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

  • Americana January 2021

    Americana January 2021

    Timed with Americana Week in New York, we are pleased to offer a fine selection of printed and manuscript Americana, featuring the rare first edition of Roger Williams's Native American dictionary, a broadside act of the First Congress establishing the U.S. Army, a signed manuscript Texas story by O. Henry, a wonderful Audubon letter regarding the first American subscriber to the elephant folio Birds of America, an incredible eyewitness account of Lincoln's assassination and much more.

  • Photography


    To start off the New Year James Cummins Bookseller offers a selection of recent acquisitions and highlights in photography: photo books, photographic literature, cased images, and printed paper photographs, with many signed limited editions and unique items.

  • 20th Century American Politics

    20th Century American Politics

    James Cummins Bookseller is happy to offer a list of items related to 20th Century American political figures.  Highlights include JFK's first book, inscribed to his friend the newsman Arthur Krock, a set of Kissinger's memoirs inscribed to Robert McNamara, an inscribed copy of Speaking My Mind by Ronald Reagan, a signed copy of Eisenhower's Crusade in Europe, a typed Letter signed by Robert F. Kennedy on his last day as Attorney General, and a typed letter signed by Eleanor Roosevelt, concerning her appointment as... more

  • Western Americana

    Western Americana

    James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to share a fine selection of Western Americana. Highlights include an important early photograph of Fort Worth, a large paper set of the Thwaites edition of Lewis and Clark, Cowan''s copy of Fayette Robinson's California Gold Rush classic, a Frederic Remington letter concerning his edition of Parkman's Oregon Trail and more.

  • Sporting Books 2020

    Sporting Books 2020

    A selection of items in all fields, with a nice group of material relating to sporting clubs, the Schwerdt copy of a classic of foxhunting, manuscript and printed accounts of hunting trips, the writings of English dry fly pioneer Frederic M. Halford, and a newly published book on polo.

  • Autumn Arrivals

    Autumn Arrivals

    James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to share a selection of recently acquired books in all fields.  Highlights include all five of the lifetime editions of the Compleat Angler, a medal struck in commemoration of the abolition of slavery throughout the British dominions, an extensive and outstanding manuscript account of travel in Southern Africa by a Jewish-American immigrant, Martin Luther King Jr.'s timely "The Crisis in America's Cities" speech, an early-18th Century French Illustrated Manuscript on Astronomy and Cosmography, and an unrecorded catalogue of an 18th... more

  • Americana


    A fine selection of printed and manuscript Americana, including new acquisitions. Highlights include an important early American Bible, a rare work of early American Judaica, a nine-foot-long map of Broadway, an 18th century manuscript tune book and more.

  • Fine 19th & 20th Century Literature

    Fine 19th & 20th Century Literature

    A selection of fine British and American Literature includes highlights by Cullen, Dunbar, Emerson, Ford, Hawthorne, Poe, Salinger, Steinbeck, and many others.

  • Women: Lives and Writings

    Women: Lives and Writings

    We are happy to offer this list of items focusing on the lives and the writings of women. The group spans a broad range of topics, and includes some very special items like Ardienne Rich's first two books, printed when she was ten and twelve years old; Sarah Orne Jewett's A Marsh Island, arguably the first gay American novel; a substantial personal archive of the travel writer Freya Stark; a letter from the 14 year old Helen Keller discussing her interest in Japanese philosophy; a.... more