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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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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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American Barns: In a Class by Themselves

By: Schuler, Stanley

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Exter, PA, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3275

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, green cloth with gilt spine titles, 22 by 28.6 cm, 224 pp., heavily illustrated with color and black and white photographs. Very good with only faint signs of shelf wear; the jacket is very good with light curling and tiny tears on the top edge. From the front flap: “American Barnes is an exciting, eye-opening study of one of America’s most beloved types of buildings. Barns, which denote abundance and prosperity, are explored fully in this intriguing book. In a handsomely printed text and pictures (113 of them in gorgeous color), it covers barns throughout the... View more info

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Power Farming Machinery – The Great Minneapolis Line

By: The Minneapolis Threshing Machine Co.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hopkins, MN, The Minneapolis Threshing Machine Co.: 1927

Seller ID: 3038

Condition: Very Good


Staple-bound wraps, 19.5 by 26.6 cm, 48 pp., illus. Very good with light wear to the covers and corners, rubbing on the back cover, and a stamp on the inside of the front cover for Ray E. McHugh, State Distributor, in Lansing, Michigan. A wonderfully illustrated catalog of Minneapolis’ line of farm equipment including all variety of tractors and parts, separators, grain registers, feeders, steam engines, shellers, and bottom and disc plows. Every item is fully illustrated, including a center-spread of “The King of All Farm Tractors – The Minneapolis 17-30 Type B.” View more info