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1 Avery, Thomas. Copper Country -- God's Country.
AuTrain, Michigan: Thomas Avery & Avery Color Studios, [1973]. 
Octavo, full-color illus. white cloth (hardcover), 71 pp. Very Good+. Illustrated in full-color. From Introduction: When a writer, particularly a writer-photographer, begins a project dealing with Michigan's renowned Copper Country, he is enthralled with and finally overwhelmed by the tremendous contrast between that world portrayed in numerous volumes of existing type and the one which appears through his camera's viewfinder... 
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2 Bald, F. Clever. Michigan in Four Centuries. Line Drawings by William Thomas Woodward. New and Enlarged Edition.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1961). Presentation Copy, Michigan Historical Commission. 
Octavo, cloth & boards (hardcover), untrimmed, xiii, 528 pp. Near-Fine, in a Very Good dust jacket with edgewear. From jacket: A comprehensive history of the state from prehistoric times to the present: from life among the Indians to the Kennedy Administration. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Bingay, Malcolm W. Detroit is My Own Home Town.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Publishers, 1946. First Edition, As Stated. 
Limited and Signed Edition. Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, uncut, 360 pp. Very Good, with light shelfwear and rubbing to covers. Illustrated with b & w plates. Contents: Introduction; Book One -- Putting the World on Wheels: From the Pontchartrain Bar to the D. A. C.; A Giant is Born on a Roaring Road; He Had to Win a War to Win Two Wars; From Durant to Sloan; Character and Product; Socrates in Industry; How Iffy Was Born; Who Does Henry Ford Think He Is?; Book Two -- The Mystery of the Closed Banks: The Banks Crash; James Couzens: A Study; Not One Cent!; Book Three -- Baseball: Detroit's Safety Valve: The Fan Who Bought a Ball Park So He Could Have a Seat; Ty Cobb: Speed King; Baseball's Troubadour; The Cloak Model Who Lived Over a Hat Store; Book Four -- Fabulous Fellows: All Cadillac's Children; They Stoned a Prophet; His Was the Soul of the City; The Missionary President; Shall Not Perish from the Earth; He Fell into the River; Our Eddie; The Three Eagles; At Last He Married Her!; By the Waters of Babylon;' The Three New Yorkers; The Face of the Earth Was His Canvas; Silent Depths; Book Five -- Prohibition, the Bridge, the Tunnel; Politics is Funny; That Race Riot; Our All-American Team. 
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4 Brown, Henry D.; Negrie, Henri; Place, Frank R.; Toujas, Rene; Simons, Leonard N.; Weeks, Solan; et al. Cadillac and the Founding of Detroit: Commemorating the Two Hundred and Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Founding of the City of Detroit by Antoine Laumet de Lamothe Cadillac on July 24, 1701.
Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1976. Presentation Copy, Detroit Historical Society. 
Quarto, stiff illus. blue wrappers (paperbound), 116 pp. Very Good+, with light edgewear. Contents: Foreword (Philip P. Mason); Introduction; Cadillac's Homeland (Henry D. Brown); The Extraordinary Career of the Gascon Lamothe-Cadillac, Founder of Detroit (Rene Toujas); Cadilla'c Career in its Historical Setting (Frank R. Place); The Annals of Antoine Laumet de Lamothe Caddillac; Cadillac's Skull?; A Pioneer of New France (Henri Negrie); Jean Laumet, Father of Cadillac (Rene Toujas); The Children of Cadillac; The Preservation of Cadillac's Birthplace (Solan Weeks); Cadillac: A Retrospective View (Leonard N. Simons); Appenidces: Glossary, Abbreviations, Archive Sources; The Contirbutors. 
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5 Dufina, Mary G. Mackinac Island: The Voice of the Turtle. A Pictorial Narrative of Early Mackinac Island...Formerly Michilimackinac. 1634 to 1940's Thuya Edition.
Mackinac Island: Published by the Author, [1991]. 
Quarto, stapled stiff red illus. wrappers (paperbound), 79 pp. Fine. Illustrated. 
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6 Gross, Stuart D. Saginaw: A History of the Land and the City.
Woodland Hills, CA: Windsor Publications, Inc., (1980). First Edition, Stated. 
Signed & inscribed by the author. Quarto, white cloth (hardcover), vii + 200 pp. Near-Fine, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) to covers, in a Near-Fine dust jacket with light sunning to edges. Illustrated. From jacket: A fast-moving, comprehensive history, Saginaw: A History of the Land and the City is written in a popular style but based on meticulous research. It is lavishly illustrated with more than 200 fully captioned pictures...and includes a chapter of full-color plates and rare lumber-camp photographs taken by the Goodridge brothers between 1860 and 1890. We see Saginaw and the surrounding area as it looked to the first visitors and through every era of its history right up to the present time; maps, drawings, newspaper headlines, portraits, and posters as well as photographs show how the people and the city they built looked in days gone by, and how they look today... 
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7 Gustin, Lawrence R.; Editor. The Flint Journal Centennial, 1876-1976 Picture History of Flint.
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, (1976). Revised Second Printing. 
Quarto, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, map illus. endpapers, 288 pp. Numerous illustrations. Very Good+, with lightly rubbed edges; in a Very Good dust jacket with sunned spine and light edgewear. From dust jacket: How did a small city, with no particular advantage in natural resources or geographic location, become the birthplace of one of the world's largest industrial empires? The story of the beginnings of a local automobile enterprise that became a world industry is only one of many that is covered in this book about Flint, Michigan. In pictures and words, you'll learn about Jacob Smith, the fur trader who was the first settler of Flint; about Todd's Tavern, the center of community life in the 1830s; William M. Fenton, who earned the right to name a city by winning a poker hand; Henry Crapo, who first arrived in Michigan at age 51 and became a Flint lumber baron and Michigan governor....The book takes you into Flint's most exciting era, auto pioneering, with Billy Durant, Charles Stewart Mott, Dallas Dort, Louis Chevrolet, David Buick, Charlie Nash, Walter Chrysler, A.B.C. Hardy, Walter Marr, and many more. And for the first time in any book, you'll read here a detailed account of Flint's first automobile builder, Judge Charles Wisner....The story of Flint is covered in many aspects...But the photographs, ranging from a daguerreotype of Jaco Smith's daughter and downtown scenes in the 1860s, through the early days of Buick and Chevrolet and to the building of the downtown campus of the University of Michigan-Flint in 1976, are the real stars of this book. Some have never been published before, and each one tells part of the story of Flint. 
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8 Henderson, Tom. Livonia: A Rich Past, A Golden Future. A Contemporary Portrait.
Windsor Publications, Inc., 1990. First Edition, As Stated. 
Quarto, brown leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters, 128 pp. Fine (As New), in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. Illustrated with numerous full-color photographs. Author Tom Henderson shows why Livonia has become what many feel to be the best-run city in America. After a brief history lesson which traces Livonia's development from the time of its settlement in 1818, Henderson shows how Livonia offers a lesson in planning to other mid-sized communities struggling with the issue of growth...A detailed look at business, leisure, and life throughout the city. 
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9 Henshaw, Beatrice Schmitt. Backward, Turn Backward: Recollections of a Childhood in Northern Michigan. With Illustrations by Cara Bobbitt Hochhalter.
Ann Arbor, Michigan: Historical Society of Michigan, (1986). 
First Edition, Stated. Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xi + 306 pp. Fine (As New) in a Near-Fine dust jacket with light rubbing. From dust jacket: Here is the stuff of history, as found in the lives of the Schmitt Family of Petoskey, Michian, and as seen through the eyes and in the memory of Beatrice Schmitt Henshaw. With a vivid memory and an easy style, Mrs. Henshaw has provided a glimpse of her own childhood as a reminder to us of the universals of life: love, family, home, self-esteem, dedication and dreams. Backward, Turn Backward is also a record of history, not from the perspective of the grand sweep of nations and potentates, but rather from the viewpoint of the individual, the family, the community. You will laugh and cry with her, because you will find in Beatrice Henshaw's childhood those universal themes that part of the fabric of all our lives. 
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10 Herbert, Rev. Alfred A. St. Charles Church, Newport, Michigan: An Historical and Biographical Review.
Monroe, Michigan: The Consolidation Paper Company, n.d. 
Tall octavo, hardcover (slick, navy blue leatherette), gilt letters, 152 pp. Fine. 
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11 Keller, Fr. P. Douglas, S.J.; Carman, Paul; Stickford, C. James; Delaney, Sarah B. The Second Hundred Years: The University of Detroit High School and a Chronicle of the First Hundred Years, 1877-1977.
University of Detroit High School, (1977). 
Quarto, burgundy fabricoid (hardcover), gilt letters, xvi, 143 pp. Fine. Illustrated. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 LaVoy, Lambert M. Bay Settlement of Monroe County, Michigan.
Published by the Author, (1971). First Edition. 
Signed on Portrait. Quarto, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, ix + 309 pp. Good, with weak upper hinge, neat penciled notes by former-owner, former-owner signature. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13 Martin, Helen M. Outline of the Geologic History of Lenawee County.
Michigan Department of Conservation, Geological Survey Division, 1958. 
Quarto, stapled printed wrappers (paperbound), 5 pp. Illustrated. Very Good+ with light edgewear. 
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14 Martin, Helen M. Outline of the Geologic History of Michigan.
Michigan Department of Conservation, Geological Survey Division, 1952. 
Quarto, stapled printed wrappers (paperbound), [13] pp + 2 fold-out charts. Illustrated. Near-Fine. 
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15 Martin, Helen M. Outline of the Geologic History of Saginaw County.
Michigan Department of Conservation, Geological Survey Division, 1957. 
Quarto, stapled printed wrappers (paperbound), [7] pp. Illustrated. Near-Fine. 
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16 Michigan State Normal College. 1917 Aurora: Michigan State Normal College, Volume 24.
Ypsilanti, Michigan: Michigan State Normal College, 1917. 
Royal octavo, leather backed boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 268 pp. Good+, with rubbed leather spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Olson, Gordon L. A Grand Rapids Sampler.
The Grand Rapids Historical Commission, (1992). First Edition. 
Quarto, brown cloth (hardcover), viii + 231 pp. Fine, in a Good+ dust jacket with edgewear. Contents: Introduction; First People; A Village on the Grand; Growing Closer to the Rest of the World; Industry Takes Command; The City Comes of Age; A New Century; Economic Depression and War; Postwar Changes; Today's Community - Tomorrow's Vision; Bibliography; Index. 
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18 Quaife, M. M. This is Detroit, 1701-1951: Two Hundred and Fifty Years in Pictures. Edited by William White.
Detroit: Wayne University Press, 1951. First Edition. Official Publication of Detroit's 250th Birthday Festival. 
Quarto, paperbound (stiff, photo illus. wrappers), x, 198 pp. Very Good, with former-owner inscription and edgewear. Illustrated. From Preface: This is Detroit undertakes to pictuer the development of Detroit from an outpost of New France, deep in the heart of the American wilderness, to the great industrial center of 1951. 
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19 Sommers, Lawrence M.; Editor. Atlas of Michigan.
Michigan State University Press, (1977). 
Quarto, tan illus. cloth (hardcover), xi, 242 pp. Fine, in a Very Good+, price-clipped dust jacket with light edgewear. Illustrated. From jacket: The atlas is arranged in eight sections. The first includes suggestions on how to use the atlas, a general reference map, a world projection map centered on Lansing, a map of the major inhabited islands of Michigan, and a map of the state's counties. Subsequent sections deal with the natural environmnet, history and culture, people and society, the economy, recreation, transportation and communication, and the future of Michigan. Each of the eight sections is introduced by specialists in the field. The 256-page volume is fully illustrated in color and black and white with 400 maps, 85 graphs, 160 photographs, and some 50 original pen and ink drawings. Special features of the atlas include: a new cartographic projection of Michigan that offers a perspective of the state as seen from an orbiting satilite; the use of a computer to create some of the maps and to determine class intervals for much of the map data; the latest cartographic techniques to facilitate accuracy, eye appeal, and ease of understanding; isoline and choropleth maps... 
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20 The Studio, on Glen Lake, Empire, Michigan. Leelanau: The Little Finger of Michigan.
Empire, Michigan: The Studio, n.d. 
Octavo, paperbound (stapled, b&w photo illus. wrappers), 20 pp. Very Good, with light edgewear & foxing (age darkened spotting). Illustrated throughout with black & white photographs. From Introduction: Welcome to Leelanu, “Land of Delight.” Leelanau County, the Little Finger of Michigan, is a triangular peninsula extending northwest into the fresh blue waters of Lake Michigan. Located half way between the Equator and the North Pole, and wept by the clean water-washed air, Leelanau is the year-round haven for living. The land is primitive in its wooded beauty, but with well-kept farmlands adding a delightful pastoral touch. Nearby metropolitan areas are easily accessible. Leelanau is an Indian name meaning “Land of Delight,” and from the earliest days of its settlement by lumbermen, fishermen, and farmers to the days when city folk discovered its healthful, restful climate, the country has proved in numerous ways that it truly is the “Land of Delight.” 
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