The Archive of Paul Williams

ARCHIVE OF A MAJOR FIGURE IN THE AMERICAN COUNTER CULTURE BOB DYLAN, PHILIP K. DICK, THEODORE STURGEON, AND MORE! James Cummins Bookseller will exhibit highlights of the Archive of Paul Williams (1948-2013) at Booth C15 at the N.Y. Art Book Fair, to be held 17-20 September at P.S.1 in Queens. PAUL WILLIAMS founded Crawdaddy! in […]

New Website

Last month we unveiled our new and improved website. We are excited to share with you the changes we made and how it will benefit all of our customers. First of all, we have added a free shipping bonus for domestic orders over $200, and international orders over $500. We have also made our website easily […]

2015 London Antiquarian Book Fair

  In a short while we will be heading off to the 2015 London Antiquarian Book Fair. The fair runs from May 28th through the 30th. Below is a short selection of highlights that we will be bringing. Click here to view the full list on our website.       (BINDING, MEUNIER) KHAYYAM, OMAR. RUBAIYAT OF […]

A Very Happy Birthday to L. Frank Baum

    Lyman Frank Baum’s tales of the land of Oz and its colorful characters have touched the lives of children and adults since the publication of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). Before the next Oz book was written, Baum and illustrator Wallace Denslow had a falling-out, which subsequently required a new illustrator for […]

St. George, Wm. Shakespeare, and Mr. Morgan

Today is a notable day in the literary calendar, being the 451st anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. It is also World Book Day, and the birthday of President James Buchanan (1791-1868), Hawaiian president Sanford B. Dole (1844-1926), Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982), and Avram Davidson  (1923-1993). Ever since “Steevens adopted that date in his 1773 […]

150th Anniversary of Lincoln's Assassination

Today marks the anniversary in which President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at the Ford’s Theatre. This autograph letter, by George B. Todd to his brother, is a remarkably clear and dramatic eyewitness account of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln from a naval surgeon who was close to the President’s box at the theatre that very […]

150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Assassination

Today marks the anniversary in which President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at the Ford’s Theatre. This autograph letter, by George B. Todd to his brother, is a remarkably clear and dramatic eyewitness account of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln from a naval surgeon who was close to the President’s box at the theatre that very […]

A Happy Easter and Passover to All Celebrating

Charles Dodgson’s, Lewis Carroll. A Handbook to the Literaure of the Rev. Chas. Lutwidge Dodgson (1931). Second issue with second line of title ‘-To-‘. http://bit.ly/1F9fBP4 “DEAR CHILD, Please to fancy, if you can, that you are reading a real letter, from a real friend whom you have seen, and whose voice you can seem to yourself to hear wishing you, […]

A Watercolor that is Certainly Smug

The title of this watercolor is humorous to say the least. Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly’s ‘The Smug Dragon’ is a depiction of a wingless dragon slumped over a log with its limbs splayed out to the sides. Its smugness radiates throughout the watercolor especially while making eye contact with the viewer acting as if it […]