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Image for Beyond the Mississippi; An Exhibition of Western Books Honoring James Shearer II, the Donor 1967 (Clements Library University of Michigan)

Beyond the Mississippi; An Exhibition of Western Books Honoring James Shearer II, the Donor 1967 (Clements Library University of Michigan)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Clements Library University of Michigan: 1967

Seller ID: 0458

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean beautiful booklet which serves as both an honor to James Shearer II who donated the books to the university library and a catalog of the books which had been placed on exhibition. Each is given ample space and accompanied by notes prepared by Albert T. Klyberg. Thirty-two volumes and 25 high quality cream colored pages. Measures 6"x9-1/4" Fine augmentation to a collection of books on Western Americana. View more info

Image for Photograph Album Camp Whipporwill Grayling,Michigan 1927

Photograph Album Camp Whipporwill Grayling,Michigan 1927

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Grayling, Michigan, Home-made: 1927

Seller ID: 0568

Condition: Very Good


Though slim, this lovely clean album captures in eleven photographs a July vacation in Grayling, Michigan, known for its summer get-aways. The pictures are all of the same group, both men and women. Some views are scenic -- a lake, a bridge, a winding road,and a nice log cabin, but there are also people enjoying archery practice, women on the lake in a canoe, posed shots on the bridge, an old car stuffed with people, a shed showing three old cars lined up inside and a car with an open trailer filled with stuff outside in front of the cabin where a man observes. The album measures 6"x8-1/2" and... View more info

Image for Portrait Figures in Miniature; The Carol Churchill Pierson Children's Gallery (1981)

Portrait Figures in Miniature; The Carol Churchill Pierson Children's Gallery (1981)

By: N/A

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Alfred B. Sloan Museum: 1981

Seller ID: 1036

Condition: Fine


Beautiful pristine catalog lavishly made -- printed on coated paper with complete color illustration. The collection is comprised of historically accurate dolls from various eras and also dolls depicting famous people. The gallery is in the Sloan Museum which itself is located in Flint, Michigan. There are 415 handcrafted dolls, plus accessories and more than 45 dioramas, all donated by the woman the gallery is named for. The catalog measures 6"x9" and has 92 pages. The categories are as follows: The era of Exploration in America; Settlements in the New World; The American Revolution; Statesme... View more info

Image for Frans Hals An Exhibition of Fifty Paintings 1935

Frans Hals An Exhibition of Fifty Paintings 1935

By: N/A

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Institute of Arts: 1931

Seller ID: 1167

Condition: Good-plus


If you admire the traditional realist portrait the Dutch painter, Frans Hals' fifty paintings are a treat. This is a hefty catalog which measures 8"x10-1/2" and is printed on substantial paper. The fifty paintings are in black and white but again are on good quality paper -- for them, coated. The collection was borrowed from many institutions including, but not confined to, these: Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Pennsylvania Museum of Art and other museums and private collectors. Catalog opens with 13 pages of dense text about the artist, followed ... View more info

Image for Zenoleum Sheep Dip Ad and Envelope 1898

Zenoleum Sheep Dip Ad and Envelope 1898

By: N/A

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan, The Zenner-Raymond Disinfectant Company: 1898

Seller ID: 1284

Condition: Very good


The bright color of this ad and its matching envelope caught my attention immediately, but after reading it it occurred to me that I have never had anything produced by Zenner-Raymond until now. The ad is complete as you see it, printed only on the front, and fits inside the envelope which measures 3-1/2"x6". Love the bold exterior message: Zenoleum Sheep Dip Is Not Poisonous." The postmark reads Detroit April 28, 1898 -- the ad was created from an 1897 study conducted by the State Agricultural College at Fort Collins, Colorado. Nice addition to an agriculture collection View more info

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Linen Postcard City of Detroit III Steamer

By: N/A

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, George R. Klein News Company: No date

Seller ID: 1396

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean linen postcard postally unused and with no writing. Corners are sharp and card will arrive in plastic sleeve. The steamer was owned by D&C Navigation Company. The D stands for Detroit and the C. for Cleveland. The boat launched in 1911 and was then the largest sidewheeler in the world. It remained in service until 1950! View more info

Image for Collector's Choice (Clements Library University of Michigan 1967)

Collector's Choice (Clements Library University of Michigan 1967)

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Clements Library, Universityy of Michigan: 1967

Seller ID: 1668

Condition: Fine condition


This is very much a bibliophile's booklet, so if you are a collector of books about books this one's for you! It's amazingly clean and nice and has 15 dense pages. The booklet is a guide to an exhibition of selected items from private collections formed by "certain members" of the Clement Library Associates. Collections hailed from Michigan, Ohio, Chicago, Connecticut, Seattle, and New York. Only one collector was a woman. Their topics covered Mackinac Island, American Indians, the Great Lakes, the far Northwest, medicine, the American Revolution, the Civil War, Winston Churchill, Lake Super... View more info

Image for The South Sea Guitarist A National Magazine; Christmas Number  December, 1936

The South Sea Guitarist A National Magazine; Christmas Number December, 1936

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan, Bronson Music and Sales Corporation: 1936

Seller ID: 1709

Condition: very good


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. Nice photo of the Maxwell Conservatory in Cleveland. Magazine is interspersed with advertising for Bronson Music products. The company specialized in both Hawaiian and Spanish guitars. 20 pages measuring 8-1/2"x11-1/2" View more info

Image for Postcard Empty Freighter Passing Bascule Bridge Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Postcard Empty Freighter Passing Bascule Bridge Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

By: N/A

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Chicago, Curteich: Unknown

Seller ID: 1779

Condition: Very good


The intensity of color makes this card pop. The freighter is empty, just going under the Bascule drawbridge heading for Lake Superior. Card was never sent and there is no writing on the divided back. It's very clean with just a few isolated spots of minor edge wear. It will arrive in a plastic sleeve. View more info

Image for Clara Ford Nurses Home Detroit, Michigan (1926)

Clara Ford Nurses Home Detroit, Michigan (1926)

By: N/A

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Unknown location, C.T. American Art: 1926

Seller ID: 1806

Condition: Very good


Very bright clean postcard with just a tiny flat crease to upper left corner. Otherwise pristine. Card shows a white border, a divided back and a two cent stamp which matches the 1926 postmark because the postage rose from a penny to two cents from 1925 to 1928. The card was sent to Springfield, Ohio and the message reads thus, "Hope you and Marie had as good a time as Dot and I are having. Hazel." Card will arrive in new plastic sleeve. View more info

Image for "There's A Reason"; A Journey Through the Factories That Make Postum, Grape Nuts and Post Toasties (post-1914)

"There's A Reason"; A Journey Through the Factories That Make Postum, Grape Nuts and Post Toasties (post-1914)

By: N/A

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Battle Creek, Michigan, Postum Cereal Company: After 1914

Seller ID: 1896

Condition: Good-plus


This is an amazing little book published after the death of C.W. Post, the founder of the Postum Cereal Company which produced Grape Nuts and Post Toasties as well as the coffee substitute, Postum. From 1905 until his death in 1914 C.W. sued, was sued, and gained a reputation as a charlatan who worked overtime making bogus health claims against caffeine. He also came up with what was called a mysterious slogan for his breakfast beverage "There's a reason ...", thus the title of the book. Great pictures abound in here -- the ones at the front in color show such things at Post's private office. ... View more info

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Cream of Wheat Salesman's Order Book (circa 1901-1925)

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota, Cream of Wheat Corp.: 1901-1925

Seller ID: 1927

Condition: Near fine conditon


This is a very clean and attractive salesman's order book which includes the business card of the salesman himself located in a plastic pocket inside the back cover. His name was Edward Eberhard. The Cream of Wheat slogan -- High in Energy, Easily Digested -- appears at the top of the unused pad of paper. Inside the front cover is printed information for the sales force to mention to would-be customers. But the best part is the cereal's logo which features a real chef thought to be Frank White. Frank lived in Michigan and died with no stone on his grave. Long after the fact people in the area ... View more info

Image for Postcard Chessie's Water-borne Links Between Michigan and Wisconsin (early 1960's)

Postcard Chessie's Water-borne Links Between Michigan and Wisconsin (early 1960's)

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Unknown Location, Unknown pulisher: circa early 1960's

Seller ID: 1963

Condition: Fine condition


What a striking picture on this chrome card, replete with ship, lighthouse, vacationers and seagulls -- you can almost feel the breeze. Card is like new with no postmarks and no message to divided back. Upper corner description reads thus: "Chessie's water-borne links between Luddington, Michigan and the Wisconsin parts of Milwaukee, Manitowoc, and Kewanee, move 75,000 passengers, 0,000 autos and 100,000 cars of freight across Lake Michigan. Vacationists from many states choose C&O's cross lake short cut as pleasant and restful interludes in a busy schedule. C & O's fleet of seven ships operat... View more info

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Inland Seas Quarterly Journal (Full Run 1998)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, The Great Lakes Historical Society: 1998

Edition: Volume 54, Numbers 1,2,3,4

Seller ID: 2173

Condition: Fine condition


Here he we have an entire year's run of this journal which concentrates on the history of the Great Lakes. Every issue looks like it just came off the press. The journal measures 7" x 10" and has 339 pages. Among the many contributions are these: Rebuilding the Great Lakes U.S. Bulk Cargo Fleet (Parts I,II, III); Ship Fires on the Great Lakes Parts I,II, III); Mormon Pirates of Beaver Island; The Incredible Logging Ships; Cairbou Lighthouse; and Great Lakes Shipping and Shipbuilding. Complete set ships at $2 media mail in the U.S. or $6 priority. OVERSEAS ORDERS WELCOME. Please contact us with... View more info

Image for Detroit Cultural Center (Design Prototypes 1960's)

Detroit Cultural Center (Design Prototypes 1960's)

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan, Urban Design Division of Detroit City Plan Commission: No date, but circa 1960's

Seller ID: 2259

Condition: Good condition


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, Museu... View more info

Image for The Michigan Tech Forester 1965

The Michigan Tech Forester 1965

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton, Michigan, Forestry Club Michigan Technological University: 1965

Seller ID: 2562

Condition: Good condition


This annual is not often seen because it's focused on just one segment of the senior class, those preparing for a degree in Forestry. The focus here is on the students, staff, and their accomplishments. Individual photographs of the seniors are very telling about the university itself. Back then there were very few female students, but of course that's not true today. If you are looking for someone who might be in here let me know and I will look for you. There's an alumni directory at the back which increases tyour chance of finding someone. booklet measures 8-1.4" x 10-1.4 and has 64 pages w... View more info

Image for A New Era In Housing, Palace Corporation Flint, Michigan (WWII 1940's Manufactured Homes)

A New Era In Housing, Palace Corporation Flint, Michigan (WWII 1940's Manufactured Homes)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Flint, Michigan, Palace Corporation: 1940's

Seller ID: 2707

Condition: Very good condition


This is a simply bound catalog which opens up to be a surprise with handsome color art showing examples of the manufactured homes built by Palace with two, three, and four bedroom models, plus a duplex. The catalog came out early to get consumers thinking about a new home after WWII ended. There is information about manufactured homes in here, plus fold-outs which show yet more homes plus a floor plan for each. Catalog measures 8-1/2" x11" and is clean and nice. View more info

Image for Compliments of Mackinac County (Michigan, 1930)

Compliments of Mackinac County (Michigan, 1930)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Michigan, Mackinac County: 1930

Seller ID: 3043

Condition: Very good condition


This was very likely a freebie back in its day, targeted to vacationers ready to explore Michigan's Upper Peninsula.The booklet is filled with interesting ads which I enjoyed more than I usually do. The best one is on the back cover, The Grand Mackinac Hotel, where guests could clip-clop off the veranda for a horseback ride. Thomas' Restaurant put the date, 1930, on his ad which is how I was able to date this. Other ads include hotels, cottages, restaurants, shops, transportation and garages for car problems. The booklet is clean, nice and tightly bound. Only fault is a vertical crease, whic... View more info

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Postcard Steamer Greater Buffalo

By: N/A

Price: $6.99

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan, United News Company: Unknown date

Seller ID: 3079

Condition: Very good condition


Other than a small crease to upper corner the card is clean and nice with sharp corners, including the upper one. Card is unused -- no writing, no postage, and no stamping. The streamer, Greater Buffalo, and her sister ship, Steamer Greater Detroit, provided daily overnight passenger and freight service between Detroit and Buffalo during the summer months. Card will arrive in a brand new plastic sleeve. View more info

Image for A Walk Through Time. Seven Walking Tours of Howell, Michigan (1988)

A Walk Through Time. Seven Walking Tours of Howell, Michigan (1988)

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Howell, Michigan, City of Howell Historic Preservation Commission: 1988

Seller ID: 3172

ISBN: 0962043206

Condition: Very good condition


Howell, Michigan is known for its beautiful residential architecture -- many lovely vintage homes, enough to fill seven different walking tours. The booklet is illustrated with small drawings and offers information of each home or building -- its design, date, ownership etc.. Booklet measures 5-1/2" x 8" and has 103 pages including index. Booklet is spiral bound and is quite nice with the exception of a few small tears to bottom of spiral which I repaired with small pieces of archival tape. The guide has no names or writing and is very clean. View more info