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

  • Graduation Gifts

    Graduation Gifts


    We are pleased to present a catalogue of gifts for graduates and teachers. Whether you are looking for a book to thank an inspirational teacher, or a gift to celebrate your future lawyer, historian, or author, we have a collection of beautifully bound and rare items to mark this important time.

    If you need help finding a personalized gift, or if you are interested in having us gift wrap your package for you, please reach out to us at info@jamescumminsbookseller.com

  • New Arrivals Spring 2022

    New Arrivals Spring 2022

    James Cummins Bookseller is proud to present a list of newly catalogued inventory. From a rare collection of photographs likely developed and assembled all by Avedon himself to the first printing of Ulysses, you are sure to find something of interest in this list. We invite you to take a look at the highlights below and make sure to check out the entire catalogue.

  • Art from the collection of Waiting for Godot Books

    Art from the collection of Waiting for Godot Books

    James Cummins Bookseller is proud to present a list of art from the collection of Waiting for Godot Books, which as many of you now know we bought in partnership with Between the Covers Rare Books. For more than forty years Gary Oleson and Francine Ness operated privately as Waiting for Godot Books, specializing, as the name may indicate, in literature, but also in various other fields. They were also serious collectors of art and photography. This list – one of many to come, including a.... more about Art from the collection of Waiting for Godot Books
  • Authors' First Books

    Authors' First Books

    James Cummins Bookseller is proud to present a list of authors' first books. There are several notable literary debuts such as Matthew Arnold's Alaric at Rome. A Prize Poem, Recited in Rugby School, John Steinbeck's Cup of Gold, Rudyard Kipling's Departmental Ditties and Other Verses, and The Third Life of Grange Copeland by Alice Walker.

  • Bibliography and Books about Books: Bookbinding and Papermaking

    Bibliography and Books about Books: Bookbinding and Papermaking

    If there is something we all share here at James Cummins Bookseller, it’s an appreciation for the art of the book. Our latest list of Books about Books includes titles on bookbinding and papermaking drawn from a large private collection and ranging from the early history of American papermaking to Twentieth Century marbling as well as catalogues of the finest historical bindings. Among the notable titles are Papermaking by Hand in America by Dard Hunter, La Reliure du XIXe Siecle...1895-1897 by Henri Beraldi, and 254... more about Bibliography and Books about Books: Bookbinding and Papermaking

  • African Americana February 2022

    African Americana February 2022

    As February comes to a close, James Cummins Bookseller is proud to offer a catalogue of our fine inventory of African Americana that reflects the depth and significance of Black history and culture. Our selection includes The Limited Editions Club The First Book of Moses illustrated by Jacob Lawrence, the scarce provincial edition of The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself , a portrait of W. E. B. du Bois by Carl Van Vechten, and more.

  • California International Antiquarian Book Fair 2022

    California International Antiquarian Book Fair 2022

    The California International Antiquarian Book Fair opens tomorrow and we are thrilled to see some of you again in person in Booth 504. But for those of you who can’t attend, we’ve put together a selection of what we will be exhibiting, including new acquisitions in Americana, African-Americana, Literature, Art, Photography, and Science.  

  • Americana January 2022

    Americana January 2022

    To close off January,  James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to offer a selection of printed and manuscript Americana, including many new acquisitions and with material from a variety of collecting interests and price points.  Highlights include an important John Hancock oration on the Boston Massacre, a unique 19th century document relating to payments to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, a Hamilton family bible, an unusual 18th century Kentucky travel manuscript and a number of interesting items relating to New York City.

    Click here to see more new... more about Americana January 2022

  • New Arrivals January 2022

    New Arrivals January 2022

    It is almost half way through the first month of the new year and we are pleased to present a list of fantastic and rare items. We can't think of a better way to distract ourselves from the blistering cold than by scrolling through a collection of exciting New Arrivals. Our recently catalogued inventory in all fields includes a memoir from American scoundrel, Stephen Burroughs, and hand-colored engravings of moth and butterfly specimens collected by the Denton Brothers.

  • Bibliography & Books about Books

    Bibliography & Books about Books

    This is the first in a series of lists of bibliography and books about books, drawn from a large private collection and featuring a wide variety of works, some with interesting associations. Among the notable titles are Lamesle’s specimen book, Épreuves Générales des Caractères (1742), a complete set of Pollard’s Books about Books (6 vols., 1893-4), Bauchart’s Femmes Bibliophiles de France (1886), Francis Meynell's copy of the large paper Typographia (1824) as well as another copy in 32mo, the Officina Bodoni edition of Feliciano’s Alphabetum Romanum in full binding (1960), as well as books on... more about Bibliography & Books about Books