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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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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] Queen, Ellery. Calamity Town. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 680 in this important series, a mystery, with a note about the author(s) at end, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32335
$12.50
[Armed Services Editions] Quentin, Patrick. Puzzle for Puppets. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. T-17 in this important series, a murder mystery set in San Francisco, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD32315
$20.00
[Steinbeckiana] Rafroidi, Patrick. John Steinbeck. Barcelona, Editorial Fontanella, 1963, first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. Last of a seven part series entitled Testigos del siglo XX (other issues about Saint Exupery, Camus, and others), apparently this book was originally published under the same title by Editions Universitaires, translated by Nicanor Ancochea, cover stacks three photos of Steinbeck holding his face with his hands (and a burning cigarette) that are identical, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. Very good plus. JD28562
$20.00
[Modern Literature] Rampling, Anne. Belinda. NY, Arbor House, 1986, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Second book of erotica by Anne Rice using the Anne Rampling pseudonym, this is her favorite book among her own work. Fine, unread. JD33084
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Rand, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged. NY, Random House, 1957, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is the correct first edition with the $6.95 price on the jacket with the 10/57 code on the bottom of the front jacket flap, jacket designed by George Salter, text about the author at the end. Very good (owner's ink name hidden by front jacket flap, corners gently nudged, else a very bright and clean, solid copy, not broken, in a jacket with extremity wear and some tears). JD33579
$1,500.00
[Steinbeckiana] Rawlins, Ray. The Stein and Day Book of World Autographs. NY, Stein and Day, 1978, first edition thus, dust jacket. Hardcover. An A-to-Z presentation of autograph samples, including literary figures such as Jack London, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and many others, as well as autograph samples from other well known figures in all fields, jacket is un-priced. Fore edge foxed, else fine. JD28759
$25.00
[Miscellaneous] Rawls, Walton. The Great Book of Currier & Ives' America. NY, Abbeville Press, 1979, first edition. Full leather, issued without dust jacket, but with publisher's slipcase, No. 487 of 1,500 copies, with the printed and illustrated limitation sheet, profusely illustrated, 300 of which are in full color, many are full-page illustrations, with some being double-spread illustrations, an amazing book. Fine. JD30558
$150.00
[Modern Literature] Reece, Benny R. A Bibliography of First Appearances of the Writings by A. Conan Doyle. Greenville, Furman University, 1975, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 33 of 300 numbered copies. Bit of front cover soiling, else fine. JD30176
$15.00
[Modern Literature] Reichl, Ernest. Typed Letter Signed. NY, Ernest Reichl, March 13, 1958, first edition. Two paragraphs, a total of 11 lines, to Mrs. Malcolm Johnson on the passing of her husband, Malcolm Johnson had been an editor and executive with Doubleday, Doran, he was a founding father of the Armed Services Editions series and was an executive director of the Council on Books in Wartime, at his death he was an executive with D. Van Nostrand, signed in full by Reichl who is probably best known as the designer of the first American edition of Ulysses by James Joyce. Folded for mailing, else fine. JD31408
$75.00
[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. Clean very good. JD33459
$20.00
[John Steinbeck] Ricketts, Edward F. and Calvin, Jack. Between Pacific Tides. Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1948, first edition thus, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is actually the second edition, but it is the first with the foreword by John Steinbeck, includes line drawings by Ritchie Lovejoy, color frontispiece with tissue guard, with several suites of b&w plates, this influential book is "an account of the habits and habitats of some five hundred of the common, conspicuous seashore invertebrates of the Pacific Coast between Sitka, Alaska, and northern Mexico," first published in 1939, more than 70 years later this important and influential book is still in print, very scarce in this first appearance, even the Morrow catalogue lacked a copy, Goldstone & Payne B58, this copy is Inscribed by Joel Hedgpeth who revised every edition of this book that followed until his death. Fine in a very good jacket. JD29534
$1,000.00
[John Steinbeck] Ricketts, Edward F., Calvin, Jack, and Hedgpeth, Joel W. Between Pacific Tides. Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1985, fifth edition. This is the so-called student's edition issued without dust jacket, but its binding is illustrated in the manner of the cloth issue's dust jacket art, this edition was revised by David W. Phillips, the book was originally published by Ricketts and Calvin in 1939, another edition followed in 1948, it was the first edition of this classic work on marine biology to include a foreword by John Steinbeck, the third edition of 1952 included material about Ed Ricketts who had died earlier, that edition and the fourth edition that followed were edited and revised by Dr. Joel Hedgpeth, this fifth edition is fully revised by Phillips, but it still includes Steinbeck's original foreword, this copy also comes with the 1985 fifth edition cloth issue's dust jacket married to the book. Fine, unread. JD29725
$35.00
[Modern Literature] Ridley, M. R. (editor). The New Temple Shakespeare. NY, Dutton, 1935 (sic), first edition thus. 40 volumes, illustrated by Eric Gill, with notes and glossaries at the end, published by arrangement between Dutton and J. M. Dent, London, original red cloth spine with a gilt rule and black cloth boards with title in gilt, this edition apparently issued without dust jackets, curiously, the copyright page states the edition was published in 1935 without other printings listed, but the copyright page also give an address for Dutton using a five-digit zip code which would indicate that this set was published in 1963 or later. Gilt on spines somewhat dulled, else a fine, tight set. JD31539
$100.00
[Steinbeckiana] Riggs, Susan. Steinbeck at Stanford. Stanford, The Stanford Magazine, Fall/Winter 1976, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. An article about his days at Stanford University by the woman who catalogued Stanford's Steinbeck collection, illustrated with photos with some excerpts from his works, pages 14-21. Very nearly fine. JD33387
$10.00
[Modern Literature] Roberts, Kenneth. Harlem in Siberia. n.p., n.p., n.d., first edition. This is a nine-page typescript of this story about an American traveling through Siberia whose trains breaks down, while awaiting repairs, he happens upon a Black woman singing an old Southern song about "a little black baby who wasn't allowed to play with a little white baby, and pined away and died," the woman and her brother, American entertainers, had settled there, along with her elderly husband who owns a nearby vodka factory, they and other characters have dinner together until the man's train is repaired, although the title is given, no author is noted, but other ABAA members have indicated that this story is by Kenneth Roberts, it comes from the estate of his long-time friend and editor at Doubleday, Malcolm Johnson, with a letter of provenance from Johnson's daughter-in-law, the story is typed on rectos only (with the exception of the first page which was started on the verso for two lines until Roberts started over again), there are hand-corrections, strike-throughs, word changes, changes of locations of words, changes in punctuation, etc. on every page, it appears that this story is unpublished. Typed on cheap paper, first leaf with faint paper clip marks. JD31898
$1,500.00
[Modern Literature] Roberts, Kenneth. Oliver Wiswell. NY, Doubleday, Doran, 1940, first edition. Two volumes, de luxe binding, TEG, full red leather, two gilt rules around front and back covers, spine with five raised bands with title, author, volume number, and date in gilt along with other gilt rules and decor, marbled endpapers with gilt decor around inside front and rear covers, with Thomas Buell's map of Loyal Long Island 1776-1783 to show Howe's victory over the rebels at Brooklyn Aug. 27, 1776 and the capture of New York Sept. 15, 1776 in Vol. I, color frontispiece portrait of Oliver Wiswell from the painting by Grant Wood, Buell's map of Virginia and the Carolinas showing Boone's wilderness road to Kentucky in Vol. II, No. 182 of 1,050 copies Signed by Roberts, this was Doubleday, Doran publishing executive Malcolm Johnson's copy with a letter of provenance from his daughter-in-law, Johnson is one of several people acknowledged by Roberts just before the beginning of the book, although the standard signed/limited edition of this book (in brown cloth) came with a slipcase, it is unlikely that this de luxe binding was issued to Johnson in that manner. Minor damp staining to bottom spine of Vol. I, both volumes with wear to leather along the spines, else a very solid set. JD31352
$350.00
[Armed Services Editions] Roberts, Kenneth. The Lively Lady. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1945), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. Q-29 in 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. JD32615
$12.50
[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
[Steinbeckiana] Rodger, Katharine A. (editor). Renaissance Man of Cannery Row. Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama Press, 2002, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Subtitled The Life and Letters of Edward F. Ricketts, with an introduction by the editor, it also includes a biographical essay about Ed Ricketts, famed marine biologist and best friend of author John Steinbeck. Fine. JD30200
$45.00
[Steinbeckiana] Rodgers, Richard and Hammerstein, Oscar. All At Once You Love Her. NY, Williamson Music, 1955, first edition. Sheet music, one of six songs from Pipe Dream, the Broadway musical adaptation of John Steinbeck's Sweet Thursday, this item wasn't in the Goldstone collection, but see Goldstone & Payne E20. Minor use. JD906
$35.00
[Steinbeckiana] Rollins, Peter C. (editor). Hollywood As Historian. Lexington, University Press of Kentucky, 1983, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Illustrated, the film version of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath is among the films discussed, Review Copy with review slip taped to shrink-wrapped front wrapper by the publisher. Fine. JD28879
$20.00
[Miscellaneous] Roosevelt, Theodore. American Ideals and Other Essays. NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1903, early printing. Gray cloth with gilt rules and with author, title, and publisher in gilt, TEG, front edge rough-trimmed, includes a biographical sketch by Gen. Francis Vinton Greene, this copy Inscribed by Roosevelt ("Lyman L. Pierce Esq./with regards of/Theodore Roosevelt"), Pierce was considered to be the originator of the fund-raising campaign and was widely regarded as one of the country's foremost philanthropic fund raisers, he conducted the first ever capital campaign for the YMCA raising more than $60 million in the early 1900s. Minor wear and marks to spine, else fine. JD30939
$5,000.00
[Miscellaneous] Roosevelt, Theodore. The Strenuous Life. NY, The Century Co., 1903, early edition. Brown cloth with leather label, TEG, includes essays and addresses, with frontispiece photo portrait of Roosevelt, this copy Inscribed by Roosevelt ("Lyman L. Pierce Esq./with regards of/Theodore Roosevelt"), Pierce was considered the originator of the fund-raising campaign, he was widely regarded as one of the country's foremost philanthropic fund raisers, conducting the first ever capital campaign for the YMCA raising more than $60 million in the early 1900s, laid in loosely is one of Pierce's business cards as General Secretary of the Washington, D. C. YMCA. Minor wear, else about fine. JD30940
$7,500.00
[Modern Literature] Roquelaure A. N. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty. London, Macdonald, 1987, first British edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. First book in this trilogy of erotica by Anne Rice using the A. N. Roquelaure pseudonym. Pages slightly tanned as usual, else fine. JD33115
$100.00
[Photography] Rowell, Galen. Galen Rowell's Vision. San Francisco, Sierra Club Books, 1993, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Subtitled The Art of Adventure Photography, foreword by Steve Werner, publisher of "Outdoor Photography," this copy Signed by Galen Rowell. Fine. JD31091
$45.00
[Photography] Rowell, Galen. High and Wild. San Francisco, Sierra Club Books, 1979, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Subtitled A Mountaineer's World, includes his text and wondrous color photography, this copy is Signed by Galen Rowell. Fine. JD31096
$100.00
[Photography] Rowell, Galen. Many People Come, Looking, Looking. Seattle, The Mountaineers, 1980, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is Rowell's study of the Himalayas via his color photography and its people via his text, this copy is Signed by Galen Rowell. Fine. JD31095
$100.00
[Photography] Rowell, Galen. Poles Apart. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1995, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Map endpapers, subtitled Parallel Visions of the Arctic and Antarctic, text and photos by Rowell, it ends with essays and the anecdotal story about the subject and the making of each of the photos, this copy Signed by Galen Rowell. Fine. JD31087
$75.00
[Modern Literature] Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. NY, Arthur A. Levine Books, 2000, first edition thus, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Collector's Edition, AEG, leather with inset illustration to front cover with gilt titles, author, and publisher, illustrations by Mary Grandpre, complete text of the original novel plus pen and ink drawings by Rowling, first book in this incredibly successful series and source for the film. Fine, unread. JD33078
$150.00
[Armed Services Editions] Russell, John. Selected Short Stories. NY, Armed Services Editions, n.d. (1946), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 1042 in this important series, adventure stories, it reprints ASE No. O-20 (a paperback original) published earlier in the series in 1945, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI. Very good. JD33328
$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