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Goshorn Lake Remembered [Saugatuck Michigan, Douglas]

By: Lane, Kit, ed.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Douglas, MI, Pavilion Press: 2000

Seller ID: 2505

Condition: Very Good


Perfect-bound wraps, 21.5 by 27.8 cm, 160 pp. Very good with faint cover wear. Goshorn Lake is a small inland lake near Saugatuck, Michigan, named after James Goshorn. It is separated by high sand dunes from the Lake Michigan shore and was once a meeting place for the Pottawatomi Native Americans. First Edition. View more info

Tender Twigs - Mecosta Michigan

By: Lloyd William Murray

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Six Lake, Pine Crest: 1979

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 987

Condition: Good +


Good condition with light wear to the edges of the covers and wear and creasing to the spine. A bio-fictional story based in Mecosta County, Michigan. Softcover. Six Lake, Michigan: Pine Crest Publishing, 1979, first printing. 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 an open shop dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. First Editio... View more info

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A Booklet of the Martha Cook Building at the University of Michigan

By: Marion L. Slemons

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Board of Governors of the Martha Cook Building: 1936

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 108

Condition: Very Good


Ann Arbor: Board of Governors of the Martha Cook Building , 1936. First edition. Very Good. Ann Arbor: Board of Governors of the Martha Cook Building , 1936. First edition. Very Good. A Booklet of the Martha Cook Building at the University of Michigan: A History of the First Twenty Years," compiled by Marion L. Slemons. First edition, published by the Board of Governors of the Martha Cook Building of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1936. 10 3/4" by 1... View more info

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Michigan’s Timber Battleground, A History of Clare County: 1674-1900 [Central Michigan, Harrison]

By: Meek, Forrest

Price: $25.00

Publisher: [Clare, MI], Published by the author in conjunction with the Clare County Bicentennial Historical Committee: 1976

Seller ID: 2479

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth with dulled gilt spine and cover titles, no jacket, 18 by 26 cm, xi 483 pp., illus., laid in is an original order form for the book. Very good with very light wear at the extremities, and a tiny stain on the fore edge. A well-illustrated and in-depth history of Clare county in central Michigan. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. First Edition. View more info

The 1930 Wolverine [Michigan State College Yearbook]

By: Michigan State College [University]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: East Lansing, Michigan State College: 1930

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 593

Condition: Very Good +


The 1930 Wolverine [Michigan State College Yearbook]. East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State College, 1930. Hardcover, 12 3/8 by 9 1/2-inches, 383 [3] pp. plus 14 pages of ads. Sculpted forest and cabin cover design in green cloth with gold accents. Wear to the corners and spine ends. Binding is strong and stable. No writing, highlighting, names, or bookplate. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) i... View more info

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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

Seller ID: 2324

Condition: Very Good


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

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

Seller ID: 997

Condition: Very Good


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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A Free Library for Everyone: The History of the Grand Rapids Public Library [Michigan, Signed]

By: Olson, Gordon L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI, Grand Rapids Public Library: 2003

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 2510

Condition: Very Good +


Burgundy cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, 26 by 22 cm, v 75 pp., illus. Very good with only faint signs of shelf wear, and light yellowing around the edges of the textblock. Issued as a paperback, this copy was one of a handful that were custom bound - some in red and some in burgundy - for library board members. This copy is inscribed by the author to the bookbinder who did the work. A well-illustrated history of the Grand Rapids [Michigan] Public Library. Fi... View more info

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Michigan in the War (Civil War)

By: Robert, Jno. (John)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Lansing, W.S. George & Co.: 1882

Edition: Revised

Seller ID: 1264

Condition: Near Fine


Robert, Jno. (John). Michigan in the War. Lansing: W.S. George & Co., State Printers and Binders, 1882, revised edition. Half-leather, black pebbled cloth over red leather spine and corners with gilt spine titles, 17 by 24.5 cm, 1039 pp., frontis and two additional engravings. This copy has been recently rebound. Binding is fine, interior is near fine with some ink spots on the fore edge of the textbock (see images). An in-depth survey of Michigan’s involvement i... View more info

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The Natural History of Mecosta County, Michigan: A View [Survey] of the County’s Wildlife at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century

By: Ross, Stephen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Rodney, MI, Wood Turtle Publications: 2001

Seller ID: 2298

Condition: Fair


Softcover, 21.6 by 28 cm, 278 pp., errata slip laid in. Fair, ex-library copy with nature center stamps on the fore edge and first and last leaves, spine label, card pocket on the inside of the back cover, and covers have light wear with bumping to the corners. A detailed book that includes sections on geology, “floral, faunal and human history of Mecosta county,” plants, damselflies and dragonflies, butterflies, moths and additional insects, fish, amphibians and r... View more info

The Sand Lake Story: Sand Lake Centennial, 1869-1969 - Michigan

By: Sand Lake Chamber of Commerce

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sand Lake, Michigan, Sand Lake Chamber of Commerce: 1969

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 901

Condition: Good +


Sand Lake, Michigan: Sand Lake Chamber of Commerce, 1969. First edition. Good +. Sand Lake, Michigan: Sand Lake Chamber of Commerce, 1969. First edition. Good +. The Sand Lake Story: Sand Lake Centennial, 1869-1969. Sand Lake, Michigan: Sand Lake Chamber of Commerce, 1969, first printing. Card wraps, 4 7/8 by 6 11/16-inches, 105 pp. Very good with light creasing and staining to the wraps, and someone (see image) scribbled in blue pen on the words “The,” ... View more info

The Sand Lake Story: Sand Lake, Michigan 1869-1969

By: Sand Lake Chamber of Commerce, ed

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Sand Lake, Michigan, Sand Lake Chamber of Commerce: 1969

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 109

Condition: Very Good +


Sand Lake, Michigan: Sand Lake Chamber of Commerce, 1969. First edition. Very Good +. Sand Lake, Michigan: Sand Lake Chamber of Commerce, 1969. First edition. Very Good +. Very good condition with light wear to the wraps. Some minor edge and corner wear and creases to the lower corners of the front cover and first five pages. No writing, names, or bookplate. A brief history of Sand Lake, Michigan, and its people - great period ads at the back. First Ed... View more info

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Off the Record: The Unpublished Photographs of Bill Simmons, a Pictorial History of Saugatuck in the ‘40s and ‘50s [Michigan]

By: Schmiechen, James; Jack Sheridan; Kit Lane, Bill Simmons

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Saugatuck, MI, Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society: 2001

Seller ID: 1879

Condition: Very Good


Glossy wraps, 28 by 21.5 cm, 133 (2) pp., illus. Very good with light wear to the wraps and partial peeling of an award sticker on the front cover. The interior is clean and bright with no writing, highlighting, names or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA) is an open shop dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. First Edition. View more info

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The Charles W. Garfield Story [Grand Rapids, Michigan]

By: Schroeder, Mary Emily

Price: $30.00

Publisher: [Grand Rapids, MI], Serfling Printing Company (for the author): 1977

Seller ID: 2338

Condition: Very Good


Wraps in comb binding, 15 by 23 cm, xxii 90 pp., illus. Very good with faint yellowing and minor edge wear. Inscribed and signed by the author: “To ‘Aunt Tillie’ – who knew ‘Charles W.’ / Mary Emily Schroeder / Sept. 11, 1977.” One of the early leaders of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the man who gifted the land that became Garfield Park, Charles W. Garfield was a “teacher, horticulturist, farm editor, conservationist, legislator, banker, philanthropist,... 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

Seller ID: 1204

Condition: Near Fine


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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Remembering: New, Narrative Poems about those Good Old Days

By: Sharpe, Ernest Jack (Newaygo Newt)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: White Cloud, Michigan, Newt Publications: 1966

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 2163

Condition: Near Fine


Wraps, 12.7 by 17.7 cm, 48 pp. Near fine. Sharpe (1888-1976), better known as his character Newaygo Newt, was, among other things, a publisher, a politician, actor, and a poet who told stories of the bygone days of Newaygo County, Michigan. This slim booklet collects over 100 of his later poems. 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... View more info

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Remembering: New, Narrative Poems about those Good Old Days

By: Sharpe, Ernest Jack (Newaygo Newt)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: White Cloud, Michigan, Newt Publications: 1966

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 2164

Condition: Near Fine


Wraps, 12.7 by 17.7 cm, 48 pp. Near fine but for two tiny brown specs near the fore edge of the font cover. Sharpe (1888-1976), better known as his character Newaygo Newt, was, among other things, a publisher, a politician, actor, and a poet who told stories of the bygone days of Newaygo County, Michigan. This slim booklet collects over 100 of his later poems. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in... View more info

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One Life: Memoirs, Tall Tales, Backwoods Philosophy

By: Sharpe, Ernest Jack (Newaygo Newt)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan, Published by The Dean-Hicks Company for the author: 1950

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 2165

Condition: Good


Burgundy cloth with dulled gilt cover and spine titles, 15.5 by 23.5 cm, 111 pp., illus. with a handful of black and white photographs. Inscribed and signed by Sharpe on the ffep: “Best wishes to Nell & Ilah / May life always be good to you. Yer Rural Highness, ‘Newaygo Newt” per his creator – Ernest Jack Sharpe.” Light dents and scuff marks, darkening on the spine, and wear to the head and tail of the spine; glue staining on the endpapers and one drip mark ... View more info

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Memories of Maybee: Maybee, Michigan 1873-1973

By: Siebarth, Jean C.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Maybee, MI, Maybee Centennial Committee: [1973]

Seller ID: 2240

Condition: Good


Staple-bound card wraps, 21.7 by 27.8 cm, 112 pp., illus. Good with light wear and soiling to the covers, some uneven sunning on the front cover, and some skinning on the upper corner of the front cover. The interior is clean with an inscription by the author: “To a Mabie, Sorry I didn’t know of you sooner! Jean C. Siebarth.” Maybee is a small Michigan village in southwestern Exeter Township in Monroe County, roughly half way between Detroit and Toledo. This sc... View more info

Treasures Amongst the Trash: True Life Adventures from a Mobile Home Park [Flint Michigan], Signed

By: Sparkes, Rick

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Three Rivers, MA, Van Volumes Ltd.: 2001

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1457

ISBN: 193104158x

Condition: Very Good +


Sparkes, Rick. Treasures Amongst the Trash: True Life Adventures from a Mobile Home Park. Three Rivers, MA: Van Volumes Ltd., 2001. Softcover, 13.7 by 21 cm, v 61 pp. Very good condition with only light shelf wear and a few light dents on the back cover. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. “Ever wonder what it’s really like to live in a trailer park but don’t want to move to find out? Here’s the book you’ve been waiting for. Written by o... View more info