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

  • Fantastic and Otherworldly Fiction

    Fantastic and Otherworldly Fiction

    A list of interesting books in science fiction and the literature of the fantastic from the first English edition of Lucian of Samosata to the present day. Within you'll find notable works of world literature, books from the library of H.P. Lovecraft, the inscribed dedication copy of Robert Aickman’s Cold Hand in Mine, and E.M. Forster’s tale of a hyper-connected world ‘The Machine Stops’ (in The Eternal Moment), ghost stories, Gothic extravagance, and much more.

  • New Arrivals

    New Arrivals

    Start your day with new arrivals spanning a wide range of categories including Americana, literature, counterculture, and travel. Within this curated list of new inventory you'll find highlights like a signed first edition of The Winding Stair by W. B. Yeats and Harry Craddock's The Savoy Cocktail Book, with decorations in color by Gilbert Rumbold.

  • City of Light

    City of Light

    It's the city that inspired countless artists, philosophers, and writers—from the likes of Victor Hugo to André Breton—and within our City of Light catalogue you'll find inventory that reflects Paris' sparkling influence.

  • Love is in the Air

    Love is in the Air

    February 14th is right around the corner, and whether you're looking to gift a great love story (either requited or doomed), or interested in love letters from iconic authors, you'll find something of interest in our Valentine's Day catalogue.

  • American Literature

    American Literature

    As the home of authors as disparate as Edgar Allan Poe, Gertrude Stein, and Tennessee Williams, America—like the literature it has produced—can be difficult to generalize. Within our American Literature catalogue you'll find authors, stories, and material that reflect the variety, depth, and breadth of the genre like Wharton, Hurston, and Kerouac, to name a few. Highlights include the first edition of Steinbeck's first book, Cup of Gold; Edith Wharton's Twelve Poems inscribed to French friends, Paul and Minnie Bourget; and a contract, signed by Harper Lee, granting foreign publishing rights for To Kill a Mockingbird.

  • Americana January 2024

    Americana January 2024

    Join us in celebrating Americana Week with a catalogue featuring many new arrivals. Highlights include the first portrait of Lincoln after receiving the nomination; a broadside advertisement of a Miamisburgh, Ohio exhibition of Thomas Edison's phonograph which included the Laughing Song by George W. Johnson; and a very rare pictorial Americanum by the niece of Napoleon, as seen here.

  • The World of T.S. Eliot

    The World of T.S. Eliot

    We are proud to offer a selection of the works of the great T.S. Eliot—a highly distinguished, Nobel Prize-winning author who needs no further introduction—including numerous signed or inscribed copies, and a rich collection of ephemera and serial publications. Highlights include a remarkable association copy of The Cocktail Party, with a pre-publication presentation inscription from Eliot to his American friend and admirer, poet and critic Allen Tate; a first edition of The Waste Land; and a dedication copy of Savonarola, inscribed by the author, the mother of T.S. Eliot, to Eliot's sister.

  • Literary Libations

    Literary Libations

    Whether you're scrambling to find a gift for your loved ones—or hankering to add another book to your collection, we won't judge—our shop on Madison Avenue is brimming with giftable books including this hand-selected list. Visit us this week and share a festive drink while you browse our shelves.

  • New Year, New Arrivals

    New Year, New Arrivals

    Start 2024 with a fresh batch of the latest inventory to hit our shelves. Highlights include co-author Christopher Sykes' copy of Innocence and Design by Richard Waughburton; William Russell's comprehensive history of America, issued in the midst of the American Revolution; and Asbjörnsen and Moe's East of the Sun and West of the Moon illustrated and inscribed by Kay Nielsen, as seen above.

  • November New Arrivals

    November New Arrivals

    It's never the wrong time to showcase new arrivals! Highlights include Isaac Leeser's "magnum opus": the first English translation of the complete Hebrew Bible by a Jew; the first edition of Under the Greenwood Tree, Thomas Hardy's second, anonymously published novel; and a lovely copy of Roland Clark's scarce Stray Shots.