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Genesee County Historic Auto Dealerships 1908-1960

By: Lawrence, Peggy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Genesee County Historical Society:

Seller ID: 32431

Condition: F


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. ; MCN26444; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 59 pp View more info

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History of Detroit Chronicle of its Progress, its Industries, its Institutions, and the People of the Fair City of the Straits (3 Volumes)

By: Leake, Paul

Price: $95.00

Publisher: The Lewis Publishing Co.: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 33413

Condition: G+/NONE


Original three-quarter leather and cloth boards worn with loss at points and extremities, lacking spine leather. Marbled page ends and decorated endpapers, all hinges intact and tightly bound, a complete first edition set being sold here as is. Three-volume early twentieth century history of Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan with the first volume providing a detailed history of he city's development and the final two volumes containing biographical sketches with full-page portraits and tissue guards. An uncommon complete set. ; MCN27415; 1266 pp View more info

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History of Kent County, Michigan; Together With Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History; Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens

By: Leeson, M. A.

Price: $525.00

Publisher: Chicago, Chas. C. Chapman & Co.: 1881

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 33163

Condition: VG+/NONE


Three-quarter brown leather and cloth boards with gilt stamping front panel and spine, four raised bands on spine. Moderate rubbing to leather extremities, very light scattered foxing, a bit of pencil marginalia. Marbled endpapers and page ends, sturdy binding, a solid and handsome copy. A thick first edition detailed history of Kent County, Michigan with numerous biographical sketches, illustrated.; MCN27170; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1426 pp View more info

Lenawee Reflections Sept. 1988-August 1989

By: Lindquist, Charles N.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Lenawee County Historical Society: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 32927

Condition: F/NONE


Author signed front endpaper. Articles on the history of Lenawee County, Michigan originally published in the Daily Telegraph. Illustrated. Index. ; MCN26935; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 120 pp; Signed by Author View more info

100 Years in Leelanau

By: Littell, Edmund M.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Private Printing: 2007

Seller ID: 32013

Condition: VG+


Concise history of Leelanau County, Michigan includes first settlers, industry, early civic affairs, short chapters on the Glen Lake region and South Manitou Island, Northport and the Fox Islands, Greilickville, Omena, Peshawbestown, Leland, Port Oneida, Suttons Bay, North Unity, Lake Leelanau, Good Harbor, Empire, Bingham, with black-and-white historical photographs.; MCN26339; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 80 pp View more info

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The Detroit Riot of 1967

By: Locke, Hubert G.

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Detroit, Wayne State University Press: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31266

ISBN: 0814314015

Condition: G/G


Tan cloth boards with black lettering to spine slightly tilted with fading to extremities, name written front endpaper, a slight musty odor. In an unclipped and edgeworn dustjacket with chipping at points, now in protective mylar. History of Detroit's July, 1967 riot with black-and-white photographs of the unrest and aftermath, index. ; MCN25654; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pp View more info

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Pictorial History of Grand Rapids

By: Mapes, Lynn G. and Anthony Travis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Kregel Publications: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 32446

ISBN: 0825432138

Condition: VG+/VG


A clean and unmarked copy in a rubbed and edgeworn dustjacket with price torn off lower flap, now in protective mylar. An earlier oversized pictorial history of Grand Rapids in Kent County, Michigan. Map endpapers. ; MCN26456; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 192 pp View more info

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The Book of Detroiters A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men of the City of Detroit

By: Marquis, Albert Nelson

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Chicago, A. N. Marquis & Co.: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 33251

Condition: G/NONE


Three quarter leather and green cloth boards rubbing to extremities, leather worn at tips and lacking spine although remnants of spine leather are preserved in envelope and laid in. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers, binding tight and corners square, just needs some spine repair. Brief history of Detroit, Michigan with numerous biographical sketches of prominent Detroit residents. ; MCN27256; Large 8vo 9" - 10" ; 499 pp View more info

The Real McCoy of Ypsilanti

By: Marshall, Albert P.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: MARLAN Pub.: 1998

Seller ID: 30986

Condition: F


Brief biography of Elijah McCoy, African American mechanical engineer and inventor. ; MCN25395; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 32 pp View more info

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Matilda R. Wilson Mistress Of Meadow Brook Hall

By: Marzolf, Marion and Marianne Ritchie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Private Printing: 1983

Seller ID: 34089

Condition: VG+


Pictorial wraps lightly rubbed, sticker shadow front panel. Probable first edition, with tissue endpapers. Oblong booklet profiles Matilda R. Wilson, widow of automotive pioneer John Dodge, illustrated. ; MCN28050; Oblong 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 52 pp View more info

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Matilda R. Wilson Mistress Of Meadow Brook Hall

By: Marzolf, Marion and Marianne Ritchie

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Private Printing: 1983

Seller ID: 34090

Condition: VG+


White pictorial wraps lightly rubbed. Later printing. Oblong booklet profiles Matilda R. Wilson, widow of automotive pioneer John Dodge, illustrated. ; MCN28051; Oblong 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 52 pp View more info

Down Twelve Decades A Pictorial History of Alma

By: McMacken, David and Louise Davenport

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alma Bicentennial Committee: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 32098

Condition: VG+


Tan wraps toned, date written front cover. Pictorial history of the city of Alma in Gratiot County, Michigan illustrated with historical photographs and local advertisements. Approximately 100 pages. Related newspaper articles laid in. ; MCN26357; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

The Book of Birmingham

By: McMechan, Jervis Bell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Averill Press: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 30901

Condition: F/NONE


Oversized history of the city of Birmingham in Oakland County, Michigan, illustrated throughout. Index.; MCN25319; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 228 pp View more info

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Michigan's Heartland 1900-1918

By: Meek, Forrest B.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Edgewood Press: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 31292

ISBN: 0960247203

Condition: VG+/NONE


Spine just very slightly tilted else a fine copy lacking dustjacket. Author signed and dated title page. Detailed history of Clare County and central Michigan between 1900-1918, illustrated with black-and-white historical photographs. With chapters on public road, automobiles, farming, politics, doctors, schools, churches, city of Clare, communities, etc. Index. ; MCN25680; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 449 pp; Signed by Author View more info

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Along the Tracks: A Directory of Named Places on Michigan Railroads

By: Meints, Graydon M.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Clarke Historical Library: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 34164

ISBN: 0916699110

Condition: F/F


Comprehensive listing of all named common carrier railroad locations in the state of Michigan. Includes alphabetical listing of all places with county location. ; MCN28110; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 303 pp View more info

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Inventory of the County Archives of Michigan No. 38 Jackson County (Jackson)

By: Michigan Historical Records Survey Project

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Michigan Historical Records Survey Project: 1941

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 32499

Condition: G


Tan wraps chipping to edges, stamps crossed out with black marker on cover, endpapers and fore-edge, rubbed. Local history reference work prepared by WPA. ; MCN26508; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 360 pp View more info

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Grand Traverse The Civil War Era

By: Mitchell, John C.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Suttons Bay Publications: 2011

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 32010

ISBN: 0962146641

Condition: F/NF


Author signed title page. Civil War participation of nothern Michigan soldiers from the Grand Traverse region, illustrated. Index. ; MCN26336; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 344 pp; Signed by Author View more info

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Water Over the Dam Vicksburg Then and Now

By: Molineaux, Grace and Special Writers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vicksburg Historical Society: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 32093

Condition: VG+


Tickets from centennial pageant stapled alongside name of previous owner on front endpaper. History of the village of Vicksburg in Kalamazoo County, Michigan profusely illustrated with sepia toned photographs, maps, etc. Index. ; MCN26352; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 257 pp View more info

Some of the Best From C & H News and Views Vol. II

By: Monette, Clarence J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Lake Linden, Welden H. Curtin: 1987

Seller ID: 32095

Condition: VG+


Thirtieth of a Local History Series. A second volume of articles with numerous black-and-white photographs originally printed in C & H News - Views, a publication of the Calumet and Hecla Consolidated Copper Company in Michigan's upper peninsula (Houghton County). ; MCN26354; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 120 pp View more info

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History of Michigan Volume I - IV

By: Moore, Charles

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Lewis Publishing Co.: 1915

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 33146

Condition: VG+/NONE


Black half leather and cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, worn on points with some loss at spine ends. Front board of Volume II starting to separate outer spine. Decorated endpapers, marbled page ends with gilt top edge. Corners square, binding quite secure and a nicely preserved and quite serviceable 4-volume set. Volume I contains early history Michigan, remaining three volumes include numerous biographical sketches with full-page portraits. Index in first volume. ; MCN27153; 2297 pp View more info