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

  • 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

  • 17th & 18th Century Imprints

    17th & 18th Century Imprints

    James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to offer a list of 17th and 18th century imprints, from science to literature to drama to religion to music. Highlights include one of the three great pattern books of the 18th Century, The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide, in the second, revised, edition, published with one additional plate; The History of the American Indians by James Adair; the first complete Scottish King James Bible bound with the first Edinburgh Book of Common Prayer; a selection of pamphlets authored by Daniel Defoe; and a scarce selection... more

  • Travel & Exploration

    Travel & Exploration

    James Cummins Bookseller is excited to share with our friends this list of treasures in this subject. We are offering the best edition of Lewis and Clark's Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean. It is the first English edition of the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" and the first quarto edition, superior in quality to the two-volume octavo edition published in Philadelphia the same year. We are... more

  • 19th Century Literature

    19th Century Literature

    James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to offer a wide-ranging list of nineteenth-century literature. It features mostly English titles, but some are in English translation (in many cases, first-edition translations into English), and a number are in French. Of note are an autograph letter, signed, by Émile Zola, regarding a rewrite of his first major novel, Un marriage d'amour; Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance (1894), one of 50 large paper copies; the second edition of Thoreau's Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1862... more

  • Books from the Library of Robert B. Silvers

    Books from the Library of Robert B. Silvers


    ROBERT B. SILVERS, polymath and legendary editor, was not a book collector in the customary sense. He and Barbara Epstein were founding co-editors of The New York Review of Books in 1963 and its co-editors until Barbara’s death in 2006. His interest in books and authors is recorded in the essays he commissioned over a fifty-year period, in the range of his friendships, and in a lifelong commitment to human rights issues. Not a book collector, but his stature in the republic of letters... more

  • Baseball: America's Pastime

    Baseball: America's Pastime

    The baseball season may be on hold, but you can still delve into the history, legends, and greatest moments of America's National Sport at James Cummins Bookseller. Highlights include A rare, early, large format "coffee-table" book on the sport, which, by this time, had already become the "national game”; an original pen and ink of flying Bums ... entitled "The Boid is on the Wing,” by award-winning American sports cartoonist, Willard Mullin; a Thornton Fisher cartoon panel commemorating the first Opening Day of Yankee Stadium... more

  • Trout Season List

    Trout Season List

    April marks the beginning of the trout season in the northeastern United States. This short list of books includes nice copies of standard works such as Jennings’ A Book of Trout Flies (1935), Mary Orvis Marbury’s Favorite Flies and Their Histories (1892), and Southard’s Trout Fly-Fishing in America (1914). Also well represented are modern authors, Dana Lamb, Thomas McGuane, Paul Schullery, Ernie Schwiebert, and others. Happy reading!