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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.

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  • Dissent The History of an American Idea

    $35.00
    How many?

    Signed copies of this book can be ordered prior to author, Ralph Young's, appearance at historic Prallsville Mills kicks off its new speaker series on Sunday, June 4th at 1pm. Young, a Temple University History professor, says that from colonial days to our current turbulent times, dissent shapes our nation. Given the rise in protest and resistance during the last year, a look backwards in time can inform our current conditions. Young is the author of Dissent: The History of an American Idea, a narrative history of the United States from the standpoint of dissenters and protest movements. The book was a finalist for the 2016 Phi Beta Kappa Ralph Waldo Emerson Award. He is also the editor of Dissent in America: Voices That Shaped a Nation, a compilation of more than 100 documents by American dissenters. A portion of proceeds from all book sales will be donated back to Prallsville. The Prallsville Mills complex in Stockton, NJ, is considered a significant example of early American industrial architecture that was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Today, the Mill proudly features cultural and historic events for the entire community. Vist them online at www.prallsvillemills.org or follow them on Facebook.

  • The Oxford English Dictionary (Second Edition)

    $800.00
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      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.

  • Singing Head

    $300.00
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    A one-of-a-kind limited edition piece, Singing Head celebrates the ancient alphabet of Gaelic Scotland and Ireland whose letters are the names of trees. Eighteen poems mirror the 18 tree/letters of the alphabet. Songlike, simple but elegant, Fred Lowe’s poems draw on botanical and mythological lore. Each poem is paired with an image created by the painter/printmaker Val Sivilli. Poems and images play against each other in striking ways. The entire work is newly presented in a limited edition book designed and hand-constructed by book artist Ulla Warchol.

  • 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

  • Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates

    $125.00
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    Harper & Brothers, New York & London, 1921. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Publisher's mark on the verso of title page is K-V, indicating an October 1921 printing, the true first is April 1921, this is an early printing of the first edition. 247pp. 36 illustrations in colour and black & white, including 3 tipped in plates (2 in colour), plus numerous drawings in text and illustrations at the chapter heads. Dark brown cloth spine over fawn boards with a pictorial colour insert, gilt titles on spine. Internally there is age toning to endpapers and sporadic light spotting to interior pages. Binding is sound, a nice copy of a very special book.

  • 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.

  • Dante’s Inferno translated by Henry Francis Cary and illustrated by Gustave Doré

    $150.00
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    This book has no publishing date in it but most of these are referenced as circa 1910. Book Condition: Good. Black and gold lettering and design, tail of spine chipped, decorated end-papers, frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrations with tissue guards, all page-edges gold, 183pp., some browning but mostly not affecting text or illustrations, overall quite a nice copy of this classic.

  • God and Other Men: Religion, Romance, and the Search for Self-Love.

    $12.95
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    Myrna Smith's book God and Other Men is a compelling examination of a woman’s attempt to find meaning in her life by tying together the physical, social and spiritual aspects of her world. By putting these thoughts down on paper Myrna brings the reader into her world allowing us to share in the adventure. This examination of her own life was always in the back of her thoughts but came to the fore on a night in February when her husband walked out. Alone now, Myrna went back to her own beginnings trying to understand the meaning of the losses and deep pain that marked her life. Myrna grew up on a farm in Oregon. Her mother was an Evangelical Christian and her father a firm believer in reincarnation and, as she struggled to understand her life, this background becomes the platform from which her spiritual journey begins taking the reader down paths of Hinduism and Buddhism, through meditation halls and farther along into the backwoods to a medium teaching mystical healing. At the same time, as these sections of the book describe her exploration of spirituality, the physical world around her comes alive via vivid descriptions of the countries and cultures she explores and the introduction of a new lover. Taking a look at her life one sees that Myrna certainly has lived and experienced all that goes into the human condition from courage to doubt, from fear to joy and all points in between but what makes this such an interesting read is this; she does not return to any form of Evangelical preaching. Instead, she is just a writer telling a story and this allows the reader to interpret as they like.

  • The Latch Key (1925)

    $15.00
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    The Latch Key (1925)

  • 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
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    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.

  • Life of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman

    $95.00
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    Late Retired Genera, U.S.A. Maps and Illustrations By Fletcher Johnson Dickey-Hanna Co., Philadelphia PA 1891 607 pages. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Boards moderately edegworn. Pages toned. Hinges toned. A clean and sound copy.

  • 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

  • Lorna Doone A Romance of Exmoor

    $45.00
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    Vol I and II R.D. Blackmore John C. Winston Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1900. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jackets. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. No publishing date, circa 1890-1900. These are beautiful volumes, bright red cloth with very intricate gilt work decoration covering the fronts, which are in excellent condition. Volume I is 516 pages; volume II is 565 pages; both volumes have tissue-covered illustrations (engravings and scenery photographs) throughout the text, approximately every 25 to 30 pages; top edges are gilt, board corners and spine ends are rubbed, but the spines are straight, bindings are tight, text in both volumes is clean, unmarked, and in very good condition, overall good

  • The Life of Benvenuto Cellini

    $85.00
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    Volume I and II Brentano’s New York 1906

  • 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.

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