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

  • 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!

  • Horticulture & Gardening

    Horticulture & Gardening

    Spring has arrived and is certainly a welcome sight this year. In celebration of the new season we are getting back to 'our roots' with this list of gardening and horticulture books and artwork. Highlights include two specimen books of New Zealand flora and fauna in the nineteenth century; a first-edition, seventeenth-century German work on gardening; and a 1788 edition of a book on English gardening.

  • Escapism: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Crime & Mystery

    Escapism: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Crime & Mystery

    During a world-wide crisis, we all need to escape. Fantasy, crime fiction, ghost stories, and science fiction are all elements we love to turn to in order to escape painful reality. Our Netflix queues prove it! James Cummins is ready and able with a list of titles that should appeal to everyone's appetite. Highlights include a first edition Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel, inscribed to his brother-in-law; the original creator of nonsense fiction's titular work, Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense; a first edition copy... more

  • Aviation, Aeronautics, Ballooning & Space Flight

    Aviation, Aeronautics, Ballooning & Space Flight

    As the first kites ascended into the skies of China over 2,000 years ago, the story of human flight began its epic evolution. James Cummins presents an exciting chronicle of the history and legends of aeronautics, from the pioneering balloon flights of the Montgofier Brothers to the Space Age. Highlights include a first edition of H.G. Wells’ The First Men on the Moon, inscribed to his literary mentor, W.E. Henley; a striking,1908, inscribed photograph of Wilbur Wright in flight at dusk; and a handsomely bound... more

  • Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever

    We hope this won't be a long running theme but it is hard to know much of anything these days. To help stave off boredom, please look through this selection of books that we think will resonate in these strange times. Perhaps we might help make your time in quarantine just a little bit brighter.

  • The Canadian Outdoors

    The Canadian Outdoors

    Winter and summer, Canada has been a destination for outdoor sport and recreation since the mid-nineteenth century. This list covers a long period of time and a lot of territory, from the records of the Dwight Wiman Sporting Club and accounts of hunting in the Canadian Rockies to a rare photographic expedition to New Brunswick, a curious dialect dictionary, and classics of the literature of salmon fishing.

  • Polar Travel

    Polar Travel

    With the approach of winter,  James Cummins Bookseller turns our attention to the polar regions.  This week we’re happy to present an online list of books and autographs related to Arctic and Antarctic exploration.  The list contains a number of newly catalogued items and many abundantly illustrated volumes, including a very fine set of The Polar Times, a cornerstone to any Antarctic bibliography, a beautiful inscribed copy of Phipps' account of his 1773 voyage towards the North Pole, a congratulatory letter from Frederick Cook to a.... more