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THE DIARY OF BISHOP FREDERIC BARAGA, FIRST BISHOP OF MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN, edited & annotated by Regis M. Walling & Rev. N. Daniel Rupp, translated by Joseph Gregorich & Rev. Paul Prud’homme, S.J. Detroit: Wayne State University, 1990, 1st ed., illustrated. VG/VG. $60

Gwen Frostic collection, hardcover in excellent condition unless otherwise noted; titles priced individually:

Contemplate, 1973, previous owner gift inscription, $5.00

Beyond Time, 1971, signed, $20.00

Wisps of Mist, 1969, $10.00

My Michigan (spine ends bumped), 1957, $10.00

Interlochen ... An Unfinished Symphony, 1977, spiralbound, $20.00

Spiralbound journal, landscape format, $10.00

Ruminate, 1997, first edition, $35.00

Infinite Destiny, 1978, $15.00

Multiversality, 1985, first edition, with 1986 newspaper article laid in and endpapers slightly darkened from newsprint pages, $25

Enduring Cosmos, 1976, signed, $55.00

Abysmal – Acumen, 1991, first edition, signed, $85.00

Aggrandize, 1993, first edition, signed, $85.00

Synthesis, 1995, first edition, signed, $85.00

Note: Artist Gwen Frostic worked in her Benzonia studio from 1960 until her death in 2001. The shop continues to this day. Gwen Frostic’s unrestricted bequest of $13 million to Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo has benefited students in arts and creative writing curricula. She was inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in 1986

THE GAME WARDEN AND THE POACHERS, by Lewis C. Reimann. Ann Arbor, MI: Northwoods Publishers, 1959. Book is in VG condition, as is dust jacket except for a sunned spine. Reimann is better known for his books BETWEEN THE IRON AND THE PINE (1951) and WHEN PINE WAS KING (1952) -- I also have signed copies of both of those – with THE GAME WARDEN AND THE POACHERS being a scarce title, which I am very pleased to offer it in this condition.

THE MICHIGAN POOR LAW: ITS DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO STATE PROVISION FOR MEDICAL CARE FOR THE INDIGENT, by Isabel Campbell Bruce & Edith Eickhoff, edited with an introductory note and selected court decisions by Sophonisba P. Breckinridge. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1936 (Social Service Monograps, Number Twenty-three). 292 pp w/ select documents & index. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering. Condition is near very good. Besides the historical interest of this Depression Era material, there is special relevance today as Michigan (and other states) try to work out their relationship to the new federal health care plan. Small owner name ffep with date; otherwise unmarked.
$95  SOLD

RIPPLES FROM THE BREEZES: A LES CHENEAUX ANTHOLOGY, by Philip McM. Pittman, with illustrations & art editing by Oliver A. Birge and pen & ink drawings by Frank P. Kieselbach. 817pp w/ index. Cedarville, MI: Les Cheneaux Ventures, Inc., 1988, 1st ed. VG/VG  $300

Van der Linden, Rev. Peter, ed. Great Lakes Ships We Remember III: The Sequel to Great Lakes Ships We Remember I & II. Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press. Like new, still shrink-wrapped. $60

Elfont, C. J. (photographs) & Edna A. Elfont (text). Roar of Thunder Whisper of Wind: Portrait of Michigan Waterfalls. Lansing, MI: TwoPeninsula Press, 1984, 1st ed. Price-clipped, lightly chipped. VG/G+

Greenwood, John O. Namesakes 1900-1909: “An Era Begins.” Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press, 1987, 1st printing. VG/VG

Greenwood, John O. Namesakes 1910-1919: Steel Steamers Gone to War. Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press, 1986, 1st printing. VG/VG

Greenwood, John O. Namesakes 1920-1929. Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press, 1984. VG/VG

Greenwood, John O. Namesakes 1930-1955. Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press, 1978, 1st printing. VG/VG-

Greenwood, John O. Namesakes 1956-1980. Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press, 1981, 1st printing. VG/VG-

Greenwood, John O. Namesakes of the ‘80s, Volume II. Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press, 1984. VG/VG-

Greenwood, John O. Namesakes of the ‘90s. Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press, 1991. VG/VG

*Or, all seven titles above available as a group for $215

Greenwood, John O. The Fleet Histories Series, Volume One: The MACK – BECKER – JENKINS – ENGLAND – SEITHER & MIDLAND FLEETS.
Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press, 1990. Paperbound, large format. Like new except for previous owner name.

Historic Michigan: Land of the Great Lakes; its life, resources, industries, people, politics, government, wars, institutions, achievements, the press, schools and churches, legendary and prehistoric lore, ed. George N. Fuller. Published by the National Historical Association, Inc. and dedicated to the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society in Commemoration of its Fiftieth Anniversary. 1924. Vol. II only, pp. 541-1048, with table of contents preceding and index following. Dark blue cloth. Shelfworn; front hinge cracked; else Good. $30


Laughing Whitefish, by Robert Traver (John D. Voelker). NY: St. Martin's, 1990 limited edition. This copy is $56 of 300 signed by John Voelker. Green cloth in matching slipcase, VG/VG. $150 SOLD

Danny and the Boys: Being Some Legends of Hungry Hollow, by Robert Traver. Cleveland & NY: World Pub. Co., 1951, 1st ed. Good condition. $50  SOLD


The 32nd Division in the World War, 1917-1919. Issued by the Joint War History Commissions of Michigan and Wisconsin. Madison, WI: 1920. Photos, maps, portraits, Honor Roll lists. 319pp. Clothbound, illlustrated cover. Hinges cracked, edges worn.  $60

All Our Yesterdays: A Narrative History of Traverse City & the Region, by Lawrence Wakefield.  Traverse City, MI:  Village Press, 1977.  Blue cloth, 298 pages, #1800 of signed, limited edition of 2,000.  Very good.  $45 SOLD

The Compiled Laws of the State of Michigan, 1897, compiled and arranged with a digest of Supreme Court decisions and other annotations, and published under authority of Acts 268 of 1895 and 26 of 1897, by Lewis M. Miller.  Lansing:  Robert Smith Printing Co., 1899.  Three leatherbound volumes, 1556 pages.  Good.  $600

The Ghost in the Tower: An Episode in Jacobia, by Earl H. Reed.  Chicago: Privately printed, 1921.  Author’s signature and annotation, in artist’s pencil, on title page.  62 pages; ten full-page lithographs with tissue overlays.  Gift inscription and some wear.  A very special book by the author of Dune Country.  Good+.  $600  (See also The Silver Arrow below.)


Hans W. Anderson, His Life and Work. Published in Leland, Michigan, by the Leelanau Historical Museum, 1988. Copy #119 of limited edition of 1700. Softcover. Includes biographical sketch and catalog of all known works of this Northport folk artist.  $40

Heritage of Grand Traverse Bay: The City and Its People, by Donna Stiffler Bollinger.  Traverse City, MI:  Village Press, 1979.  Clothbound.  Near VG.  $24

Historical Collections & Research made by the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society
, Vol. 37, 1909-1910.  761 pages.  Cloth.  Good.  $25

History of the Michigan Agricultural College and Biographical Sketches of Trustees and Professors, by W. J. Beal, professor of botany and founder of the famous Beal Gardens.  East Lansing, MI:  1915.  Beautifully rebound in crimson leather, this tall octavo of 150 pages is illustrated with many black-&-white photographs of early campus buildings, along with portraits of trustees and faculty.  Pocket in rear holds two additional documents, a folded campus map and “M.A.C. Represented by a Stream.”  REDUCED TO $275

The Miami Years: 1809-1959, by Walter Havighurst.  NY:  Putnam’s, 1948, second printing.  Story of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, by author with “an intimate knowledge of the land and lore of the Old Northwest Territory.”  Signed by author on half-title page.  Red cloth, illustrated dust jacket, 254 pages, illustrations.  $30

Mystery of the Missing Nun & Other True Murder Tales of the Grand Traverse Region, by Lawrence Wakefield.  Detroit: Harlo Press, 1977, 1st ed, signed.  Wraps.  RARE.  VG.  $94


On a Clear Day You Can See General Motors: John Z. De Lorean's Look Inside the Automotive Giant, by J. Patrick Wright. Grosse Pointe, MI: Wright Enterprises, 1979, 1st ed. Dj is lightly rubbed but without creases or tears and is not price-clipped. VG/NearVG. $50

Portage and Its Past, by Grace J. Potts, edited by Posie Thomlinson, with photographs by Paul Butch and drawings by Derek Rexton Rainey.  Portage, MI: Portage Public Schools & the City of Portage Public Library, 1976.  Written for the bicentennial of Portage, Michigan.  This is signed by author, editor, illustrator, photographer, and many others; there are signatures throughout the book.  Very nice copy with clean, intact dust jacket.  $75

Public Acts of the Legislature of the State of Michigan Passed at the Regular Session of 1913, Containing Concurrent Resolutions and Amendments to the Constitution, compiled by Frederick C. Martindale, Secretary of State.  Lansing: Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., 1913.  Three-quarters leather.  910 pages.  Good.  $50

Public Acts of the Legislature of the State of Michigan Passed at the Regular Session of 1919, Containing Concurrent Resolutions and Amendments to the Constitution, compiled by Coleman C. Vaughan, Secretary of State.  Fort Wayne, IN: Fort Wayne Printing Co., 1919.  Clothbound.  886 pages.  Dampstained.  Fair to good.  $40

Reminiscences, by George F. Cunningham.  Benton Harbor, Michigan:  Ellen Morrill Cunningham, 1939.  Blue cloth, 66 pages.  From pre-Civil War New York to 20th-century Michigan, with time in California, Florida and Missouri, George Cunningham’s memoir offers written snapshots of a bygone America.  Scarce title in very good condition.  $60

The Saga of the Great Lakes fleet  -- North America's fresh water merchant marine, by Jacques Lesstrang. Seattle, WA:  Salisbury Press (Superior Publishing Co.), 1977, 1st ed.  Near VG, with gift inscription, owner name; no dj (as issued?).  $40

Selected Papers of Haven Emerson, published on the Occasion of his Seventy-Fifth Birthday, 19 October 1949.  Battle Creek, MI: W. K. Kellogg Foundation.  Bound in red leather with raised bands.  Public health history.  Signed by author.  VG.  $40


The Silver Arrow, by Earl H. Reed, with illustrations by the author.  Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1926.  Brown cloth, 238 pages.  Light shelf wear.  Signed in artist’s pencil by author on title page.  $15

Song of the Pines: A Story of Norwegian Lumbering in Wisconsin, by Walter & Marion Havighurst, illustrated by Richard Floethe.  Philadelphia: Winston, 1950, third printing.  Cloth/illustrated dust jacket, 205 pages.  G+/G+.  $25

State of War: Michigan in World War II, by Alan Clive.  Ann Arbor, MI:  The University of Michigan Press, 1979.  301 pages, photographs, notes, bibliography, index.  Small gift inscription.  Clothbound, near VG, in G+ dust jacket.  $95

The Territory of Michigan [1805-1837], by Alex R. Gilpin.  East Lansing, MI:  Michigan State University Press, 1970, 1st.  VG in near-VG dust jacket.  $30

The View from Courthouse Hill, by William R. Peterson.  Privately printed.  Blue cloth, gilt title, no dust jacket (as issued).  398 pages; photographs; appendices.  History of Cadillac, Michigan, by Judge Peterson of Cadillac.  VG.  $250

The Wolverine of 1936 and The Wolverine of 1937.  No, these yearbooks are not from the University of Michigan but from Michigan State College!  Were your relatives here then?  $25 each.


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