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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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[Armed Services Editions] Paden, Irene D. The Wake of the Prairie Schooner. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. J-295 in this important series, "the story of the pioneer trails," 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. Very good. JD32519
$12.50
[Modern Literature] Page, Walter H. Typed Letter Signed. NY, Doubleday, Page, May 8, 1901, first edition. A brief letter from Page to M. A. Dewolfe Howe of "The Youth's Companion" giving the address of "MacArthur," Page was an American journalist and publisher who went on to become U. S. ambassador to the United Kingdom during World War I. Folded for mailing, else fine. JD31410
$25.00
[Steinbeckiana] Panichas, George A. The Politics of Twentieth Century Novelists. NY, Hawthorn Books, 1971, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes chapters on Graham Greene, H. G. Wells, George Orwell, Sherwood Anderson, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, Norman Mailer, etc., including John Steinbeck by Warren French, pages 296-305, 323, Goldstone & Payne F70, not recorded by Morrow. Very good plus. JD28717
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Papashvily, George and Helen. Anything Can Happen. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. First issue, No. T-3 in this important series, humorous sketches, it was reprinted later in the series as No.1149, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32128
$15.00
[Steinbeckiana] Parini, Jay. John Steinbeck A Biography. London, Heinemann, 1994, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Photo illustrated, a dubious biography that pales in comparison to its predecessor, Jackson Benson's The True Adventures of John Steinbeck, Writer, published 10 years earlier. Fine. JD28950
$35.00
[Steinbeckiana] Parini, Jay. John Steinbeck A Biography. NY, Henry Holt, 1995, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Photo-illustrated, first American edition, a dubious biography. Fine. JD29020
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Parker, Dorothy. Selected Short Stories of Dorothy Parker. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. R-4 in this important series, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32639
$25.00
[Modern Literature] Parker, Robert B. Crimson Joy. NY, Delacorte, 1988, first edition. Issued without dust jacket, but with publisher's slipcase, No. 128 of 250 numbered copies Signed by Robert B. Parker, black cloth, AEG. Fine. JD31170
$50.00
[Modern Literature] (Parker, Robert B.). Spencer: For Hire. Burbank, Warner Bros. Television, 1985, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the final revised draft dated October 2, 1985 for this episode titled "Autumn Thieves" as written by Jerry Ziegman, Parker, who created the Spencer character, is credited as a consultant, printed on green paper (rectos only), brad-bound. Fine. JD31214
$35.00
[Modern Literature] (Parker, Robert B.). Spencer: For Hire. Burbank, Warner Bros. Television, 1985, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the final draft dated November 11, 1985 for this episode titled "And the Hunter Home From the Hill" as written by Robert Hamilton, Parker, who created the Spencer character, is credited as a consultant, printed on white paper (rectos only), brad-bound. Fine. JD31215
$35.00
[Modern Literature] (Parker, Robert B.). Spencer: For Hire. Burbank, Warner Bros. Television, 1985, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the final draft dated November 1, 1985 for this episode titled "A Day's Wages" as written by Robert McKee and Bruce Murkhoff, Parker, who created the Spencer character, is credited as a consultant, printed on white paper (rectos only), brad-bound. Fine. JD31216
$35.00
[Modern Literature] (Parker, Robert B.). Spencer: For Hire. Burbank, Warner Bros. Television, 1985, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the "WORK DRAFT" dated June 21, 1985 for this episode titled "Discord in A Minor" as written by Janet Kapsin, based on the character created by Parker, printed on white paper (rectos only), brad-bound. Fine. JD31217
$35.00
[Modern Literature] (Parker, Robert B.). Spencer: For Hire. Burbank, Warner Bros. Television, 1985, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the FINAL DRAFT dated July 18, 1985 for the episode titled "No Room at the Inn" written by John Wilder, based on the character created by Parker who is credited as a consultant, pink sheets, printed on rectos only, brad-bound. Fine. JD31218
$35.00
[Modern Literature] (Parker, Robert B.). Spencer: For Hire. Burbank, Warner Bros. Television, 1985, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the FINAL DRAFT dated September 25, 1985 for the episode titled "Children of a Tempest Storm" written by Robert Hamilton, based on the character created by Parker who is credited as a consultant, light blue sheets, printed on rectos only, brad-bound. Fine. JD31219
$35.00
[Modern Literature] (Parker, Robert B.). Spencer: For Hire. Burbank, Warner Bros. Television, 1985, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the REVISED FINAL DRAFT dated January 21, 1985 for the episode titled "Angel of Desolation" written by Robert Hamilton, based on the character created by Parker who is credited as a consultant, light blue sheets, printed on rectos only, brad-bound. Fine. JD31220
$35.00
[Modern Literature] (Parker, Robert B.). Spencer: For Hire. Burbank, Warner Bros. Television, 1984, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the TV script for the very first Spencer: For Hire episode, this is the FIRST DRAFT dated November 19, 1984, for the episode titled "Promise Land" written by John Wilder, based on the character created by Parker's novel of the same title, white sheets, printed on rectos only, brad-bound. Fine. JD31221
$50.00
[Modern Literature] (Parker, Robert B.). Spencer: For Hire. Burbank, Warner Bros. Television, 1985, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the FINAL DRAFT, REVISED dated December 6, 1985 for the episode titled "A Madness Most Discreet" written by Robert Hamilton, based on the character created by Parker who is credited as a consultant, light blue sheets, printed on rectos only, brad-bound. Fine. JD31222
$35.00
[Modern Literature] (Parker, Robert B.). Spencer: For Hire. Burbank, Warner Bros. Television, 1985, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the REVISED FINAL DRAFT dated November 4, 1985 for the episode titled "Internal Affairs" written by Bruce Murkoff, based on the character created by Parker who is credited as a consultant, light blue sheets, printed on rectos only, brad-bound. Fine. JD31223
$35.00
[Modern Literature] (Parker, Robert B.). Spencer: For Hire. Burbank, Warner Bros. Television, 1987, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the FINAL DRAFT dated January 27, 1987 (actually a revised script dated January 28, 1987) for the episode titled "One For My Daughter" written by Parker himself, based on the character he created, the story is credited to Parker wife, Joan Parker, printed on rectos only, brad-bound. Fine. JD31224
$50.00
[Modern Literature] (Parker, Robert B.). Spencer: For Hire. Burbank, Warner Bros. Television, 1987, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the FINAL DRAFT dated June 29, 1987 for the episode titled "Homecoming" written by Parker himself, based on the character he created, printed on light blue sheets, rectos only, brad-bound. Fine. JD31225
$50.00
[Modern Literature] (Parker, Robert B.). Spencer: For Hire. Burbank, Warner Bros. Television, 1986, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the REVISED FINAL DRAFT dated February 18, 1986 for the episode titled "At the River's Edge" written by Robert Hamilton, based on the character created by Parker who is credited as a consultant, light blue sheets, printed on rectos only, brad-bound. Fine. JD31226
$35.00
[Modern Literature] (Parker, Robert B.). Spencer: For Hire. Burbank, Warner Bros. Television, 1986, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the FINAL DRAFT dated February 26, 1986 for the episode titled "Rage" written by Bruce Murkoff, based on the character created by Parker who is credited as a consultant, white sheets, printed on rectos only, brad-bound. Fine. JD31227
$35.00
[Modern Literature] (Parker, Robert B.). Spencer: For Hire. Burbank, Warner Bros. Television, 1986, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the SECOND REV. FINAL DRAFT dated January 8, 1986 for the episode titled "When Silence Speaks" written by Robert Hamilton, based on the character created by Parker who is credited as a consultant, pink sheets, printed on rectos only, brad-bound. Fine. JD31228
$35.00
[Modern Literature] (Parker, Robert B.). Spencer: For Hire. Burbank, Warner Bros. Television, 1986, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is the REVISED FINAL DRAFT dated March 6, 1986 for the episode titled "Hell Hath No Fury" written by Daniel Freudenberger, based on the character created by Parker who is credited as a consultant, light sheets, printed on rectos only, brad-bound. Fine. JD31229
$35.00
[John Steinbeck] Patrick, Ted. The Thinking Dog's Man. NY, Random House, 1964, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. "The mystique of the relationship between man and his dog," illustrated by Roy McKie, includes a letter from John Steinbeck explaining why he could not write an introduction for this book, Goldstone & Payne B145, Morrow 363. Fine. JD29435
$50.00
[Steinbeckiana] Paul, Louis. The Wrong World. NY, Doubleday, Doran, 1938, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Paul was at this time a friend and correspondent of John Steinbeck, as witnessed by the dedication of the book (To the author of The Pastures of Heaven affectionately), this book wasn't recorded by Goldstone & Payne nor the Morrow catalogue. Ink name, minor wear, else fine. JD28260
$150.00
[John Steinbeck] Pearsall, Robert and Erickson, Ursula Spier (editors). The Californians. San Francisco, Hesperian House, 1961, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Two volumes, map endpapers, it mentions Steinbeck and his The Grapes of Wrath, page 6, includes a brief Steinbeck biography and his short story, Johnny Bear, pages 163-183, Goldstone & Payne B118, not recorded by Morrow, also includes Jack London, George Sterling, Ina Coolbrith, Frank Norris, Mary Austin, James M. Cain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Fante, Robinson Jeffers, William Saroyan, Jack Kerouac, and others. Near fine. JD29635
$75.00
[Armed Services Editions] Peattie, Donald Culross. An Almanac For Moderns. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-27 in this important series, winner of a Gold Medal from the Limited Editions Club, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32677
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Peattie, Roderick. Geography in Human Destiny. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-12 in this important series, with original maps and charts drawn by Arthur H. Robinson, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine completely faded, else very good. JD32634
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Peattie, Roderick. Look to the Frontiers. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 661 in this important series, "a geography for the peace table," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD31995
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Pennell, Joseph Stanley. The History of Rome Hanks. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-36 in this important series, a historical novel, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Good. JD32671
$10.00
[Miscellaneous] Perot, William Hannis. Typed Letter Signed. Drexel Hill, William Hannis Perot, December 8, 1983, first edition. A typed signed letter to Major Joseph Woehler Marshall of Seattle advising him that his "descent from the Magna Charta Surety Henry de Bohun, Earl of Hereford, has been approved, and that you have been duly elected an Hereditary Baron of the Baronial Order of Magna Charta," Perot was the commander of a sub chaser during World War I, an oil industry executive, and well know for his work with historical societies, he died at 95 in 1989. Folded for mailing and three-hole punched, else very good indeed. JD31414
$25.00
[John Steinbeck] Perry, George Sessions (editor). Roundup Time. NY, Whittlesey House, 1943, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Map endpapers, a collection of Southwestern Writing, includes a selection from John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, brief introduction and text pages 149-171, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow, also includes Katherine Anne Porter, Paul Horgan, O. Henry, J. Frank Dobie, Ross Santee, and others. Fine in a near fine jacket. JD29391
$45.00
[Armed Services Editions] Perry, George Sessions and Leighton, Isabel. Where Away. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 664 in this important series, story of the return of the U. S. S. Marblehead, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Rough and soiled, else very good minus. JD31885
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Perry, George Sessions and Leighton, Isabel. Where Away. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 664 in this important series, story of the return of the U. S. S. Marblehead, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32332
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Perry, George Sessions and Leighton, Isabel. Where Away. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 664 in this important series, story of the return of the U. S. S. Marblehead, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32707
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Perry, George Sessions. Walls Rise Up. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 898 in this important series, a humorous novel by this Texan, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Solid very good. JD32861
$12.50
[Modern Literature] Petersen, Carl. Each In Its Ordered Place: A Faulkner Collector's Notebook. Ann Arbor, Ardis Publishers, 1975, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This bibliography is essential for any Faulkner collector, one of 1,000 copies. Fine. JD30611
$175.00
[Wallace Stegner] Peterson, Diane. Catalogue Twelve Wallace Stegner. Atherton, Diane Peterson Book Lady, Feb. 1992, first edition, self-wrappers. Softcover. Includes 210 items from the collection of Maurice Dunbar, with color photo of Stegner and Dunbar affixed to first preliminary, front cover illustration from Stegner's Beyond The Hundredth Meridian, one of only 150 copies of this Catalogue 12, an excellent reference, this copy Signed by Wallace Stegner. Fine. JD3490
$75.00
[Wallace Stegner] Peterson, Diane. Catalogue Twelve Wallace Stegner. Atherton, Diane Peterson Book Lady, Feb. 1992, first edition, self-wrappers. Softcover. Includes 210 items from the collection of Maurice Dunbar, with color photo of Stegner and Dunbar affixed to first preliminary, front cover illustration from Stegner's Beyond The Hundredth Meridian, one of only 150 copies of this Catalogue 12, an excellent reference, this copy Signed by Wallace Stegner, also signed by Diane Peterson. Fine. JD30653
$85.00
[Miscellaneous] Petts, Leonard. The Story of 'Nipper' and the 'His Master's Voice' Picture Painted by Francis Barraud. Great Britain, Ernie Bayly, 1973, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Introduction by Frank Andrews, cover and border design by Swantje Postlethwaite, foreword by Petts, with the errata slip. Very nearly fine. JD31548
$30.00
[Modern Literature] Philippe, Charles-Louis. Bubu of Montparnasse. Paris, Crosby Continental Editions, 1932, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Translated by Laurence Vail, preface by T. S. Eliot, this was a Black Sun Press publication, it was not for introduction into the British Empire or the U. S. A., issued as part of the Modern Masterpieces in English series. Very good minus. JD31576
$75.00
[Miscellaneous] Phot, N. D. Vues de Paris Photogravures de N. D. Phot. n.p. (Paris), n.p., n.d. (c.1900), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. String-tied, 16 views of Paris with tissue guards, includes views of L'Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and others. Good. JD31432
$75.00
[Steinbeckiana] Pinchon, Edgcumb. Zapata the Unconquerable. NY, Doubleday, Doran, 1941, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Frontispiece portrait of Emiliano Zapata, a "biography of a great leader in the Mexican revolution of 1910," this was undoubtedly a source book for John Steinbeck in his writing the screenplay for Viva Zapata!, map endpapers, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne nor Morrow. Very good . JD28291
$100.00
[Steinbeckiana] Place, J. A. The Non-Western Films of John Ford. Secaucus, Citadel Press, 1979, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Profusely illustrated with photos, includes text about and photos from the film version of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, pages 59-70, not recorded by Morrow. Fine. JD28789
$45.00
[Photography] Porter, Eliot. All Under Heaven: The Chinese World. NY, Pantheon Books, 1983, first edition. De luxe edition, issued without dust jacket, but with publisher's clamshell case, this is No. 98 of of 250 numbered copies, although not called for, this copy is Signed by Eliot Porter, text by Jonathan Porter, book designed by Eleanor Morris Caponigro, it includes the original photograph by Eliot Porter, Pavilion and bridge, Qingyinke, "Pure Sound Temple," Emei Mountain, Sichuan, Signed by Eliot Porter. Fine. JD31120
$400.00
[Miscellaneous] Porter, Eliot. Galapagos The Flow of Wildness. San Francisco, Sierra Club, 1968, first edition, dust jackets. Hardcover. Two volumes housed in publisher's slipcase, Volume One is titled Discovery, foreword by David Brower, introduction by Loren Eisley, with selections from Herman Melville, Charles Darwin, J. R. Slevin, William Beebe, and others, the whole edited by Kenneth Brower, Volume Two is titled Prospect, introduction by John R. Milton, text by Eliot Porter and Kenneth Brower, this volume also profusely illustrated with Porter's magnificent photos, the whole also edited by Kenneth Brower, these are Vols. 19 and 20 in the Sierra Club's Exhibit Format Series. Volumes are as new, jacket for Vol. One has two tiny nicks, else as new, jacket for Vol. Two is as new, slipcase with some wear. JD27263
$100.00
[Modern Literature] Potter, Beatrix. Ginger & Pickles. London, Frederick Warne and Co., 1909, first edition. Color frontispiece with several other illustrations, most of them in color, with the 1909 publication date on the title page, Ginger was a tom-cat and Pickles was a terrier, they gave unlimited credit to their customers, Peter Rabbit among them, and thus went broke. Nearly all the paper along the spine has chipped away, else a solid copy. JD31638
$750.00
[Steinbeckiana] Powell, Lawrence Clark. Bookman's Progress. n.p. (Los Angeles), Ward Ritchie Press, 1968, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His writings are chosen and with an introduction by William Targ, includes several references to John Steinbeck, Goldstone & Payne F60, Morrow 608. Jacket clipped, slight foxing, else fine. JD28700
$25.00
[Steinbeckiana] Powell, Lawrence Clark. On Collecting John Steinbeck. Chicago, The Book Collector's Packet, July 1938, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Powell provides a glowing recommendation that also includes a Steinbeck quote, pages 11-12, the issue also includes an interesting note about Steinbeck in the "Press News" section, page 10, Goldstone & Payne C31, not recorded by Morrow. Slightly age-mellowed, fine. JD28439
$55.00
[Modern Literature] Powell, Lawrence Clark. The Double Marriage of Robinson Jeffers. Dallas, Southern Methodist University Press, n.d. (c.1956), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. A reprint of this article that first appeared in "Southwest Review" in the summer of 1956, the "marriage" refers both to the legal kind and Jeffers's marriage to the Monterey coast. Previously folded, very good. JD30528
$35.00
[Steinbeckiana] Powell, Lawrence Clark. To the Editor of the Crow's Nest. NY, The Colophon: New Graphic Series, September 1939, first edition. Printed and illustrated boards, printed by the Pynson Printers, includes a letter from Powell of some interest about Steinbeck, pages 88-89, Goldstone & Payne G8, Morrow 563. Aged toned, else fine. JD28473
$50.00
[Steinbeckiana] Powell, Lawrence Clark. Toward A Bibliography of John Steinbeck. NY, The Colophon: New Series, Autumn 1938, first edition. Illustrated cloth over boards, rather interesting that anyone would be working on a bibliography of a writer who had been published for only nine years at that point, pages 558-568, Goldstone & Payne G5, Morrow 560. Very good. JD28477
$65.00
[Modern Literature] Powers, Tim. The Stress of Her Regard. Lynbrook, Charnel House, 1989, first edition. Issued without dust jacket, but with publisher's slipcase, bound in stone-washed denim (both book and slipcase), illustrated by Powers including the endpapers front and rear, introduction by Dean R. Koontz, afterword by James P. Blaylock, this is No. 188 of 500 numbered copies Signed by Powers, Koontz, and Blaylock. Fine, unread. JD33257
$200.00
[Armed Services Editions] Powers, Tom. Virgin With Butterflies. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 831 in this important series, a humorous novel, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32816
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Pratt, Theodore. Mr. Winkle Goes to War. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1943), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. A-7, just the seventh title issued in this important series, a novel about a middle-aged man who goes to war, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, film source. Very good plus. JD32443
$45.00
[Armed Services Editions] Pratt, Theodore. Thunder Mountain. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. N-18 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. JD32563
$10.00
[Modern Literature] Priestley, J. B. The Good Companions. NY, Harper & Brothers, 1929, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Source for two films, a TV presentation, stage presentations and musicals, second issue with the word "ordinary" present on line 17, page 66, scarce in jacket. Very good plus. JD33210
$100.00
[Armed Services Editions] Prochnow, Herbert (editor). Great Stories From Great Lives. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 810 in this important series, a biographical anthology, includes material by Carl Sandberg on Lincoln, Douglas Freeman on Robert E. Lee, Frank Graham on Lou Gehrig, Stephen Leacock on Charles Dickens, Irving Stone on Clarence Darrow, etc., condensed for wartime reading, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32806
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Prokosch, Frederic. The Asiatics. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 764 in this important series, his first novel, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32781
$10.00
[Modern Literature] Pronzini, Bill. Panic!. NY, Random House, 1972, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His third book. Very good plus in a fine jacket. JD31140
$50.00
[Modern Literature] Pronzini, Bill. The Stalker. NY, Random House, 1971, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Author's First Book, a Review Copy with Review slip, laid in loosely is a typed letter signed from Lee Wright of Random House presenting the book to David Belch, head of public relations for the San Francisco Public Library. Very good plus in a near fine jacket. JD31138
$100.00
[Modern Literature] Pronzini, Bill. Typed Letter Signed. Sonoma, Bill Pronzini, 1986, first edition. Pronzini sends his want list of books, together with an autograph note signed by him on the back of a receipt for his purchase of some books, together with another typed letter signed thanking the recipient for his information on upcoming book fairs and a new (1986) collective book store, together with another typed letter signed giving regrets about not attending a promotion at that collective book store. Folded for mailing, in their original mailing envelopes. JD31648
$20.00
[Modern Literature] Purdy, Ken. Change of Plan. Playboy, July 1963, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. The issue also includes an editorial by Hugh Hefner, fiction by Jules Feiffer, a memoir by Ben Hecht, and satire by Shel Silverstein. Very good plus. JD5584
$20.00
[John Steinbeck] Pyle, Ernie. Here Is Your War. NY, Henry Holt, 1944, early printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes a blurb on the rear jacket flap by John Steinbeck that is present only in later printings (not the first edition), not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Very good. JD29388
$10.00
[Modern Literature] Pynchon, Thomas. Mason & Dixon. NY, Henry Holt, 1997, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A re-imagined story of Mason and Dixon and their "line". Fine. JD30784
$10.00

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