry Hutt and T. C. Lawrence including six color plates, includes the boxing bookplate of John Austin Roberts, six pages of advertisements for other London titles follows the text, laid in loosely is one sheet folded to make four pages that advertises new and recent fiction by Macmillan that includes The Game, with the Metropolitan Magazine Co. rubber stamp to the copyright page, Sisson and Martens pages 23-24, 121. Very good. JD32011
$150.00
[Jack London] London, Jack. The Little Lady of the Big House. NY, Macmillan, April 1916, first edition. Color frontispiece. Bright, clean copy, very good plus. JD27344
$150.00
[Jack London] London, Jack. The Red One. NY, Macmillan, 1918, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Both the exceedingly rare dust jacket and the frontispiece are adorned with a photo of London by Arnold Genthe, the book is comprised of the title story, plus The Hussy, Like Argus of the Ancient Times, and The Princess, one of 5,342 copies, notoriously fragile since this is his only book bound in paper-covered boards instead of cloth. The extremely fragile jacket has well-protected the book, very good in a good jacket with moderate chipping along both front and rear jacket folds. JD31330
$3,500.00
[Jack London] London, Jack. The Scarlet Plague. NY, Macmillan, May 1915, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Illustrated by Gordon Grant, BAL 11960, one of only 5,105 copies, a science fiction/fantasy novel of the world in catastrophe, some consider this London's best fantasy novel, with advertisements for other Jack London works in the rear, very scarce when found with its original dust jacket. A clean, beautiful copy with the barest hint of extremity wear, the fragile dust jacket has minor chipping along the extremities and several internal reinforcements. JD31239
$2,250.00
[Armed Services Editions] London, Jack. White Fang. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 672 in this important series, it reprints ASE No. G-182 issued in the series in 1944, "a dog story of the North Country," written from the point of view of the dog, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Some spine fade, else a very solid copy. JD32170
$20.00

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  • 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.

Browse Books Listed by Author's Name
NoAuthor A Ba-Bn Bo-Bz C D E F Film G Ha Hb-Hz King IJK
London L M NO P Photo QR Steinbeck Steinbeckiana Stegner S T UV WXYZ

Browse Armed Services Editions Books Listed by Issue Numbers
ABCD EFG HIJ K L M N O P Q R ST 655-699 700-799 800-899 900-999 1000-1322