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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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[Miscellaneous] Waley, Arthur. Translations From The Chinese. NY, Knopf, 1941, first edition. Chinese poetry, issued without a dust jacket, but with publisher's slipcase, illustrated in color and with other decorations by Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge. Very good in a slipcase with a seam split. JD31379
$10.00
[Modern Literature] Walker, Alice. Once. NY, Harcourt, Brace & World, 1968, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Author's First Book, a poetry collection, Signed by Walker (author of The Color Purple) on the title page. Remainder mark, else fine in a very good plus jacket. JD32967
$500.00
[Modern Literature] Walker, Alice. The Temple of My Familiar. San Diego, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. A novel, this copy Signed by Alice Walker. Fine. JD5451
$25.00
[Modern Literature] Walker, Dale L. (compiler). The Fiction of Jack London. El Paso, Texas Western Press, 1972, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Walker compiled and annotated the book while Jack London scholar James E. Sisson III edited and researched the book. Chips, tears, and soiling to jacket, book is fine. JD30171
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Wallace, David Foster. A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again. Boston, Little, Brown, 1997, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Essays and arguments by the author of Infinite Jest, "from personal narratives to tennis, film, philosophy, and postmodern literary theory". Fine, unread. JD33255
$200.00
[Modern Literature] Wallace, David Foster. Girl With Curious Hair. NY, Norton, 1989, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. His second book, his first collection of stories that includes the title story and nine others. Fine. JD32960
$150.00
[Modern Literature] Wallace, David Foster. Infinite Jest. Boston, Little, Brown, 1996, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. His second novel and his breakthrough book, with Vollmann's name correctly spelled on the rear jacket panel, with several pages of notes and errata at the end. Remainder mark, else fine. JD33228
$400.00
[Wallace Stegner] Wallace, David Rains. The Wilder Shore. San Francisco, Sierra Club Books, 1984, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This Yolla Bolly Press book was distributed in this trade edition by Random House, beautifully illustrated by Morley Baer photographs, foreword by Wallace Stegner which he has Signed, Colberg B149. Fine. JD3515
$100.00
[Steinbeckiana] Wallace, David Rains. The Wilder Shore. San Francisco, Sierra Club Books, 1984, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes numerous photo illustrations by Morley Baer, foreword by Wallace Stegner, this trade edition was distributed by Random House, issued as part of the Sierra Club's Exhibit Format Series, the first to be issued in 10 years, an excellent and remarkable book with much about California authors and "their land," including Ed Ricketts, page 16, and John Steinbeck, pages 16, 18, 48, 54, 65-66, 71, 83, 87-88, 139, this copy is Inscribed by both the author and the photographer, David Rains Wallace and Morley Baer, additionally, Stegner has Signed his foreword, several prospectuses and two "compliments" cards from the Sierra Club laid in loosely. Fine`. JD28777
$250.00
[Photography] Wallace, David Rains. The Wilder Shore. San Francisco, Sierra Club Books, 1984, first edition. Issued without dust jacket, No. 97 of 250 copies for sale (from a total print-run of 300) Signed by both David Rains Wallace and Morley Baer who provides photo illustrations in color and b&w, also includes a special original photographic print made and Signed by Baer especially for this edition (Ranchland, Big Sur, 1969), also includes a foreword by Wallace Stegner, issued as part of the Sierra Club's Exhibit Format Series, the first to be issued in 10 years, printed by the Yolla Bolly Press, issued with the publisher's slipcase, an excellent and remarkable book with much about California authors and "their" land, including Ed Ricketts, page 16, and John Steinbeck, pages 16, 18, 48, 54, 65-66, 71, 83, 87-88, and 139. Fine in the publisher's slipcase which has several stray marks. JD31063
$300.00
[Armed Services Editions] Wallace, Francis. Kid Galahad. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. First issue, No. 746 in this important series, a boxing novel, later reprinted within the series as No. 1092 in 1946, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine well faded, else very good. JD32756
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Wallis, J. H. The Woman in the Window. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 723 in this important series, a "gripping psychological crime story" with an alternative title of Once Off Guard and source for the film that starred Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, and Raymond Massey, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine well faded, else solid very good. JD32750
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Walpole, Hugh. Fortitude. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 928 in this important series, "the education of an adventurer," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32419
$10.00
[Steinbeckiana] Warga, Wayne. Hardcover. NY, Arbor House, 1985, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Author's First Book, advance copy, an uncorrected proof of this biblio-mystery in which a John Steinbeck first edition is the main clue, this copy Inscribed by Warga, autographed note from Warga also laid in loosely. Fine. JD28911
$75.00
[Steinbeckiana] Warga, Wayne. Hardcover. NY, Arbor House, 1985, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Author's First Book, a biblio-mystery in which a John Steinbeck first edition is the main clue, this copy Inscribed by Warga. Top and fore edge foxed, else fine. JD28912
$25.00
[Modern Literature] Warren, Robert Penn. World Enough and Time. NY, Random House, 1950, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. No. 291 of an unknown number limited for presentation to the American Booksellers Association, front cover stamped "presentation edition," issued with a clear plastic dust jacket. Plastic jacket with the expected short tear and minor chip, else fine. JD6823
$50.00
[Modern Literature] Warrick, Patricia S. and Greenberg, Martin H. (editors). Robots, Androids, and Mechanical Oddities. Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press, 1987, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Subtitled The Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick, includes 15 short stories by Dick. Fine. JD33112
$75.00
[Modern Literature] Waters, Frank. The Colorado. NY, Rinehart, 1946, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. The 30th Rivers of America book, illustrated by Nicolai Fechin, maps by George Annand. Fine in a bright, clean, and colorful jacket that is price-clipped and with internal tape reinforcements. JD33095
$50.00
[Modern Literature] Waters, Frank. The Man Who Killed The Deer. n.p., University of Denver Press, 1942, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Jacket blurbs by Stephen Vincent Benet, Burton Rascoe, Joseph Henry Jackson, considered one of the best books about Native American culture and life. Fine in a very good jacket with internal tape reinforcements. JD32966
$75.00
[Armed Services Editions] Watkin, Lawrence Edward. On Borrowed Time. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 779 in this important series, a fantasy that was the source for the successful play and motion picture, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine fade, very good. JD32797
$10.00
[John Steinbeck] Watkins, Ann (editor). Taken at the Flood. NY, Harper & Bros., 1946, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes The Death of Grampa, brief introduction and text pages 252-266, text from The Grapes of Wrath, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow, also includes Sherwood Anderson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, and others. Near fine in a very good jacket. JD29526
$30.00
[Miscellaneous] Watson, Douglas S. The Life of Johann August Sutter. San Francisco, Grabhorn Press, 1933, first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. One of 200 copies printed for the Catholic Women's Club of Santa Clara County (California) as a souvenir of Campus Day May 25, 1933 at the University of Santa Clara where Watson delivered a talk on the life of Sutter, this piece first appeared as an introduction to The Diary of Johann August Sutter which the Grabhorn Press published a year earlier, this is NOT one of those ridiculous print-on-demand abominations. Very good. JD27254
$100.00
[Steinbeckiana] Watt, F. W. John Steinbeck. NY, Grove Press, 1962, first edition, first printing, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, an Evergreen Pilot Book, Review Copy with review slip showing publication date as May 31, 1962, this is the first American edition, cover photo by Karsh, Goldstone & Payne F47, not recorded by Morrow. Piece of tape to front cover, very good plus. JD28527
$45.00
[Steinbeckiana] Watt, F. W. John Steinbeck. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1962, first edition, first printing, wrappers. Softcover. Issued as No. 16 in its Writers and Critics series with a bibliography at the end, cover photo by Karsh, Goldstone & Payne F48, Morrow 595, scarce. Very good. JD28529
$30.00
[Steinbeckiana] Watt, F. W. Steinbeck. NY, Chip's Bookshop, 1978, first edition thus. Issued without dust jacket, this is the first hardcover edition, originally published as a paperback original in both Edinburgh and the United States in 1962, not recorded by Morrow. Fine. JD28820
$35.00
[Armed Services Editions] Weaver, John D. Wind Before Rain. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 879 in this important series, a novel set in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32849
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Weaver, John. My Bitter Half And Other Stories. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. 902 in this important series, humorous short stories, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32859
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Wechsberg, Joseph. Looking for a Bluebird. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 749 in this important series, humorous sketches, illustrated by F. Strobel, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine well faded, else very good. JD32775
$10.00
[Steinbeckiana] Weeks, Donald. Steinbeck Against Steinbeck. Stanford, The Pacific Spectator, Autumn 1947, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Not a particularly flattering article (for the usual reasons--Steinbeck is sentimental, his books aren't as good as the earlier ones, etc.), pages 447-457, this is the Vol. 1, No. 4 issue of this Stanford University publication, inside front cover has been Signed by one of its editors, Wallace Stegner, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Yapped edges, bright and clean, especially scarce in this condition. JD28433
$75.00
[John Steinbeck] Weeks, Edward (editor). Great Short Novels. NY, Literary Guild, 1941, first edition thus, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, biographical note, introduction, and text pages 397-466, Goldstone & Payne B19, Morrow 318, also includes DuBose Heyward, Merman Melville, V irginia Woolf, Thornton Wilder, and others. Very good. JD29369
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Weems, Rev'd Mason. The Life of Washington. Avon, Limited Editions Club, 1974, first edition thus, dust jacket. Hardcover. With publisher's slipcase, introduction by Henry Steele Commager, "embellished" with historical woodcuts by Robert Quackenbush, including one of Washington on his horse as frontispiece, includes "curious anecdotes equally honourable to himself & exemplary to his young countrymen," No. 1917 of 2,000 copies Signed by Quackenbush. Fine. JD33191
$45.00
[Armed Services Editions] Welch, Douglass. Mr. Digby. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1109 in this important series, "humorous tales of a demon photographer" by this Seattle newspaperman, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33295
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Welles, Sumner. The Time for Decision. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-35 in this important series, Welles "sets forth his plan for a world organization," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32094
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Wells, H. G. The Island of Dr. Moreau. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 698 in this important series, a fantasy-thriller, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32744
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Wells, H. G. The War of the Worlds. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 745 in this important series, a fantasy classic, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Front cover well worn, else very good. JD32213
$35.00
[Armed Services Editions] Wells, H. G. The War of the Worlds. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 745 in this important series, a fantasy classic, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine well faded, else very good. JD32757
$45.00
[Modern Literature] Wentworth, Harold and Flexner, Stuart Berg. Dictionary of American Slang. NY, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1967, first edition thus, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. With a supplement by Flexner that updates the 1960 original edition, this is a Review Copy with review slip. Fine in a very good plus dust jacket. JD31206
$75.00
[Armed Services Editions] Werner, M. R. Barnum. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. M-26 in this important series, a biography of the great showman, P. T. Barnum, who brought us Tom Thumb, Jumbo, and Jenny Lind, with a preface by the author, 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. JD32558
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Wescott, Glenway. Apartment in Athens. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 792 in this important series, a novel of World War II, 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 . JD32786
$10.00
[The West] West, Ray B. Kingdom of the Saints. NY, Viking, 1957, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. The story of Brigham Young and the Mormons, preface by the author, map endpapers, with the bookplate of noted collector Roger K. Lawson. Fine in a bright, nearly fine jacket. JD3608
$40.00
[Wallace Stegner] West, Ray B. (editor). The Rocky Mountain Reader. NY, Dutton, 1946, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. An anthology that includes Wallace Stegner who offers Arcadian Village, an excerpt from his Mormon Country, Colberg B12, it also includes Bernard DeVoto, Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Vardis Fisher, and others. Near fine in a very good jacket. JD3513
$65.00
[Steinbeckiana] Westbrook, Max (editor). The Modern American Novel: Essays in Criticism. NY, Random House, 1966, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 6 in a Random House study in language and literature, includes criticism of all the big names, including John Steinbeck, pages 170-172, and The Grapes of Wrath As Fiction by Peter Lisca, pages 173-193, with passages from the novel as well, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Very good plus. JD28576
$12.50
[Photography] Westerbeck, Colin et al. Ansel Adams New Light. San Francisco, Friends of Photography, 1993, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Essays on his legacy and legend by Westerbeck, Robert Dawson, Ellen Manchester, David Featherstone, Renee Haip, Charles Hagen, Sandra S. Phillips, John Pulz, and Robert Silberman, introduction by Andy Grundberg, photo-illustrated, of course. Fine. JD31059
$10.00
[Photography] Weston, Brett. Brett Weston Voyage of the Eye. Millerton, Aperture, 1975, first edition. Issued without dust jacket, but with publisher's slipcase, No. 64 of 100 Signed copies produced with hand selected sheets and specially bound, afterword by Beaumont Newhall, followed by a Weston chronology and a selected bibliography, lacking the original print (as usual). Fine. JD31072
$950.00
[Photography] Weston, Brett. Brett Weston Voyage of the Eye. Millerton, Aperture, 1975, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Afterword by Beaumont Newhall, followed by a Weston chronology and a selected bibliography. Fine in a near fine jacket. JD31077
$75.00
[Photography] Weston, Charis Wilson and Edward. California and the West. NY, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1940, first edition, first printing. Lacking its dust jacket, a U. S. Camera book with 96 photographs, photos taken from 1937 to 1939 while on a Guggenheim fellowship, text by Charis Wilson Weston, his second wife, from a diary she kept. Very good. JD31081
$200.00
[Armed Services Editions] Weston, Christine. Indigo. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. M-25 in this important series, a novel set in India, 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. JD32544
$10.00
[Photography] Weston, Cole. Cole Weston At Home And Abroad. NY, Aperture, 1998, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes an introductory essay, A Long Day's Journey Into Light, by Paul Wolf. Fine. JD31082
$10.00
[Photography] Weston, Cole. Eighteen Photographs. Salt Lake City, Peregrine Smith, 1981, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. With a dust jacket, foreword by Ben Maddow, introduction by Charis Wilson, this copy is Signed by Cole Weston. Fine. JD31101
$75.00
[Photography] Weston, Cole. Fifty Years. Salt Lake City, Peregrine Smith Books, 1991, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Weston provides his own introduction (in which he candidly talks about being the son of famous photographer Edward Weston), afterword by R. H. Cravens, includes some early b&w photos of him, plus his color work. Jacket price clipped and with a half-inch unnoticeable tear, else fine. JD31097
$20.00
[Photography] Weston, Cole. Fifty Years. Salt Lake City, Peregrine Smith Books, 1991, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Weston provides his own introduction (in which he candidly talks about being the son of famous photographer Edward Weston), afterword by R. H. Cravens, includes some early b&w photos of him, plus his color work, this copy is Signed by Cole Weston. Fine. JD31098
$100.00
[Photography] Weston, Edward. Edward Weston Nudes. Millerton, Aperture, 1977, first edition. Issued without dust jacket, but with publisher's slipcase, this is No. 39 of 350 copies produced with hand selected sheets, specially bound, and Signed by Charis Wilson, it includes a remembrance of Edward Weston by her and his photographs which are accompanied by excerpts from his daybooks and letters, lacking the original print (as usual). Fine. JD31073
$400.00
[Armed Services Editions] White, E. B. Quo Vadimus? Or the Case for the Bicycle. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 696 in this important series, American humor, includes some of his best pieces from "The New Yorker," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Clean, bright, very good plus. JD32343
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] White, E. B. Quo Vadimus? Or the Case for the Bicycle. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 696 in this important series, American humor, includes some of his best pieces from "The New Yorker," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32746
$15.00
[Modern Literature] White, Kenneth. The Coast Opposite Humanity. Wales, Unicorn Bookshop, 1975, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Subtitled An Essay on the Poetry of Robinson Jeffers. Fine. JD30538
$100.00
[Miscellaneous] Whittier, John Greenleaf. Snow-Bound A Winter Idyl. Boston, Ticknor and Fields, 1866, first edition. Bennett's second issue with p. 52 unnumbered, blue cloth and gilt titles and designs on front and spine, frontispiece engraving of Whittier with facsimile signature and tissue guard, with Books Inc. Fairmont Hotel San Francisco sticker to rear pastedown. Owner's stamp, wear along spine, else very good. JD3730
$75.00
[Modern Literature] Wiater, Stanley (editor). Night Visions 7. Arlington Heights, Dark Harvest, 1989, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. With publisher's slipcase, includes all new stories by Richard Laymon, Chet Williamson, and Gary Brander, illustrated by Charles and Wendy Lang, this de luxe edition is No. 232 of 550 numbered copies Signed by the editor, the authors, and the illustrators. Fine, unread. JD33049
$45.00
[Modern Literature] Wilde, Oscar. The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde. n.p., Limited Editions Club, 1968, first edition thus, dust jacket. Hardcover. With publisher's slipcase, introduction by Robert Gorham Davis, illustrated by James Hill, No. 877 of 1,500 copies Signed by Hill. Chips and tears to glassine jacket, some marks to slipcase, volume is fine. JD33204
$35.00
[Steinbeckiana] Wilhelmson, Carl. Midsummernight. NY, Farrar & Rinehart, 1930, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Author's First Book, illustrated with 10 full-page woodcuts by Lynd Ward, one of which was used for the front cover of the dust jacket, additionally illustrated with chapter heading woodcuts by Ward, Wilhelmson was a writer friend of John Steinbeck's during his Stanford days and somewhat beyond, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Very good. JD28263
$75.00
[Steinbeckiana] Wilhelmson, Carl. Speed of the Reindeer. NY, Viking, 1954, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. A young person's story of Lapland, illustrated by Rafaelio Busoni, Wilhelmson was a fellow writer and friend of John Steinbeck during their days together at Stanford University and somewhat beyond, back panel of the dust jacket recalls the time they spent together at Lake Tahoe while Steinbeck was writing his first book, Cup of Gold, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne nor the Morrow catalogue. Near fine. JD28264
$60.00
[Armed Services Editions] Williams, Ben Ames. The Strange Woman. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-39 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. JD32293
$15.00
[Modern Literature] Williamson, Jack. Dragon's Island. NY, Simon and Schuster, 1951, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Briefly inscribed by Williamson on the title page in 1981. Very good. JD33121
$75.00
[Armed Services Editions] Willison, George. Saints And Strangers. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1052 in this important series, "being the lives of the pilgrim fathers and their families with their friends and foes," with a map at the end,issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine well faded, else very good. JD32888
$10.00
[Miscellaneous] Wilson, Adrian. The Work and Play of Adrian Wilson. Austin, W. Thomas Taylor, 1983, first edition. Mounted frontispiece photo of Wilson by Ansel Adams, this bibliography with commentary is edited by Joyce Lancaster Wilson, No. 115 of 325 copies designed and printed by Adrian Wilson, with numerous tipped in specimens and facsimiles, this copy is Inscribed to friends by Joyce and Adrian Wilson. Fine. JD31129
$550.00
[Photography] Wilson, Charis and Weston, Edward. California and the West. Millerton, Aperture, 1978, first edition thus. Issued without dust jacket, but with publisher's slipcase, this is No. 218 of 350 copies produced with hand selected sheets that are Signed by Charis Wilson, with 64 photographs by Edward Weston and a foreword by Charis Wilson to this new, revised edition, originally published in 1940, lacking the silver print from the original negative (as usual). Fine. JD31080
$500.00
[Armed Services Editions] Wilson, Earl. I Am Gazing Into My 8-Ball. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 702 in this important series, humorous sketches, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine fade, very good minus. JD32740
$10.00
[Steinbeckiana] Wilson, Edmund. The Boys in the Back Room. San Francisco, The Colt Press, 1941, first trade edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. One of 1,500 copies, it includes a chapter on John Steinbeck, pages 41-53, not a particularly flattering piece by Wilson who could never find anything worthwhile about Steinbeck's writing, Wilson also writes about James M. Cain, John O'Hara, Hans Ottto Storm, William Saroyan, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, all of whom Wilson referred to as California novelists, this is in the variant binding of black cloth and green boards, Goldstone & Payne F10, Morrow 577. Near fine in a very good jacket. JD28482
$150.00
[Steinbeckiana] Wilson, Edmund. The Boys in the Back Room. San Francisco, The Colt Press, 1941, first trade edition. Lacking its dust jacket, one of 1,500 copies, it includes a chapter on John Steinbeck, pages 41-53, not a particularly flattering piece by Wilson who could never find anything worthwhile about Steinbeck's writing, Wilson also writes about James M. Cain, John O'Hara, Hans Ottto Storm, William Saroyan, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, all of whom Wilson referred to as California novelists, this is in the variant binding of black cloth and green boards, Goldstone & Payne F10, Morrow 577. Very good plus. JD30933
$50.00
[Steinbeckiana] Wilson, Edmund. The Californians: Storm and Steinbeck. NY, The New Republic, December 9, 1940, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. The third in a series on American writers, it also quotes John Steinbeck's In Dubious Battle, pages 784-787, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Library stamps from Princeton University, some spine corruption, else very good. JD28415
$25.00
[Modern Literature] Wilson, F. Paul. Night Visions 6. Arlington Heights, Dark Harvest, 1988, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. With publisher's slipcase, all original stories by Wilson as well as Sheri S. Tepper and Ray Garton, introduction by Dean R. Koontz, illustrated by Phil Parks, this de luxe edition is No. 554 of 600 numbered copies Signed by Wilson, Tepper, Garton, Koontz, and Parks. Fine, unread. JD33090
$50.00
[Steinbeckiana] Winterich, John T. Writers in America, 1842-1967. Jersey City, The Davey Company, 1968, first edition. With publisher's slipcase, illustrated by Fritz Kredel, with a note from the publisher laid in loosely, includes The Fruits of Wrath: John Steinbeck, pages 74-76, also includes Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, and others, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Fine. JD32254
$30.00
[Steinbeckiana] Witham, W. Tasker. Panorama of American Literature. n.p. (NY), Stephen Daye Press, 1947, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes illustrations and photos as well as text about all the major American writers up to that time, material on John Steinbeck on pages 246, 340-345, Goldstone & Payne F27, not recorded by Morrow. Fine in a very good jacket. JD28515
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Wolfe, Thomas. Selected Great Stories. NY, Avon Books, 1944, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Prints eight short stories, issued as No. 17 in Avon's "Modern Short Story Monthly" series. Pages aged as usual, else nearly fine. JD493
$10.00
[Modern Literature] Wolfe, Tom. A Man in Full. NY, Farrar, Straus Giroux, 1998, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Laid loosely into this novel is a bookmark from the Texas Book Festival Signed by Wolfe. Fine. JD32385
$60.00
[Modern Literature] Wolfe, Tom. Back to Blood. NY, Little, Brown, 2012, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Wolfe has Signed this novel on the title page. Fine. JD32386
$100.00
[Modern Literature] Wolfe, Tom. From Bauhaus to Our House. NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1981, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Photo-illustrated, Signed by Wolfe on the front free endpaper, his 10th book, this one "observes" American architecture. Jacket price-clipped, text block edges very slightly foxed, else fine. JD32397
$100.00
[Modern Literature] Wolfe, Tom. Hooking Up. NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2000, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Preceded by a Franklin Library signed/limited edition, he writes about the eternal sexual struggle, it also reprints for the first time a novella, Ambush at Ft. Bragg, this copy Signed by Wolfe on the front free endpaper. Fine. JD32390
$100.00
[Modern Literature] Wolfe, Tom. I Am Charlotte Simmons. NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2004, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Wolfe has Signed this novel on the title page. Fine. JD32387
$60.00
[Modern Literature] Wolfe, Tom. Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine. NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1976, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Illustrated by Wolfe himself, the book includes "other stories, sketches, and essays" as Wolfe writes about the "Me" decade of the 1970s, this copy Inscribed ("For/Leroy/Soper/...more Tom foolery/by/Tom Wolfe/October 22/1979"). Touch of edgewear, else fine. JD32398
$150.00
[Modern Literature] Wolfe, Tom. Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers. NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1970, first edition, first printing, dust jacket . Hardcover. This is another book with Wolfe as observer of the American scene, this is essentially two books, the first, Radical Chic, observers the coupling of the Black Panthers with New York's social elite, while Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers is about "racial and ethnic game-playing in America's new class wars, this copy Signed by Wolfe on the half title. Remnants of a previous owner's name sticker on the front free endpaper, else fine. JD32396
$300.00
[Modern Literature] Wolfe, Tom. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. NY, Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1968, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is Wolfe at his best following Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters in the wild, wacky, wonderful, and turbulent 1960s, with the wonderfully psychedelic front jacket illustration by Milton Glaser. Near fine. JD32399
$500.00
[Modern Literature] Wolfe, Tom. The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby. NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1965, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Author's First Book, illustrated with Wolfe's own drawings, not only is this copy Signed by Wolfe on the half-title, but it's a presentation from Arnold Gingrich, editor of "Esquire" where some of this material was first published, laid in loosely is a typed letter signed by Gingrich presenting the book to Arthur E. Sudler, chairman of the board and president of Sudler & Hennessey, a healthcare communications company, a very young Wolfe is pictured on the rear cover, still nattily dressed, but not quite as flamboyant as today. Jacket price-clipped, else fine. JD32392
$1,250.00
[Modern Literature] Wolfe, Tom. The New Journalism. NY, Harper & Row, 1973, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Wolfe first writes about the new journalism which is followed by an anthology of just that - new journalism by distinguished authors, the anthology is edited by Wolfe and E. W. Johnson, it includes selections by Truman Capote (from In Cold Blood), Terry Southern (Twirling at Ole Miss), Hunter S. Thompson (The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved), Norm an Mailer (from Armies of the Night), Tom Wolfe (from The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test), George Plimpton (from Paper Lion), and many others, this copy is Inscribed by Wolfe on the title page, Hunter S. Thompson has Signed his initials on page 174 of his contribution, Ralph Steadman has Inscribed and Signed the book on page 175 onto which he has contributed an original drawing. Near fine. JD32388
$4,500.00
[Modern Literature] Wolfe, Tom. The Painted Word. NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1975, first edition, fist printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. More new journalism by Wolfe, this copy Signed by him on the half title. Fine. JD32395
$250.00
[Modern Literature] Wolfe, Tom. The Pump House Gang. NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1968, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Illustrated by the author, "a collection of essays on how we live now," this copy Inscribed by Wolfe, laid in loosley is an autographed note signed by Wolfe to the recipient. Fine. JD32393
$750.00
[Modern Literature] Wolfe, Tom. The Purple Decades. NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1982, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Introduction by David Bellamy, this copy Inscribed by Wolfe on the front free endpaper, this Wolfe reader covers the 1960s and 1970s, the purple decades, illustrated, it includes material from The Pump House Gang, The Electric Kool-Aide Acid Test, Radical Chic, From Bauhaus to Our House, The Right Stuff, etc. Very nearly fine. JD32389
$125.00
[Modern Literature] Wolfe, Tom. The Right Stuff. NY, Farra Straus Giroux, 1979, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Wolfe writes about the inner world of the early astronauts and the human dimension of how their wives and families dealt with the unknowns and dangers, both of rocket flights and the fame that followed, source for the 1983 film that starred Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Sam Shepard, Fred Ward, Dennis Quaid, and Barbara Hershey, bookplate Signed by Tom Wolfe affixed to front free endpaper, this is a unique copy, laid in loosely is a color photo of astronaut John Glenn in his space suit Inscribed by him, plus a color photo of astronaut Scott Signed by him, plus an Inscribed photo of Bill Conti who did the music for the film, plus an Inscribed card from actress Kathy Baker who played Louise Shepard, Alan Shepard's wife, plus an Inscribed card by Eric Sevareid, the CBS newsman who appears in the film, plus other color photos Inscribed by two other actors in the film, Jeff Goldblum and David Clennon. Barely discernible owner's name, very slight foxing to text block edges, else fine. JD32400
$1,500.00
[Armed Services Editions] Wolfert, Ira. American Guerrilla in the Philippines. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 835 in this important series, a story of World War II, includes one map, 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. JD32189
$12.50
[Steinbeckiana] Womack, John Jr. Zapata and the Mexican Revolution. NY, Knopf, 1969, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. With photos of Zapata, Zapatistas, and others directly involved in the revolution, it mentions the film Viva Zapata! as one of two films done on Zapata, citing the film for which Steinbeck wrote the screenplay as by far the better and noting the strength of Steinbeck's scholarship in his preparation for writing the screenplay, this is one of the best Zapata studies and is cited by those such as Robert Morsberger as important, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Previously affixed bookplate, top edge spotted, else fine. JD5909
$50.00
[Steinbeckiana] Womack, John Jr. Zapata and the Mexican Revolution. NY, Knopf, 1969, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. With photos of Zapata, Zapatistas, and others directly involved in the revolution, it mentions the film Viva Zapata! as one of two films done on Zapata, citing the film for which Steinbeck wrote the screenplay as by far the better and noting the strength of Steinbeck's scholarship in his preparation for writing the screenplay, this is one of the best Zapata studies and is cited by those such as Robert Morsberger as important, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Very good plus. JD28706
$50.00
[Steinbeckiana] Wood, Samuel E. Wine from the "Grapes of Wrath". n.p. (Berkeley), Samuel E. Wood, n.d. (1939), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. This off-print is the first separate printing of this piece which was originally published in the September 1939 issue of the National Municipal Review, at the time Wood was employed by the Bureau of Public Administration, University of California, Berkeley, his article is about the deplorable housing conditions that faced migrant farm workers, this is an Author Presentation Copy, being Inscribed "To Frances (?) Wilson/with compliments/of the author," although he doesn't specifically mention John Steinbeck or The Grapes of Wrath, it is obvious where Wood got his title, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow, rare. Very good. JD28479
$125.00
[John Steinbeck] Woods, Ralph L. (editor). The Family Reader of American Masterpieces. NY, Thomas Crowell, 1959, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes John Steinbeck's Two for a Cent, pages 467-474, text from The Grapes of Wrath, Goldstone & Payne B111, not recorded by Morrow, also includes Thomas Wolfe, Henry David Thoreau, Robert Frost, Edgar Allan Poe, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Willa Cather, Sinclair Lewis, Jessamyn West, Mary Austin, William Saroyan, J. Frank Dobie, and many others. Fine in a near fine jacket. JD29625
$25.00
[Steinbeckiana] Woodward, Robert H. The Steinbeck Research Center at San Jose State University: A Descriptive Catalogue. San Jose, San Jose State University, 1985, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Precedes the hardcover issue by several months, with a note from the research center noting that the casebound edition would in fact be late, with a foreword by Robert DeMott, then director of the research center, photo illustrated. Fine. JD29024
$45.00
[Armed Services Editions] Woodward, W. E. The Way Our People Lived. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-38 in this important series, "an intimate American history" of the common man, 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. Spine fade, else very good. JD32642
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Woodward, W. E. The Way Our People Lived. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. R-38 in this important series, "an intimate American history" of the common man, 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. JD33354
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Woollcott, Alexander. Long, Long Ago. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. G-186 in this important series, includes "stories, sketches, anecdotes, and personalities," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32498
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Wordsworth, William. My Heart Leaps Up And Other Poems. NY, Armed Services editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. 736 in this important series, 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. JD32358
$20.00
[Modern Literature] Wordsworth, William. The Poems of William Wordsworth. Cambridge, Limited Editions Club, 1973, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. With publisher's slipcase, poems selected, edited, and introduced by Jonathan Wordsworth, illustrated by John O'Connor, No. 1917 of 2,000 copies Signed by O'Connor. Glassine jacket with chips and tears, book and slipcase are fine. JD33195
$100.00
[Modern Literature] Wright, Austin Tappan. Islandia. NY, Rinehart, 1958, first edition thus, dust jacket. Hardcover. Author's First Book, originally published by Farrar & Rinehart in 1942, this is the second edition, Islandia map endpapers front and rear, introduction by his daughter, Sylvia Wright, generally considered a Utopian novel wherein a young American visits the imaginary country known as Islandia. Nearly fine in a very good jacket with internal tape reinforcements. JD32928
$50.00
[Photography] Wright, Peter and Armor, John. The Mural Project. Santa Barbara, Reverie Press, 1989, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Illustrated with more than 100 photographs by Ansel Adams selected and with an introduction by Wright and Armor. Fine. JD31054
$25.00
[Modern Literature] Wright, Richard. Native Son. "Life", April 7, 1941, self-wrappers. Softcover. This magazine appearance by Wright is subtitled "Best-Selling Novel Is Turned Into Tense Drama Strikingly Staged by Orson Welles". Very good. JD509
$7.50
[Armed Services Editions] Wylie, Philip. Night Unto Night. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 774 in this important series, a "philosophical novel," preface by Wylie, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32183
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Wylie, Philip. Salt Water Daffy. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-21 in this important series, fishing stories featuring Crunch Adams and Des Smith, includes the title story and six others, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Clean very good. JD32166
$45.00
[Armed Services Editions] Wylie, Philip. Selected Short Stories of Philip Wylie. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. S-8 in this important series, a paperback original, 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. JD32664
$35.00
[Armed Services Editions] Wylie, Philip. The Big Ones Get Away. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. M-11 in this important series, fishing stories of Desperate and Crunch, preface by Wylie, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32984
$37.50
[Steinbeckiana] Yevtushenko, Yevgeny. Yevtushenko Poems. NY, Dutton, 1966, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Translation by Herbert Marshall, a bilingual edition with text in both Russian and English, in his introduction, dated Moscow 1965, Yevtushenko speaks of the American authors he has read and their influence on him, including his friend, John Steinbeck, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Fore edge foxed, else fine in a clipped very good jacket. JD28586
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Young, Miriam. Mother Wore Tights. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. P-13 in this important series, backstage story of two old-time troupers, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Spine completely faded, two small pieces of tape to front cover. JD32593
$10.00
[Modern Literature] Young, Roland, Smith, Thorne, and others. Thorne Smith: His Life and Times. Garden City, Doubleday, Doran, 1934, first edition, first printing, wrappers. Softcover. Subtitled "With a note on his books & a complete bibliography," includes an interview with Smith by Roland Young, Smith himself offers Wherein the Author Is Permitted to Speak, finished with the Smith bibliography, illustrated a touch by Young, but mostly by Herbert Roese. Fine. JD32951
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Zaller, Robert. The Cliffs of Solitude. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1983, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Subtitled A Reading of Robinson Jeffers, with frontispiece photo of Jeffers, includes a Jeffers chronology, this copy Inscribed by Zaller to Eleanor L. Schwartz, laid in loosely is an autographed letter signed by Zaller to Ms. Schwartz in its original mailing enveloped addressed by Zaller, this is not a print-on-demand abomination. Fine. JD30521
$75.00
[Armed Services Editions] Zim, Herbert S. Rockets and Jets. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 960 in this important series, illustrated by James MacDonald, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33314
$15.00

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