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

  • 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 about Polar Travel

  • Vice: Gambling, Drinking & Drugs

    Vice: Gambling, Drinking & Drugs

    James Cummins Bookseller presents an online list of books and ephemera related to vice, in all its forms — from the generally frowned-upon to the psychically and physically devastating. With a focus on gambling and cards, cocktails and drinking, drugs and addiction. Highlights include the first cocktail manual, Jerry Thomas’s Bar-Tender’s Guide; Thomas De Quincey’s harrowing memoir of addiction, loss, and want, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater; one of the two earliest poker manuals, John Blackbridge’s The Complete Poker Player & Henry Winterblossom’s The Game... more about Vice: Gambling, Drinking & Drugs

  • Americana from the Old Mill Bookshop

    Americana from the Old Mill Bookshop

    A wide-ranging catalogue of compelling manuscripts and items including two signers of the Declaration of Independence, as well as a document and signature by the hand who engrossed the Declaration's official copy. Other items include a letter from Napoleon's personal physician on St. Helena, and an intimate and revealing letter by Tennessee Williams.

  • Biographies, Autobiographies & Memoirs

    Biographies, Autobiographies & Memoirs

    This week we present a small catalogue of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs from our stock, including some of the classics of the genre, among them a fine copy of the first complete edition of the memoirs of our archetypical self-made man, Benjamin Franklin, a very nice copy of the first edition of Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnsonthe most famous and enduring biography in the English language.  Other items represented are firsts of some of history’s greatest diaries, from Samuel Pepys to Anne Frank, and a selection of... more about Biographies, Autobiographies & Memoirs