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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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[Steinbeckiana] T. T. Thomas. I, James Dean. NY, Popular Library, April 1957, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. W400, a paperback original, a biography of Dean illustrated with 16 pages of photos, includes one photo of him from the film version of John Steinbeck's East of Eden, his first film, text discusses his life inside and outside of his three fiilms, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Fine. JD28523
$50.00
[Armed Services Editions] Tabori, George. Companions of the Left Hand. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1210 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, this is in the very scarce upright/vertical format. Very good plus. JD31872
$60.00
[John Steinbeck] Taggard, Ernestine (editor). Twenty Grand Short Stories. NY, Bantam Books, 1947, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 154, introduction by Dorothy Canfield Fisher, includes John Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums, pages 174-185, text from The Long Valley, biographical sketch of Steinbeck pages 237-238, Goldstone & Payne B54 (although G&P misstates the pages as 164-174), not recorded by Morrow, also includes Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, William Saroyan, Dororthy Parker, Sinclair Lewis, and others. Very good. JD29527
$15.00
[Modern Literature] Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club. NY, Putnam, 1989, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Author's First Book, well-received, film source. Front bottom corner bumped, jacket price-clipped, else a solid copy. JD27426
$50.00
[Miscellaneous] Tanenbaum, Mary and Edgren, Soren (editors). Chinese Book Arts and California. San Francisco, The Book Club of California, 1989, first edition. This consists of 12 folders prepared for Club members, designed by Paul Foster who also provided the cover drawing used on each folder, calligraphic title by Wei-Guo Yu, printed by Eric Holub at the Hillside Press. Fine. JD31498
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Tarkington, Booth. Penrod. Garden City, Doubleday, Page, 1914, first edition. This hardcover first edition is the second state with "sence" on page 19, line 23 and without viii numbered on that preliminary, this is Tarkington's classic story of boyhood. Very good. JD27288
$100.00
[John Steinbeck] Tate, Allen and Bishop, John Peale (editors). American Harvest. NY, L. B. Fischer, 1942, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes John Steinbeck's The Red Pony, pages 503-533, Goldstone & Payne B28, not recorded by Morrow, also includes Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, William Saroyan, Willa Cather, Robert Frost, Thomas Wolfe, and many others. Fine in a very good plus jacket. JD29379
$30.00
[The West] Taylor, Benj. F. Between the Gates. Chicago, S. C. Griggs and Company, 1878, first edition. With frontispiece illustration of California's Golden Gate and other illustrations. Very good. JD3679
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Taylor, Deems. Of Men And Music. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-23 in this important series, with an introduction by the author, it covers yesterday, today, and tomorrow, 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. JD32093
$10.00
[Steinbeckiana] Taylor, Frank J. California's "Grapes of Wrath". Pleasantville, Reader's Digest, November 1939, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A not very flattering review (more like a rebuke) of John Steinbeck's masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath, pages 89-95, text from "Forum," this issue also includes Sherwood Anderson, Charles A. Lindbergh, and Antoine de Saint Exupery, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Near fine. JD28419
$22.50
[Steinbeckiana] Taylor, Frank J. California's Grapes of Wrath. Concord, Forum and Century, November 1939, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A condemnation of John Steinbeck and his novel, The Grapes of Wrath, pages 232-238, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Very good plus. JD28421
$37.50
[John Steinbeck] Taylor, J. Golden (editor). Great Short Stories of the West. NY, Ballantine Books, 1973, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Two volumes, also issued as a hardcover with Great Western Short Stories as its title, includes John Steinbeck's The Leader of the People, pages 241-257, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow, also includes Wallace Stegner who provides the introduction used in both volumes as well as his Carrion Spring, also includes Frederic Remington, Jack London, William Saroyan, and others, this is a Review Copy with review slip. Fine. JD29705
$45.00
[John Steinbeck] Taylor, J. Golden (editor). Great Western Short Stories. Palo Alto, American West Publishing, 1967, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Signed twice by Wallace Stegner, once at his introduction and again at his Carrion Spring contribution, Colberg B90, also includes John Steinbeck's The Leader of the People, pages 550-566, also includes Jack London, Mark Twain, Willa Cather, William Saroyan, etc. Age and soiling to textblock edges, else fine. JD29680
$75.00
[John Steinbeck] Taylor, Paul S. Adrift on the Land. NY, Public Affairs Committee, 1940, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Public Affairs Pamphlet No. 42, cover illustration from Thomas Hart Benton's illustrations for The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, the book quotes a 15-line section of that novel, page 2, and includes a photo from the film version, page 19, illustrated with Dorthea Lange photos (she was Taylor's wife), the book refers to Steinbeck and his masterpiece novel throughout the opening pages, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Fine. JD29318
$125.00
[John Steinbeck] Taylor, Paul S. Adrift on the Land. NY, Public Affairs Committee, 1940, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Public Affairs Pamphlet No. 42, cover illustration from Thomas Hart Benton's illustrations for The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, the book quotes a 15-line section of that novel, page 2, and includes a photo from the film version, page 19, illustrated with Dorthea Lange photos (she was Taylor's wife), the book refers to Steinbeck and his masterpiece novel throughout the opening pages, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Fine. JD32921
$125.00
[Armed Services Editions] Taylor, Rosemary. Ridin' the Rainbow. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-19 in this important series, "father's life in Tucson," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD31921
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Taylor, Ross McLaury. The Saddle and the Plow. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-28 in this important series, first issue, a historical novel of Texas in the 1880s, reprinted later in the series as No. 1010, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine fade, else very good. JD32616
$12.50
[Steinbeckiana] Tedlock, E. W. Jr. and Wicker, C. V. Steinbeck And His Critics. Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press, 1957, first edition , dust jacket. Hardcover. "A record of twenty-five years," this scarce book is both a critical study and an anthology, it includes 29 articles by 17 critics such as Frederic I. Carpenter, Lewis Gannett, Stanley Edgar Hyman, Joseph Wood Krutch, Peter Lisca, Antonia Seixas (Ed Ricketts ex-wife), and others, as well as six "reactions" to criticism by Steinbeck, two of which appear for the first time here, Goldstone & Payne B104, Morrow 352. Very good in a good jacket. JD6623
$25.00
[Steinbeckiana] Tedlock, E. W. Jr. and Wicker, C. V. Steinbeck And His Critics. Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press, 1957, first edition , dust jacket. Hardcover. "A record of twenty-five years," this scarce book is both a critical study and an anthology, it includes 29 articles by 17 critics such as Frederic I. Carpenter, Lewis Gannett, Stanley Edgar Hyman, Joseph Wood Krutch, Peter Lisca, Antonia Seixas (Ed Ricketts ex-wife), and others, as well as six "reactions" to criticism by Steinbeck, two of which appear for the first time here, as an anthology, it includes My Short Novels,Critics, Critics, Burning Bright, Critics--From a Writer's Viewpoint, A Letter on Criticism, On Steinbeck and His Critics, and Rationale by Steinbeck himself, Goldstone & Payne B104, Morrow 352, this is an Association Copy, being the copy of Steinbeck scholar Robert DeMott, so written by DeMott on the front free endpaper, 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, in additional to his many scholarly articles about Steinbeck, he was acting director of the Steinbeck Research Center at San Jose State University, 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. Previous owner's large ink name/date, along with a notation of Steinbeck's birth date on the front free endpaper, jacket clipped, some tape ghosts. JD32024
$150.00
[Miscellaneous] Teiser, Ruth. Lawton Kennedy, Printer. San Francisco, The Book Club of California, 1988, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Foreword by James D. Hart, photogravure frontispiece portrait and 12 color reproductions of his work, printed on acid-free paper, one of 450 copies, prospectus laid in. As new, unread. JD406
$50.00
[John Steinbeck] Tenn, William and Westlake, Donald E. (editors). Once Against The Law. NY, Macmillan, 1968, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes John Steinbeck's How Mr. Hogan Robbed A Bank, pages 1-10, as its lead contribution of "22 master tales of mystery and suspense," not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow, also includes Charles Dickens, Stephen Crane, Jorge Luis Borges, Sinclair Lewis, Herb Gold, and others. Fine. JD29686
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. The Charge of the Light Brigade And Other Poems. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 658 in this important series, a paperback original, poems selected and with an introduction by Louis Untermeyer, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32329
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Terhune, Albert Payson. Lad: A Dog. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 714 in this important series, a classic dog story, illustrated by Robert L. Dickey, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32354
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Terhune, Albert Payson. Lad: A Dog. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 714 in this important series, a classic dog story, illustrated by Robert L. Dickey, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Cover creases, else very good. JD32988
$20.00
[Steinbeckiana] Terkel;, Studs. "We Still See Their Faces". San Francisco, San Francisco Review of Books, Spring 1989, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This is an excerpt from Terkel's introduction to the 50th anniversary of The Grapes of Wrath, 24, 29, it also includes a review by James D. Houston of both Working Days: The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath edited by Robert DeMott and a reprinting of Steinbeck's The Harvest Gypsies, 25-26, also includes an article on Anne Rice. Fine. JD32252
$7.50
[Armed Services Editions] Tetlow, Henry. We Farm for a Hobby and Make It Pay. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-11 in this important series, story of how a businessman became a farmer, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine well faded, very good minus. JD32687
$10.00
[Film Memorabilia] Tevis, Walter. The Hustler. 20th Century-Fox, 1961, first edition. An original-release movie promo, similar to posters, these advertisements for upcoming films were sent by the original production companies to theatres in advance of their exhibition, c.9X12 inches, the film starred Paul Newman, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, and Jackie Gleason. Age-toned around the edges, else fine. JD5215
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Thackery, William Makepeace. Henry Esmond. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-35 in this important series, a historical novel, 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. JD30548
$10.00
[Steinbeckiana] The Valley Guild. The Steinbeck House Cookbook. Salinas, The Valley Guild, 1984, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Pictorial jacket shows the Steinbeck House at 132 Central Avenue in Salinas, the Nobel Prize-winning author's home town, this is No.92 of 500 numbered copies, recipes edited by Kay Hillyard from the Steinbeck family, many of which are still served at the house, includes a preface by Elaine Steinbeck and both an introduction and a foreword by Lee Richard Hayman, photo illustrations by Steve Crouch, promotional materials laid in loosely. Fine. JD28906
$100.00
[Steinbeckiana] The Valley Guild. The Steinbeck House Cookbook. Salinas, The Valley Guild, 1984, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Pictorial jacket shows the Steinbeck House at 132 Central Avenue in Salinas, the Nobel Prize-winning author's home town, recipes edited by Kay Hillyard from the Steinbeck family, many of which are still served at the house, includes a preface by Elaine Steinbeck and both an introduction and a foreword by Lee Richard Hayman, photo illustrations by Steve Crouch, promotional materials laid in loosely. Fine. JD28907
$50.00
[Modern Literature] Theroux, Paul. Adulterer's Luck. Playboy, July 1977, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Some cover pull at the staples, else very good. JD5567
$5.00
[Modern Literature] Theroux, Paul. The Autumn Dog. Playboy, March 1976, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. The issue also includes an interview with Norman Lear. Near fine. JD5559
$7.50
[Modern Literature] Theroux, Paul. White Lies. Playboy, May 1979, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. The issue also includes a memoir on the private life of Marilyn Monroe by Lena Pepitone and Williasm Stadiem as well as a sports article by Roger Kahn. Cover a touch loose, else fine. JD5546
$5.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Dr. Hunter S. Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail' 72. NY, Popular Library, 1973, first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. First paperback edition of his masterpiece, photo-illustrated, Signed and dated (10/7/77) by Thompson in full at Owl Farm on the inside front cover, additionally Inscribed to Michael, dated Oct. 7, 1977 "We enjoyed/your visit to/the Owl Farm/(arrow)come/back when/Lutz has a/plan to make/us both rich./Thanks, HS.Thompson". Price sticker to front cover, very slight edgewear, else fine. JD32383
$300.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Dr. Hunter S. Songs of the Doomed. NY, Summit Books, 1990, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is Vol. 3 of the Gonzo Papers, "More Notes on the Death of the American Dream, Signed in full by Thompson (not initials). Fine. JD32378
$400.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Hunter S . Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. San Francisco, Straight Arrow Books, 1973, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Second state jacket, illustrated by Ralph Steadman, with a two-page inscription by Thompson on the half title and its verso, dated January 4, 1974 (Aspen, Benton's Studio), "Fritz/This worthless/faggot Reed tells/me your name/is really John-/but what the/fuck - my/real name is/Duke, but not/even Reed can swear/tot hat for sure -/Anyway - if/I get up/that/way - & I probably/will before I/croak in the next/few years - I'd/consider it a/real privilege to/eat some first-/class mescaline &/do about 2 hrs./of weird snap-rolls/over Anchorage/with you at the/helm - we'll/bless (?) it in the end//but..zany whatevers/right - Love HST (circled). Very good. JD32369
$5,000.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Hunter S. Better Than Sex. NY, Random House, 1994, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is Vol. 4 of the Gonza Papers, "Confessions of a Political Junkie Trapped Like a Rat in Mr. Bill's Neighborhood, this copy is Signed in full by Thompson. Fine. JD32380
$425.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Hunter S. Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone. NY, Simon and Schuster, 2011, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Edited and with an introduction by Jann S. Wenner, includes selected correspondence between Thompson and Wenner, most of it unpublished. Fine. JD32381
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Hunter S. Fear and Loathing in America. NY, Simon and Schuster, 2000, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is Vol. II of The Gonzo Letters, subtitled The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist 1968-1976, edited by Douglas Brinkley, foreword by David Halberstam, Signed in full on the title page by Thompson, much scarcer thus as he usually signed with his HST initials. Fine. JD32368
$650.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Hunter S. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. NY, Random House, 1971, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His second book, "A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream, illustrated by Ralph Steadman, this copy with an HST bookplate affixed to the front free endpaper, film source. Front text block with two stains, page 3 and preceding page with stain droplets, else fine. JD32375
$1,250.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Hunter S. Generation of Swine. NY, Summit Books, 1988, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is Vol. 2 of the Gonzo Papers, "Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s," Signed in full on the front free endpaper. Fine. JD32376
$450.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Hunter S. Hell's Angels. NY, Random House, 1967, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Author's First Book, "The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, with a bookplate signed by Thompson with his initials laid in loosely, however, this copy is signed on the half title by Sonny Barger, a founder of the Oakland chapter of the Hell's Angels. Previous owner's names/address, jacket with one internal tape reinforcement. JD32370
$1,500.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Hunter S. Hey Rube. NY, Simon and Schuster, 2004, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. "Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness," also noted as "modern History from the Sports Desk," with a printed invitation from a Beverly Hills book store for a book signing, this copy Signed in full by Thompson on the title page, housed in a cloth slipcase. Fine. JD32382
$400.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Hunter S. Kingdom of Fear. NY, Simon and Schuster, 2003, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. "Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century, foreword by Timothy Ferris, photo-illustrated, this copy Signed in full by Thompson on the title page. Fine. JD32371
$500.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Hunter S. Mistah Leary He Dead. San Francisco, X-Ray Book Company, n.d. (1996), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Hand-sewn wrappers, No. 277 of 300 numbered copies (there were also 26 lettered copies), this reprints Thompson's obituary of Timothy Leary which was originally published in "Rolling Stone," Signed by "John B" who is the designer (along with Karoline Schleh), printed by hand in New Orleans by the New Orleans School of GlassWorks and Printmaking Studio, tipped onto the inside rear wrapper is a faux acid blotter sheet showing Leary's likeness in a multitude of small squares. Fine. JD32373
$850.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Hunter S. Screw-Jack. NY, Simon and Schuster, 2000, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This copy Signed in full by Thompson on the front free endpaper. Fine. JD32374
$750.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Hunter S. The Curse of Lono. NY, Bantam Books, 1983, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This paper-bound original is scarce, especially when briefly inscribed and signed in full by Thompson, Bantam did not produce a hardcover edition of the book, illustrated by Ralph Steadman. Very nearly fine. JD32377
$1,250.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Hunter S. The Great Shark Hunt. NY, Summit Books, 1979, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Vol. 1 of the Gonzo Papers, Strange Tales from a Strange Time, this copy with a huge HST on the front free endpaper. Fine. JD32372
$1,500.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Hunter S. The Proud Highway. NY, Villard, 1997, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is Vol. 1 of The Fear and Loathing Letters, subtitled Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, edited by Douglas Brinkley, foreword by William J. Kennedy, with a bookplate affixed to front free endpaper Signed by Thompson with his usual HST. Fine. JD32367
$500.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Hunter S. The Rum Diary. NY, Simon and Schuster, 1998, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Map endpapers, jacket blurbs by Jimmy Buffett and William Kennedy, Signed by Thompson with his initials, laid in loosely is a reproduced letter from David Rosenthal, vice president and publisher of Simon and Schuster, about this "lost" novel written by Thompson around 1960, film source. Fine. JD32379
$600.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Hunter S. The Rum Diary. NY, Simon and Schuster, 1998, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Map endpapers, jacket blurbs by Jimmy Buffett and William Kennedy, this "lost" novel was written by Thompson around 1960, film source. Fine, unread. JD33240
$30.00
[Modern Literature] Thompson, Jim. Hard Core. NY, Donald I. Fine, 1986, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes three novels originally published in the 1950s as paperback originals, this is their first hardcover publication, titles are The Kill-Off, The Nothing Man, and Bad Boy, introduction by Roderick Thorp, Thompson was the author of 29 novels, front cover jacket blurb by Stephen King. Fine. JD33050
$20.00
[Modern Literature] Thomson, Sir Basil. Typed Letters Signed. Cotes du Nord, Sir Basil Thomson, 1933-1936, first edition. This is a small archive of letters between Malcolm Johnson, an editor and executive with Doubleday, Doran, and Thomson, British colonial administrator to Fiji and Tonga, an author who wrote about these places, and a prison governor who eventually became head of the Criminal Investigations Department at the New Scotland Yard, the first letter is dated September 4, 1934 from Thomson to Johnson, he thanks him for the second edition of "P. C. Richardson's First Case" and reports that he is one-third through with its sequel, he adds, "What you tell me about police projects in America interests/me keenly. I am all in favor with Mr. Mulrooney's proposal to/introduce flogging as a deterrent because I know how it has worked/as a deterrent to highway robbery over here, but I am not in favour/of recurrent floggings. I have had to witness floggings in/British Convict Prisons and I can assure you that they are not/a pretty sight," adding, "If a reporter for one of your sensational newspapers/contrived to be present and wrote it up, there would be a wave/of horror and pity among the ladies of the Country Clubs throughout/the country and public sympathy would be transferred to the wrong/party," he continues his response about other police matters being considered in the United States, the letter has a total of 50 lines, signed in full, together with a carbon of a typed letter from Johnson to Thomson dated September 29, 1933 reporting that the plan for a national police force has fallen away, but that a greatly strengthened finger printing bureau in Washington has remained, he also reports that Thomson's The Kidnapper wouldn't work for the American reading public "because we like our crime fairly unadulterated and bloody," Thomson writes to Johnson again in a typed letter signed, dated February 5, 1934, saying that he considered and then rejected the idea of writing a book about Scotland Yard, he does report that "I am not far from finishing a third Richardson (as an inspector)/with a better plot than the others, I think in which R works alone," the letter is comprised of 63 lines, he writes again about the difference between the American prison system and the British, to wit, "The real/defect in your system seems to be in the prisons - not the police./We had the same trouble in England until we nationalized the/prisons under a central Board in 1977 and had uniformed rules and/monthly inspection, a separate cell for each prisoner, and regular/searching of cells and the persons of prisoners, which is done in/the bath-house when they take their weekly bath," Thomson writes to Johnson again in a typed letter signed dated April 2, 1934, it appears that Johnson had offered an advance on a book about Scotland Yard, Thomson agrees to the project, but he declines the advance until he delivers the manuscript, he gives some information about how Scotland Yard is set up and responsibilities are divided, he also informs Johnson of the situation on crime in France, he reports that "democracy has sunk in France. Some sort of revolution is inev-/itable in the near future I feel sure. One can only pin one's hope/on the astonishing power of recuperation of the French," Johnson responds in his carbon of a letter dated April 14, 1934 that 'The History of Scotland Yard,' the project they had planned, would "be the definitive work on the subject," together with another letter to Johnson from Thomson, dated January 27, 1936, he writes in part, "There are one or two points which you may like to put/right if there is time. It was Old Scotland Yard that was/on the site of the palace of the kings of Scotland: New Scotland/Yard was built of granite quarried by the convicts at Dartmoor/on the site of what was intended to be the Victorian Opera/House to replace Covent Garden". Very good. JD31418
$750.00
[Armed Services Editions] Thoreau, Henry D. Walden Or Life in the Woods. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 880 in this important series, an American classic, 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. JD32848
$35.00
[Armed Services Editions] Thurber, James . The Thurber Carnival. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 970 in this important series, written and illustrated by Thurber, with a note about the author at the end, Thurber provides his own preface, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine fade, else very good. JD32885
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Thurber, James. Let Your Mind Alone. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 755 in this important series, it reprints ASE No. N-7 published earlier in the series in 1944, humor, illustrated by the author, and 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 GI0. Spine fade, else very good. JD32771
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Thurber, James. My World--And Welcome to It. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-5 in this important series, humor, it reprints ASE No. A-11, 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. JD32665
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Thurber, James. The Middle-Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. First issue, No. I-253 in this important series, humorous sketches and stories, with a note about the author at the end, later reprinted within the series as No. 705, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Moderate spine wear, else very good. JD31987
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Thurber, James. The Middle-Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. First issue, No. I-253 in this important series, humorous sketches and stories, with a note about the author at the end, later reprinted within the series as No. 705, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Good. JD32514
$10.00
[Steinbeckiana] Timmerman, John H. John Steinbeck's Fiction The Aesthetics of the Road Taken. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1986, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This copy Inscribed by the author. Foxing to top and fore edges, else fine. JD28918
$45.00
[Steinbeckiana] Todd, William B. John Steinbeck: An Exhibition of American and Foreign Editions. Austin, Humanities Research Center, 1963, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Cover photo of Steinbeck, 36 entries each with multiple listings, one of 2,000 copies, Goldstone & Payne B137, Morrow 598, this copy with a "With the compliments of The Humanities Research Center slip laid in loosely. Fine. JD30926
$30.00
[Modern Literature] Tolkien, J. R. R. Mr. Bliss. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1983, first American edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A children's story (meant for Tolkien's children) published for the first time after a 50-year wait, this facsimile edition reproduces Tolkien's pencil and water color illustrations as well as a reproduction of his own hand-printed text. Price-clipped jacket, else fine, unread. JD32940
$20.00
[Miscellaneous] Toulmin, Col. H. A., Jr. With Pershing in Mexico. Harrisburg, Military Service Publishing, 1935, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. With a foreword by Major General Benson W. Hough, frontispiece photo of Pershing, "the entire gist of General Pershing's operations in Mexico during the year 1916," map endpapers front and rear, illustrated. Several tiny stamps from proud previous owner plus his signature on the front free endpaper, else fine in a very good jacket. JD33149
$75.00
[Miscellaneous] Tourian, Archbishop Leon. Photo. NY, UPI, January 1, 1934, first edition. A c.9X7-inch b& photo of the funeral services for the archbishop who had been assassinated on Christmas Eve 1933 in the Holy Cross Armenian Church by political opponents known as the Dashnaks, his services were held in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the photo shows the general scene of the services with church dignitaries around the bier. Text about the photo taped to verso of the photo, as usual, else fine. JD31881
$25.00
[Modern Literature] Towne, Charles Hanson et al. W. Somerset Maugham Novelist, Essayist, Dramatist. NY, George H Doran, n.d. (c.1925), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Pieces on Maugham by Towne, Carl Van Doren, Mark Van Doren, Dorothea Lawrence Mann, Marcus Aurelius Goodrich, and John Farrar, with a note on novel writing by Maugham. Covers chipped and detached along the spine seam, else very good. JD31385
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Truax, Rhoda. Joseph Lister. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 762 in this important series, a biography of the father of modern surgery, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Good. JD32765
$10.00
[Modern Literature] Twain, Mark. Autobiography of Mark Twain. Berkeley, University of California Press, 2010, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is Volume 1, a first printing with the complete number line and scarce thus, the initial print run for this book was a modest 7,500 copies, but more than 275,000 copies have been printed since then, edited by Harriet Elinor Smith, this is the complete and authoritative edition of his autobiography, a free wheeling and sometimes rambling biography, just as he planned it, published 100 years after Twain's death as part of the Mark Twain Project of the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. Fine. JD32407
$100.00
[Modern Literature] Twain, Mark. Mark Twain's Travels With Mr. Brown. NY, Knopf, 1940, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. These previously uncollected sketches edited and with an introduction by Franklin Walker and G. Ezra Dane, the 26 letters by Twain (not previously published in book form) were written by him for the San Francisco Alta California during a six-month visit to the East in the first half of 1867, "an assignment which later took him to Europe and produced The Innocents Abroad". Some age-tone to ffep from newspaper clippings about Twain which are laid in loosely, else fine in a very good jacket. JD27244
$200.00
[Armed Services Editions] Twain, Mark. The Mysterious Stranger. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. N-1 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. Clean very good. JD32092
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Twain, Mark. The Mysterious Stranger. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. N-1 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. JD32570
$25.00
[Modern Literature] Twain, Mark. The Prince and the Pauper A Tale. Boston, James R. Osgood and Company, 1882, later printing. With the first issue point of the Franklin Press notation on the copyright page, but with the errors on pages 124, 263, and 362 corrected, making this a second or later printing, with three blank leaves at the end, marbled endpapers and edges, with 192 illustrations, bound in publisher's three-quarters calf and marbled boards, with red spine panel for title and black spine panel for author, with other spine panels decorated in gilt. General wear, especially worn at extremities, else a very good copy. JD31553
$750.00
[Modern Literature] Twain, Mark. The Writings of Mark Twain. NY, Harper & Bros., 1913, second edition. 25 volumes, the complete set, uniformly bound in red cloth with author, title, and publisher shown in gilt on the spines, this is the Author's National Edition, illustrated, Vol. 1, The Innocents Abroad, also includes Biographical Criticism by Brander Matthews, although a variety of copyright dates are given, both volumes of Roughing It indicate a 1913 copyright which indicates this is the second printing, the first was in early 1910. Vol. 7 with a spine puncture, an occasional volume includes an ink or pencil name, else a very good set. JD32055
$200.00
[Modern Literature] Tyler, Anne. Earthly Possessions. NY, Knopf, 1977, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Fine, tight copy in a jacket with front flap crease, fine. JD1942
$125.00
[Modern Literature] Tyler, Anne. Morgan's Passing. NY, Knopf, 1980, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Fine. JD1943
$50.00

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