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 2022

    Americana January 2022

    To close off January,  James Cummins Bookseller is pleased to offer a selection of printed and manuscript Americana, including many new acquisitions and with material from a variety of collecting interests and price points.  Highlights include an important John Hancock oration on the Boston Massacre, a unique 19th century document relating to payments to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, a Hamilton family bible, an unusual 18th century Kentucky travel manuscript and a number of interesting items relating to New York City.

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  • New Arrivals January 2022

    New Arrivals January 2022

    It is almost half way through the first month of the new year and we are pleased to present a list of fantastic and rare items. We can't think of a better way to distract ourselves from the blistering cold than by scrolling through a collection of exciting New Arrivals. Our recently catalogued inventory in all fields includes a memoir from American scoundrel, Stephen Burroughs, and hand-colored engravings of moth and butterfly specimens collected by the Denton Brothers.

  • Bibliography & Books about Books

    Bibliography & Books about Books

    This is the first in a series of lists of bibliography and books about books, drawn from a large private collection and featuring a wide variety of works, some with interesting associations. Among the notable titles are Lamesle’s specimen book, Épreuves Générales des Caractères (1742), a complete set of Pollard’s Books about Books (6 vols., 1893-4), Bauchart’s Femmes Bibliophiles de France (1886), Francis Meynell's copy of the large paper Typographia (1824) as well as another copy in 32mo, the Officina Bodoni edition of Feliciano’s Alphabetum Romanum in full binding (1960), as well as books on... more about Bibliography & Books about Books

  • Landscape & Gardening

    Landscape & Gardening

    From our gallery next to Central Park, where the leaves are still green on the trees, James Cummins Bookseller is happy to share a selection of books on Landscape & Gardening. Among the highlights is Neue Garten-Lust, the most significant late 17th Century German book on gardening; Nederlandsch Bloemwerk, a beautiful 18th Century book hand-colored plate book on Dutch Horticulture,  A.J. Dezallier's Theory and Practice of Gardening, the first important book on gardening to appear in England in the 18th Century; Des Semis et Plantations des Arbres by Duhamel du... more about Landscape & Gardening

  • The Limited Editions Club

    The Limited Editions Club

    The Limited Editions Club, founded in 1929 by George Macy, produced high-quality, finely illustrated limited editions of the classics of literature and some few contemporary titles. The press paired texts by great authors such as Angelou, Borges, Cather, Conrad, Faulkner, Hemingway, Joyce, Kafka, Milosz, Paz, Poe, Rilke, Rimbaud, Walcott, Margaret Walker, and Walt Whitman with original art by 20th century masters like Romare Bearden, Berenice Abbott, Balthus, Cartier-Bresson, Elizabeth Catlett, Allan Rohan Crite, de Kooning, Edmund Dulac, Eisenstaedt, Ellsworth Kelly, Jacob Lawrence, Sol Le Witt... more about The Limited Editions Club

  • Autumn Arrivals 2021

    Autumn Arrivals 2021

    In the midst of our Indian Summer here in New York, we're happy to send out a list of Autumn Arrivals, our first book list of the new season. We had saved up many special books to show you in person at the NYABF in September, but since it was rescheduled for next April, we decided to go ahead and release our reserves.  This list is only the first installment of our new arrivals, there will be more to come in subject-specific lists, and many more... more about Autumn Arrivals 2021

  • 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 about J. C. Boonshaft Collection of Nevil Shute

  • 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 about African Americana Sept. 2021

  • 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!