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1 The South Sea Guitarist A National Magazine; Christmas Number December, 1936
Detroit, Michigan Bronson Music and Sales Corporation 1936 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Scarce magazine published by the Bronson Music Company of Detroit, Very clean and tightly bound with just light soil to cover. Handsomely printed with green ink and green tinted photographs showing children and adults across the U.S. who were making great progress on the guitar. Some are individuals, others groups, others entire classes. Interspered with advertising for Bronson Music products. The company specialized in both Hawaiian and Spanish guitars. 20 pages measuring 8-1/2"x11-1/2" 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Ann Arbor's First Lady: Events in the Life of Ann I. Allen, Bidlack, Ressell E,
2 Bidlack, Ressell E, Ann Arbor's First Lady: Events in the Life of Ann I. Allen
Ann Arbor, Michigan Bentley Historical Library, the University of Michigan 1998 096668205-C-9 Soft Cover Like New 
Crisp, beautiful book which appears unread or handled much. It measures 6" x 9" and has 118 pages printed on snow white coated paper. The text includes historic photographs from her chilhood home to her grave stone. The story of her life begins in 1797 as an orphan and ends1875 when she died. It also shows a photo of her grave. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Berrien Bicentennial (Michigan), Carney, James T. (editor)
3 Carney, James T. (editor) Berrien Bicentennial (Michigan)
Berrien County, Michigan Berrien County Bicentennial Commission 1976 Second Printing Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
Book itself is beautiful -- like new with no names or writing and pristine, unbumped blue boards. Jacket is also very nice with no tears or chips. Only fault is minor staining at back -- a few small spots. Looks most handsome in brand new mylar cover. Measures 9"x11-1/4". Illustrated throughout with drawings, maps and historical photographs. 300 pages. Printed on quality coated paper. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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City By A River, Collier, Margaret
4 Collier, Margaret City By A River
Glengary Press 1970 Limited First Edition Hard Cover Fine No DJ, as Issued SIGNED by Author
Crisp clean book published in a print run of just 500 copies of which this is #331 as stated at back of book. The author was a popular magazine writer of the day and boldly signed this book on half title page. Poems are an homage to Detroit. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Historic Michigan, Cook, Louis
5 Cook, Louis Historic Michigan
Beaverton, Oregon Beautiful America Publishing 1980 0898021316 / 9780898021318 First Edition Stated Soft Cover Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Other than a light bit of toning to white sections of cover this is a beauty. No names or writing, no spine crease and pristine pages with many full color photographs from all over the state. The booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 72 pages. The text and its illustrations provide history plus information on the most beautiful buildings, homes, and natural beauty. No wonder the state's slogan is "Pure Michigan." 
Price: 22.00 USD
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6 Crawford, June Crosson Sacred Spaces; Our Lady of Lourdes Parish River Rouge, Michigan Centennial 1893-1993
River Rouge, Michigan Our Lady of Lourdes Parish 1993 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Handsome navy blue pebbled boards with gilt printing. Book is very clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. Only fault is slight waviness to outer side pages visible when book is closed. No sign of water damage. Printed on coated paper and amply illustrated with predominately black and white photos, but also a few in color. Text is plentiful and offers a complete history of the parish over a span of a hundred years. 137 pages A lovely centennial keepsake. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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American Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts: Works by Artists Born Before 1816  (Volume 1), Detroit Institute of Arts;Black, Mary;Shaw, Nancy Rivard;Founders Society
7 Detroit Institute of Arts;Black, Mary;Shaw, Nancy Rivard;Founders Society American Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts: Works by Artists Born Before 1816 (Volume 1)
Manchester, Vermont, U.S.A. Hudson Hills Press 1991 1555950442 / 9781555950446 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Crisp, clean, as new book. Pristine inside and out with no names or writing and no tears or chips to jacket which has not been price-clipped and looks most handsome in brand new mylar. Book is oversized at 9-1/1"x12-1/4" and has 340 pages. Includes 79 gorgeous large color plates and 109 black and white illustrations. Covers nearly 200 works by almost 100 artists. Much text. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Frontier Metropolis: Picturing Early Detroit, 1701-1838  (SIGNED), Dunnigan, Brian Leigh
8 Dunnigan, Brian Leigh Frontier Metropolis: Picturing Early Detroit, 1701-1838 (SIGNED)
Brighton, Michigan, U.S.A. Great Lakes Books 2001 0814327672 / 9780814327678 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Oblong Signed & Inscribed By Author
A beautiful, oversized volume which measures 13-1/4"x18-1/4". Boards, pages and page edges are pristine. and is is SIGNED with inscription (see photo).. Book seeks to illustrate and descrribe all known images of Detroit in the pre-photographic era from the city's fouding in 1701 to 1838. Also includes maps and plans. 287 pages including index. VERY heavy book-- orders outside the U.S. must be sent priority mail due to post office regulation. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Celebrating 300 Years of Detroit Cooking 1701 to 2001, Humes, Marguerite J. (editor)
9 Humes, Marguerite J. (editor) Celebrating 300 Years of Detroit Cooking 1701 to 2001
Detroit, Michigan Detroit Histroical Society Guild 2001 Tricentennial Edition Hard Cover Fine Condition No DJ, as Issued 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, clean book -- clearly new and never read. Prtistine inside and out. Book was published to celebrate Detroit's Tricentenary with a celebration of 300 years of cooking in the Motor City. Contents are divided into three sections -- Campfires To Cranes 1701-1800; Hearthstones To Fancy Kitchens 1801-1900';Cast Iron Stoves to Microwave Ovens 1901-2000. Book measures 8-3/4" x 11-1/2", has 232 pages including index, and is illustrated throguhout with historic black and white photographs. Includes recipes 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Give God the Glory; Memoirs of a Civil War Soldier, Jones, Melvin (editor)
10 Jones, Melvin (editor) Give God the Glory; Memoirs of a Civil War Soldier
Eagle River, Michigan Melvin Jones 1997 Second Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall SIGNED by Editor
Handsome reissue of a book originally published by Jones in 1979. Very crisp and clean with only a couple tiny scratches to face,one small bump to outer side edge of back cover and a very flat crease to upper back corner. Pages pristine and no cover lift. SIGNED thus, "To ----, "Give God the Glory" Melvin Jones." Illustrated throughout with art and photographs, the most interesting of which are the letters and documents in full color at center of book. Contains excerpts from the diary of Michigander, Simon B. Cummins. 194 pages. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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At Custer's Side: The Civil War Writings of James Harvey Kidd  (SIGNED), Kidd, James Harvey; Wittenberg, Eric J.
11 Kidd, James Harvey; Wittenberg, Eric J. At Custer's Side: The Civil War Writings of James Harvey Kidd (SIGNED)
Kent, Ohio Kent State Univ Press 2001 0873386876 / 9780873386876 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
Crisp and clean as new. No bumps to boards, no names or writing, and no chips or tears. Jacket protecred by brand new mylar cover. SIGNED with no personal inscription by the editor on half title page. James Harvery Kidd was a member of the 6th Michigan Cavalry known as the Wolverines. In 1864 he succeeded Custer as commander. Book measures 6-1/4" x 9-1/2" and has 140 pages. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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One of Custer's Wolverines: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Brigadier General James H. Kidd, 6th Michigan Cavalry  (SIGNED), Kidd, James Harvey; Wittenberg, Eric J.
12 Kidd, James Harvey; Wittenberg, Eric J. One of Custer's Wolverines: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Brigadier General James H. Kidd, 6th Michigan Cavalry (SIGNED)
Kent, Ohio Kent State Univ Press 2000 0873386701 / 9780873386708 Hard Cover Fine Fine SIGNED by Editor
Crisp, as new book -- appears unread. No names or writing, no bumps to boards, and no tears or chips. Pristine inside and out. Will arrive in brand new mylar cover. SIGNED by editor without inscription on half title page.The subject tells his own story through letters from his enlistement as a 21 year old college student to becoming Brevet Brigadier General.. Letters are interesting, as he had worked in newspaper journalism. 241 pages. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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13 Kuenzli. Alfred E. Midwest Flier Magazine November, 1946 (Volume 1, No. 3)
Cleveland, Ohio The Ohio Fliers Association 1946 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice clean magazine, tightly bound. Also included is a four page color insert (unbound) advertsing Martin Star. Front and back of this is color art and the two-page spread inside offers early company history. Magazine itself is illustrated with black and white photos. Article topics include the Cleveland National Aircraft Show; Michigan Aeronautics and legal problems; Ohio's flyng school teachers; flying the Thompson; the Hoosier Airpark; the Cincinnati Airport; flying the Seabee; and the Waco Aircraft Co. of Troy, Ohio. 40 pages. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Art of Tradition: Sacred Music, Dance and Myth of Michigan's Anishnaabe 1946-1955, Kurtaht, Getrude;Ettawageshik, Jane; Ettawageshik, Fred
14 Kurtaht, Getrude;Ettawageshik, Jane; Ettawageshik, Fred The Art of Tradition: Sacred Music, Dance and Myth of Michigan's Anishnaabe 1946-1955
East Lansing, Michigan Michigan State University Press 2009 0870138146 / 9780870138140 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Book is crisp and clean with no tears or chips, no bumps to boards, and no names or writing. Dustjacket is likewise pristine with no tears or chips. It looks very handsome in brand new mylar cover. Book measures 7-1/4" x 10-1/4" and has 469 pages including notes and index. The lengthy text covers the Penninsula People and their festivals; Contemporary Dance Patterns and Native Songs by Modern Singers; The Christian Legacy which influences Odawa feasts, Ojibwe Methodist Camp Meeting and hymn singing, and hymn tunes and texts; and indigenous lore and Odawa Myths. Book contains lyrics and musical scores throughout. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Detroit Cultural Center (Design Prototypes), No Author
15 No Author Detroit Cultural Center (Design Prototypes)
Detroit, Michigan Urban Design Division of Detroit City Plan Commission Soft Cover Good 
A spectacular design book which is not often seen. The condition shows some exterior glitches -- edge wear in spots, a chip to outer paper at outer edge of back cover and two corner creases, also at back. One is superficial, the other I have sustained with non-browning archival tape on the reverse side. This is a large book measuring 12" square with a sturdy wire binding. There is no date, but there was an easy clue in plain sight. The mayor listed inside was Jerome P. Cavanaugh who left office in 1969. Prototypes re for Includes prototype designs for the Institute of Arts, Hall of Man, Museum of Science and Technology, Planetarium, Center for the Musical and Theater Arts, and Gardens. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Salt River Shepherd; Salt River Centennial 1857-1957, No author Stated
16 No author Stated Salt River Shepherd; Salt River Centennial 1857-1957
Shepherd, Michigan 1957 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice, clean book showing only a bit of toning to cover at outer edges. Contents tightly bound and very clean with no names or writing. Measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 88 pages. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos, some historical, as well as drawings. Not often seen. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Whispering Sands; A History of Port Sheldon, Read, Anne (editor)
17 Read, Anne (editor) Whispering Sands; A History of Port Sheldon
Michigan Self-published 1966 Card Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice booklet with just a bit of light toning to edges of cover and a short gift inscription to bottom of dedication page dated 1966. It measures 8-1/2" x 12" and has 36 clean pages. Booklet has a handsome cover and is also nicely illustrated with maps and photographs throughout. A remarkably scarce item. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Artists of Grand Rapids 1940-1980 A Cooperative Exhibition, Sweeney, J. Gray
18 Sweeney, J. Gray Artists of Grand Rapids 1940-1980 A Cooperative Exhibition
Grand Rapids, Michigan Grand Rapids, Michigan Grand Rapids Art Museum; Grand Rapids Public Museum 1981 Soft Cover Very Good Oblong 
This is a remarkably hard to find catalog, but it's a gem. The cover art titled "Sunlit Interior" was rendered by Will Howe Foote circa 1913-1914. The catalog is clean and tightly bound with no spine crease and no names or writing. It measures 10" x 9" and has 131 pages printed on quality coated paper. Most works are in black and white, but there are also some beauties in color (see photos). The front of the catalog is all about artist biographies. The artists whose work was included are these: Marinus Hartung, Sara Nelson, Henry Livingston Hillyer, Volatire Combe, Frederick Stuart Church, Lawrence Carmichael Erle, Edward A. Turner, William Henry Howe. William Samuel Horton, George Glenn Newell, Will Howe Foote, Mathias J. Alten, Edward Gregory Smith, Thomas Gilbert White, Eulabee Dix, Garrit A. Beneker, Foster Jewell, Jaro Hess, Orville, Bulman, Kreigh Collins, Gerald Mast, Robert Godfrey, Armand Merizon, Reynold Weidenaar, Joseph, Edwin Kinnebrew IV, and Paul Collins. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Let's Go Around the Island, Tibbitts, Julia K.
19 Tibbitts, Julia K. Let's Go Around the Island
Marquette, Michigan Julia K. Tbbitts 1992 0932212743 / 9780932212740 Presumed First Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9 
Book is very clean and tightly bound in red cloth. There are no names or writing and no creasing. The dustjacket is very attractive with no tears or chips. Flap has not been clipped, as there are no prices anywhere.The book measures 7-1/4" x 9-1/4" and has 170 pristine pages, Illustrations include black and white photographs, drawings, and documents. The thurst of the text is about the power plant at Presque Isle where it was at writing the primary source of electrical power. Amogn the topics are profit, priorities and the public trust; Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company; corporate secrecy; the people of the lie; and money. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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20 Wheeler, Mrs. Edward D. Salt City Of The Inland Seas: Anniversary Number of the Manistee Daily News
Manistee, Michigan West Graf 1973 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good Condition 
Very handsome facsimile reprint in clean, tightly bound condition. It's huge at 11" x 17" with 68 pages. There's a lot of history to be read here, all augmented with historic photographs of the area and its people. It was published initially in 1899 and is filled with information on the area, its people, and its accomplishments as the the old century was almost over -- in seven months the 20th century would dawn. Rather scarce. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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