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The Book Garden bibliophiles collect rare and precious writings with the same passion a botanist will collect rare and precious plants. Here is a sampling of our unusual and vintage books for sale. Give us a call if you would like to hear more about our full collection.

  • Robert Hunter Brings Music and Stories to the Prallsville Mills

    $35.00
    How many?

    Robert Hunter Brings Music and Stories to the Prallsville Mills The Prallsville Mills in Stockton will be the setting for a special performance and fundraiser by acclaimed musician turned novelist, Robert Hunter on Thursday, June 14th. Hunter’s Relapse and Revival Tour celebrate the singer-songwriter, poet and now novelist’s first novel, Relapse:  A Love Story(Beaver’s Pond Press).   Relapse is a love story at its best and a wild ride at its drunkest, Relapse careens through shaman-led weddings, car heists that lead to strange prophesies, and the inner workings of a mind rife with possibility and absolutely unaffected by the moonshine. Is it relapse, or is it revival? This story filled with off-beat characters surrounding its not-often-sober protagonist, Rob Wildhide takes readers on a trip through Maine that won’t soon be forgotten! The novel and tour are inspired by his wife, Becky, who insisted he move ahead with both projects despite her fight with an aggressive cancer. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation in support of cancer programs and services at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center. Becky is now in remission. The couple are using this nationwide tour to celebrate life, love, and the madness of it all. Robert Hunter is a Nashville recording artist best known for his unique brand of lyrical alt-country-rock. Hunter’s first two EPs (Afterglow and Outta My Mind) were celebrated critically and described as “magnetic” and “hard wiring, after a single listen.” He will perform songs from his latest recording, ‘Revival’. The Relapse and Revival Tour is being brought to this corner of the world on June 14 at 6pm in collaboration with Indie booksellers, The Book Garden in Frenchtown. Tickets are $35, include a copy of Hunter’s novel, Relapse: A Love Story, and a portion of proceeds will support the Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation and the historic Prallsville Mills. Purchase tickets in advance at www.bookgarden.biz. Advanced purchase is recommended as space is limited. Email contact@bookgarden.biz for details.

  • The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

    $250.00
    How many?

    Harper and Brothers Publishers 1940 with pictures by Helen Sewell and Mildred Boyle

  • Growth by AJ Smith

    $27.00 $25.00
    How many?

    How to you combat sadness in your dull everyday life?  Hire some hipster millennials.  This is what Bburke did and just like that he was reading Camus and questioning the very meaning of life.

  • The Oxford English Dictionary (Second Edition)

    $800.00
    How many?

      Clarendon Press, Oxford UK, 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Looks New. Dust Jacket Condition: Looks New. Second Edition Revised. This is the Second Edition published in 1989 and revised in 1991 of the Oxford English Dictionary. 20 volumes complete set. shipping will be extra for this very large and heavy set, priority and international shipping will be extremely costly, so be prepared if desired. Size: 9 1/4 x 12 1/2 ". Twenty Volume Complete Set.

  • Handcrafted Candles

    $18.00 $15.00
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    These beautiful, handcrafted candles feature inspiring quotes and they are only available through The Book Garden. A portion of the proceeds support charities. The candles retail for $18 in the store but are available for $15 each if ordered through our website.Li IMG_9761

  • Frenchtown New Jersey: History Along the River

    $21.99 $20.00
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    Frenchtown New Jersey: History Along the River by Robert Rando & Caroline Scutt. (ISBN: 978-1-6219-711-4) Frenchtown is a picturesque community on the banks of the Delaware River. In the late 1700s, a series of land sales to French-speaking Swiss gave the town its name. The river fostered the town’s growth throughout the nineteenth century, bringing railroads and successful businesses like Frenchtown Porcelain Works. Remnants of this industrial past are still visible in places like the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park. Visitors and locals admire historic landmarks along Bridge Street, including the Frenchtown Inn and the Hummer Building. Annual celebrations like Bastille Day and RiverFest celebrate the town’s home and heritage. Local authors Robert Rando and Caroline Scutt commemorate the unique history of this bucolic New Jersey community. Mayor Warren Cooper and Author Elizabeth Gilbert complete the picture with their commentary on life along the river.

  • A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

    $75.00
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    Jessie Willcox Smith (Illustrator). Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1905. First edition. Later issue without bold gilt on cover insert and with "Various Editions" list opposite title-page. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, full-size color cover insert, illustrated endpapers and title-page, twelve full-page color plates with captioned tissue guards bound-in, all by Jessie Willcox Smith. A gorgeous, fine copy.

  • Howard Pyle’s Book of The American Spirit

    $200.00
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    Harper & Brothers Publishing, New York and London, 1923. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good, no Jacket.. 1st Edition. Original tan board with black cloth on the spine. Black lettering on the front cover with a color illustration. Faded gilt lettering on the spine. 9 X 12 1/2 inches. 345 pages. Copy contains 201 black and white and color illustrations. All plates are present and fully intact. Pyle (1853-1911) was an American illustrator and author. This story begins with William Hawkins in 1530 and end with the surrender of General Lee in the Civil War. Pages are clean and complete.

  • Poems of Childhood by Eugene Field

    $75.00
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    Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1904. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Maxfield Parrish (illustrator). 1st Edition. Published, September, 1904," which is the copyright date; no later dates or printings mentioned; the first edition. Large octavo. Contains "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod," "Pittypat and Tippytoe," "Over the Hills and Far Away," etc.

  • The Life of Samuel Johnson

    $165.00
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    James Boswell; The Heritage Press 1963 Three Volume set; With marginal comments and markings from two copies annotated by Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi. Prepared for publication with and Introduction by Edward G. Fletcher.  Excellent condition  

  • The Guardian (2 Volume Set)

    $100.00
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    Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Two Volume set - 1804 publication from John Sharpe printed by C. Wittengham, on worn half bound marbled & faded leather -Volume I 448 pages plus illustrations, Volume II 450 pages plus illustrations

  • Tatler (four vol set)

    $200.00
    How many?

    John Sharpe;, 1804. 12mo. Four hardbacks set. volume I, 386pp; volume II, 419pp; volume III, 405pp and volume IV,398pp. Vol I has four engraved plates, Vols II and III each have six and Vol IV has three engraved plates. Each volume also has a smaller engraved illustration on the title page. A series of biographical, critical and historical essays . Half-leather bindings with marbled paper boards, rubbed gilt spine decoration and raised bands, titles in gilt. Bindings and hinges firm . A Very Good set

  • The Works of Ben Johnson

    $295.00
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    9 Volume set but only volumes V to IX are available London W. Bulmer and Co. Cleveland-row, St. James Printed for G.and W. Nicol et al, London, 1816. Book Conditions: VG+. First Edition Thus - Limited. Large paper edition, 5 of 9 volumes, rebound, spines with raised bands, more gilt and leather labels.

  • The Irish Dragoon

    $295.00
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    Charles O’Malley Vol I & II Illustrated by Phiz Dublin William Curry, Jun and Company MDCCCXLV (1845) Good condition, 334pp. + 22 plates Volume 2. viii + 336pp. + 22 plates. Bound in three-qurater brown calf on blue-marbled boards. Gilt titles to spine.   Corners scuffed and worn. Binding is nice and tight. All the illustration plates in both volumes are heavily foxed, having been printed on different paper from the text pages, which are remarkably bright and clean.  Owner's signature dated '00.

  • Letters De Mon Moulin

    $95.00
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    Alphonse Daudet Paris Librairie de La Revue Francaise Alexis Redier, Editeur In French, 287 pages and contains color Illustrations, binding worn along edges but in overall good condition. Publication date unknown

  • A Set of Anatomical Tables

    $300.00
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    A Set of Anatomical Tables, with Explanations, and an Abridgement of the Practice of Midwifery, with a View to Illustrate. A Treatise on that Subject, and Collection of Cases By William Smellie M.D. Printed at Worcester, Massachusetts, by Isaiah Thomas MDCCXCIII  (1793) The binding of this book is not good.  It has 84 pages not including illustrations.  Four owner signatures in book, the first dated signature is 1802

  • Browning’s Shorter Poems

    $40.00
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    Selected and Edited by Franklin T. Baker By the Macmillan Company Norwood Press J.S. Cushing & Co -  Berwick and Smith Norwood Mass. USA Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 1899

  • Poems

    $17.00
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    John Masefield Complete in One Volume; Macmillan,, NY:, 1929. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo, pp. xi, 438. Frontis portrati. Olive green cloth, stamped in gilt 438 pages Printed in the United States of America by the Berwick & Smith Co.

  • Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field

    $15.00
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    A poem in Six Cantos By Sir Walter Scott With notes and Illustrations New York The Mershon Company Publishers No Publishing date: Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Edition Not Shown. Padded hard cover has full color Christmas holly, gold lettering. All edges worn, webbing shows there in several places. Corners chipped, some soil spots and wrinkles. Inside has Scott in color at frontispiece, publisher's fancy scrolled logo on endpages, gilt edge paper at top.

  • Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety Seven Hours & Twenty Minutes

    $150.00
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    Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety Seven Hours and Twenty Minutes And Round the Moon Jules Verne American Edition Franklin Edition Illustrated (no illustrations in this edition) Worthington Company, 747 Broadway New York 1888

  • Works of Goldsmith

    $45.00
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    Select works of Oliver Goldsmith Comprising The Vicar of Wakefield Plays and Poems London Macmillan and Co. Limited 1901