Below is a list of our most recently posted online catalogues. If you are interested in receiving our catalouges by mail please call (212) 688-6441 or e-mail us at

Printed Catalogues

  • Sporting


    We are delighted to present our new sporting catalogue, with rare accounts of American and Asian sporting adventure, manuscript material from Frank Forester (H. W. Herbert) and notable works of angling literature, as well as golf, polo, and canoeing. Perhaps something will spark your interest.

  • Sporting books & Prints

    Sporting books & Prints

    We are pleased to send you our latest sporting catalogue, with books, prints and manuscript material ranging from Restoration England to the middle 1960s.

  • The Robert S. Pirie Catalogue

    The Robert S. Pirie Catalogue

    James Cummins Bookseller is proud to present books from the library of Robert S Pirie (1934-2015), who formed one the greatest collections of English literature in our era.


Web Only Catalogues

  • London Book Fair

    London Book Fair

    Firsts - London's Rare Book Fair
    Battersea Park

    Friday 7th June: 12pm - 8pm
    Saturday 8th June: 11am - 7pm
    Sunday 9th June: 11am - 5pm

  • Sets & Fine Bindings

    Sets & Fine Bindings

    Browse through our recently acquired sets and fine bindings.

  • Classics & Early Print

    Classics & Early Print

    This week, James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to present a selection of classical and historical authors in editions ranging from incunables to early twentieth century fine printing. Ovid, Horace and Virgil's work shines in versions printed by Aldus Manutius or translated by Dryden

  • Literary Portraits and Caricatures

    Literary Portraits and Caricatures

    This week, James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to present a selection of portraits and caricatures of literary, artistic and historical figures.

  • New York Book Fair 2019

    New York Book Fair 2019

    Come visit us at the 58th New York book fair at the Upper East Side Armory this weekend. We will be located at Booth E3 and look forward to seeing everyone there!

  • Mythologizing the West

    Mythologizing the West

    This week, James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to present a selection of books, illustrations, and pamphlets related to the mythology of the American Wild West. From Zane Grey to Theodore Roosevelt to James Fenimore Cooper, these stories of "how the west was won" are sometimes fictional but always fascinating

  • Private Press

    Private Press

    This week we present a selection from our stock of Private Press books, including titles from early presses (Lee Priory and Daniel), presses of the Arts & Craft movement and into the early 20th century (Doves, Kelmscott, Ashendene, Cresset, Gregynog), presses that straddled the private/mass market divide (Nonesuch, Limited Editions Club, Golden Cockerel), press associated with specific authors or movements (Dun Emer and  Cuala, Seizin, Mountain House), continental European presses (Bremer, Officinal Bodoni), American presses and printers (Grabhorn, John Henry Nash, Edwin Rudge, Thomas Bird Mosher, D.B. Updike and Merrymount), Parisian expatriate presses (Black Sun, Three Mountains), modern and contemporary private presses (Bird & Bull, Arion, Cheloniidae) and a selection of works designed by Bruce Rogers.

  • Theatre


    James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to present a selection of material relating to theater. These selections range from Ancient Greece to twentieth-century America and include inscribed copies of Death of a Salesman and Waiting for Godot, works by Sophocles and Euripides, and the complete works of William Shakespeare.

  • The Derrydale Press

    The Derrydale Press

    We are pleased to present a comprehensive selection of Derrydale Press books and ephemera, including a handsome copy of Gene Connett’s legendary Magic Hours, the deluxe editions of American Big Game Fishing and Atlantic Salmon Fishing (and several others), together with books rarely seen in dust jacket (such as Ash’s Pratical Dog Book), and nice copies of books by classic Derrydale authors and artists Gordon Grand, Nash Buckingham, Roland Clark, and Paul Brown. A deluxe copy of the bibliography by Siegel and Oelgart, superbly bound by American master Gray Parrot, as well as fine copies of the standard reference works, are also included on our list. Perhaps you will find something of interest.

  • Thanksgiving List 2018

    Thanksgiving List 2018

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • Halloween List

    Halloween List

    This week, James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to present a list of Gothic, supernatural, and just plain spooky items to celebrate Halloween. Items featured include a variety of works illustrated by Edward Gorey, Daphe du Maurier's classic "Rebecca," and many more.

  • Manuscripts, Pamphlets and Americana from the Old Mill

    Manuscripts, Pamphlets and Americana from the Old Mill

    An exciting and diverse collection of manuscripts and Americana spanning four centuries. Highlights include: a signed, rare document of historic importance from John C. Frémont's short-lived Governorship of California; a large and attractive, unrecorded decorative printing of the Declaration of Independence by an obscure Hartford printer; and a letter written during Napoleon Bonaparte’s exile on St. Helena, by his personal physician, Barry Edward O’Meara.Contemporary offerings include two sketch books from the early career of Sam Simon, who won eight primetime Emmys for his work on the iconic animated sitcom, The Simpsons. 

  • New York City

    New York City

    James Cummins Bookseller presents a diverse list of books, manuscripts, original art, and photographs and prints that pertain to the history and iconography of New York City. Highlights include the sensational antebellum novels of George Lippard that took New York as their setting, 19th century photographic portraits of Central Park, manuscript material by prominent New York physician and founder of the King's College medical school Samuel Bard, and original artwork by the infamous Harlem hoarder Langley Collyer.