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The Life and Work of Monsignor Joseph Kalajian on the occasion of his 50th Anniversary and Priesthood 1931-1982 An Autobiography

By: Kalajian, Monsignor Joseph

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Detroit, Private Printing: 1982

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18111

Condition: F/NONE


Red cloth boards with gilt lettering. Author inscribed front endpaper. Autobiography of Monsignor Joseph Kalajian, pastor of Detroit's St. Vartan Armenian Catholic Church. Includes numerous photographs in both color and black-and-white, testimonials, poetry, musical scores as well as an account of his early life in Armenia. Text in both English and Armenian.; MCN14810; 4to - 11" to 13" tall; 359 pp; Signed by Author View more info

Hands Across Michigan Tradition Bearers

By: Kamuda, Alan R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Detroit Free Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 28518

ISBN: 0937247553

Condition: F/NF


Photographic study of Michigan artists and craftspeople - rugmakers, basketweavers, bakers, woodcarvers, etc.; MCN22995; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 141 pp View more info

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Our Little Island Grosse Ile

By: Keith, Julia J.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Private Printing: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 30881

Condition: VG/NONE


Original green paper covered boards rubbed on points, about 2" tearing of paper at spine ends but corners square and binding secure with a few handwritten updates to text. History of Grosse Ile in Wayne County, Michigan includes information on eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth century residents. Quite scarce first edition. ; MCN25299; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 93 pp View more info

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Our Little Island Grosse Ile

By: Keith, Julia J.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Private Printing: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31849

Condition: VG+/NONE


Original green paper covered boards lightly rubbed, corners square and tight. History of Grosse Ile in Wayne County, Michigan includes information on eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth century residents. ; MCN26202; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 93 pp View more info

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Willow Run Colossus of American Industry

By: Kidder, Warren Benjamin

Price: $110.00

Publisher: KFT: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 31581

ISBN: 0964720531

Condition: F/NONE


Author signed under his photograph. Study of Michigan's Willow Run area, "Home of Henry Ford's B-24 "Liberator" Bomber." ; MCN25959; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 344 pp; Signed by Author View more info

Michigan's Lumbertowns Lumbermen and Laborers in Saginaw, Bay City, and Muskegon, 1870-1905

By: Kilar, Jeremy W.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Detroit, Wayne State University Press: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31586

ISBN: 0814320724

Condition: F/NONE


History of Michigan's lumber industry with black-and-white historical photographs, notes, index.; MCN25964; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 361 pp View more info

Eating the Chinese Way in Detroit

By: King, Elizabeth Chiu

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chinese Cultural Publications: 1980

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 31044

Condition: VG+


Red wraps show mild wear, name crossed off front cover and address stamped on title page. Dining guide to Chinese restaurants in Detroit and the Detroit metropolitan area circa 1980. Includes descriptions, copies of menus, additional recipes. ; MCN25441; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 150 pp; Signed by Author View more info

A Rascal's Craft Musings of a Finnish-American Immigrant

By: Kiviranta, Eelu. Translated by Lillian Lehto

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Momentum Books: 2010

Seller ID: 31576

ISBN: 187909486X

Condition: F


Title page signed by Steve Lehto and translator Lillian Lehto. Collection of poetry written by Finnish immigrant who worked in the copper mining industry in northern Michigan, interspersed with local history and photographs. ; MCN25954; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 114 pp; Signed by Translator View more info

Hamtramck The Driven City: The Making of America Series

By: Kowalski, Greg

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Arcadia: 2002

Seller ID: 30447

ISBN: 0738523801

Condition: NF


Minor small crease to rear corner else a fine copy. ; MCN24936; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 160 pp View more info

Romance of Muskegon

By: Kyes, Alice Prescott

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Muskegon Heritage Association: 1974

Seller ID: 30882

Condition: F


Oversized softcover compilation of historical articles originally published as a feature of the 1937 Muskegon Centennial celebration. Illustrated with historical photographs. Index. ; MCN25300; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 162 pp View more info

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Views of Lansing and Vicinity

By: L. H. Nelson Company

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Portland, L. H. Nelson Company: circa 1904

Seller ID: 33334

Condition: VG


Green wraps faded and mildly thumbed, a few smudges to page margins. Photographs of Lansing, Michigan churches, government buildings, schools, college campus, etc.; MCN27337; Oblong 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 32 pp View more info

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Michigan in the World War Military and Naval Honors of Michigan Men and Women

By: Landrum, Charles R. (comp). Edited by George C. Fuller

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Michigan Historical Commission: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31848

Condition: VG+/NONE


Previous owner's name and rank written front endpaper, mild wear. Compilation of names and deeds of decorated Michigan veterans who served during World War I; those receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Naval Decorations and Foreign Decorations. Name index. ; MCN26201; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 247 pp View more info

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Michigan in the World War Military and Naval Honors of Michigan Men and Women

By: Landrum, Charles R. (comp). Edited by George C. Fuller

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Michigan Historical Commission: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 32707

Condition: VG/NONE


Number written in white ink front panel, usual library markings with small rectangular cut on title page, a very good reading copy. Compilation of names and deeds of decorated Michigan veterans who served during World War I; those receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Naval Decorations and Foreign Decorations. Name index. ; MCN26716; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 247 pp View more info

Michigan in the World War Military and Naval Honors of Michigan Men and Women

By: Landrum, Charles R. (comp). Edited by George C. Fuller

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Michigan Historical Commission: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 32948

Condition: VG+/NONE


Scant rubbing on points, clean and unmarked. Compilation of names and deeds of decorated Michigan veterans who served during World War I; those receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Naval Decorations and Foreign Decorations. Name index. ; MCN26956; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 247 pp View more info

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John Allen: Michigan's Pioneer Promoter

By: Lane, Kit

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Pavilion Press: 1988

Seller ID: 27928

Condition: VG+


A softcover biography of John Allen, Michigan senator and land speculator. ; MCN22575; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 185 pp View more info

Hollowed Ground Copper Mining and Community Building on Lake Superior, 1840s-1990s

By: Lankton, Larry

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Wayne State University Press: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 33406

ISBN: 0814334903

Condition: VG+


Slight sway and tilt to spine else a fine copy. History of copper mining on Michigan's Keweenaw peninsula, illustrated. Index.; MCN27409; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 375 pp View more info

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Keweenaw Copper Mines, Mills, Smelters, and Communities

By: Lankton, Larry

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University: 1997

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 33734

Condition: VG+


Author signed title page. An introduction and overview of the historic Lake Superior copper industry and guide to historic sites, illustrated with photographs. Written to be presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial Archaeology (SIA) in 1997. ; MCN27758; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 55 pp; Signed by Author View more info

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Black Experiences in Michigan History

By: Larrie, Reginald

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Michigan Department of State: 1975

Seller ID: 32984

Condition: NF


Slight sway to wraps else a fine copy. African American experiences and contributions to the state of Michigan. ; MCN26992; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 29 pp View more info

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The Brockway Mountain Drive Story

By: LaVanway, Paul

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Private Printing: 2010

Seller ID: 33736

ISBN: 0982345119

Condition: VG+


14-page history of scenic Brockway Mountain Drive in Keweenaw County, Michigan plus an additional 27 pages of historical photographs, postcards, fold-out maps, etc. Scarce.; MCN27760; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

Genesee County Historic Auto Dealerships 1908-1960

By: Lawrence, Peggy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Genesee County Historical Society:

Seller ID: 32430

Condition: NF


Bottom corner pinched else a fine unmarked copy. Published circa 2001. Pictorial history of the auto dealerships in Genesee County, Michigan, includes names and operational dates of local dealerships. ; MCN26443; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 59 pp View more info