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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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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

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ABCD EFG HIJ K L M N O P Q R ST 655-699 700-799 800-899 900-999 1000-1322

[Armed Services Editions] McMeekin, Clark . Black Moon. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1001 in this important series, a novel, "Clark McMeekin" was the dual pseudonym of Mrs. Dorothy Park Clark and Mrs. Isabel McLennan McMeekin, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good . JD35027
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Shaw, George Bernard. Arms And The Man And Two Other Plays. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1005 in this important series, a paperback original, also includes Androcles and the Lion as well as Pygmalion, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD35031
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Harrison, George Russell. Atoms in Action. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1008 in this important series, "the world of creative physics," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD35034
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Wolfe, Thomas. Of Time And The River. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1013 in this important series, "a legend of man's hunger in his youth," condensed, 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. JD35040
$35.00
[Armed Services Editions] Roberts, Kenneth. Northwest Passage. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1014 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 minus. JD33901
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Forbes, Esther. O Genteel Lady!. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1033 in this important series, a historical novel, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33920
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Segre, Alfredo. Mahogany. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1035 in this important series, a novel of "life in the jungles of French West Africa" by this Italian author, with a brief glossary of terms at the end, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, scarce. Very good. JD35062
$17.50
[Armed Services Editions] Jackson, Charles. The Lost Weekend. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1041 in this important series, a novel and source for the film that starred Ray Milland and Jane Wyman, it reprints ASE No. O-19 issued earlier in the series in 1945, 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. JD35068
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Diamond As Big As The Ritz And Other Stories. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1043 in this important series, a paperback original, introduction by Louis Untermeyer, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, an elusive Fitzgerald "A" item, it includes the title story, plus Babylon Revisited, May Day, The Rich Boy, Crazy Sunday, Winter Dreams, The Adjuster, Hot and Cold Blood, "The Sensible Thing," and Gretchen's Forty Winks. Solid copy, very good plus. JD33660
$200.00
[Armed Services Editions] de Poncins, Gontran. Kabloona. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1046 in this important series, these "adventures in the Arctic" were produced in collaboration with Lewis Galantiere, with one map illustration, printed earlier in the series as ASE No. C-82 in 1944, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD35079
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Hobart, Alice Tisdale. Oil For The Lamps Of China. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1049 in this important series, a novel, 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. JD35082
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Ullman, James Ramsey. The White Tower. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1053 in this important series, a novel of mountain climbing, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, slightly condensed. Solid very good. JD35086
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Gilligan, Edmund. Hunter's Moon And Other Stories. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1055 in this important series, a paperback original, stories of war experiences and fishing in the Catskills, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD35071
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Skinner, Cornelia Otis. Excuse It, Please!. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1057 in this important series, it reprints ASE No. Q-1 published earlier in the series in 1945, humorous sketches, illustrations by O. Soglow, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD35072
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Lieber, Hugh Gray and Lillian R. The Education of T. C. Mits. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1060 in this important series, "what modern mathematics means to you," drawings by Hugh Gray Lieber and text by Lillian R. Lieber, printed earlier in the series as No. Q-4 in 1945, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD35074
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Brooks, George S. Block That Bride And Other Stories. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1064 in this important series, a paperback original, stories originally published in "Saturday Evening Post," "Collier's," and "Liberty," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD35091
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] White, E. B. The New Yorker Reporter At Large. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition , wrappers. Softcover. No. 1066 in this important series, a paperback original, selections from "The New Yorker" by Rebecca West, John Lardner, A. J. Leibling, Robert Lewis Taylor, E. B. White, etc., cover from the August 9, 1941 issue of the magazine, an intense cover that features a travel agency window and the silhouette of a German soldier looking at posters of European countries, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Good. JD35093
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Dickson, Carter. The Department of Queer Complaints. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1069 in this important series, it prints 11 short mystery stories, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good plus. JD35095
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Seltzer, Charles Alden. The Vengeance of Jefferson Gawne. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1071 in this important series, a Western, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD35098
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Linscott, R. N. (compiler). Comic Relief. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1076 in this important series, a collection of "modern American humor," includes Ogden Nash, Ring Lardner, James Thurber, E. B. White, Dorothy Parker, etc., "slightly condensed for rapid reading," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Front cover well creased, else very good. JD35103
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Rich, Louise Dickinson. We Took To The Woods. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1077 in this important series, an autobiography of her life in rural Maine, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD35104
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Fenton, Carroll Lane and Mildred Adams. The Story of the Great Geologists. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1079 in this important series, biographical sketches of 35 leading geologists, from Aristotle to Chamberlin, includes linecut drawings, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Reading creases, very good. JD35106
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Tolstoy, Count Leo. Tales by Tolstoy. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1080 in this important series, a paperback original, includes five tales, 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. Solid very good. JD33912
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Tolstoy, Count Leo. Tales by Tolstoy. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1080 in this important series, a paperback original, includes five tales, 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. Crease to front cover, else very good. JD35107
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Campbell, William G. and Bedford, James H. You and Your Future Job. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1081 in this important series, a help book for men and women about to be discharged back into the American workforce, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good plus. JD35108
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Marquand, John P. Repent in Haste. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1084 in this important series, a novel, the story of a war marriage in the Pacific, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD35111
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Gamow, George. Biography of the Earth. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1087 in this important series, discusses the Earth's "past, present, and future," preface by the author, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD35114
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Grey, Zane. The Border Legion. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1107 in this important series, a Western, by a master of the genre, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Stamp to title page, else very good. JD35134
$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. JD35136
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Ferber, Edna. Saratoga Trunk. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1111 in this important series, a novel set in Saratoga and New Orleans of the 1880s, source for the film, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD35138
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Simonov, Konstantine. Days And Nights. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1113 in this important series, a novel of the Red Army translated from the Russian by Joseph Barnes, 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. JD35140
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Benet, Stephen Vincent. John Brown's Body. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1114 in this important series, with a note by Benet about this epic in verse on the Civil War that won the Pulitzer Prize, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32904
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Benet, Stephen Vincent. John Brown's Body. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1114 in this important series, with a note by Benet about this epic in verse on the Civil War that won the Pulitzer Prize, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD35141
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Dixon, H. Vernor. Come In Like A Yankee And Other Stories. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1117 in this important series, a paperback original, stories of adventure, romance, and humor, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Nearly fine. JD35144
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Crow, Carl. The Great American Customer. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1126 in this important series, "the story of invention, mass-production and our prosperity," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD35153
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Benefield, Barry. Valiant Is the Word for Carrie. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition nthus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1127 in this important series, a novel and film source, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good plus. JD35154
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Standish, Robert. The Small General. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1138 in this important series, a novel of China, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD35166
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Carlisle, Norman V. and Latham, Frank B. Miracles Ahead!. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1140 in this important series, a look at the postwar world in terms of aviation, electronics, chemistry, and atomic power, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD35168
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Vance, Ethel. Winter Meeting. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1152 in this important series, a novel, 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. JD35197
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Musselman, M. M. Wheels in His Head. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1153 in this important series, illustrated by Bill Pause, "father and his inventions" (such as super-balloon tires for airplanes and coaster brakes for bicycles), issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good plus. JD33464
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Musselman, M. M. Wheels in His Head. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1153 in this important series, illustrated by Bill Pause, "father and his inventions" (such as super-balloon tires for airplanes and coaster brakes for bicycles), issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Reading creases, else very good. JD35198
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Fisher, Clyde. The Story of the Moon. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1157 in this important series, with line illustrations, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD35176
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Maloney, Russell. It's Still Maloney. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1159 in this important series, humor, subtitled Or Ten Years in the Big City, introduction by J. J. O'Malley, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD35178
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Landis, Walter S. Your Servant the Molecule. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1167 in this important series, chemistry from vitamin pills to high octane gasoline, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33262
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Landis, Walter S. Your Servant the Molecule. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1167 in this important series, chemistry from vitamin pills to high octane gasoline, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD35186
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Zevin, B. D. editor). Cobb's Cavalcade. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1175 in this important series, a selection of Irwin S. Cobb's writings, some material eliminated from the original, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD35203
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] du Maurier, Daphne. The King's General. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946).........., first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1176 in this important series, a novel, with a postscript at the end and a brief section on what happened to the people in the story, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD35204
$15.00

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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