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The Revenant: Poems - Signed

By: Gerber, Dan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Fremont, MI, Sumac Press: 1971

Edition: first ed. (simultaneously issued in wraps and cloth)

Inscription: Author

Seller ID: 3370

Condition: Very Good


Wraps, 15.1 by 22.8 cm, 52 pp. Very good with light corner and cover wear; light foxing on the inside of the covers and first and last leaves; and some light dents on the back cover and last few leaves. The first collection of poetry from Fremont, Michigan native Dan Gerber, who co-founded the Sumac Press with Jim Harrison. Harrison had this to say about Gerber’s work: “The Revenant is a striking first collection: compact full of explosive control. Dan Gerber’s book transmits a lucid sense of wonderment and pure song, finely honed poetry, pure and unadorned.” This copy is inscribe... 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

Seller ID: 2488

Condition: Very Good


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 offering fine books for discriminating readers. View more info

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Lackawanna Elegy

By: Goll, Yvan; Galway Kinnell, trans., pref.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Fremont, MI, Sumac Press: 1970

Edition: limited edition of 1126 copies.

Seller ID: 3366

Condition: Very Good


Wraps, 15.1 by 22.8 cm, 73 pp. Very good with only faint shelf wear to the wraps. A collection of poems by Goll (1891-1950), the French-German poet who published the literary magazine Hémispherès. Published by the press that was founded by the poets Dan Gerber and Jim Harrison. CpA View more info

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Lackawanna Elegy

By: Goll, Yvan; Galway Kinnell, trans., pref.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Fremont, MI, Sumac Press: 1970

Edition: limited edition of 1126 copies

Seller ID: 3367

Condition: Very Good


Wraps, 15.1 by 22.8 cm, 73 pp. Very good with light rubbing to the wraps. A collection of poems by Goll (1891-1950), the French-German poet who published the literary magazine Hémispherès. Published by the press that was founded by the poets Dan Gerber and Jim Harrison. CpB 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

Seller ID: 1015

Condition: Near Fine


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 Grienke Touchstone, Rhysling, and Allen Ginsberg poetry awards, several Pushcart nominations, a Pulitzer nomination, etc. $7... View more info

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The Detroit Free Press Edgar A. Guest Anniversary Souvenir [Poetry, Michigan]

By: Guest, Edgar A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Detroit, The Detroit Free Press: not dated, c. 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3309

Condition: fair


Self-wraps, 13.5 by 20.2 cm, 15 pp., illus. with 5 photographs incld. cover image. Well-tattered with chips, small tears, and light ceases to all edges; penciled name and address in upper margin of front cover. A scarce commemorative of Michigan’s poet, Edgar A. Guest, including fourteen of his favorite poems. Guest began as a copy boy for the Free Press in 1895, but I believe this anniversary marks his start in the news room around 1898.1 “Twenty-five years ago this month ‘our Eddie’ Guest started to work for The Detroit Free Press. Next Saturday is his birthday. Because of this... 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

Seller ID: 1102

Condition: Fine


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 discriminating readers. First Edition. View more info

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Looking Back: The History of Northfield Township and the Whitmore Lake Area (Michigan)

By: Hennings, Thomas P.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Northfield Township, Northfield Township Historical Society: 1985

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 1445

Condition: Very Good


Hennings, Thomas P. Looking Back: The History of Northfield Township and the Whitmore Lake Area. Whitmore Lake, Michigan: Northfield Township Historical Society, 1985, second printing. Softcover, 15.2 by 22.8 cm, viii 228 pp., illus. Very good with only light wear to the covers and corners. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. A detailed history of Northfield Township, which lays just north of Ann Arbor, Michigan. 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 re... View more info

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The Michigan Roadside Naturalist

By: Holman, J. Alan; Margaret B. Holman

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press: 2003

Seller ID: 3208

Condition: very good +


Wraps, 15.3 by 22.8 cm, [iii] 334 pp., illus. very good with faint shelf wear to the corners – appears unread. From the publisher: “Did you know . . . ? Michigan is seventeenth in oil production in the United States. The Great Lakes are said to be the only glacially produced structures that can be seen from the moon. Michigan was once part of a coral reef. The wood frog is one of the commonest true frogs of moist woodland floors in Michigan today and is able to freeze solid during the winter without harmful effects. These and many more amazing facts await the curious traveler in The Mich... View more info

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The Story of Grand Rapids, Mich. [Michigan]

By: Holt, Carol Mary; Barbara Patton; Virginia Ward; Mattie Barr, et al.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI, Grand Rapids Michigan Board of Education: 1934

Edition: second revised edition

Seller ID: 3301

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth with gilt cover titles, 15.5 by 23.4 cm, 68 [2] pp., illus. Very good with a few faint spots on the front cover, a letter in black marker at the foot of the spine, and a scribbled-out name on the ffep. A brief history of Grand Rapids with chapters on the Indians of Early Michigan, Missionaries and Fur Traders, the Grand River Valley, Rix Robinson, Louis Campau, the Dexter Colony, Pioneer Life, etc. View more info

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Grant Area Yesterday – Today [Grant, Mihigan]

By: Horrisberger, Dorothy, et al.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Grant, MI, Grant Public Library: 1979

Seller ID: 2050

Condition: Very Good


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 ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is an open shop dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. First Edition. View more info

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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

Seller ID: 2260

Condition: Near Fine


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 Huttenstine / Christmas 2010.” “Read about life along the Great Lakes Waterway and experience the hearty pioneers who carved ... View more info

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An Historical Sketch of the Seventh Regiment Michigan Volunteer Cavalry: From Its Organization, in 1862, to Its Muster Out, in 1865 [Seventh Michigan Cavalry of Custer’s Wolverine Brigade]

By: Isham, Asa B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Huntington, WV, Blue Acorn Press: 2000

Edition: facsimile reprint

Seller ID: 3287

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, brown cloth with gilt spine titles, 14.5 by 22.3 cm, 201 pp., illus. Near fine with a light bump to the upper corner of the covers. “The Blue Acorn Press edition of Lieut. Asa B. Isham’s extremely rare 1893 historical sketch of the Seventh Michigan Cavalry features 29 added war-time portraits, two articles by Isham published by the Ohio M.O.L.L.U.S., and a new index.” View more info

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Jake and his Stake [Fremont, Michigan]

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

Price: $15.00

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

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 2251

Condition: Near Fine


Staple-bound card-wraps, 21.5 by 28 cm, [20] pp., illus. Near fine. A children’s story, originally written in 1958 “when the country schools were still operating in Michigan,” about a boy and his dog – who just couldn’t let him go to school alone. Written by Phyllis Jansma, a Fremont-based music teacher, and illustrated by her husband, Ray Jansma, a well-respected and prolific architect and artist. First Edition. 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

Seller ID: 1009

Condition: Near Fine


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 Award of the International Poetry Forum and she has gone on to publish several full-length books of poetry and chapbooks, an... View more info

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Museum of Paleontology Paper on Paleontology No. 9: Revision of Upper Ordovician and Silurian Rocks of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan

By: Kesling, Robert V.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan: 1975

Seller ID: 2986

Condition: Very Good +


Staple-bound card wraps, 20.3 by 25.5 cm, 32 pp., illus. Very good with faint cover wear. Details on the Niagaran Series, Manitoulin Dolomite, Mormon Creek, Big Hill Formation, Cabot Head Shale, Manistique Group, Engadine Dolomite, etc. View more info

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On Their Own Power: The Story of Michigan’s Electric Cooperatives [Co-ops]

By: Kuhl, Raymond G.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Okemos, MI, Michigan Electric Cooperative Association: 1998

Seller ID: 3013

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, burgundy cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, 18 by 26 cm, 192 pp., illus. Very good with light signs of wear and some sun fading on the spine of the jacket. From the front flap: “The men and women who created and guided rural electric cooperatives since the 1930s have built institutions that are American classics today. They’ve stood the test of time, enduring many struggles against powerful corporations and skeptics. This is the story of how a few hundred Michigan farmers took it upon themselves to start their own utilities so they could get electricity... View more info

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Saugatuck’s Big Pavilion: The Brightest Spot on the Great Lakes [Saugatuck Michigan, Kalamazoo River, Douglas]

By: Lane, Kit

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Saugatuck, MI, The Commercial Record: 1977

Seller ID: 2506

Condition: Poor


Staple-bound self-wraps, 21.5 by 27.8 cm, 20 pp. incld. wraps, illus. Poor condition with edge tears, a split at the foot of the spine, dampstains along the bottom edge (especially on the cover – see image), and a name/address stamp on page 3. A scarce history of the Big Pavilion that was in downtown Saugatuck, Michigan, on the Kalamazoo River. Twenty-one black and white photos and illustrations. View more info

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Saugatuck: A Brief History [Michigan]

By: Lane, Kit

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Saugatuck, MI, The Commercial Record: 1973

Seller ID: 2993

Condition: Fair


Staple-bound self-wraps, 21.5 by 28 cm, 20 pp. incld. covers, illus. Fair with cover, edge, and corner wear, a 2 cm split at the head of the spine, and rippling on the back cover. As the title suggests, a brief history of Saugatuck including the first visitors, the Mt. Baldy Ceremony, fur traders, the first settler, the beginnings of Singapore, the first mill, shipbuilding, the first resort, selling sand, the Big Pavilion, etc. 20 black and white photographs. CPA View more info

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Saugatuck: A Brief History [Michigan]

By: Lane, Kit

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Saugatuck, MI, The Commercial Record: 1973

Seller ID: 2994

Condition: Fair


Staple-bound self-wraps, 21.5 by 28 cm, 20 pp. incld. covers, illus. Fair with cover, edge, and corner wear, yellowing throughout, and heavy wrinkling on the back cover. As the title suggests, a brief history of Saugatuck including the first visitors, the Mt. Baldy Ceremony, fur traders, the first settler, the beginnings of Singapore, the first mill, shipbuilding, the first resort, selling sand, the Big Pavilion, etc. 20 black and white photographs. CPB View more info