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

  • Brooklyn Book Fair 2018

    Come visit us at this year's Brooklyn Book Fair. 

    Brooklyn Expo Center - Greenpoint
    Saturday  noon - 7pm
    Sunday  11am - 4pm

  • 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

    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

  • 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

    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.

  • Women

    James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to present a list of 32 items by and relating to women, spanning the 19th to 21st centuries, and including suffrage, theatre, literature, art, sporting, education and activism. Among the highlights are a portrait photograph of suffragist and radical SARA BARD FIELD; an autograph letter signed of the great 19th century British actress SARAH SIDDONS; ABIGAIL MOTT’s biographical sketches of African-Americans (1837),  and an early, uncrecorded binding  by SARAH PRIDEAUX

  • American Politics

    James Cummins bookseller is pleased to present a list of material relating to American politics, including presidential letters, arguments for and against women's suffrage, a transcript of the Watergate hearings, and a signed edition of Barack Obama's Dreams of My Father.

  • Gambling

    James Cummins Bookseller presents a collection of works on gambling, including several important early works on the rules and strategy of poker; a first edition of The Expert at the Card Table, the seminal work on sleight of hand; an edition of Hoyle’s rules in rare printed cardboard box, a precursor to the dust-jacket; and a group of early 19th-century lottery puffs.

  • Hollywood

    James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to present a selection of material relating to the art and commerce of Hollywood. Among the items listed are letters written by Katharine Hepburn, an early edition of "The Shining," portraits of Orson Welles and Harry Belafonte, and more.

  • American Independence

    We present a short list celebrating our national independence, with primary manuscript accounts of the American Revolutionary War, important works articulating the debates leading up to the conflict, autographs of signers of the Declaration of Independence, and contemporary published histories of the War.

  • Coleridge and Contemporaries

    James Cummins Bookseller presents a career-spanning list of the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge with selected works by his friends and contemporaries William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, Charles Lamb, Thomas de Quincey and Thomas Love Peacock. 

  • Fine Art Books

    James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to offer the following selection of newly purchased fine art books. 

  • Victorian Literature

    James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to present a selection of Victoriana, including novels, poetry, periodicals, albums, photographs, and more. Authors represented range from Dickens to the Brontës, Charles Darwin to George Eliot, the Brownings to the Rossettis, and finally Oscar Wilde and his contemporaries, among many others.

  • Fine Bindings

    James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to present a short list of fine and historic bookbindings, drawn from France, the British Isles, Italy and the United States, and including examples by Fazakerley, Simier, Welcher, Kalthoeber, Rospigliosi, the Guild of Women Binders, Derome, and Hayday.

  • Spring Poetry Selection

    James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to present a short list of 19th and 20th century poetry, including printed and manuscript material from the likes of Bishop, Auden, Rilke, Dickinson, Pound, Hughes, Stein, Rossetti, Stevenson, Olson, Eluard, Duncan, Zukofsky, and Whitman.