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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

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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 bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB) is dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. First Edition. 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 on the ffep. A scarce collection of Sharpe’s poems, autobiographical and satirical pieces. Includes the “birth of Jugvi... View more info

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Huron: The Seasons of a Great Lake [Michigan]

By: Shelton, Napier

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Detroit, Wayne State University Press: 1990

Edition: first edition, first printing

Seller ID: 3008

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, navy cloth with gilt spine titles, 15.5 by 23.5 cm, 268 pp., illus. Near fine hardcover in a very good jacket with only faint signs of edge wear. From the publisher: “Napier Shelton takes us on a journey as he spends a year at his family's cottage on the lake. Having visited Lake Huron for over thirty years, Shelton weaves family memories into his evocative and informed account of the seasons on this great lake. In 1995, Shelton spent a year at the cottage more fully exploring Lake Huron and its varied shores. He writes about Native American fishing rights, smal... 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 one of its residents, Treasures Amongst the Trash is an inside look at life in one of [Flint] Michigan’s most notorious but ... View more info

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The Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library

By: Sprenger, Bernice

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Detroit, The Detroit Public Library: 1971

Seller ID: 2699

Condition: Very Good


Brochure no. 7142. Staple-bound card wraps, 15.1 by 15.3 cm, 12 pp. incld. wraps, illus. Very good with only faint wear to the wraps. This ephemeral little booklet details the historical background of the Burton Historical Collection, including the reading room, catalog room, and its genealogical materials. It features a reproduction and brief description of the Burton bookplate designed by Raymond Everett. View more info

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What Time Is It? Tyree Guyton, New Work

By: Taylor, Bradley L., curator

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, GalleryDAAS, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3322

Condition: Very Good


French-fold card wraps, 20.2 by 27.9 cm, 76 pp., heavily illus. in full color. Very good with minor wear to the edges and extremities. Scarce exhibition guide for this well-known Michigan artist which “presents fifteen mixed-media wall pieces and a floor installation that reexamine some of the themes Guyton as grappled with for over thirty years the—the passage of time, adapting to change, the plight of the poor and disenfranchised, abuses of political power, race in America, and the paradoxes of organized religion. Some of his iconic images, in particular his whimsical clocks and his a... View more info

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All Around the Town: A Pictorial History of Tompkins Township, Jackson County, Michigan

By: Tompkins Home Extension Historical Committee

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Tompkins Township, MI, The Tompkins Home Extension Club Historical Society:

Seller ID: 1831

Condition: Near Fine


Printed by The Exponent Press in Brooklyn, Michigan. Red cloth with black titles and cover image, 17.5 by 25.5 cm, 324 pp., heavily illustrated with black and white images. Near fine with only faint signs of shelf wear. An in-depth look at the families, farms, schools, churches, organizations, etc. of Tompkins Township, Michigan (located north-west of Jackson). 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. (case) Fir... 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

Seller ID: 2019

Condition: Very Good


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

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The Railroads of Holland, Michigan: Volume One, The Nineteenth Century

By: Van Reken, Donald L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Holland, Michigan, Donald L. van Reken: 1997

Seller ID: 2731

Condition: Very Good -


Wraps, 21.5 by 28 cm, viii 164 pp., illus. Very good with minor wear to the covers and corners, a tiny stain on the fore-edge of the textblock, and a gift inscription on the title page. Includes the Michigan Lake Shore Railroad, Allegan & Holland Railroad, Chicago & Michigan Lake Shore Railroad, Lakeshore Railroad of West Michigan, Grand Rapids & Holland Railroad first trip, Grand Haven Railroad Company, Chicago & West Michigan Railway Company, the Ottawa Beach extension in the 1880s, the 1890s from newspaper sources, Holland & Lake Michigan Electric Railroad Company, and much more. View more info

Heinz in Holland: A Century of History, Illustrated Story, 1896-1996

By: Vande Water, Randall; Jerry Shoup, foreword, afterword

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Color House Graphics: 2001

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 1003

Condition: Fine


Vande Water, Randall; Jerry Shoup, foreword, afterword. Heinz in Holland: A Century of History, Illustrated Story, 1896-1996. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Color House Graphics, 2001, first edition. Glossy wraps, 138mm by 216mm, ix, 194 pp., illustrated with black and white photographs. Unread copy with only faint signs of shelf wear and a pencil mark on the fore edge of the textblock. A history of the Heinz Pickle Company in Holland, Michigan. 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... View more info

The City of Wyoming [Michigan] – A History

By: Vaughn, Charles; Dorothy Simon, eds

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Wyoming, Michigan, Wyoming Historical and Cultural Commission, Inc.: 1984

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 779

Condition: Good +


Wyoming, Michigan: Wyoming Historical and Cultural Commission, Inc., 1984. First edition. Good +. Wyoming, Michigan: Wyoming Historical and Cultural Commission, Inc., 1984. First edition. Good +. Vaughn, Charles; Dorothy Simon, eds. The City of Wyoming – A History. Wyoming, Michigan: The Wyoming Historical and Cultural Commission, Inc., 1984, first edition. Softcover, 6 by 9-inches, [8] 349 pp. Light rubbing, wear and faint creases to the wraps, scuffing on the fore edge of the textblock, and leaves are lightly yellowed. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship... View more info

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Weidenaar: Our Changing Landscape - Signed

By: Weidenaar, Reynold

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Cape Cod, MA, Wake-Brook House: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2901

Condition: Very Good


Number 208 of an unspecified printing. Hardcover, green mottled cloth over boards with paper label on spine and a cover label of one of Weidenaar's color drawings, "hand-bound by the craftsmen of Wake-Brook House," 22.5 by 28.5 cm, 80 pp., heavily illus. SIGNED by the Weidenaar on the front free endpaper. Very good with very light wear at the corners and some faint yellowing to the leaves. This volume features dozens of large illustrations by Weidenaar of Kent County, Michigan, homes and environs accompanied by subtitles that form a poem. Includes a prefatory poem by Carl Sandburg, an introd... View more info

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A Child of the Sea; and Life Among the Mormons

By: Williams, Elizabeth Whitney

Price: $10.00

Publisher: St. James, Michigan, Beaver Island Historical Society: 1983

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2713

Condition: Very Good


Reprint of the original 1905 edition. Wraps, 13.7 by 21.5 cm, 229 pp. Very good with light wear to the wraps and the original price sticker on the back cover. “A 19th century woman’s recollection of a life spent near the waters of upper Lake Michigan. She combines tales and legends with her won memories to provide a vivid and charming account of the area and times.” View more info

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1930 Scrapbook of Detroit Street Names [Detroit News, George Catlin]

By: [Catlin, George B.]

Price: $90.00

Publisher: np, nd

Seller ID: 2309

Condition: Very Good


Ribbon-bound scrapbook with dull gilt “Clippings” and scissors image on the front cover, 20 by 28 cm, 41 leaves of which all are used, recto only. Covers have some light dampstains and edge wear, with chips at the corners and spine ends. The leaves are yellowed and brittle, with a couple of small edge chips, but the album is stable with all pages intact. The clippings appear to date from the late-1920s to early-1930s and are from The Detroit News. They feature a series of articles by George B. Catlin—historian of The Detroit News—titled “The Who, Why and Wherefore of Detroit’s ... View more info