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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.

  • Belvidere by ... (Anonymous)

    $19.95
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    Look for the black book with the red dot. When you find it, Welcome to a strange little place called Belvidere. THE SETTING: A long-forgotten outpost in  the quiet wilds of rural, northwestern Jersey.  A strange place indeed. THE YEAR: 2006, in the midst of a hopeful spring. THE DATES: April 20th, 2006 (day one), by October 7th, 2006 (day 171), things are  decidedly different. THE CONTE: A mysterious man with a checkered past is sent to a strange, little dead-end town –  to do what and to whom – he simply does not know. He never does. That is part of the game. SHE decides ‘when’, The DARTS decide ‘where’ and IT decides ‘why’. And they are all joined by a malevolent puppet in his head – whom is always with him, always watching – to ensure the rules are followed and game is played. The game exists simply to be played; if it isn’t played, then there is no game. And that is  simply not allowed. It’s all part of a dangerous dance that he neither understands, nor controls. Along the way, he befriends those he will, in the end, likely betray, and there will certainly be trouble if he does not. THE PRESENTATION: This fictional, eight installment, serial novel represents a fantastical, mysterious journey; an ephemeral olla podrida  of erotica, graphic violence, racism, heathenism, bigotry and vulgarity, all buoyed  by the strength and providence of friendship,  love and kindred souls – right or wrong,  standing shoulder-to-shoulder.

  • Choosing Sustainability by Mindy Mutterperl

    $22.95
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    Choosing Sustainability: Your Guide to the What, Why and How covers nearly every aspect of this subject while remaining easy to follow and digest. Part I begins with an exploration of the obvious questions: What is sustainable living and why is it so important for each of us today? It also describes the “three pillars of sustainability,” environmental, economic and social approaches that can work in tandem to help us achieve a much greater impact. In Part II, the book shifts to “how-to” mode, providing actionable ideas to help readers adopt holistically sustainable choices in every area of life, from food, home and consuming to transportation, work and money. The book can be read from cover to cover. Or you can jump right to a subject that you’re ready to explore. Choosing Sustainability makes this important yet complex topic accessible, manageable and enjoyable. And it’s a book for everyone because creating a more sustainable world will require the commitment and involvement of each and every one of us.

  • The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

    $250.00
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    Harper and Brothers Publishers 1940 with pictures by Helen Sewell and Mildred Boyle

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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