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Image for Remotely Yours: A Historic Journey into the Whitefish Point Area (Michigan) - Limited Edition Hardcover, Signed

Remotely Yours: A Historic Journey into the Whitefish Point Area (Michigan) - Limited Edition Hardcover, Signed

By: Huttenstine, Jan McAdams

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Paradise, Michigan, East West Press, 2010

Edition: first printing of the limited edition hardcover

Inscription: Signed


Hardcover with dust jacket, red cloth with silver spine and cover titles and decorations, 18 by 26 cm, [xii] 274 pp., illus. Near fine hardcover with a bump to the upper corner of the back cover only; in a near fine jacket with the Historical Society of Michigan State History Award gold seal on the front panel. Inscribed and signed twice by the author on the title page: “To […] a book about a special place. Love, Aunt Jan” and “Remotely Yours, Jan McAdams Hutte... View more info

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Sand & Other Poems - Signed

By: Greinke, Lawrence Eric

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Metamorphosis, 1971

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed


Greinke, Lawrence Eric. Sand & Other Poems. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Metamorphosis Press Books, 1971, printed in an edition of 1000. Hardcover with dust jacket, 140mm by 216mm, 60 pp. Hardcover is near fine, jacket has yellowing on the spine and around the edges and chipping at the head of the spine panel. Signed by Greinke on the title page. Following two chapbooks, this is the author’s first book proper which launched the author on a lifetime career that earned ... View more info

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Socio-Economic Evolution in a Timbered Area in Northern Michigan (A Case Study of Cheboygan, Michigan, 1890-1940) [Logging, Lumbering]

By: Gibson, D.L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: East Lansing, MI, Michigan State College Agricultural Experiment Station, 1944


Technical Bulletin 193, June 1944. Staple-bound card wraps, 15.5 by 23 cm, 76 pp., illus. Very good with only light wear to the wraps and toning on the spine. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. A history of Cheboygan, Michigan in relation to its logging history, including log marks, trade, religious activity, social welfare, etc. Scarce. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB) is dedicated to ... View more info

Image for State Historical Society: Centennial Souvenir Commemorating the First Meeting of Michigan’s First State Legislature, November 2, 1835 [Michigan]

State Historical Society: Centennial Souvenir Commemorating the First Meeting of Michigan’s First State Legislature, November 2, 1835 [Michigan]

By: Fuller, George N.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lansing, MI, Capitol Feature Service for the Michigan State Historical Society, [1935]


Staple-bound wraps, 20.3 by 28.5 cm, 56 pp. Very good with light wear to the wraps; interior is near fine. Includes a series of essays on Michigan pioneers, the state’s name, mascot, flower, song and flag, as well as pieces on Michigan’s climate, how “Michigan got her lands,” Michigan mining, agriculture, manufacturing, educational system, government, etc. The final 20 pages are full of ads, from business card-sized to full-page. 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


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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The Cedar Springs Story: A History of Cedar Springs—Nelson & Solon Townships, Michigan

By: Harrison, Sue; Donna J. DeJong

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cedar Springs, Michigan, Cedar Springs Bicentennial Committee, 1976


Hardcover, red cloth with gilt cover and spine titles, no jacket as issued, 22 by 28.5 cm, ix 221 pp. Very good with very light cover wear, foxing on the title page, and a faint musty smell. A scarce, in-depth and heavily illustrated history of Cedar Springs, Michigan (just north of Grand Rapids). 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


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

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The Muskegon: The Majesty and Tragedy of Michigan’s Rarest River

By: Alexander, Jeff

Price: $25.00

Publisher: East Lansing, MI, Michigan State University Press, 2006

Edition: First printing


Hardcover in dust jacket, 15.5 by 23.5 cm, xxii 214 pp., center section of black and white photos. Near fine hardcover but for a stamp on the ffep that read “A gift from peter M. Wege,” the late businessman and philanthropist; in a near fine jacket. No other writing, highlighting, names, or other marks. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. (case) Dust jacket present. First Edition. 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


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

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


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

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Walden North: Lake Life in Leelanau [Michigan]

By: Underwood, Carole

Price: $20.00

Publisher: np, Self-published by the author, 1980

Inscription: Signed


Staple-bound, card wraps, 14 by 21.5 cm, 48 pp. Very good with light wear to the wraps and light, uneven sun fading on the back cover. Signed by the author on the inside of the front cover. “This book is my tribute to beautiful Leelanau County, Michigan, to lake dwellers everywhere, and to all who love the North Country.” (case) View more info