SUMMER HOLIDAYS

At James Cummins Bookseller we are preparing for our annual shop closing (from 21 August, re-opening on Monday 30 August). Before we scatter to distant shores and remote hillsides, we have put together a colossal Sporting Catalogue, now at the printers, with more than 800 items, books and related materials covering all manner of outdoor […]

SWEENEY TODD’S FIRST APPEARANCE IN A BOOK

240879 (SWEENEY TODD) [Rymer, James Malcolm].  The String of Pearls; or, the Barber of Fleet Street. A Domestic Romance.  Illustrated with wood engravings.[4], 732 pp.  8vo, London:  Published by E. Lloyd, Salisbury Square, Fleet Street, 1850.  First edition in book form, and the first appearance of “Sweeney Todd” in a book. Bound from the original […]