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Bay Breezes Excerpts taken from the Elk Rapids Progress A newspaper published in Elk Rapids, Michigan Volume II Issues of: 1880, 1881 and 1882

By: Neumann, Glenn

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Elk Rapids Area Historical Society: 1997

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 33738

ISBN: 096535041X

Condition: NF


Number 593 of a limited edition, signed by author. Elk Rapids is located in Antrim County, Michigan; Benjamin F. Davis was editor of the newspaper from 1878-1894. Index lists births, marriages, obituaries. ; MCN27762; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 327 pp; Signed by Author View more info

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Noble Memories A Firsthand Recollection of Northern Michigan's Lumber Boom Days

By: Noble, Percy. Edited by Nancy Niblack Baxter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pioneer Study Center Press: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31854

Condition: VG/VG+


Black cloth boards clean and straight, one page has large closed tear and a few passages neatly underlined in red ink. In a lightly worn dustjacket with straight tear along rear fore-edge, now in protective mylar. Reminiscenses and memoirs of Percy Noble who was born 1874 in Elk Rapids, Antrim County, Michigan. Illustrated with photographs. ; MCN26207; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 207 pp View more info

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A Grand Rapids Sampler

By: Olson, Gordon L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, The Grand Rapids Historical Commission: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 32444

ISBN: 096177083X

Condition: VG+/VG+


Previous owner's stamp front endpaper else a nearly fine copy in an edgeworn dustjacket with chipping, now in protective mylar. Oversized history of Grand Rapids in Kent County, Michigan profusely illustrated throughout.; MCN26454; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 231 pp View more info

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1919 Michiganensian A War Record

By: Osius, Jr., Charles R.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: University of Michigan: 1919

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 32826

Condition: VG-/NONE


Tan cloth boards worn with loss at points. Front gutter repaired with a few names and addresses written front endpaper. Front blank endpaper detached with occasional fingerprint smudge. Thick 1919 annual of the University of Michigan - "We have attempted to present as complete a record of the University's work in the Great War as was possible." ; MCN26835; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 803 pp View more info

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History of Benton Harbor and Tales of Village Days

By: Pender, James

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Chicago, Braun Printing Co.: 1915

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 32903

Condition: VG/NONE


Brown pebbled cloth boards with gilt stamping rubbed on points, faint crease to spine cloth, front hinge a bit weak and some chipping to edge of endpaper. Internally sound, occasional offsetting. Compact history of the town of Benton Harbor in Berrien County, Michigan, "A Combination of Local Historic events, Interwoven with Anecdotes of the Times when Benton Harbor was a Village. Together wiht a Compilation of Other Records." Scarce first edition copy.; MCN26911; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 200 pp View more info

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Mackinac Island Its History in Pictures

By: Petersen, Eugene T.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Mackinac Island State Park Commission: 1973

Seller ID: 30631

Condition: VG/NONE


Bound in gold cloth library binding with usual library markings. Pictorial history of Michigan's Mackinac Island, with index. ; MCN25110; Ex-Library; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 103 pp View more info

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Protestantism in Michigan: Being a Special History of the Methodist Episcopal Church and Incidentally of Other Denominations

By: Pilcher, Elijah H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Farmington, First United Methodist Church: 1984

Seller ID: 33981

Condition: F/NONE


Purple cloth boards, hardcover facsimile reprint of the 1878 edition. "Notices of the Origin and Growth of the Principal Towns and Cities of the State; Biographical Sketches of Many Prominent Pastors and Laymen Connected with the Birth and Growth of Protestantism in Michigan." History of the Protestant church in Michigan, focusing on Methodism with chapters on the First M. R. Church in Jackson and Kalamazoo. Illustrated. ; MCN27975; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 464 pp View more info

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History of Bridgeport Saginaw County, Michigan From the Beginning to the Present Time Including an outline of the History of Michigan, Saginaw County and Frankenmuth, with Short Sketches of the First Settlers

By: Pollen, T. J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Saginaw Genealogical Society: 1978

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 30632

Condition: VG


White wraps faded and lightly thumbed, usual library markings. Number 105 of an edition limited to 200 copies. Originally published about 1912, this history of Bridgeport in Saginaw County, Michigan includes numerous biographical sketches of early settlers. Index. ; MCN25111; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 79 pp View more info

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Statistics of the State of Michigan, Compiled from the Census of 1860, Taken by Authority of the United States

By: Porter, James B.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Lansing, John A. Kerr & Co., Printers to the State: 1861

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 32629

Condition: VG/NONE


Original brown cloth spine with paper covered boards fraying to spine edges, boards have external dampstain marks only. Offsetting to endpapers with scattered foxing, address written inside front board and penciled notes rear endpaper, now in protective clear mylar. Compilation of census statistics by county and township. ; MCN26638; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 334 pp View more info

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Old Brighton Village

By: Proctor, Hazel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor Federal Savings: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 32695

Condition: VG+


Title written on spine else a nearly fine copy. Collection of historical photographs depicting the city of Brighton in Livingston County, Michigan. ; MCN26704; Oblong 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 95 pp View more info

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Polk's Ann Arbor (Washtenaw County, Mich.) City Directory 1954

By: R. L. Polk & Co.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Detroit, R. L. Polk & Company: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 32904

Condition: G/NONE


Two-tone cloth covered boards very worn with fraying to edges, gray and maroon cloth, faint dampstain front endpaper and rear board has slight sway. Gray cloth peeling away from boards, binding secure. "Containing an Alphabetical Directory of Business Concerns and Private Citizens, a Directory of Householders, Occupants of Office Buildings and Other Business Places, Including a Complete Street and Avenue Guide and Much Information of a Miscellaneous Character; also a Buyer's Guide and a Complete Classified Business Directory."; MCN26912; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall View more info

Livingston County Michigan Land Atlas and Plat Book 1987-1988

By: Rockford Map Publishers

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Rockford Map Publishers: 1987

Seller ID: 32809

Condition: VG+


With city and township maps showing landowners, etc. ; MCN26818; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 59 pp View more info

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History of Cass County, From 1825 to 1875

By: Rogers, Howard S.

Price: $210.00

Publisher: Cassopolis, W. H. Mansfield, Vigilant Book and Job Print.: 1875

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 32588

Condition: VG/NONE


Original blue cloth boards rubbed with some staining, fraying to spine edges, worn on points. Rear guttter repaired, corners square and securely bound, pages toned with light scattered foxing. Early Cass County, Michigan history published covering the period from early settlement until just after the Civil War; includes information on first white settlers and settlements. Index. ; MCN26597; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 406 pp View more info

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A History of Van Buren County Michigan A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People, and its Principal Interests Vols. I and II

By: Rowland, Captain O. W.

Price: $185.00

Publisher: The Lewis Publishing Co.: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 33783

Condition: VG+/NONE


Two-volume set in three-quarter leather rubbed and worn on points, marbled page edges, decorated endpapers. Corners square and tightly bound, a handsome VG+ set. First volume includes early county history - government, roads and railroads, education, county seat, politics, Civil War, geology, agriculture, newspapers, medicine, with a chapter on each of the townships. Volume Two is filled with biographical sketches and portraits of prominent citizens. Index.; MCN27800; 1158 pp View more info

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History of Oakland County Michigan A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People, and its Principal Interests Volume I and II

By: Seeley, Thaddeus D.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: The Lewis Publishing Co.: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 32766

Condition: VG+/NONE


Original three-quarter leather boards with gilt lettering to spine rubbing to extremities, slight loss on lower tips, small nick to leather front panel of Volume I and rear panel Volume II. Else tightly bound, corners square with marbled endpapers and page ends, a handsome first edition set. Volume I provides a detailed history of the county and Volume II contains biographical sketches with full-page portraits of those prominent Oakland County residents. Index. ; MCN26775; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 906 pp View more info

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History of Oakland County Michigan A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People, and its Principal Interests Volume I and II

By: Seeley, Thaddeus D.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: The Lewis Publishing Co.: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 33414

Condition: VG+/NONE


Original three-quarter leather boards with gilt lettering to spine show heavy rubbing to leather, a bit of loss head of spine on Volume I. Decorated endpapers, marbled page ends and gilt top edge, tightly bound and a solid set. Volume I provides a detailed history of the county and Volume II contains biographical sketches with full-page portraits of prominent Oakland County residents. Index. ; MCN27416; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 906 pp View more info

Webster: A Time, A Place, A People A history of life in Webster Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan from 1824 to 2008

By: Shackman, Grace

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Webster United Church of Christ/Webster Township Historical Society: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 28229

ISBN: 0978892704

Condition: F/NONE


A fine hardcover copy. Detailed history of the town of Webster includes sections on Dexter, early settlers, schools, churches, some cemetery inscriptions, etc. Illustrated. ; MCN22800; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 274 pp View more info

Webster: A Time, A Place, A People A history of life in Webster Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan from 1824 to 2008

By: Shackman, Grace

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Webster United Church of Christ/Webster Township Historical Society: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 30943

ISBN: 0978892704

Condition: F/NONE


Detailed history of the town of Webster includes sections on Dexter, early settlers, schools, churches, some cemetery inscriptions, etc. Illustrated. ; MCN25358; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 274 pp View more info

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A Short History Of The University Of Michigan

By: Shaw, Wilfred B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, George Wahr: 1937

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 28513

Condition: F/VG+


Navy cloth boards clean and bright in a slightly faded dustjacket with faint remnant of price sticker front panel, now in protective mylar. Includes the University of Michigan's first years, early finances, school presidents through Alexander Grant Ruthven, policies and administration, alumni and students geographical distribution, date and cost of university buildings, more. "With Twenty-two Drawings and Etchings by the Author." ; MCN22990; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 157 pp View more info

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Michigan Military Records The D.A.R. of Michigan Historical Collections: Records of the Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Michigan: The Pensioners of Territorial Michigan: And the Soldiers of Michigan Awarded the Medal of Honor Bulletin No. 12

By: Silliman, Sue Imogene

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lansing, Michigan Historical Commission: 1920

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 32627

Condition: VG


Original brown wrappers edgeworn with chipping to spine paper. Names, genealogical data and military service of men buried in Michigan who served during the Revolutionary War, early pensioners and medal of honor recipients. Index. ; MCN26636; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 244 pp View more info