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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] Nabokov, Vladimir. Invitation to a Beheading. NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1959, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A novel by the author of Lolita, translated from the Russian by Dmitri Nabokov. Fine. JD33120
$100.00
[Modern Literature] Nabokov, Vladimir. The Eye. Playboy, February 1965, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. The issue also includes an interview with The Beatles, an editorial by Hugh Hefner, and fiction by Ken Purdy. Near fine. JD5587
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Naidish, Theodore. Watch Out for Willie Carter. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 952 in this important series, it reprints ASE No. Q-12, issued earlier in the series in 1945, a boxing novel, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32150
$10.00
[Steinbeckiana] Naipaul, V. S. The Overcrowded Barracoon and Other Articles. NY, Knopf, 1973, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Comprised of Naipaul's journalism, includes a chapter titled Steinbeck in Monterey, pages 155-168, an article which first appeared in the April 3, 1970 issue of the London "Daily Telegraph Magazine," not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Fore edge foxed, near fine. JD28738
$50.00
[Armed Services Editions] Nash, Ogden. Good Intentions. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1943), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. A-3, just the third title in this important series, humorous verse, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32445
$45.00
[Armed Services Editions] Nash, Ogden. I'm A Stranger Here Myself. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 981 in this important series, humorous verse, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32883
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Nathan, Robert. One More Spring. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-3 in this important series, a novel, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32640
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Nathan, Robert. Portrait of Jennie. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 655 in this important series, the first of the numbered Armed Services Editions, a fantasy, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32204
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Nathan, Robert. Portrait of Jennie. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 655 in this important series, the first of the numbered Armed Services Editions, a fantasy, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32987
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Nathan, Robert. The Enchanted Voyage. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 737 in this important series, a fantasy, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32359
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Nathan, Robert. The Enchanted Voyage. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 737 in this important series, a fantasy, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine faded, else very good. JD32762
$12.50
[Modern Literature] Newton, Huey P. Revolutionary Suicide. NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich , 1973, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Second book by the Minister of Defense for the Black Panther Party, written with J. Herman Blake. One corner bump, else fine in a very good plus jacket. JD33183
$100.00
[Modern Literature] Niven, Larry. Ringworld. NY, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1977, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Winner of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, this is the first hardcover edition, with an author's note added, this copy Signed by Niven. Fine in a price-clipped jacket with three small spots on rear cover. JD33144
$125.00
[Modern Literature] Niven, Larry. Ringworld. NY, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1977, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Winner of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, this is the first hardcover edition, with an author's note added, this copy Signed by Niven. Fine in a price-clipped jacket. JD33145
$200.00
[Modern Literature] Nixon, Richard M. Six Crises. Garden City, Doubleday, 1962, book club edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. With a bookplate from the museum shop of the Nixon library and birthplace Signed by Nixon. Very good. JD33140
$25.00
[Modern Literature] Nixon, Richard. The Memoirs of Richard Nixon. Norwalk, Easton Press, 1988, first edition. Full leather, AEG, ribbon place marker, one of an unspecified limited edition Signed by Nixon, illustrated. Fine, unread. JD33027
$150.00
[Armed Services Editions] Nordhoff, Charles and Hall, James Norman. Pitcairn's Island. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 725 in this important series, historical novel, story of what happened to the H. M. S. Bounty's mutineers, with map illustrations, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32418
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Nordhoff, Charles. The Pearl Lagoon. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 861 in this important series, a novel of the sea, with a note about the author at the end, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Some spine fade, very good. JD32837
$12.50
[The West] Norris, Frank. Frank Norris Collected Letters. San Francisco, The Book Club of California, 1986, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Compiled and annotated by Jesse S. Crisler, preface by James D. Hart, includes 124 letters and fragments (26 previously unpublished), appendix includes 41 inscriptions by Norris reprinted from the actual books, one of 500 copies designed and printed by William Henry Powers and Wesley B. Tanner. As new . JD1085
$50.00
[Modern Literature] Norton, Andre. Moon of Three Rings. NY, Viking, 1966, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. "a space age adventure," this is the first book in her quartet called Moon Magic. Couple of soiling marks to rear cover, else fine in a very good plus jacket. JD33110
$50.00
[Modern Literature] Norton, Andre. The Jargoon Pard. NY, Atheneum, 1974, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A sword-and-sorcery fantasy. Fine in a near fine jacket. JD33224
$20.00
[Modern Literature] Norton, Andre. The Jargoon Pard. NY, Atheneum, 1974, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A sword-and-sorcery fantasy. Fine. JD33225
$25.00
[Modern Literature] Nova, Craig. Autographed Postcard Signed. Putney, VT, Craig Nova, 1994, first edition. This is an oversized postcard from Nova that promotes some of his book in which he agrees to sign a book of his and gives his Vermont address, Nova authored The Good Son, Incandescence, The Geek, and Turkey Hash, among other titles. Fine. JD31647
$10.00
[John Steinbeck] O'Brien, Edward J. (editor). 50 Best American Short Stories 1915-1939. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1939, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A wonderful anthology that includes Theodore Dreiser, Ernest Hemingway, Sherwood Anderson, Ring Lardner, Willa Cather, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Saroyan, Thomas Wolfe, Richard Wright, and many others, including John Steinbeck who offers The Chrysanthemums, pages 783-795, and a biographical sketch, page 868, text from The Long Valley, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow, interestingly, the dust jacket insists these stories are from 1914 to 1939 while in another part of the jacket and throughout the book the stories are stated as being from 1915 to 1939. Near fine in a very good minus jacket. JD29303
$100.00
[John Steinbeck] O'Brien, Edward J. (editor). 50 Best American Short Stories 1915-1939. NY, Literary Guild, 1939, first edition thus, dust jacket. Hardcover. A wonderful anthology that includes Theodore Dreiser, Ernest Hemingway, Sherwood Anderson, Ring Lardner, Willa Cather, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Saroyan, Thomas Wolfe, Richard Wright, and many others, including John Steinbeck who offers The Chrysanthemums, pages 783-795, and a biographical sketch, page 868, text from The Long Valley, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow, interestingly, the dust jacket insists in two places that these stories are from 1914 to 1939 while the book insists that the stories are from 1915 to 1939. Book is very good indeed in a good jacket (some fold separations, internal tape reinforcements, loss at extremities). JD29304
$45.00
[Steinbeckiana] O'Brien, Edward J. (editor). The Best Short Stories 1937. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1937, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes contributions by William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, William Saroyan, etc., also notes that John Steinbeck and his short story, The Lonesome Vigilante, had been published in the October 1936 issue of "Esquire," not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Very good. JD28458
$75.00
[John Steinbeck] O'Brien, Edward J. (editor). The Best Short Stories 1938. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1938, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A wonderful anthology that includes very early appearances by Eudora Welty, John Cheever, Robert Penn Warren, and John Steinbeck, among others, who contributes The Chrysanthemums, pages 277-287, text from Harper's, Goldstone & Payne B6, Morrow 309. Fine in a jacket with light wear at the top of the spine, else fine, seldom seen in this condition. JD29300
$150.00
[Modern Literature] O'Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried. Franklin Center, Franklin Library, 1990, first edition. Full leather with gilt titles and decor, decorative endpapers, AEG, ribbon place marker, Signed by O'Brien, issued as part of the Signed First Edition Society, printed note from the publisher laid in loosely, O'Brien is one of the best writers of fiction dealing with the Vietnam War, includes a special message from O'Brien not found in the trade edition. Fine, unread. JD33206
$125.00
[Steinbeckiana] O'Connor, Richard. John Steinbeck. NY, McGraw-Hill, 1970, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A biography for young people, jacket illustrated with Arthur Rothstein's famous Dust Bowl photograph (Dust Storm, Okahoma, 1936), this is an advance copy consisting of unbound signatures laid loosely into the dust jacket, this format not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Extremity wear to jacket, else fine. JD28704
$27.50
[Steinbeckiana] O'Connor, William Van. A Key to American Literature. NY, Thomas Crowell, 1962, first edition. Illustrated boards, issued without dust jacket, it discusses many writers and their works, including John Steinbeck and his much-anthologized short story, The Chrysanthemums, also includes a brief biography, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Fine. JD28550
$10.00
[Modern Literature] O'Faolain, Sean. Venus or the Virgin?. Playboy, August 1974, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. The issue also includes an interview with Erich Von Daniken. Very good plus. JD5574
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] O'Hara, John. Pal Joey. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 817 in this important series, "the saga of a heel," reprinted later in the series in 1946 as ASE No. 1147, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32825
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] O'Hara, John. Pipe Night. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 741 in this important series, short stories, with a preface by Wolcott Gibbs, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32417
$10.00
[Modern Literature] O'Keeffe, Georgia. Georgia O'Keffe. Washington, National Gallery of Art (in association with New York Graphic Society Books and Little, Brown), 1987, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Frontispiece photo of O'Keeffe by William Clift, includes essays by Jack Cowart and Juan Hamilton, followed by more than 120 letters from O'Keeffe selected by Sarah Greenough and a chronology which includes O'Keeffe's exhibition history, filled with beautiful color plates of O'Keeffe's best works, the book was designed as a companion to a exhibit of her work on the centennial of her birth. Fine, beautiful copy. JD27042
$65.00
[Armed Services Editions] O'Neill, Eugene. Selected Plays of Eugene O'Neill. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. Q-35 in this important series, includes a foreword by Saxe Commins, includes The Emperor Jones, Anna Christie, Ah, Wilderness, and more, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good plus. JD32291
$30.00
[Modern Literature] O'Neill, Eugene. The Emperor Jones. NY, Boni & Liveright, 1928, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. With eight engraved illustrations by Alexander King,No. 663 of 750 numbered copies for sale (of a total of 775) Signed by this winner of the Nobel Prize, beautiful color boards with a black cloth spine. Minor evidence of bookplate removal on front pastedown, else fine in a very good jacket. JD33046
$150.00
[Armed Services Editions] O'Neill, John J. Prodigal Genius. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 684 in this important series, the life of Nikola Tesla, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine fade, else solid very good. JD32722
$12.50
[Modern Literature] Oates, Joyce Carol. Do With Me What You Will. Playboy, June 1973, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. The issue also includes George Macdonald Fraser, plus an interview with Walter Cronkite. Some age toning, else fine. JD5569
$10.00
[Modern Literature] Obama, Barack. The Audacity of Hope. NY, Crown Publishers, 2006, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. "Thoughts on reclaiming the American dream," this copy Signed by Obama on the title page, his second book. Fine. JD30043
$1,500.00
[Steinbeckiana] Offen, Ron. Brando. Chicago, Henry Regnery, 1973, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. With 24 pages of photos and a complete filmography, including Viva Zapata! as written by John Steinbeck, includes one photo from that film, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Jacket moderately rubbed, very good. JD28743
$25.00
[Steinbeckiana] Olmsted, Duncan H. (compiler). Seventy Years. San Francisco, The Book Club of California, 1984, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This was the Club's 1983 keepsake, illustrated, subtitled A Checklist of Book Club Publications 1914--1983, it lists John Steinbeck's Letters to Elizabeth, published in 1978, among many others, designed by Wesley B. Tanner, printed by him and Will Powers in Berkeley. Fine. JD6563
$15.00
[Miscellaneous] Orin, Deborah. Carter Vs Reagan. NY, New York Post, March 19, 1980, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the entire tabloid newspaper, the lead article by Orin indicates that both President Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan virtually clinched their party's nominations after beating their opponents in the Illinois primary, Signed on the front page by Reagan who went on to defeat Carter and win the presidency. Folded, as usual, with expected age to the cheap newsprint. JD31552
$250.00
[Steinbeckiana] Owens, Louis. John Steinbeck's Re-Vision of America. Athens, University of Georgia Press, 1985, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is an extremely important study by a once-promising young native American scholar who, sadly, took his own life a few years ago, but who left the world of Steinbeck scholarship this landmark study and a number of other books, with this book Owens "examines how Steinbeck used this would-be Eden (California) to explore the moral bankruptcy of American society, to explore the corruption that lay beneath the beckoning surface of the American dream," this is a very scarce book that seldom comes on the market. Fine, with no fading along jacket spine as is so common with this book. JD30510
$325.00
[Steinbeckiana] Owens, Louis. John Steinbeck's Re-Vision of America. Athens, University of Georgia Press, 1985, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is an extremely important study by a once-promising young native American scholar who, sadly, took his own life a few years ago, but who left the world of Steinbeck scholarship this landmark study and a number of other books, with this book Owens "examines how Steinbeck used this would-be Eden (California) to explore the moral bankruptcy of American society, to explore the corruption that lay beneath the beckoning surface of the American dream," this is a very scarce book that seldom comes on the market, this copy is an Association Copy of the highest order, being Inscribed to fellow Steinbeck scholar Robert DeMott, DeMott has been among the best of Steinbeck scholars for decades and is easily the most accessible writer who can explain and expound on Steinbeck in something other than English professor-speak, he was acting director of the Steinbeck Research Center at San Jose State University at the time of this book's publication, he helped launch "The Steinbeck Quarterly," a mostly scholarly publication dedicated to Steinbeck, he is also the author of a trilogy of books on Steinbeck beginning with his influential Steinbeck's Reading published in 1984, followed by Working Days which follows Steinbeck's own journal kept while writing The Grapes of Wrath, that was followed by Steinbeck's Typewriter, he also wrote the introduction to his friend Jim Harrison's bibliography, laid in loosely are two photo-copies of letters from Owens to DeMott regarding Steinbeck/writing matters, also laid in loosely is an off-print of DeMott's review of the Owens book that had been published in the "Journal of English and Germanic Philology". Some fading along jacket spine as is so common with this book, else fine. JD32023
$550.00
[Steinbeckiana] Owens, Louis. The Grapes of Wrath Trouble in the Promised Land. Boston, Twayne Publishers, 1989, first edition. No. 27 in Twayne's Masterwork Studies, printed on acid-free paper, front cover illustration from Thomas Hart Benton's painting, The Hailstorm, this student's companion to Steinbeck's masterpiece and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was issued in both a paper-bound version and a cloth-bound hardcover with dust jacket, but this copy is a bit of an anomaly, a Perma-bound hardcover without jacket. Fine. JD6114
$75.00
[Steinbeckiana] Owens, Louis. The Grapes of Wrath Trouble in the Promised Land. Boston, Twayne Publishers, 1989, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is a student's companion to the John Steinbeck's masterpiece, issued as part of Twayne's Masterwork Studies series, this copy Inscribed by Owens. Fine. JD28936
$100.00

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