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Detroitland A Collection of Movers, Shakers, Lost Souls, and History Makers from Detroit's Past

By: Bak, Richard & Columnist Neal Rubin

Price: $10.25

Publisher: Detroit [?], Painted Turtle: 2011

Seller ID: 9204

ISBN: 0814334997

Condition: Very Good+


Painted Turtle Series; B&W Illustrations; 10 X 7 X 0.80 inches; xi, 352 pages; Soft cover has light rubbing, scuffing and bumping to covers. Pages are clean and tight; pages are not cut at top. Illustrated with b/w pictures. 'WorldCatSummary: From The Books Back Cover: Welcome to Detroitland, where award-winning journalist Richard Bak brings to life episodes from roughly a century of Detroit's colorful history. Bak tackles familiar names like Frank Murphy, the Purple Gan... View more info

The Moral Frameworks Of Public Life Gender, Politics, and the State in Rural New York, 1870-1930

By: Baker, Paula

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York City, Oxford University Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1518

ISBN: 0195064526

Condition: New in Near Fine dust jacket


Cover is taupe with black lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight. This is a NEW book. 1991, first edition. Illustrated with 16 b/w photos. Chapters: Limited Horizons of Rural Life, 1870-1900; Moral Vision of Men's Politics, 1870-1900; Feminine Virtues and Public Life, 1870-1900; Economy and Harmony: The Goals of Local Government in the Late Nineteenth Century; Intelligent Farmer and His Intelligent Wife: Political and Social Change, 1900-1919; Progressivism and th... View more info

Michigan Mammals

By: Baker, Rollin H

Price: $103.25

Publisher: Detroit, MI, Wayne State University Press: 1983

Seller ID: 6529

ISBN: 0870132342

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Hardcover is brown, stitched binding, with gold lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight. Exhaustively illustrated with 120 b/w figures, 6 color plates, 69 b/w maps, 20 tables; appendix; glossary; index. "The first comprehensive work on Michigan mammals to be published in 35 years, this meticulously documented study should be an indispensable addition to the literature of animal life....summarizes the dramatic post-glacial developments which contribute... View more info

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Blades in the Sky Windmilling through the Eyes of B. H. "Tex" Burdick

By: Baker, T. Lindsay

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Lubbock, TX, Texas Tech University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 217

ISBN: 0896722945

Condition: Very Good+


Softcover is blue with black lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight. Printed on acid-free paper. Preface by Elmer Kelton. Cover may appear different from that pictured. Illustrated with 51 b/w photographs. "This book, full of Tex Burdick's historical photos, is told by the proud windmillers themselves. They tell you why they endured the blazing sun, sandstorms, blisters, rattlesnakes, and peril to life and limb running up windmills like monkeys on a ... View more info

Thirteenth Virginia Cavalry

By: Balfour, Daniel

Price: $83.75

Publisher: Lynchburg, VA, H E Howard: 1986

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 8763

ISBN: 0930919297

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Virginia Regimental Histories Series Series; B&W Photographs & Maps; 9.50 X 6.25 X 0.50 inches; 119 pages; Hard cover is grey, with gold on front and on spine. Other than a 1 x 1/4" yellowish mark, maybe glue residue, in the margin of page 7, pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with 3 b/w maps and 19 b/w photographs. Contains a complete regimental roster. "The 13 Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry regiment raised in Virginia for service in the C... View more info

Re-Upholstery Techniques

By: Balfour, Derek

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Company: 1985

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 6759

ISBN: 0316079324

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Hard cover has glazed, illustrated boards; white spine with black lettering. DJ in a mylar cover. Extensively illustrated with dozens of color and b/w photographs, drawings, diagrams. This book provides practical, illustrated advice on how to inexpensively repair, renovate, or care for that aging piece of furniture or indeed any treasured possession suffering from the ravages of time; Re-upholstery Techniques enables the amateur to tackle the re-upholstery of old furnitu... View more info

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The Wright 3

By: Balliett, Blue & Brett Helquist

Price: $8.75

Publisher: New York, Scholastic Press: 2006

Seller ID: 7374

ISBN: 0439693675

Condition: New in New dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; 8.40 X 5.50 X 1.20 inches; 318 pages; Hard cover is teal with b/w photo on front. DJ. New book. Brick colored end papers. Pages are clean and tight, illustrated with b/w original drawings by Brett Helquist. In the midst of a series of unexplained accidents and mysterious coincidences, sixth-graders Calder, Petra, and Tommy lead their classmates in an attempt to keep Frank Lloyd Wright's famous, historic Robie House , in the Hyde Park area of greater Ch... View more info

Group Harmony Behind the Rhythm & the Blues

By: Baptista, Todd R.

Price: $44.75

Publisher: New Bedford, MA, TRB Enterprises: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7282

ISBN: 0963172255

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Photographs; 6 X 9; 230 pages; Soft cover has light rubbing/scuffing, and some scruffing to bottom of spine. On half title page, written in pink magic highlighter is 'review copy'. Pages are clean and tight, and appears as if unused. Illustrated with ca. 38 b/w photographs. Chapters on various groups: The Spaniels; The Dubs; The silhouettes; The El Dorados; The Teenchords; The G-Clefs; The Solitaires; The Willows; The Cop Chords; The hartptones; bibliography. Each ch... View more info

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Biographies Of Books The Compositional Histories of Notable American Writings

By: Barbour, James and Tom Quirk, Ed.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Columbia, MO, University of Missouri Press: 1996

Seller ID: 1598

ISBN: 0826210449

Condition: New


Book is still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Includes essays by: Howard G. Baetzhold, John W. Crowley, James Nagel etc. 1996 printing. ; 6 1/2 x 9 1/2; 334 pages View more info

The Story Of The American Navy (the Mentor) April 16, 1917 Serial No. 129

By: Barnes, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Mentor Association, Inc.: 1917

Seller ID: 6329

Condition: Very Good


Soft cover is stapled wraps. Grey with dark blue lettering and design on front and back. This issue has 12 pages, clean and tight, about 'The Story of the American Navy.' Included are six, b/w gravures [on heavier stock paper], laid in. The six are: The 'Constitution' and the 'Java'; Commodore Esek Hopkins; The 'United States' and the "Macedonian'; the 'Kearsarge' and the 'Alabama'; the 'Constitution' and the 'Guerriere'; Captain Isaac Hull. Inside the front cover is... View more info

25 Years Of Spring Action: 1922 -- 1947

By: Barnes--Gibson--Raymond

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Detroit, MI, Associated Spring Corporation: N.D.

Seller ID: 6262

Condition: Very Good


Soft cover is stapled wraps of dark blue ground with silver and gold on front. Pages are clean and tight; slightly smaller than the cover. The pages are not numbered; there are 23 pages. Illustrated with over 2 dozen b/w photographs. Besides pictures of the executives, there are photos of employees, at work and what appear to be company sponsored activities. No date of publication, very possibly from late 1940s, perhaps even 1947. "Founded in 1857 by Wallace Barnes i... View more info

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Hunting Season

By: Barr, Nevada

Price: $10.25

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7161

ISBN: 0399148469

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Anna Pigeon Series Series; 9.10 X 6.30 X 1.20 inches; 322 pages; Cover has light scuffing, previous owner's last name tidily written in corner of front end paper. DJ has light rubbing/scuffing, in a mylar cover. Sticker on DJ states 'signed copy'. Hardcover is blue with metallic blue lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight. Endpapers have maps of locations in book. "Human nature proves Park Ranger Anna Pigeon's most duplicitious foe in the latest entry in the b... View more info

How to Indentify Bennington Pottery Easy Guide to Detail and Variety

By: Barret, Richard Carter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Brattleboro, VT, The Stephen Green Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 7169

Condition: Very Good-


B&W Illustrations; 7.80 X 5.12 X 1 inches; 72 pages; Soft cover has shelf wear, and some brown speckling at top of front cover and text block; sticker residue on back cover. Lavishly illustrated with 300+ b/w photographs of Bennington Pottery. Contains a complete glossary and index. "The purpose of this guide, is to tell and to show, as clearly as possible, which pieces of pottery or porcelain were made at the potteries at Bennington and which were not...The combined... View more info

The Lilies of the Field; The Haunting Miracle of a Humble Man and Four Nuns Who Built a Little Church

By: Barrett, William

Price: $12.25

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1962

Seller ID: 9521

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


1st edition Series; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 6.50 X 3.90 X 0.60 inches; 92 pages; Hard cover is former library book. With typical markings. DJ is in a mylar covered, taped down to book. Illustrated with b/w drawings by Burt Silverman. Other than typical library markings, the pages are quite clean and tight. "An amiable southern Negro, driving through the Southwest after getting out of the Army, stops to help four German refugee nuns build a church." View more info

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FURNITURE

By: Bartolucci, Mairsa and Cathy Lang Ho

Price: $10.25

Publisher: New York, Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1018

ISBN: 0789304929

Condition: Very Good+


Published by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. , NY, NY. Cover has some light edge wear and rubbing. Pages are clean and tight. Printed on high quality, glossy paper. Extensively illustrated with hundreds of color and b/w photos. Book is in three sections: "The East--The East, New York; " "The Great In-Between--In-Between; " and "The West--The West, Bay Area. "; Remainder; Photographs; 8vo 8 1/2 x 8 1/2; 208 pages; Red slash mark through IS... View more info

Johnny Whistletrigger - Civil War Songs From The Western Border

By: Barton, Cathy, Dave Para, Bob Dyer

Price: $25.25

Publisher: Boonvile, MO, Big Canoe Records: 1993

Seller ID: 8319

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Photographs; 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; Unpaginated pages; Soft cover is stapled wraps. Light creasing, bumping to covers. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with some b/w photographs. Pages not numbered, 29 pages. Lists 22 songs, with complete lyrics for most of them, with information about the song/location/battle. This appears to be the liner notes for an audio version of this title. View more info

Historic Costume For The Stage

By: Barton, Lucy

Price: $32.25

Publisher: Boston, Walter H. Baker Company: 1963

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 7129

Condition: Very Good-


Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 10.10 X 7 X 1.80 inches; x, 609 pages; Hardcover is former library book. Has Dewey number on spine and some stamps on end papers, plus a pocket, but otherwise shows little to no signs of being a popular book, or used much. Cover has light rubbing, bumping and some fading. No DJ as issued. Pages are very clean and tight. Lavishly iilustrated by David Sarvis, with a color frontispiece. Originally published in 1935, this is a revised and expan... View more info

The Paternity Of Abraham Lincoln: Was He The Son Of Thomas Lincoln? An Essay on the Chastity of Nancy Hanks

By: Barton, William E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1920

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 5581

Condition: Very Good


A scarce copy of this edition. Cover is green cloth with gold lettering on front and spine [which is faded]. Overall, pages are clean and tight. Pages have deckled edges. "The author has endeavored to trace every rumor and report relating to the birth of Abraham Lincoln, to assemble all the available evidence in favor of it and against it, to judge each one of these reports upon its own merits, and to render what, he believes, is a judgment from which there can be no... View more info

Leonard Baskin Drawings and Sculpture; Exhibition February 24-March 24, 1974

By: Baskin, Leonard

Price: $25.25

Publisher: New York, Summit, N.J. : Summit Art Center, 1974: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6919

Condition: Very Good-


Softcover is stapled wraps. White with black lettering on front. 1/4" tan stain in upper corner, near spine on first leaf and same spot in next leaf the 'chronology page.' B/w photogrpahs of 24 works, drawings and sculpture. Leonard Baskin ( 1922 – 2000) an American sculptor, book-illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher. Awards and Honors: Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1966) ; Guggenheim Fellowship; Gold Med... View more info

The Custom Knife Ii. The Book Of Pocket Knives And Folding Hunters. The Guide To The Twentieth (20th) Century Makers' Art.

By: Bates, John Davis and James Henry Schippers

Price: $30.25

Publisher: Memphis, TN, Custom Knife Press: 1974

Seller ID: 6657

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS; LIMITED, NUMBERED EDITION. Hardcover is faux green leather, with silver lettering on front and spine. signed on front end paper. #213 in a limited series of 500. pages are clean and tight. Extensively illustrated with 100+ b/w photographs and drawings of knives, knives, knives! Sections: History; Production and Design; Decoration; Makers; Sharp Steel; Knife Makers Guild; Guarantees and Catalogs; notes; directory; photo credits. ; B&W Illustrati... View more info