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

  • Thanksgiving Weekend Sale 2021

    Thanksgiving Weekend Sale 2021

    From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, James Cummins Bookseller is offering 25% off on a selection of nearly 200 items in a wide range of fields including literature, sporting, travel, Americana, science, sets, and fine bindings.  

    While the discount is limited to this selection, you can find many great gift ideas throughout our website. Please contact us if you need more personalized assistance finding the perfect gift.  Our knowledgeable staff is happy to assist you in finding the perfect item to cherish and remember for years to come.

  • Landscape & Gardening

    Landscape & Gardening

    From our gallery next to Central Park, where the leaves are still green on the trees, James Cummins Bookseller is happy to share a selection of books on Landscape & Gardening. Among the highlights is Neue Garten-Lust, the most significant late 17th Century German book on gardening; Nederlandsch Bloemwerk, a beautiful 18th Century book hand-colored plate book on Dutch Horticulture,  A.J. Dezallier's Theory and Practice of Gardening, the first important book on gardening to appear in England in the 18th Century; Des Semis et Plantations des Arbres by Duhamel du... more

  • The Limited Editions Club

    The Limited Editions Club

    The Limited Editions Club, founded in 1929 by George Macy, produced high-quality, finely illustrated limited editions of the classics of literature and some few contemporary titles. The press paired texts by great authors such as Angelou, Borges, Cather, Conrad, Faulkner, Hemingway, Joyce, Kafka, Milosz, Paz, Poe, Rilke, Rimbaud, Walcott, Margaret Walker, and Walt Whitman with original art by 20th century masters like Romare Bearden, Berenice Abbott, Balthus, Cartier-Bresson, Elizabeth Catlett, Allan Rohan Crite, de Kooning, Edmund Dulac, Eisenstaedt, Ellsworth Kelly, Jacob Lawrence, Sol Le Witt... more

  • Autumn Arrivals 2021

    Autumn Arrivals 2021

    In the midst of our Indian Summer here in New York, we're happy to send out a list of Autumn Arrivals, our first book list of the new season. We had saved up many special books to show you in person at the NYABF in September, but since it was rescheduled for next April, we decided to go ahead and release our reserves.  This list is only the first installment of our new arrivals, there will be more to come in subject-specific lists, and many more... more

  • J. C. Boonshaft Collection of Nevil Shute

    J. C. Boonshaft Collection of Nevil Shute

    A comprehensive collection of the works of engineer and novelist Nevil Shute (1899-1960), who was raised in England and Ireland, and was educated at Shewsbury. After military service in the first world war, Shute studied engineering at Balliol College, Oxford, and worked at the de Havilland aircraft company. He joined the team working on the R100 airship and began writing novels in his spare time. The crash of the rival airship R101 ended British appetite for lighter than air flight, and in 1931 Shute started... more

  • African Americana Sept. 2021

    African Americana Sept. 2021

    James Cummins Bookseller is proud to present this collection of African-Americana, most of it new arrivals. Highlights include a number of important slave narratives; a scarce decorative broadside printing of the Emancipation Proclamation; William Wells Brown's American Fugitive in Europe, the earliest African American travelogue; Cab Calloway's Cat-ologue, the first ever dictionary of "jive"; selections in photography, visual art, archives, and Abolitionist material culture, including a printed billhead from a shop that offered "Dry-Goods, Groceries, &c. Free from Slave Labour"; as well as all of the very... more

  • Americana July 2021

    Americana July 2021

    A fine selection of Printed and Manuscript Americana, including many new acquisitions, headlines our July offerings.  Included is a rare example of the most desirable work on the Texas Revolution, an important Springfield printing of Abraham Lincoln's famous House Divided speech, a rare Woman Suffrage pamphlet, Benjamin Franklin's classic printing of Cato Major and even a 1920s Milton Bradley "Wall Street" board game. Enjoy! 

  • Summer Sporting & Outdoor Pastimes List

    Summer Sporting & Outdoor Pastimes List

    Happy Summer from James Cummins Booksellers.  Just in time for the long Fourth of July holiday weekend we have a list of material relating to summer sporting and outdoor pastimes.  Included are books on baseball, tennis, fishing, camping and club camps,  manuscripts and typescripts by Zane Grey, a pair of Thoreau's books on summertime and life out-of-doors, as well as privately printed records of camping trips, hunting trips, and a cycling tour. 

  • New Arrivals Spring 2021

    New Arrivals Spring 2021

    We're happy to offer a list of New Arrivals that we've gotten in during the spring.