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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] Buckley, Christopher. Wry Martinis. Washington, D. C., The Legacy Project, 2003, first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. This is the fifth book in a new series of Armed Services Editions made possible through the all-volunteer efforts of The Legacy Project headed by Andrew P. Carroll which works to preserve American war correspondence, the original ASEs were issued by the Council in Books in Wartime between 1943 and 1947 for American soldiers here and abroad, condensed from the original edition, this book is done in the same manner as the original ASEs. Fine, unread. JD31711
$10.00
[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
[Armed Services Editions] Adamic, Louis. The Native's Return. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1943), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. B-54 in this important series, an autobiography described as "an American immigrant visits Yugoslavia and discovers his old country," 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. JD33434
$50.00
[Armed Services Editions] Robinson, James Harvey. The Mind in the Making. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. C-63 in this important series, a study of how the mind has evolved, subtitled "The relation of intelligence to social reform," 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 scarce and important D-Day Armed Services Editions issues. Top edge nick, else solid very good. JD33471
$30.00
[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] Courtney, Charles. Unlocking Adventure. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. C-69 in this important series, "the autobiography of a locksmith," written in collaboration with Thomas M. Johnson, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, this is an important and scarce D-Day ASE. Bright and clean very good. JD33435
$35.00
[Armed Services Editions] Hudson, W. H. Green Mansions. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. C-71 in this important series, "a romance of the tropical forest," introduction by John Galsworthy, 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 important and scarce D-Day ASE issues. Very good. JD33586
$25.00
[Armed Services Editions] Benet, Stephen Vincent. The Short Stories of Stephen Vincent Benet. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. C-77 in this important series, a paperback original, 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 important D-Day Armed Services Editions issues. Solid very good. JD32436
$30.00
[Armed Services Editions] Hill, Ernestine. Australian Frontier. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. C-80 in this important series, "an ideal introduction to the great continent of Australia," illustrated with a map, foreword and an introduction by Ms. Hill, 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 scarce D-Day ASE issues. Very good minus. JD33469
$20.00
[Armed Services Editions] Forbes, Esther. Paul Revere & the World He Lived In. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1944), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. C-88 in this important series, a biography, 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 scarce D-Day ASE issues. Heavily taped, poor. JD33467
$10.00
[Armed Services Editions] Holt, Rackham. George Washington Carver. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1943), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. A-25, just the 25th title issued in this important series, "the story of George Washington Carver, the great American scientist, who contributed so much to the lives of all Americans, both white and colored," issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Nearly fine. JD31873
$45.00
[Armed Services Editions] de Saint Exupery, Antoine. Wind, Sand And Stars. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1943), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. A-16, just the 16th title issued in this important series, translated from the French by Lewis Galantiere, it is a book of both physical and mental adventure, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good plus. JD32449
$50.00
[Armed Services Editions] Allen, Hervey. Action at Aquila. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1943), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. A-28, just the 28th title issued in this important series, "a romance of the Civil War," 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, scarce. Very good. JD32451
$45.00
[Armed Services Editions] Conrad, Joseph. Lord Jim. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1943), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. A-26, just the 26th title issued in this important series, a classic novel and source for the Peter O'Toole film, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, a very scarce book. Nearly very good. JD32453
$100.00
[Armed Services Editions] Brebner, J. B. and Nevins, Allan. The Making of Modern Britain. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1943), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. A-17, just the 17th title issued in this important series, a short history, with suggestions for further reading at the end, illustrated with maps, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32458
$45.00
[Armed Services Editions] Fast, Howard. The Unvanquished. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1943), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. A-19, just the 19th title in this important series, a historical novel, illustrated with two maps, with an afterword, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Solid, clean, nearly fine, especially scarce in this condition. JD33585
$45.00
[Armed Services Editions] Mencken, H. L. Heathen Days 1890-1936. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1943), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. A-13, just the 13th title issued in this important series, the third volume of his memoirs, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Solid very good. JD33590
$50.00

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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