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Image for Snapshots from a 1969 Art happening at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan [Vernacular Photographs]

Snapshots from a 1969 Art happening at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan [Vernacular Photographs]

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: [Grand Rapids, Michigan], 1968-1969

Seller ID: 3315

Condition: Good-Very Good


Four color snapshots, 8.8 by 8.8 cm, and two black and white Polaroid snapshots, 8.2 by 10.5 cm. Good to very good with fading and tape residue on the verso of the color snaps; a couple of surface scratches on one of the color images; and some tape (?) residue on the bottom edge of one of the black and white images. The color photos feature Nate (no last name, unfortunately) during an Aquinas College art show “Happening” in which he was encased in 250 lb. plaster and sat for three hours. Two of the images are of Nate sitting there in his full plaster cast; in one the plaster is just sta... 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

Seller ID: 2061

Condition: Near Fine


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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Kau-Bau-Gwas-Shee: A Flat River Story

By: Augustine, Robertson M.; Dorothy Rackliffe, illus.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Greenville, MI, Robertson M. Augustine, Publisher: 1973

Edition: First edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1756

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, tan cloth with red spine and cover titles and red turtle image on front cover, 14.5 by 23.3 cm, vii 207 (1) pp. The hardcover is near fine; the jacket has tears, edge chips, some loss along the top edge of the rear panel, and an old tape repair along the top edge on the backside of the jacket – although the detachable bookmark on the front flap is still intact. Signed by the author on the title page (no inscription). “Kau-Bau-Gwas-Shee is a fictional story of the adventures of Mikkinak, an Ot-chip-we Indian, who lived in the flat River area of Michigan. Mos... 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

Seller ID: 2000

Condition: Very Good +


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 of this important genealogical volume on Grand Rapids and Lowell, Michigan. ** This oversized volume may require additional... View more info

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Interlochen: A Home for the Arts [Michigan]

By: Boal, Dean

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press: 1998

Edition: first edition, first printing

Seller ID: 3320

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, 15.5 by 23.5 cm, x 219 pp. plus 16 pages of black and white photos. Near fine with only faint signs of shelf wear. From the publisher: “Tucked away in the northern woods of Michigan is the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Conceived as a summer camp for talented high school musicians, Interlochen now ranks as one of the world's most renowned schools for the arts. Dean Boal, president of Interlochen from 1989 to 1995, presents a richly detailed and never-before-told story of this home for the arts. This thoroughly researched presentation offers an in-depth view o... View more info

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Lowell: 100 Years of History, 1831-1931 and Lowell: 50 Years of History, 1931-1981 [Michigan]

By: Borgerson, N.E., et al.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lowell, Michigan, Lowell Sesquicentennial Committee: 1981

Seller ID: 2018

Condition: Near Fine


Two volumes. Softcovers, 14 by 21.2 cm, 139 pp. each, illus. Fine, unread copies with only a tiny drip stain on the fore edge of the second volume. Volume one reprints the original 1931 publication of this book; volume two brings this history of the city up to date. Well illustrated with black and white photos. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. View more info

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The Douglas Union School: Listed in the Michigan & National Registers of Historic Places, 1866 [Douglas Michigan, Saugatuck]

By: Budd, Nancy J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NP, Nancy J. Budd: 1997

Seller ID: 2504

Condition: Fair


Staple-bound wraps, 21 by 28 cm, 56 pp. incld. wraps, illus. Fair with light wear and stains to the wraps and some faint dampstaining to the head of the spine. Interior is clean and bright. A fairly in-depth look at the Douglas Union School in Douglas, Michigan, including sections on the warranty deed, School Inspector’s 1875 report map, Freddie Spencer’s penmanship paper, the fire chute, the school bell, restoration of the school, etc. View more info

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Cannon Picture History [Cannon Township 1837-1983] [Michigan, Cannonsburg]

By: Cannon Township Historical Society; Karen Weller, ed.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: [Cannonsburg, MI], Cannon Township Historical Society: [1983]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3191

Condition: Good


Hardcover, brown cloth with gilt cover titles and decorations, 20 by 28 cm, 112 pp., heavily illus. with black and white photographs. Very good aside from wear at the spine ends, a tiny split and hole at the foot of the spine, and two tears midway along the spine (5 mm and 25 mm, see image). A well-illustrated history of Cannon including the township’s schools, churches, the Cannonsburg Grist Mill, Joyce’s Mill, Silver Lake Story, Silver Lake Country Club, Chauncey, Mankel Blacksmith Shop, Bostwick Lake Inn, Shenandoah and Equestrian Estates, Silver Lake Grange, the Cannon Township Fire ... View more info

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Book 3: Poems by Andrew G. Carrigan, Greg Kohl, Daniel Rosochacki

By: Carrigan, Andrew; Greg Kohl; Daniel Rosochacki

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fremont, MI, Sumac Press: 1972

Edition: first edition of 1126 copies

Seller ID: 3371

Condition: Very Good


Wraps, 15.1 by 22.8 cm, 69 pp. Very good with minor cover wear. Published by the press that was founded by the poets Dan Gerber and Jim Harrison, this collection features 48 poems by Carrigan, Kohl, and Rosochacki. View more info

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Black Book: A Visual Diary

By: Conover, Cary

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Monroe, MI, The Monroe Evening News: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3333

Condition: Very Good


Glossy wraps, 17.6 by 17.6 cm, 80 pp., 76 black and white photographs. Very good with light wear to the corner and wraps. An early collection of Conover’s photographs, arranged in pairs to add a “complexity and playfulness.” Most of the images are from the Great Lakes region with a nice selection from Paris. View more info

Image for Rainbows in the Sky: The Folk Art of Michigan in the Twentieth Century

Rainbows in the Sky: The Folk Art of Michigan in the Twentieth Century

By: Dewhurst, C. Kurt; Marsha MacDowell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: East Lansing, MI, Kresge Art Gallery at Michigan State University: 1978

Seller ID: 2997

Condition: Very Good


Sewn wraps, 21.5 by 27.8 cm, 128 pp., illus. Very good with light shelf wear to the wraps. A heavily illustrated exhibition guide focusing on Michigan folk artists including basketry, carving, painting, and sculpture. View more info

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Geology of Michigan

By: Dorr, Jr., John A.; Donald F. Eschman

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press: 1981

Edition: later printing

Seller ID: 3015

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover, illustrated boards, 22 by 28.5 cm, viii 476 pp., illus. Very good with light shelf wear, minor rubbing at the corners and head and tail of the spine, some light scuffing on the front cover, and fading on the spine panel. No writing or other marks. First published in 1970, this textbook has become a classic of Michigan geology and paleontology. Includes well-illustrated chapters on Earth history and geologic time, general geologic setting of Michigan, Precambrian eras, the Paleozoic - era of inland seas, the List Interval, the Paleozoic (Ice Age) epoch, the Great Lakes in late gl... View more info

Image for The Diary of Captain Ralph Ely of the Eighth Michigan Infantry: With the Wandering Regiment [Civil War]

The Diary of Captain Ralph Ely of the Eighth Michigan Infantry: With the Wandering Regiment [Civil War]

By: Ely, Ralph; George M. Blackburn, ed., intro.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mount Pleasant, MI, Central Michigan University Press/Clarke Historical Library: 1965

Seller ID: 3217

Condition: good


Wraps, 15.5 by 23 cm, 73 pp., 1 photo, 4 maps. Fading on the spine and around the edges, with a few small stains on the front cover. A day-by-day chronicle of Ely’s time with the Eighth Michigan. Includes a detailed introduction and footnotes. View more info

Image for Grand Rapids Flora: A Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Ferns Growing Without Cultivation in the Vicinity of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids Flora: A Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Ferns Growing Without Cultivation in the Vicinity of Grand Rapids, Michigan

By: Emma J. Cole

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan, Emma J Cole - A. Van Dort: 1901

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 23

Condition: Fair


Wraps, 15.8 by 24.2 cm, xxii [1] 170 pp., two-page map following the titles page, two small illus. accompanying poems. Condition is fair with edge wear and chips to the wraps, including corner loss, and wear to the head and tail of the spine. The interior is clean with light yellowing. The text block has minor edge wear and small chips/tears on the edges of a few pages only. The map is intact and in very good condition. A scarce catalog of plants of the Grand Rapids area, published by the author in 1901. Following an introduction by Cole, which includes the different ecological regions of th... View more info

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The House of Ibuki: A Poem

By: Eshleman, Clayton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: [Fremont, MI], Sumac Press: 1969

Edition: First Ed., limited ed. of 1126 copies

Seller ID: 3365

Condition: Very Good


Wraps. 11.7 by 18.6 cm, 49 pp. Light rubbing along the edges and spine; light foxing on the inside of the covers. Twelve-part poem written by Eshleman while in New York in 1967. Published by the press that was founded by the poets Dan Gerber and Jim Harrison. View more info

Image for Warchild: World War II and its Aftermath as Seen Through a Child’s Eyes

Warchild: World War II and its Aftermath as Seen Through a Child’s Eyes

By: Flower, Helga

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Published by the author: 2008

Inscription: Inscribed and signed

Seller ID: 3259

Condition: Very Good


Wraps, 14 by 21.5 cm, 136 pp. with color center section. Very good with only faint signs of shelf wear at the corners. Inscribed and signed by Flower on the first leaf. From the back cover: “I hope that through this autobiographical book people all over the world will realize the painful times that war creates. My wish is that no child will ever have this kind of experience! Keeping busy through art is my best therapy. I never knew how closely art and writing are related. They both talk about feelings.” View more info

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Contributions from the Museum of Geology, University of Michigan: Silurian Cephalopods of Northern Michigan

By: Foerste, Aug. F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan: 1924

Seller ID: 2985

Condition: very good


July 10, 1924, Vol. II, No. 3. Wraps, 15.6 by 23.5 cm, pp. 19-120, 17 plates. Very good with minor wear to the wraps. View more info

Image for Collection of 20 Exhibition Guides from the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan [Magdalena Abakanowicz, Jonathan Borofsky, Alexander Calder, Lynn Chadwick, Degas, Monet, Mark di Suvero, Michele Oka Doner, Laura Ford, Zhang Huan, Henry Moore, David Nash, Beverly Pepper, Jaume Plensa, George Rickey, George Segal]

Collection of 20 Exhibition Guides from the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan [Magdalena Abakanowicz, Jonathan Borofsky, Alexander Calder, Lynn Chadwick, Degas, Monet, Mark di Suvero, Michele Oka Doner, Laura Ford, Zhang Huan, Henry Moore, David Nash, Beverly Pepper, Jaume Plensa, George Rickey, George Segal]

By: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park: 2004-2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2934

Condition: Near Fine - Fine


Wraps, most measuring approx. 17 by 22 cm (the Segal brochure measures 12.5 by 13 cm), 8 to 22 pp. each, illus. Near fine to fine, with some faint soiling on the cover of the di Suvero booklet. A decade of exhibit brochures and booklets from Meijer Gardens, 2004, 2014. Most are for sculpture exhibits and contain basic information, like maps of the grounds, event schedules, and graphics, though some include short interviews, biographies, poetry, etc., and most are well-illustrated. Exhibitions include: Magdalena Abakanowicz: The Drawings; Jonathan Borofsky; Alexander Calder: 1969, The Forti... 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

Seller ID: 2239

Condition: Very Good


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

By: Fuller, George N., ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lansing, State Historical Society: [1935]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3364

Condition: Very Good


Staple-bound card wraps with color lithograph cover, 20.4 by 28.3 cm, 56 pp. Very good with light edge and corner wear to the wraps. The interior is clean and bright. Includes the essays “The Pioneers” by Walter Terpenning, “The Boys and Girls of Michigan” by John Munson, “A Tribute to Michigan” by Lawton Hemans, and sections on the Michigan state flag, state song, state flower, the Capitol, Michigan’s climate, agriculture, manufacturing, history, etc. The last 19 pages are filled with advertisements from businesses across the state. View more info