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 Spring 2023

    Americana Spring 2023

    James Cummins Bookseller is proud to present a catalogue of Americana featuring many new arrivals. Highlights include the September 1787 magazine printing of the Constitution; Siebert's copy of one of the first detailed accounts of Florida, Observations upon the Floridas by Charles Vignoles; and an early and important letter from Thomas Jefferson, seeking to settle his father-in-law's estate, including the sale of hundreds of enslaved people.

  • Diaries, Autobiographies, and Memoirs

    Diaries, Autobiographies, and Memoirs

    James Cummins Bookseller is proud to present a catalogue of diaries, autobiographies, and memoirs written by a broad range of authors—from the travel diary of a Cleveland heiress to the autobiography of a researcher involved in the field of atomic physics. Highlights include an inscribed first edition of Lillie (Lady de Bathe) Langtry's The Days I Knew; a deluxe first edition of Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant in superior condition; and manuscript diaries of a 19th century New York and New Jersey businessman with... more about Diaries, Autobiographies, and Memoirs

  • Women's History Month 2023

    Women's History Month 2023

    To celebrate Women's History Month, James Cummins Bookseller is proud to present a list—comprised of groundbreaking artists, feminist activists, scientists and more—illustrating the grand scope of women's history. Highlights include an inscribed image of Josephine Baker; a signed first edition of Jhumpa Lahiri's first book and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Interpreter of Maladies; and an inscribed photograph of film pioneer, Ethel Waters.

  • To the Sea

    To the Sea

    James Cummins Bookseller is proud to present a catalogue of nautical inventory that spans many collecting interests, from whaling novels and pirate tales to scientific inquiry and personal narratives of lives at sea. Highlights include the first American edition of Moby-Dick; an uncommon 1793 juvenile adaptation of The Most Surprising Adventures and Wonderful Life of Robinson Crusoe, in miniature; and a first edition of Captain Joshua Slocum's Voyage of the Liberdade, a first-hand account of the wreck of his ship and dangerous voyage home.

  • James A. Michener

    James A. Michener

    An excellent and comprehensive list of work by the perennially popular American author James A. Michener (1907-1997), spanning his entire career from Tales of the South Pacific (1947) through the middle 1990s, including Hawaii (1959) and Centennial (1974), and his excellent short memoir Collectors, Forgers, — and a Writer (1983). There are numerous signed copies, deluxe editions, and a few bibliographical variants.

  • Joseph Conrad

    Joseph Conrad

    An uncommon collection of works by master prose stylist Joseph Conrad with an emphasis on privately printed pamphlets issued by T.J. Wise and Clement Shorter. Includes Tales of the Seas and The Polish Question (both 1919) and Geography and Some Explorers (1920).

  • Littérature Française

    Littérature Française

    An interesting miscellany of French authors, including a few immortels and with emphasis on twentieth century works, especially novels of the first world war and runs of titles by Marcel Aymé and Jean Giono, works by Sartre and Queneau, and a couple of pioneering gay novels.

  • Signed and Inscribed Modern First Editions

    Signed and Inscribed Modern First Editions

    From Baldwin and Capote to Warhol and Wright, James Cummins Bookseller is proud to present a catalogue of signed and inscribed modern first editions. Highlights include Men of the Deep Waters by William Hope Hodgson, with autograph letter; Jorge Amado's most famous novel, Dona Flor e seus dois Maridos as seen above; and Graham Greene's own copy of The Power and the Glory

  • African Americana January 2023

    African Americana January 2023

    James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to offer a selection of our fine inventory of African Americana with many new arrivals such as a manuscript document signed by Richard Allen, recording monies received from Pennsylvania Hospital for chimney sweeping; a first edition of The Black Troopers, by African American author and publisher, Miles V Lynk; as well as an archive of 22 photographs on the set of Native Son.