Category: Michigan

Sort

Showing 1-20 of 59

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

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

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

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

Image for History of the City of Grand Rapids Michigan (With an Appendix – History of Lowell, Michigan)

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

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

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

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

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

Memories of a Farm [Coral & Cedar Springs, Michigan] Signed

By: Coady, John P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cedar Springs, Michigan, Cedar Springs Rotary Club: 1990

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1453

Condition: Good +


Coady, John P. Memories of a Farm. Cedar Springs, Michigan: Cedar Springs Rotary Club, 1990. Staple-bound, card wraps, 13.5 by 21.7 cm, 85 pp. Foxing and light wear to the covers with creasing to the lower corner of the cover. Minor foxing on a few leaves. Inscribed and signed by the author on the inside of the front cover: “Dear Harry: As one Rotarian to another, & the most comedic ??? in North Kent Co[unty] / the best / John P. Coady / 12-1-90.” Reminiscences of Coady’s life in Coral and Cedar Springs, Michigan. (case) First Edition. 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

Image for Geology of Michigan

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 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


A very scarce original printing of "Grand Rapids Flora," published by the author in 1901. Condition is fair with edge wear and chips to the wraps, including corner loss, and wear to the head and tail of the spine (please see our photos of this copy under "customer images"). 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. View more info

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

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

Image for A History of Godfrey-Lee Public Schools: 1857-1967 (Wyoming, Michigan)

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

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

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

Image for Sand & Other Poems - Signed

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

Image for Douglass, A Michigan Township

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

Image for Fair Shake in the Wilderness: The Life and Times of Rix Robinson [Michigan History]

Fair Shake in the Wilderness: The Life and Times of Rix Robinson [Michigan History]

By: Harrington, Steve

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI, Maritime Press, Inc.: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed by Author

Seller ID: 2711

Condition: Near Fine


Glossy wraps, 13.9 by 21.5 cm, 103 pp., illus. Unread copy, near fine with only faint signs of shelf wear to the wraps. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. From the back cover: “Settling the Great Lakes area required a variety of unusual skills. Rix Robinson was a man of exceptional character and ability. He proved that Indians should be treated fairly, even though the old Northwest Territory was flooded with white settlers. Rix Robinson quickly discovered that adventure and conflict were a large part of taming the wilderness. He learned to speak several Indian languages... View more info

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

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

Seller ID: 2303

Condition: Very Good +


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

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

Image for Michigan’s Military Pilots of Bay County: 102 Flyers and Their Stories, From World War I to Desert Storm

Michigan’s Military Pilots of Bay County: 102 Flyers and Their Stories, From World War I to Desert Storm

By: Higgs, Gerry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: [Bay City, Michigan], Self-published: 1995

Seller ID: 2279

Condition: Fine


Hardcover with glossy, illustrated boards, 15.5 by 23.5 cm, iv 202 pp., illus. Fine, unread copy. One to eight-page profiles of Bay County, Michigan pilots. View more info

Image for Grant Area Yesterday – Today [Grant, Mihigan]

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