James M. Dourgarian, Bookman
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2341 Hickory Drive
Concord, CA 94520


Established 1980
Member ABAA


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New Arrivals -Recent Books Acquired

Armed Services Editions

Bonham and Butterfield's Auction of the Elizabeth Ainsworth Collection

Pastures of Heaven, a Film

Memories of Wallace Stegner

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The Center for Steinbeck Studies
San José State University

John Steinbeck. The Grapes of Wrath

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, 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.

Collecting John Steinbeck

This article appeared in Firsts Magazine, January 2007 Volume 17, Number 1.

 By James M. Dourgarian

Re-edited & Reformatted for the Web with different images
All Images Copyright 2007 - 2008 James M. Dougarian

View our collection of Steinbeck and Steinbeckiana

Click on the underlined links to go to the 3 sections of the article


Cup of Gold
The Pastures of Heaven
To a God Unknown
Tortilla Flat
In Dubious Battle
Saint Katy the Virgin
Of Mice and Men
The Red Pony
Their Blood is Strong
The Long Valley
The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck Replies
The Forgotten Village
Sea of Cortez and The Log from the Sea of Cortez
The Moon is Down
Bombs Away
The Viking Portable Library Steinbeck
"How Edith McGillcuddy Met R.L.S."
The Steinbeck Pocket Book
Cannery Row
The Wayward Bus
Vanderbilt Clinic
The Pearl
The First Watch
A Russian Journal
Foreword to "Between Pacific Tides"
Burning Bright
The Short Novels of John Steinbeck
Viva Zapata!
East of Eden
Sweet Thursday
Un Americain a New-York et a Paris
The Short Reign of Pippin IV
Once There Was a War
The Winter of Our Discontent
Travels with Charley
Speech Accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature
A Letter from John Steinbeck Explaining Why…
A Letter from John Steinbeck
America and Americans
Journal of a Novel
John Steinbeck/His Language


For more information on "The Steinbeck Collector," contact Robert B. Harmon at bharm@pacbell.net or 408-297-2810.

The Center for Steinbeck Studies - San José State University

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