Web 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

  • By Its Cover

    By Its Cover

    Sometimes it's fair to judge a book by its cover. In this catalogue showcasing a variety of stunning books you'll find fore-edge paintings, Cosway miniatures, and enough gilt that you'll need a pair of sunglasses.

  • Literature Manuscripts

    Literature Manuscripts

    It is a delight to showcase a catalogue of literary manuscripts, many of them new arrivals to our shelves. Highlights include an autograph manuscript leaf from Thoreau's working draft of Walden; the corrected typescript of The House of Flowers by Truman Capote; Terry Southern's manuscript of The Magic Christian; works by Jorge Luis Borges, Eugene Field, Allen Ginsberg, James Hilton, Washington Irving, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Arthur Machen, Marianne Moore, V.S. Pritchett, and Harriet Beecher Stowe; as well as collections of detective and Western manuscripts.

  • Women: Fall 2023

    Women: Fall 2023

    James Cummins Bookseller is proud to present a catalogue related to women, from their unique influence in the abolitionist movement to their role in the arts . Highlights include Lydia Maria Child's first published work, Hobomok, A Tale of Early Times; Sarah Bradford's biography of Harriet Tubman; and a suffrage arm band.

  • New York City

    New York City

    The Big Apple. Gotham City. The city so nice they named it twice. It has Broadway, Wall Street, and Central Park. It's also the city that we call home. In this catalogue dedicated to the city that never sleeps you'll find Walt Whitman's work written during his time as editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle; George Henry Curtis' Scenes from Opera at the Five Points, which centers on the area made famous by the film Gangs of New York; and the official program and score... more about New York City

  • Harry Lapow

    Harry Lapow

    It is a delight to showcase a collection of photographs taken by the iconic Harry Lapow.

    Harry Lapow (1909-1982) was a New York graphic designer turned photographer who studied with Lisette Model and Sid Grossman. He is best known for the images collected in his iconic book Coney Island Beach People (New York: Dover, 1978), a selection of 138 photos taken at the South Brooklyn beach from 1952 to 1977. 

  • Gabriel García Márquez

    Gabriel García Márquez

    Few modern novelists are more iconic than Márquez, the chief figure of the Latin American Boom, who brought Magical Realism to the world, and was awarded the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. We are thrilled to present a list dedicated solely to Márquez featuring a superb first edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude in first state jacket, as seen above; a first edition of Márquez' first book, La Hojarasca; and an inscribed copy of his autobiographical book Vivir para contarla.

  • Education


    We are delighted to present a catalogue centered around learning with inventory ranging from photographic yearbooks and early treatises on pedagogy to fictional school adventures à la Madeline. Highlights include the first edition of Practical Education by Maria Edgeworth; an obscure pamphlet on spheric geometry by Charles Morton, headmaster of the school at the vicarage-house, Shoreditch; and Harvard Law Review [January 1980] featuring Derrick Bell's landmark Critical Race Theory article "Brown v. Board of Education and the Interest-Convergence Dilemma."

  • Pet Companions

    Pet Companions

    Pets are more than just a fixture in our homes and hearts. They play a vital role in literature and the arts, from Mikhail Bulgakov's demonic Behemoth to Jack London's brave Buck. We are delighted to send you a catalogue celebrating pets in all shapes and sizes. Highlights include one of 35 copies of Catoninetales by W.J. Linton; Marguerite Kirmse's superb heads of Fox and Hound in proof state; and Cat in Literature and in Art by Jacqueline Conan-Fallex.

  • Summer 2023

    Summer 2023

    Whether you are jumping off docks, chasing fireflies, or relaxing at the beach, summer is meant for making memories. We are thrilled to present a list of inventory related to summer activities including sketches of a pastor's 1852 summer trip to the Adirondacks; a guidebook to motor camping in 1926; a selection of Harry Lapow's iconic Coney Island photography; and a signed photograph by Harvey Stein.

  • Americana July 2023

    Americana July 2023

    We can't think of a better way to start July than with a fresh batch of new Americana! Highlights include the London 1776 edition of Thomas Paine's Common Sense; Audubon's The Quadrupeds of North America in original parts; Abraham Lincoln's 1857 Dred Scott speech; and an early illustrated work on petroleum and natural gas.