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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

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

[Armed Services Editions] Franken, Rose. Another Claudia. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 701 in this important series, a novel in which Claudia comes of age, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32741
$10.00
[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. Very good. JD31884
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Steinbeck, John. The Pastures of Heaven. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 703 in this important series, Steinbeck's second book, a short story collection that some consider his best book, Goldstone & Payne A2k, Morrow 18, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD31947
$45.00
[Armed Services Editions] Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. Paul Revere's Ride And Other Poems. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 704 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. JD32348
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Kelland, Clarence Budington. Arizona. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 707 in this important series, a Western and film source, it reprints ASE. No. I-255 issued earlier in the series in 1944, 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. JD32350
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Benefield, Barry. Eddie and the Archangel. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 710 in this important series, a fantasy by this Texas author, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good plus. JD32212
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Fisher, Vardis. The Golden Rooms. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 713 in this important series, a historical novel of imaginative literature, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32353
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Gilligan, Edmund. Voyage of the Golden Hind. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 720 in this important series, a novel of the sea, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD31953
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Hudson, W. H. The Purple Land. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 721 in this important series, Author's First Book, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD31969
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Howell, William. Mankind So Far. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 729 in this important series, "man's history: past, present, and probably future," illustrated with drawings, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32141
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Maltz, Albert. The Cross And The Arrow. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 733 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. Very good. JD33273
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Johnson, Gerald W. A Little Night Music. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 735 in this important series, "discoveries in the exploitation of an art," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32357
$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. No. 736 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. JD32358
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Eckstein, Gustav. Lives. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 738 in this important series, animal studies, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32210
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Eckstein, Gustav. Lives. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 738 in this important series, animal studies, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good plus. JD32360
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Anonymous. Soldier Art. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 739 in this important series, these are prize winners in a Special Services art contest, reproduced in both color and b&w, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, scarce. Spine fade, else very good. JD32760
$20.00
[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. Spine well faded, else very good. JD32759
$20.00
[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] O'Hara, John. Pipe Night. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 741 in this important series, short stories, with a preface by Wolcott Gibbs, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32417
$10.00
[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
[Armed Services Editions] Lockridge, Frances and Richard. Death on the Aisle. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 747 in this important series, a Mr. & Mrs. North mystery set on Broadway, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32362
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Steinbeck, John. Cup of Gold. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 750 in tis important series, Author's First Book, a historical novel of Sir Henry Morgan, buccaneer, with a preface by Lewis Gannett, Goldstone & Payne A1j, Morrow 9, 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. JD32408
$45.00
[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
[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 GI. Very good. JD33315
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Carmer, Carl. Listen For A Lonesome Drum. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 763 in this important series, "a chronicle of New York State," 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. JD32782
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Prokosch, Frederic. The Asiatics. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 764 in this important series, his first novel, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33346
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Poe, Edgar Allan. Selected Stories of Edgar Allan Poe. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 767 in this important series, it reprints ASE issue No. J-297 published earlier in the series in 1944, includes a foreword by Louis Untermeyer, with a note about the author at the end, includes The Gold Bug, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher, Berenice, and others, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD33358
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Day, Clarence. Life With Father And Mother. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 769 in this important series, sketches and stories of the vivid Day household, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32142
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Lewis, Lloyd. Myths After Lincoln. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 771 in this important series, introduction by Carl Sandburg, it covers the myths that followed Lincoln's death, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32042
$12.50
[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] March, William. Some Like Them Short. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 775 in this important series, 11 selected short stories, abridged, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32199
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Brooke, Rupert. The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition , wrappers. Softcover. No. 776 in this important series, a paperback original, biographical notes by Margaret Lavington, this soldier poet lost his life in World War I, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good plus. JD31935
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Eckstein, Gustav. Canary. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 777 in this important series, the story of a family of birds, 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. JD32799
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Maxim, Hiram Percy. A Genius in the Family. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 778 in this important series, a view of Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim "through a small son's eyes," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good . JD31940
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Fast, Howard. Patrick Henry And The Frigate's Keel. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 787 in this important series, short stories "of a young nation," 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. JD31939
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Sears, Paul B. This Is Our World. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 790 in this important series, "man's place in nature," also illustrated by Sears, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32789
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Shriber, Ione Sandberg. Pattern For Murder. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 798 in this important series, a mystery, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32783
$15.00

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  • 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