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Image for 1930 Scrapbook of Detroit Street Names [Detroit News, George Catlin]

1930 Scrapbook of Detroit Street Names [Detroit News, George Catlin]

By: [Catlin, George B.]

Price: $90.00

Publisher: np, nd


Ribbon-bound scrapbook with dull gilt “Clippings” and scissors image on the front cover, 20 by 28 cm, 41 leaves of which all are used, recto only. Covers have some light dampstains and edge wear, with chips at the corners and spine ends. The leaves are yellowed and brittle, with a couple of small edge chips, but the album is stable with all pages intact. The clippings appear to date from the late-1920s to early-1930s and are from The Detroit News. They feature a ... View more info

A Family History: August Julius Schultz & Augusta Minnie (Diesing) Schultz and William (Adams) Kortright & Mary Margaret Jane (Peterson) Kortright, Bear Lake, Michigan, Manistee County

By: Schultz Probst, Shirley Margaret

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Decatur, Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society, 2008

Edition: First edition


Schultz Probst, Shirley Margaret. A Family History: August Julius Schultz & Augusta Minnie (Diesing) Schultz and William (Adams) Kortright & Mary Margaret Jane (Peterson) Kortright, Bear Lake, Michigan, Manistee County. Decatur, Michigan: Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society, 2008. Perfect-bound wraps, 21.3cm by 27.3cm, [12] 311 pp. plus a detailed 44-page index. Near fine with only the faintest signs of shelf wear. No writing, highlighting, names, or other marki... View more info

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A History of Godfrey-Lee Public Schools: 1857-1967 (Wyoming, Michigan)

By: Fry, Lloyd C.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: [Wyoming, Michigan], presumably self-published, c. 1965


Staple-bound card-wraps, 14 by 21.5 cm, 126 (1) pp., 4 black and white photos. Very good with light soiling to the wraps and turned corners on a few pages. A fairly in-depth and early history of this Wyoming, Michigan school system. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB) is dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. View more info

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A Picture Album of Holland, Michigan

By: Ven Reken, Donald; Theron Wierenga

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Holland, MI, Self-published, 1976


Staple-bound, card wraps, 21.5 by 27.9 cm, 48 pp. Light wear and foxing to the covers and edges, a light musty smell, and a small dent/cut in the back cover and last ten leaves. Includes 77 full- and half-page black and white images of old Holland. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. (os... View more info

Image for All Around the Town: A Pictorial History of Tompkins Township, Jackson County, Michigan

All Around the Town: A Pictorial History of Tompkins Township, Jackson County, Michigan

By: Tompkins Home Extension Historical Committee

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Tompkins Township, MI, The Tompkins Home Extension Club Historical Society,


Printed by The Exponent Press in Brooklyn, Michigan. Red cloth with black titles and cover image, 17.5 by 25.5 cm, 324 pp., heavily illustrated with black and white images. Near fine with only faint signs of shelf wear. An in-depth look at the families, farms, schools, churches, organizations, etc. of Tompkins Township, Michigan (located north-west of Jackson). No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never i... View more info

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An Old Man and His Barn [Fremont, Hesperia, Michigan]

By: Jansma, Phyllis Butterfield; Ray Jansma, illus.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fremont, Michigan, Printed by Hi-Lites Graphics for Ray and Phyllis Jansma, 1997

Edition: First printing


Jansma, Phyllis Butterfield; Ray Jansma, illus. An Old Man and His Barn. Fremont, Michigan: Printed by Hi-Lites Graphics for Ray and Phyllis Jansma, first printing, 1997. Laminated covers with plastic comb binding, 22 by 28 cm, [20] pp., illus. Fine. “In the 1950s Lee and Eva Mills made their barn, near Hesperia, Michigan, into a ‘Dancing Barn.” This book is dedicated to their memory.” A children’s story where the Old Man and his Good Wife refurbish their... View more info

Ashes of Years: An Autobiography and A Collection of Poems, Also Containing a Brief History and Comments on Various Personalities Residing or Who Have Resided in the Following Counties of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan: Kalkaska, Wexford, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Antrim, Otsego, Emmet, Mackinaw, and Others.

By: Tomkins, Fred H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Kalkaska, Michigan, Fred H. Tomkins, 1966


Tomkins, Fred H. Ashes of Years: An Autobiography and A Collection of Poems, Also Containing a Brief History and Comments on Various Personalities Residing or Who Have Resided in the Following Counties of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan: Kalkaska, Wexford, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Antrim, Otsego, Emmet, Mackinaw, and Others. Kalkaska, Michigan: Fred H. Tomkins, 1966. Wraps, 15 by 20.6 cm, 216 pp. Good condition with light staining and wear to the covers and ... View more info

Image for Counting the Losses; Dancing the Fault; In the Presence of Mothers; Killing the Bear; Letters to My Daughters; Lake Songs and Other Fears; The Mad Painter Poems; Walking with the Bear; Woman Poet Volume Three: The Midwest; Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes; Currents, Winter 1973; Poetry, March 1974. Poetry, November 1974; Red Cedar Review, May 1975 – ALL SIGNED

Counting the Losses; Dancing the Fault; In the Presence of Mothers; Killing the Bear; Letters to My Daughters; Lake Songs and Other Fears; The Mad Painter Poems; Walking with the Bear; Woman Poet Volume Three: The Midwest; Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes; Currents, Winter 1973; Poetry, March 1974. Poetry, November 1974; Red Cedar Review, May 1975 – ALL SIGNED

By: Judith Minty

Price: $365.00

Inscription: Signed


A Collection of Works by Judith Minty, All Signed. This collection includes signed first editions of eight of Judith Minty’s books, and six other publications in which she was featured. Born in Detroit, Minty earned degrees from Ithaca College and Western Michigan University, and has maintained a Michigan home for most of her life, living on the shores of Lake Michigan and on the Yellow Dog River in the Upper Peninsula. Her first book of poetry won the United States... View more info

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Douglass, A Michigan Township

By: Gustafson, A.M.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NP, A.M. Gustafson, 1982

Edition: First edition


Gustafson, A.M. Douglass, A Michigan Township. No Location: A.M. Gustafson, 1982. Hardcover, tan cloth with copper spine and cover titles, no dust jacket as issued, 272 pp. Fine, unread copy. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. A detailed history of Douglass Township in Montcalm County, Michigan. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is an open shop dedicated to offering fine books for... View more info

Image for From Indian Legends to the Modern Book-Shelf: An Anthology of Prose and Verse by Michigan Authors Prepared Especially for the Youth of the State

From Indian Legends to the Modern Book-Shelf: An Anthology of Prose and Verse by Michigan Authors Prepared Especially for the Youth of the State

By: Mosher, Edith; Nella Dietrich Williams, eds.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI, George Wahr, 1931


Hardcover, blue cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, 14.5 by 21.4 cm, [x] 395 pp. Light bumping on the spine ends, darkening of spine titles, and some faint spotting on the covers; very light foxing on the fore edges of the text block, and a small dampstain in the gutter near the head of the spine on the first 60 pp., otherwise very good. A classic Michigan anthology for all ages, including “Scenes from Indian and Pioneer Life,” “Tales of Animal Life,” “Tr... View more info

Image for Grant Area Yesterday – Today [Grant, Mihigan]

Grant Area Yesterday – Today [Grant, Mihigan]

By: Horrisberger, Dorothy, et al.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Grant, MI, Grant Public Library, 1979


Hardcover, tan buckram with brown titles and cover illustrations, 20.2 by 27.3 cm, 303 pp., illus., errata sheet laid in. Very good with some light rubbing at the foot of the spine and minor foxing on a few leaves. Light musty smell. An in-depth history of Grant, Michigan. Illustrated with black and white photos and well indexed. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ... View more info

Heinz in Holland: A Century of History, Illustrated Story, 1896-1996

By: Vande Water, Randall; Jerry Shoup, foreword, afterword

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Color House Graphics, 2001

Edition: First edition


Vande Water, Randall; Jerry Shoup, foreword, afterword. Heinz in Holland: A Century of History, Illustrated Story, 1896-1996. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Color House Graphics, 2001, first edition. Glossy wraps, 138mm by 216mm, ix, 194 pp., illustrated with black and white photographs. Unread copy with only faint signs of shelf wear and a pencil mark on the fore edge of the textblock. A history of the Heinz Pickle Company in Holland, Michigan. No writing, highlighting, names,... View more info

Historical Sketches of Berrien County Volume 2 - Vol. Two - Michigan

By: Myers, Robert C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berrien Springs, The 1839 Courthouse Museum, 1989

Edition: First edition


Myers, Robert C. Historical Sketches of Berrien County Volume 2. Berrien Springs, Michigan: The 1839 Courthouse Museum, 1989. Staple-bound, card wraps, 172mm by 209mm, [5] 74 pp. Light wear and yellowing to the wraps, a couple small scuff marks on the upper right front cover, and a small stain on the fore edge. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. A history of Berrien Springs, Michigan, with sections on St. Mary’s Academy, The Klondike King, The Poor ... View more info

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History of the City of Grand Rapids Michigan (With an Appendix – History of Lowell, Michigan)

By: Baxter, Albert

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI, Grand Rapids Historical Society, 1974

Edition: Reprint


Facsimile reproduction of the original 1891 edition (New York/Grand Rapids: Munsell & Company, Publishers). Quarter leather binding with black cloth over black leather spine, gilt spine and cover titles and gilt cover trim mimicking a three-quarter binding, all edges gilt, xiii [ii] 854 pp. Light signs of shelf wear, with light wear to the head and tail of the spine, a few light spots on the back cover, and wear to the spine titles. An affordable and well-done reprint... View more info

Image for Howell Goes to War 1861-1965 (Livingston County, Michigan)

Howell Goes to War 1861-1965 (Livingston County, Michigan)

By: Hutchins, Richard G.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NP, Self-published, 29006

Edition: Limited ed

Inscription: Signed


Signed, numbered, limited first edition, 2006, no. 35 of 275 published. Hardcover with glossy, illustrated boards, 22 by 28.5 cm, 416 pp., illus. Very good with two tiny nicks on the spine (see images) and a few light page creases from being thumbed though. No writing or other marks. A detailed look at the Howell, Michigan connection to the Unites States Civil War including Civil War casualties from battle and disease, Civil War veterans from the Howell area, unit hi... View more info