James M. Dougarian, Bookman

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, Tony Hillerman, Robinson Jeffers, Edward Abbey, Ambrose Bierce, John D. MacDonald, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and Stephen King. Other specialties include Western Americana, books on California and the West, photography, 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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  1. Kitty Hall-Thurnheer

    Jim, I just found your website and was delighted to read so much about Steinbeck. I’ve been collecting for several years, although not quite to your caliber! I’m in search of Saint Katy the Virgin; there’s a $4500 issue on Amazon currently. I’ll never get one of the coveted 199, but I’d like to READ it. Any idea how I can get a copy of the text, simply to enjoy the words? Thanks much, Kitty! flywithkitty@gmail.com

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