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

Web Only Catalogues

  • 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. 

  • Samuel Beckett

    We are pleased to offer an extensive collection of Beckett material from the collection of William and Roslyn Targ, comprised of inscribed copies of books, playbills and programs, a photograph, and other related material, including a large collection of autograph postcards.A notable Beckett collector and bibliophile, William Targ (1907-1999) began his career as a bookseller in Chicago before moving into publishing, serving as chief editor at World Publishing and then at Putnam’s (where he famously purchased The Godfather for an advance of $5000), before founding his own imprint, Targ Editions. His wife, Roslyn Targ (1925-2017), was Beckett's American literary agent. The Targs met with Beckett several times over the years during the their annual visits to Paris, and Beckett was always accommodating in inscribing the editions of his work Bill Targ presented him with. 

  • 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.

  • Sets & Fine Bindings

    Whether you are looking to decorate a room, showcase your favorite authors, or just love red morocco, finely bound leather sets will make any shelf look refined.

  • The Keys to Success in Life

    As a high school student, Seymour Halpern (1913-1997), wrote letters to many notables of the day including politicians, military officers, entertainers, diplomats, artists, activists, writers, explorers, scientists, and businessmen, inquiring about the keys to their success in life. The responses were as varied and diverse as the subjects of his inquiries. Halpern would later go on to serve as Republican from New York to the 86th, 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th, 91st and 92nd United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1959, to January 3, 1973.

  • Foxhunting

    The harvests are in and the sound of the huntsman’s horn echoes in the autumn hills. We are pleased to offer M. L. Biscotti’s pioneering bibliography, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, in the trade edition and in a specially bound deluxe edition, together with some classics of the field, from Beckford and Apperley to Surtees and Someville & Ross and van Urk, as well as illustrated works, including Edith Somerville’s prints for the Irish R.M. stories and Marguerite Kirmse’s superb Fox and Hound. Tally Ho!

  • 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 for more information.