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Some Stories of Holland Harbor [Michigan]

By: Lane, Kit

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Saugatuck, MI, The Commercial Record: 1975

Seller ID: 2995

Condition: Good


Staple-bound self-wraps, 21.6 by 28 cm, 20 pp. incld. covers, illus. Good with light wear to the wraps including a few wrinkles, rubbing, and a few tiny edge tears. A brief history of Holland Harbor including the Colony Vessel, the wreck of the Alpena, Pereue on the Pier, the Argo aground, fire on the South American, etc. 16 black and white illustrations, photos, and maps. View more info

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Lake Michigan Shipwrecks South Haven to Grand Haven: Saugatuck Maritime Series, Book 4

By: Lane, Kit

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Douglas, MI, Pavilion Press: 1997

Seller ID: 3264

Condition: very good


Wraps, 17.8 by 25.3 cm, 192 pp., illus. very good with light wear to the covers and creases to the lower corner of the front cover. “Shoal beaches unpredictable river channels and a scarcity of harbors make the southeast coast of Lake Michigan its own sort of challenge to Great Lakes sailors. From its first recorded history to the present day more than 200 boats have wrecked in the 46 miles of shore between South Haven and Grand Haven in Michigan. Some have been rescued to sail again, others have found a permanent home on the sandy beaches or in the offshore waters. Most of the stories ... View more info

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West to Far Michigan: Settling the Lower Peninsula, 1815-1860

By: Lewis, Kenneth E.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: East Lansing, Michigan State University Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3185

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with illustrated boards, 18 by 26 cm, xx 514 pp., charts and graphs. Near fine with faint shelf wear to the boards – appears unread. From the publisher: “West to Far Michigan is a study of the lower peninsula's occupation by agriculturalists, whose presence forever transformed the land and helped to create the modern state of Michigan. This is not simply a history of Michigan, but rather a work that focuses on why the state developed as it did. Although Michigan is seen today as an industrial state whose history is couched in terms of the fur trade and the international rivalry... View more info

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Plainfield Charter Township History, 1838-1988

By: Lirones, Nancy; Dorothy Keeling, et al.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: [Belmont, MI], Plainfield Historical Committee: 1988

Edition: first edition, first printing

Seller ID: 3392

Condition: Good


Blue imitation leather with silver cover titles and decorations, 20 by 27.2 cm, map endpaper, 219 pp., heavily illustrated in black and white. Good with some light scuffs and scratches to the covers, light bumping to the upper corners, and bumping and wear to the lower corners. A well-illustrated history to celebrate Plainfield Township’s 150th anniversary. Include sections on the founding of Plainfield Village, Belmont, Comstock Park history, the bass hatchery, the tanneries, West Michigan Fairgrounds, Comstock Park Lumber Company, the American Legion Post 47, Park Literary Club, many loc... 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 Edition. 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 10 3/4" hardcover, imitation suede over leather spine. The boards have light wear, especially the back cover (this suede-l... View more info

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[Correspondence, Found Letter] Vintage Albert Pipe & Supply Company Letterhead with Inter-Office Complaining [Saginaw, Michigan]

By: Maxwell, Betty

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Saginaw, Michigan, nd

Edition: Original

Seller ID: 3307

Condition: very Good


Single piece of blue paper printed recto only, 21.5 by 27.8 cm, not dated. Creases from being folded in eighths. Type-written note on vintage invoice stationery for Albert Pipe & Supply Co. of Saginaw, Michigan. A bored Betty Maxwell sending a note to her co-worker, Jean. “Did anyone ever tell you how cute you were? They never tell me that. What is it you got that I ain’t? […] Do you think I should see George again at noon if he should accidentley call me again? Did I spell accidentley right? […] Before Eichorn sees what I am doing I better close.” Folding creases from when Bet... 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) is an open shop located in Sand Lake, Michigan, with 18 years of experience offering fine books for discriminating readers. (o... 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,” “Travel and Adventure,” “With the Poets” (including Ivan Swift and Edgar A. Guest, “Twentieth Century Fiction,” and ... 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 Farm, Fort St. Joseph Boulder, The Grand Hotel, Clark Equipment Company, etc. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, ... View more info

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Born Lucky: Reflections of Life on a Northern Michigan Farm [Signed Hardcover]

By: Pavlis, Elmer

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Buckley, MI, Elmer Pavlis: 2001

Edition: first edition, first printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3298

Condition: Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, 15.5 by 13.5 cm, 264 pp., illus. Fine, unread copy in near fine jacket. Signed on the title page by the author: “Greetings / Elmer A. Pavlis / 12-26-2002.” From the front flap: “Born Lucky portrays life on a farm in the twentieth century – a sharp contrast to our present twenty first century quid pro quo way of life. The motivation to improve one-self and one’s community was very strong and expectations of personal gain were modest. The conduct was a result of a strong conviction that this was simply the right way to live. A reader is able to gain a ... View more info

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Through the Years: A Pictorial History of Greater Lansing, 1847-1997 [Michigan]

By: Peckham, Linda; Ray Walsh

Price: $16.00

Publisher: East Lansing, MI, Vision Sports Management Group, Inc.: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3012

Condition: Very Good


Glossy, illustrated boards, 26 by 19.7 cm, v 165 pp. plus 10 pages of sponsor ads., illus. Very good with only a few faint scratches on the covers. An amazing collection of photographs of early Lansing. Chapters include “In the Beginning: Michigan, Michigan 1847-1897,” “Turning the Page: Wheels are Rolling 1897-1940,” “WWII: Lansing Goes to War 1941-1946,” “Beneath the Dome: The Capitol in the Capital City,” “On the Banks of the Red Cedar: M.A.C. to M.S.C. to M.S.U.,” “Oldsmobile: A Century of Excellence,” “Lansing Comes Home: Baby Boomers 1947-1964,” and “Comi... View more info

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The History of Portland [Michigan]

By: Portland Area Historical Society

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Portland, MI, Portland Area Historical Society: c.1993

Seller ID: 3221

Condition: Very Good


Staple-bound card wraps, 21.5 by 28 cm, 80 pp., illus. very good with only faint signs of wear to the wraps. Snippets of history from Portland, Michigan. Includes one-page tales of early family life, the Bridge Street bridge, Chief Okemos, Hotel Divine, Native Americans, Portland public schools, railroad stations, St. Patrick’s Church and school, plus numerous half- and quarter-page bits of Portland history including prominent people, landmarks, and events. The bulk of this volume is filled with advertisements from sponsors that act as brief histories of their businesses including various ... View more info

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Doughboy! Experiences in the Great War [World War One, WWI]

By: Quermbach, Harry V.; Jean Q. LaBurn, Nancy Q. Werstein, eds.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: No place, self-published: No date

Seller ID: 3376

Condition: fair


Glossy wraps, 17,7 by 22.9 cm, v [i] 194 pp. plus an 8-page section of black and white photographs and maps at the front. Unfortunately, the poor quality perfect-bound binding is brittle and the first and last few leave are loose. It looks like some leaves at the front were glued back in, but this is a reading copy only that will probably come apart when used. Otherwise, the covers are very good and the text is clean and bright. A scarce and well-written memoir of a Michigan soldier, with the U.S. Army’s Thirty-Second Division, and his time serving during World War I. 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 in the Civil War, published shortly after the end of the conflict, including a register of commissioned officers, Governor Cra... View more info

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Sterling Memories: An Oral History of Sterling Heights, Michigan [Oral History Manual]

By: Ruggles, Glenn; Patricia DeForest

Price: $15.00

Publisher: [Lansing, MI], The Michigan Oral History Council: 1987

Edition: Reprinted from the original 1987 edition from the Sterling Heights Public Library

Seller ID: 2732

Condition: Very Good


Staple-bound wraps, 21 by 27.5 cm, 62 pp., illus. Very good with light cover and corner wear, faint yellowing to the covers, and a small spot of skinning near the top edge of the front cover (looks like a label was peeled off). Not necessarily a history of Sterling Heights, but a detailed outline for an oral history project to document the history of this area, including interviewing techniques, release forms, recording suggestions, etc. 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

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 markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is an open shop ... 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 fine books for discriminating readers. First Edition. View more info