Farm Festivals

This 1881 first edition of Farm Festivals by poet Will Carleton was purchased at the Scranberry Coop in Andover, NJ, and was published eight years after his popular collection Farm Ballads (1873).

The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild by Jack London was published in 1903 to critical acclaim. It’s a prime example of the American pastoral: the domesticated protagonist Buck rejects modernity and chooses primitive life in the wilderness. An action-adventure “survival of the fittest” animal parable, Call of the Wild combines popular literary genres while writing a beautiful, persuasive…

Dickon Among the Lenape Indians

This 1938 first edition copy of Dickon Among the Lenape Indians by M.R. Harrington was purchased at the Maine Bookhouse in Oxford, ME; an exciting find in a bookstore outside of New Jersey. Still used as an educational tool for New Jersey elementary school students, this work has been lauded for its accurate depiction of Lenape Indian life…

Adventures of Tom Sawyer

This 1941 edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain and illustrated by Richard Powers is a Junior Deluxe Edition published by Nelson Doubleday. Purchased at Village Antiques & Collectibles in Succasunna, NJ.

The Art of Preserving

“An army marches on it’s stomach.” – Napoleon Bonaparte Nicolas Appert (1745-1841) was a French chef who is known today as the father of modern food preservation. In 1795, Napoleon’s military held a contest with a 12,000-franc prize to discover a more efficient way to preserve and transport food. Napoleon was determined to distribute safe…