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

  • African Americana Sept. 2021

    African Americana Sept. 2021

    James Cummins Bookseller is proud to present this collection of African-Americana, most of it new arrivals. Highlights include a number of important slave narratives; a scarce decorative broadside printing of the Emancipation Proclamation; William Wells Brown's American Fugitive in Europe, the earliest African American travelogue; Cab Calloway's Cat-ologue, the first ever dictionary of "jive"; selections in photography, visual art, archives, and Abolitionist material culture, including a printed billhead from a shop that offered "Dry-Goods, Groceries, &c. Free from Slave Labour"; as well as all of the very... more

  • Americana July 2021

    Americana July 2021

    A fine selection of Printed and Manuscript Americana, including many new acquisitions, headlines our July offerings.  Included is a rare example of the most desirable work on the Texas Revolution, an important Springfield printing of Abraham Lincoln's famous House Divided speech, a rare Woman Suffrage pamphlet, Benjamin Franklin's classic printing of Cato Major and even a 1920s Milton Bradley "Wall Street" board game. Enjoy! 

  • J. C. Boonshaft Collection of Nevil Shute

    J. C. Boonshaft Collection of Nevil Shute

    A comprehensive collection of the works of engineer and novelist Nevil Shute (1899-1960), who was raised in England and Ireland, and was educated at Shewsbury. After military service in the first world war, Shute studied engineering at Balliol College, Oxford, and worked at the de Havilland aircraft company. He joined the team working on the R100 airship and began writing novels in his spare time. The crash of the rival airship R101 ended British appetite for lighter than air flight, and in 1931 Shute started... more

  • Summer Sporting & Outdoor Pastimes List

    Summer Sporting & Outdoor Pastimes List

    Happy Summer from James Cummins Booksellers.  Just in time for the long Fourth of July holiday weekend we have a list of material relating to summer sporting and outdoor pastimes.  Included are books on baseball, tennis, fishing, camping and club camps,  manuscripts and typescripts by Zane Grey, a pair of Thoreau's books on summertime and life out-of-doors, as well as privately printed records of camping trips, hunting trips, and a cycling tour. 

  • New Arrivals Spring 2021

    New Arrivals Spring 2021

    We're happy to offer a list of New Arrivals that we've gotten in during the spring.

  • Americana May 2021

    Americana May 2021

    We are pleased to present a fine selection from our stock of printed and manuscript Americana. Highlights include a rare Wells Fargo directory of Chinese businesses in California, an important Elizabeth Cady Stanton letter arranging a meeting of suffragettes in Seneca Falls,  one of only three known examples of the first Catholic catechism published in America, the first American edition of John Adams's Defence of the Constitutions,  and a rare Texas handbill expelling Union troops at the start of the Civil War. 

  • Ghost Stories and others : M.R. James, J.S. Le Fanu

    Ghost Stories and others : M.R. James, J.S. Le Fanu

    The Stuart B. Schimmel collection of M.R. James, scholar, palaeographer, and celebrated author of Ghost Stories of An Antiquary. With additional books of related interest, including a short list of works by J.S. Le Fanu (whose supernatural writings were championed by James).

    This catalogue describes multiple editions and printings of James’ ghost stories, followed by a selection of other works by him, as well as works by J. S. Le Fanu and other writers, including classic works and modern editions from some of the specialty presses.

  • Travel: Spring 2021

    Travel: Spring 2021

    As the world slowly starts to open up again, and we all begin hope to venture further than the grocery store, we're happy to present a collection of travel books to spark your dreams of faraway places.  Included among the highlights are the first appearance of the words "Australia" and "Australian" in print; Parkinson's journal of Cook's first voyage, with the rare Fothergill remarks; color plate books depicting scenes from all over the world; an incredible memento of Peary's North Pole expedition; rare early accounts of travels in... more

  • New Arrivals in Literature and Poetry, Spring 2021

    New Arrivals in Literature and Poetry, Spring 2021

    We're happy to present this collection of new arrivals in Literature and Poetry.  Highlights include a first edition of the Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, Poe's first book of prose and his only novel; a first edition copy of the Raven bound with a first edition copy of Poe's Tales, a rarely seen combination; a copy of Wilde's Poems inscribed to a friend in Newport; a presentation copy of Byron's Hours of Idleness for one of his circle of closest friends; the Thornton Edition of... more

  • ABAA California Virtual Book Fair 2021

    ABAA California Virtual Book Fair 2021

    We are happy to present this selection of some of our best books in various categories, new arrivals, and a smattering of Californiana for the ABAA's California Book Fair, virtual version.