Catalogues

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 info@jamescumminsbookseller.com

Printed Catalogues

  • 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.

     

  • New York 2016

    Come visit us at the upcoming Park Avenue Armory show!  April 7th - April 10th

Web Only Catalogues

  • Boston Book Fair 2017

    Highlights from the selection of books we will be exhibiting in booth 120 at the 2017 Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, November 10-12 at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center. Visit bostonbookfair.com for more information.

  • Botany and Herbals

    Featuring books and art on botany with a great selection of herbals. Showcasing original drawings of flora, The Gardener's Pocket-calendar from 1776, and The Florist's Manual, or Hints for the Construction of A Gay Flower-Garden.

     

  • Folklore, Occultism and the Macabre

    Featuring books on demonology, the supernatural, and witchcraft. Showcasing authors such as H.P. Lovecraft, Charles Addams, M.R. James, and Edward Gorey. A selection of the macabre such as a fragment of mummy cloth from 1200 BCE, and a scarce volume on the Scottish Witchcraft Trials.

     

     

  • T.E. Lawrence

    In this the centennial of the great events of the Arab Revolt, we are pleased to offer a choice collection of T. E. Lawrence (1888-1935), including the 1926 Seven Pillars, books from his library at Clouds Hill, and an excellent group of works from the Corvinus Press, as well as biographical material from all periods of the posthumous career of Lawrence of Arabia, with a few related works of interest from other authors on the Middle East. 

  • Irving, Cooper, and Bryant

    We are pleased to offer a selection of autograph material of Washington Irving, from the collection of the late great Irving scholar and collector, Andrew B. Myers (1920-1998). Myers, who taught at Fordham for several decades beginning in 1946, was a longtime president of the Washington Irving Society, author of numerous works about Irving, and editor of several editions of Irving’s works. Many of the items are accompanied by Myers’ notes as well as his correspondence with the various book dealers he bought from, dating back to the 1960s. The selection includes letters spanning the length of Irving’s writing career, several manuscript leaves from published and unpublished works, and other material. Also from Myers’ collection is a selection of autograph material of James Fennimore Cooper and William Cullen Bryant.

  • Manuscript Americana - Fall

    Featuring an engaging, eclectic collection of Americana ranging from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Showcasing autograph manuscripts signed by participants of the Salem Witch Trials, including Thomas Fiske, foreman of the jury that convicted Rebecca Nurse, and Stephen Sewall, Clerk of the Special Court of Oyer and Terminer which tried the witchcraft cases. Highlights also include a Typed Autograph Letter, Signed Eleanor Roosevelt, written during FDR’s second term, hinting at her desire to be free of her role as first lady when the term is over; and a partially-printed document dated during the French & Indian War period, with an embossed 4 Pence “Sailing Ship” Vignette Revenue Stamp “Steady, Steady.”

  • Autographs - Recent Arrivals

    We are pleased to offer recently acquired autograph material from a private collection featuring a wide range of historical and literary figures. Highlights include a Typed Letter Signed of Gandhi explaining why he will not visit America; an Autograph Letter Signed of Thomas Edison from the inaugural year of motion picture exhibition, relating to his Kinetoscope machine and to two film pioneers; an Autograph Letter Signed of Robert Browning mentioning his father’s library; an Abraham Lincoln signed Civil War military appointment; a signed Thomas Jefferson document; and much more, including material from Walt Whitman, Alexander Hamilton, Elizabeth Hamilton, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Helen Keller,  Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Aaron Burr,  Booker T. Washington, Jawaharlal Nehru, James Madison, Rabindranath Tagore, Frank Lloyd Wright, Patrick Henry, P.T. Barnum, and others.

  • Americana Web List

    Featuring an engaging, eclectic collection of americana ranging from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. Showcasing a naval officer's commission on vellum signed by Theodore Roosevelt, an autograph document signed by famed New England physician, Dr. Edward Holyoke, including a mid-eighteenth century prescription, and a rare hand-colored map and indenture on vellum from colonial New Jersey.

  • Bibliotheca Salmo Salar

    With this list of more than 70 works on the technique, history, and artistry of salmon fishing, James Cummins Bookseller are pleased to celebrate the publication of Charles Wood’s beautiful and long-awaited Bibliotheca Salmo Salar, published in a handsome trade edition by David R. Godine, and also available in a deluxe edition which we are distributing. Notable works on the list include Dean Sage’s The Ristigouche and Its Salmon Fishing (1888), Lee Sturges’ beautiful Salmon Fishing on Cain River (1919), Frank Griswold‘s The Cascapedia Club (1920), and Charles Phair‘s Atlantic Salmon Fishing (1937), as well as examples of two other fine books by Charles Wood, his editions of Ten Days’ Sport on Salmon Rivers (1997) and A Monster Salmon (2006). 

  • Winter Sporting List

    Featuring books and art on hunting, racing, and angling. Showcasing Racing in America 1665-1979The Mystery of Golf, and a unique photograph album of the International Polo Match played at Meadowbrook Club, L.I.

  • Gastronomy

    Featuring books and art on cooking, wine, and cocktails. Showcasing the Handbook of Dining, a signed Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home, and a unique album of 48 cognac labels.

  • Presidential

    A selection of our Americana collection

    Featuring books and photographs of past presidents and their families. Showcasing a Thomas Nast drawing of Lincoln's White House, an original watercolor by Jackie Kennedy, and autograph and typed letters by FDR.

  • Occultism, Witchcraft, and Horror

    A selection of our occult collection

    Featuring books on demonology, the supernatural, and witchcraft. Showcasing authors such as H.P. Lovecraft, Charles Addams, and M.R. James.