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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.

Browse Books Listed by Author's Name
NoAuthor A Ba-Bn Bo-Bz C D E F Film G Ha Hb-Hz King IJK
London L M NO P Photo QR Steinbeck Steinbeckiana Stegner S T UV WXYZ

Browse Armed Services Editions Books Listed by Issue Numbers
ABCD EFG HIJ K L M N O P Q R ST 655-699 700-799 800-899 900-999 1000-1322

[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. Eggs, Beans and Crumpets. NY, Doubleday, Doran, 1940, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. 13 short stories by a master at humor. Aged, else very good in a good jacket. JD33605
$150.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. Young Men in Spats. Garden City, Doubleday, Doran, 1936, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. 12 humorous stories by a master of the craft. Aged, very good in a poor jacket with internal tape reinforcements. JD33607
$75.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. Uncle Fred in the Springtime. NY, Doubleday, Doran, 1939, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Humor by a master of the craft, front jacket illustration features a pig, ironically, the jacket was designed by Peggy Bacon. Aged, very good. JD33608
$375.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. The Crime Wave at Blandings. Garden City, Doubleday, Doran, 1937, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Seven humorous stories by a master of the craft. Aged, very good in a very good minus jacket. JD33609
$300.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. Brinkley Manor. Boston, Little, Brown, 1934, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Another Jeeves novel, jacket illustrated by James Montgomery Flagg, the story was first published in the "Saturday Evening Post" under the title Right Ho, Jeeves. Very good. JD33610
$450.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. Angel Cake. Garden City, Doubleday, 1952, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. The hilarious adventures of a Broadway Angel, jacket designed by Earl Oliver Hurst. Aged, very good in a good jacket. JD33612
$60.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. The Luck of the Bodkins. Boston, Little, Brown, 1936, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. More humor by a master of the craft. Very good. JD33614
$150.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. Hot Water. Garden City, Doubleday, Doran, 1932, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. More humor by a master, frontispiece and five other illustrations by Rea Irvin. Aged, very good in a good jacket. JD33617
$250.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. Laughing Gas. Garden City, Doubleday, Doran, 1936, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. A novel about "Hollywood and a noble young Englishman named Reggie Havershot". Very good. JD33619
$250.00
[Modern Literature] Wodehouse, P. G. Money in the Bank. Garden City, Doubleday, Doran, 1942, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Humor in the Wodehouse tradition, jacket illustrated by Donald McKay. Very good in a very good minus jacket. JD33620
$225.00
[Modern Literature] Dick, Philip K. A Scanner Darkly. Garden City, Doubleday, 1977, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Drugs and drug culture by a master of science fiction who may have dabbled (deeply?) into both personally, film source. Back of jacket panel a bit rubbed, fine. JD33621
$750.00
[Steinbeckiana] (Steinbeck, John). 1924 Quad Stanford Past Present Future. Stanford, The Class of Nineteen Twenty Four, June 1923, first edition. This hardcover was issued without a dust jacket, includes Sunset on a Stanford Road, painted for the 1924 Quad by James Swinnerton, and used as color frontispiece with tissue guard, this issue includes several references to Carlton A. Sheffield who was John Steinbeck's roommate at Stanford, a life-long friend, and the person to whom Steinbeck "wrote" much of his early work, it was Steinbeck's practice to write his stories as if he were telling it to just one person, that one person was Carlton A. Sheffield, sometimes known as "Dook," he is listed and photographed as part of the American Journalists' Association, pages 94-95, his senior class photo with a brief biography is on page 309, another of Steinbeck's running buddies, Carl Wilhelmson, is pictured on page 352 as a member of the English Club, he is also listed on page 353 as a member of the English Club, Steinbeck's influential teacher, Edith Ronald Mirrielees, is listed as faculty adviser to the club on page 353, Sheffield is also pictured as part of the Encina Club, pages 434-435, he is also photographed and listed as part of the Los Arcos club on pages 450-451. Very good. JD33628
$100.00
[Armed Services Editions] Gable, John A. (editor). The Man in the Arena. Washington, D. C., The Legacy Project, 2003, first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. These are selected speeches, letters and essays by Theodore Roosevelt, with photos and other illustrations, includes an introduction by the editor, this is the sixth in a series of new Armed Services Editions which were originally issued to American GIs from 1943 to 1947 with these new books issued to American soldiers throughout the world through the national, all volunteer initiative of the Legacy Project headed by Andrew P. Carroll, condensed from the original edition, this book is done in the same manner as the original ASEs. Fine, unread. JD33632
$10.00
[Modern Literature] Williams, John A. Love. Derry, Babcock & Koontz, n.d. (1989), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. An excerpt from a work in progress then titled The Book Without Title which was later (1999) published as Clifford's Blues, this is No. 88 of 200 copies signed by the author bound in string-tied wrappers, there was also a signed/limited hardcover, includes a wood engraving by Gaylord Schanilec, includes a sheet folded to make four pages that lists other titles by this specialty press "of works by significant writers," published at $45. Fine, unread. JD33635
$30.00
[John Steinbeck] Steinbeck, John. In Dubious Battle. NY, Covici Friede, 1936, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Perhaps the best strike novel of the 20th Century, Steinbeck's best friend and philosophical mentor, Ed Ricketts, makes his first of many appearances in a Steinbeck novel, he appears as Doc Burton, Steinbeck would use Ricketts and their shared philosophy in many other novels, this was also Steinbeck's first foray into agricultural politics through his literature which ultimately led to his writing The Grapes of Wrath, the use of another character, a communist, would lead to the untrue allegation that Steinbeck was a communist, that allegation would have negative effects on Steinbeck's life from then to the end of his life in 1968, it is also his first book to explore his literary theory he termed "phalanx" in which a group of animals (or men) act differently than individuals which is something he learned from his study of marine biology and his association with Ricketts, Goldstone & Payne A5b, see Morrow 45. Very good in a good jacket. JD33641
$750.00
[Armed Services Editions] Mann, Thomas. Selected Short Stories of Thomas Mann. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. L-28 in this important series, a paperback original by a Nobel Prize winner, translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter, 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. Bright and clean very good plus, scarce in this condition. JD33598
$35.00
[Armed Services Editions] Beerbohm, Max. Seven Men. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. C-67 in this important series, short stories, 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, this is one of the very important and scarce D-Day ASEs. Very good. JD33639
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Pierson, Louise Randall. Roughly Speaking. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. E-143 in this important series, an autobiography, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Solid very good plus, especially scarce in this condition. JD33597
$35.00
[Armed Services Editions] Crane, Stephen. Selected Short Stories of Stephen Crane. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition , wrappers. Softcover. No. E-147 in this important series, a paperback original, 14 short stories edited and with an introduction by Carl Van Doren, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Text block separated from covers, else good. JD33636
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Brandt, Sgt. Frank (editor). Cartoons for Fighters. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 740 in this important series, "laughs from G. I. publications," more than 350 cartoons and gags, it also includes drawings by Walt Disney and Milt Caniff, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. A bright, clean, very good plus or better copy, scarce in this condition. JD33600
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Gallico, Paul. Adventures of Hiram Holliday. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 754 in this important series, story of "the little man triumphant against evil," 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 minus. JD33640
$15.00

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  • Media rate postage is $4 for the first item and $1 each thereafter.
  • Books shipped to a location within California are subject to 8.25% sales tax.shipping.
  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
  • Call 1 (925) 935-5033 to talk to Jim and place an order with Visa, Mastercard or Discover.
  • You may also arrange to pay by check.

Browse Books Listed by Author's Name
NoAuthor A Ba-Bn Bo-Bz C D E F Film G Ha Hb-Hz King IJK
London L M NO P Photo QR Steinbeck Steinbeckiana Stegner S T UV WXYZ

Browse Armed Services Editions Books Listed by Issue Numbers
ABCD EFG HIJ K L M N O P Q R ST 655-699 700-799 800-899 900-999 1000-1322