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A Bicentennial Historical Sketch of Oakland County Michigan 1815-1976 (Out Of Small Beginnings)

By: Waddell, Richard Lee. Edited and Rewritten by the History Committee of the Oakland County American Revolution Bicentennial Commission

Price: $12.00

Publisher: County of Oakland: 1976

Seller ID: 32387

Condition: VG+


A history of Oakland County, Michigan based on an article prepared by J. Carlton Starbuck, rewritten by Richard Lee Waddell and then supplemented and edited by the committee. Early Michigan history including canals, railroads, rural and pioneer life, Civil War, buggy industry, etc., through 1976. With black-and-white historical photos. ; MCN26406; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 181 pp View more info

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Old Settlers A Historical and Chronological Record Together With Personal Experiences and Reminiscences of Members of the Old Settlers of the Grand Traverse Region

By: Wait, S. E. and W. S. Anderson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Black Letter Press: 1978

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 33083

ISBN: 0912382252

Condition: F


Facsimile reprint of the 1918 history of Michigan's Grand Traverse area includes biographical sketches, black-and-white illustrations, list of members of the Old Settlers' Association with the year that they came to the region. Many local advertisements. ; MCN27091; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 86 pp View more info

Traverse City Postcard History

By: Wakefield, Lawrence

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grand Traverse Pioneer & Historical Society: 1991

Seller ID: 33986

ISBN: 0961890339

Condition: VG+


Collection of Traverse City, Michigan postcards, most from the collection of Kathy Waggoner Gorski. ; MCN27980; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pp View more info

One Hundred Years A Country Town The Village of Tecumseh, Michigan 1824-1924

By: Waldron, Clara

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Thomas A. Riordan: 1974

Seller ID: 30890

Condition: VG+


History of the town of Tecumseh in Lenawee County, Michigan includes first settlers, Tecumseh Company, Indians, Black Hawk War, Toledo War, newspapers, railroad, businesses, schools, Raisin Institute, Negro citizens, Civil War, temperance, Spanish-American War, much more. Written by a descendant of early pioneer William Tilton. With black-and-white illustrations, index.; MCN25308; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 198 pp View more info

1873 Atlas of the State of Michigan, Including Statistics and Descriptions of the Civil History, Railways, Educational Institutions

By: Walling, H. F.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Bookmark: 1977

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 34160

Condition: VG+


Front cover creased with minor discoloration spots, internally sound. Softcover facsimile reprint of the 1873 Michigan atlas. Includes "Gazetteer of Places, Railroad Stations, Post Offices, Landings, Lakes, Rivers, Islands, Cities, Towns, Villages..." ; MCN28106; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 135 pp View more info

Art in the Stations The Detroit People Mover

By: Walt, Irene. Photography by Balthazar Korab

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Art in the Stations: 2006

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 27796

ISBN: 0974539201

Condition: F/F


A fine copy now in protective mylar jacket. Author inscribed title page, "For a better Detroit! Irene Walt 19th September 2006." ; MCN22454; 74 pp; Signed by Author View more info

William N. Lyster Missionary to Michigan

By: Warner, Jack E.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Private Printing: 1998

Seller ID: 33982

Condition: F


MCN27976; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 112 pp View more info

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Michigan Manual of Freedmen's Progress

By: Warren, Francis H.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The Commission: 1915

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 32708

Condition: G/NONE


Navy cloth boards rubbed on points with some fraying and loss lower corners, front hinge repaired. LACKING title page. Detailed history of Michigan's African Americans includes biographical sketches, home and property owners, roster of Civil War participants, much more. Illustrated with photographs.; MCN26717; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 371 pp View more info

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Off Color The Violent History of Detroit's Notorious Purple Gang

By: Waugh, Daniel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: In-Depth Editions: 2014

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 32117

ISBN: 0988977222

Condition: F


A fine softcover copy.; MCN26370; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 335 pp View more info

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1939 Wayne Michigan City Directory and Classified Buyers Guide with Map and Street Index

By: Wayne Chamber of Commerce

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Wayne Chamber of Commerce: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 33107

Condition: G+


Tan wraps quite worn and rubbed with pencil writing front panel, spine repaired with clear cellophane tape. Internally age toned, securely bound. Fold-out map at rear is torn along creases and in four pieces, chipping to edges, quite fragile but complete. An early directory for the city of Wayne in Wayne County, Michigan. ; MCN27115; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 116 pp View more info

First Ladies of Michigan

By: Weddon, Willah

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NOG Press: 1994

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 31578

ISBN: 0963837605

Condition: F


Second revised edition. Includes biographical sketches of Michigan governor's wives through Michelle Engler. ; MCN25956; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 182 pp View more info

Brush Park Detroit, Michigan Historic and Architectural Survey

By: Weir, Lynne B. and MaryGrace York

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Historic Preservation: 1991

Seller ID: 31619

Condition: NF


History and architectural survey of the Brush Park neighborhood with folded map in envelope at rear. ; MCN25997; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 59 pp View more info

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A History of Michigan Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

By: Westbrook, Jack R.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Clarke Historical Library: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31284

Condition: VG+


Top corner creased else a nearly fine copy, unmarked. "Published in conjunction with an exhibit On the History of Michigan's Oil and Natural Gas Industry In the Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University." Illustrated. ; MCN25672; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 84 pp View more info

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Old Grand Rapids

By: White, Arthur Scott

Price: $20.00

Publisher: White Printing Co.: 1925

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 33498

Condition: VG+/NONE


Green cloth boards corners rubbed, pocket removed inside front board and note written inside, hinges starting but binding secure. Collection of historical essays originally published in local newspapers describing early Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan.; MCN27527; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 87 pp View more info

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Grand Rapids On Parade Being a Series of Outstanding Events and Happenings that have Helped Make a City Big and Friendly

By: White, Arthur Scott

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Herpolsheimer Co.: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 33559

Condition: VG-


Tan wraps darkened with staining and light soiling, edgeworn, internally sound with no markings. Commemorative history and overview of early Grand Rapids in Kent County, Michigan, "To Commemorate Its Fifty-Sixth Birthday." ; MCN27588; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 32 pp View more info

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The Honorable Peter White A Biographical Sketch of the Lake Superior Iron Country

By: Williams, Ralph D.

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Penton Publishing Co.: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 26838

Condition: VG+/NONE


Gold cloth boards with pictorial pastedown darkened, worn on spine ends with small splitting to cloth. Brown endpapers, binding secure. Frontis portrait with tissue guard. Biography of Peter White, early settler in Marquette, Michigan and businessman involved in iron mining in the region. Illustrated with numerous photographs of northern Michigan, mining scenes and equipment, etc. ; MCN21728; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 205 pp View more info

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The Farm Journal Illustrated Directory of Montcalm County Michigan

By: Wilmer Atkinson Company

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Wilmer Atkinson Co.: 1917

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 32909

Condition: VG/NONE


Paper covered boards with black cloth spine rubbed, heavier wear to extremities, cloth torn near head of spine. Internally age toned, a few closed tears to endpapers. Lacking folding road map. Early Montcalm County, Michigan directory, with local advertisements. ; MCN26917; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pp View more info

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The Story of Willow Run

By: Wilson, Marion F.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: University of Michigan Press: 1956

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 29645

Condition: VG+/VG+


Black and blue decorated boards show scant wear, address sticker inside front board. In a lightly rubbed dustjacket with a few minor scratches front panel, now in protective mylar. History of Michigan's Willow Run community illustrated with photographs. Fold-out map in excellent condition. ; MCN24501; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 138 pp View more info

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Franklin's Yesteryear

By: Wood, Bert D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Edwards Brothers: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 31952

Condition: VG+/VG+


Scant wear, in a lightly worn dustjacket with rubbing on points and small chip bottom of front panel, now in protective mylar. Author signed title page. History of the village of Franklin in Oakland County, Michigan based on original sources and written by a descendant of one of Franklin's pioneer families.; MCN26285; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 215 pp; Signed by Author View more info

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History of Genesee County Michigan Her People, Industries and Institutions With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families Volume I and II

By: Wood, Edwin O.

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Federal Publishing Co.: 1916

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 33519

Condition: VG-/NONE


Original three-quarter leather and marbled paper covered board quite worn with loss to extremities and chipping to spine leather. Boards attached but fragile, all edges gilt with marbled endpapers and a complete copy in need of a bit of tightening and tender care. Two volume history of Genesee County, Michigan with Volume I (832 pp.) providing a detailed history of the county including the city of Flint, and Volume II (856 pp.) containing biographical sketches with full page portraits and tissue guards. Additional photographs available on request.; MCN27548 View more info