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

  • Vice: Gambling, Drinking & Drugs

    Vice: Gambling, Drinking & Drugs

    James Cummins Bookseller presents an online list of books and ephemera related to vice, in all its forms — from the generally frowned-upon to the psychically and physically devastating. With a focus on gambling and cards, cocktails and drinking, drugs and addiction. Highlights include the first cocktail manual, Jerry Thomas’s Bar-Tender’s Guide; Thomas De Quincey’s harrowing memoir of addiction, loss, and want, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater; one of the two earliest poker manuals, John Blackbridge’s The Complete Poker Player & Henry Winterblossom’s The Game... more

  • Americana from the Old Mill Bookshop

    Americana from the Old Mill Bookshop

    A wide-ranging catalogue of compelling manuscripts and items including two signers of the Declaration of Independence, as well as a document and signature by the hand who engrossed the Declaration's official copy. Other items include a letter from Napoleon's personal physician on St. Helena, and an intimate and revealing letter by Tennessee Williams.

  • Biographies, Autobiographies & Memoirs

    Biographies, Autobiographies & Memoirs

    This week we present a small catalogue of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs from our stock, including some of the classics of the genre, among them a fine copy of the first complete edition of the memoirs of our archetypical self-made man, Benjamin Franklin, a very nice copy of the first edition of Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnsonthe most famous and enduring biography in the English language.  Other items represented are firsts of some of history’s greatest diaries, from Samuel Pepys to Anne Frank, and a selection of... more

  • Limited Editions Club

    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). Illustrators included Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Edmund Dulac, and Arthur Rackham. 

  • Global Travel & Exploration

    Global Travel & Exploration

    From the Old World to the New, from East to West, from North to South, this catalog explores the history and literature of travel with a particular focus on Arctic and Antarctic exploration

  • 4th of July List

    4th of July List

    This week, James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to present books related to the Fourth of July holiday and the broad history of the United States of America. Browse early Americana and items associated with American presidents and presidential hopefuls, and dip a toe into topics associated with 4th of July celebrations and US natural history and pre-colonial history.

  • London Book Fair

    London Book Fair

    Firsts - London's Rare Book Fair
    Battersea Park

    Friday 7th June: 12pm - 8pm
    Saturday 8th June: 11am - 7pm
    Sunday 9th June: 11am - 5pm

  • Sets & Fine Bindings

    Sets & Fine Bindings

    Browse through our recently acquired sets and fine bindings.