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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

[Armed Services Editions] Dinesen, Isak. Winter's Tales. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 802 in this important series, short stories, with a note about the author (Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa) 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. JD32214
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Sabatini, Rafael. The Sea Hawk. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 812 in this important series, a historical novel, printed earlier the series as ASE No. I-266, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32220
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Kantor, MacKinley. Author's Choice. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 813 in this important series, 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. JD32148
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Van Druten, John. The Voice of theTurtle. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 815 in this important series, a comedy in three acts, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Good. JD31962
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Masefield, John. Selected Poems of John Masefield. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 820 in this important series, a paperback original, 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. JD32194
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Shattuck, Richard. The Half-Haunted Saloon. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 821 in this important series, a humorous novel, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Bit water marked, else very good. JD31959
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Mills, John. Electronics Today And Tomorrow. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 824 in this important series, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, intelligent, but it must now seem like ancient history. Very good. JD32364
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Faulkner, William. A Rose For Emily And Other Stories. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original for which there was no hardcover, stories selected and with an foreword by Saxe Cummins, No. 825 in this important series, one of the most difficult of the Faulkner "A" items, Petersen A22, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD31858
$300.00
[Armed Services Editions] Bennett, Arnold. Buried Alive. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 830 in this important series, it reprints ASE No. H-214 issued earlier in the series, a novel, source for the film Holy Matrimony, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good minus. JD32215
$10.00
[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
[Armed Services Editions] Street, James. The Biscuit Eater And Other Stories. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 840 in this important series, a paperback original, short stories, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32410
$15.00
[Armed Services Editions] Delavan, Maude Smith. The Rumelhearts of Rampler Avenue. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 858 in this important series, family humor, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32216
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Gray Champion And Other Tales. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. 863 in this important series, selected short stories, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32195
$17.50
[Armed Services Editions] Hughes, Dorothy. The Fallen Sparrow. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 869 in this important series, a murder mystery, it reprints ASE No. N-11 printed earlier in the series, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32411
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Collier, John. Green Thoughts And Other Strange Tales. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A paperback original, No. 871 in this important series, 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. JD32197
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Edmonds, Walter D. Mostly Canallers. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 875 in this important series, selected stories, abridged, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32143
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Edmonds, Walter D. Mostly Canallers. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 875 in this important series, selected stories, abridged, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32177
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Thoreau, Henry D. Walden Or Life in the Woods. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 880 in this important series, an American classic, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD31870
$45.00

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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