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

  • Travel 2022

    Travel 2022

    James Cummins Bookseller is proud to present a catalogue of items related to travel with many new acquisitions. Highlights include one of the earliest American lithographic view books, Views of the Great Falls of Niagara; an inscribed journal of a lady's summer travel in 19th century Europe, Five Months Abroad by Mrs. E.S. (Mary A.) Ormsby; and Our Big Visitor, The Great "Eastern" Steamship with a folding plate which comprises a large view of the ship as seen above.

  • New Arrivals Fall 2022

    New Arrivals Fall 2022

    The mid-November list from James Cummins Bookseller is a wide-ranging miscellany of newly catalogued inventory, including the Fourth Folio of Shakespeare’s Plays (1685), the second edition of Anne Bradstreet’s Poems (1758), Ricky Jay’s copy of The Life of Captain James Whitney (1693), the second edition of Beowulf, J.S. Mill’s Principles of Political Economy (1848), a typescript selection from Lovecraft’s Fungi from Yuggoth (ca. 1933), Dieter Roth’s Copley Monograph (1965), a signed copy of Wilfrid Thesiger’s The Life of My Choice (1987), and a photograph of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes at home which bears a long inscription... more about New Arrivals Fall 2022

  • Boston Book Fair 2022

    Boston Book Fair 2022

    The Boston Book Fair returns for its 44th edition at Hynes Convention Center starting November 11th and we can't wait to see some of you in person at booth #213. But for those of you who can’t attend, we’ve put together a small list of some of the highlights we will be exhibiting, including a large paper first edition of Hudibras, Pemberton's Sermon featuring Phillis Wheatley's elegy upon the death of George Whitefield, and a first edition of [Rasselas] The Prince of Abissinia by Samuel Johnson... more about Boston Book Fair 2022

  • Fine Americana 2022

    Fine Americana 2022

    James Cummins Bookseller is proud to offer a list of fine Americana featuring a number of new acquisitions and a variety of collecting interests from African Americana and Women's Suffrage to Judaica. Highlights include first edition slave narratives by Frederick Douglass and William Wells Brown; the earliest obtainable American edition of Anne Bradstreet's Poems; a first edition of the women's suffrage rarity Abby Smith and her Cows; Phillis Wheatley's Farewell to America, printed within a Boston newspaper; one of the earliest and best guides to gold mining in the Yukon; and more. Many... more about Fine Americana 2022

  • Children's Books

    Children's Books

    Children's books, whether they educate or inspire, are fundamental to our development. We love books here at James Cummins Bookseller, and for some of us, a favorite children's book is what enticed us to seek out our profession. We are proud to present a catalogue of children's literature that spans from the famed nursery classic History of Goody Two Shoes to Norman Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth. Highlights include first editions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, the first Fessard edition of Fables de la... more about Children's Books

  • Magazines and Periodicals

    Magazines and Periodicals

    From editorial letters and corrected typescripts to complete sets of visually striking publications, James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to present a catalogue of inventory related to magazines and periodicals. A variety of collecting interests are represented including counterculture, literature, and Americana. Highlights include a near complete set of the short-lived Kavanagh's Weekly: A Journal of Literature and Politics, the first edition of the first issue of Sports Illustrated, Interview Magazine vol. IX, no.7 signed by Andy Warhol and Truman Capote, and a career-spanning archive of the great Ukrainian-born... more about Magazines and Periodicals

  • The Romantics

    The Romantics

    James Cummins Bookseller is delighted to offer a special selection of works by writers of the Romantic period, including Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Blake, John Keats, Lord Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and William Wordsworth. Other notable writers of the era are also represented such as Charles Lamb, Samuel Rogers, and Robert Southey, with important books by Romantic precursors such as William Cowper and Charlotte Smith. Highlights include a first edition of Endymion in original boards by John Keats, Essays, Letters from Abroad, Translations and Fragments by Percy Bysshe Shelley edited and... more about The Romantics

  • Christmas Selections from Old Mill

    Christmas Selections from Old Mill

    'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Old Mill Bookshop, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. We are pleased to bring you a collection of Christmas books by beloved authors such as Frost, Irving, and of course, Dickens. Did we mention that we offer gift wrapping? Please contact us if you need more personalized assistance at info@jamescumminsbookseller.com


  • William Cobbett

    William Cobbett

    James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to present a collection of books by English journalist, farmer, and pamphleteer, William Cobbett (1763-1835). Considered one of the most influential radicals of his time, Cobbett was a champion of laborers and the rural poor and an agitator for parliamentary and social reform. Highlights include a first edition of Cobbett's most enduring work, Rural Rides, a colorful and authentic account of the rural English countryside.