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Detroit and Its Banks; The Story of Detroit Bank & Trust

By: Woodford, Arthur M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Detroit, MI, Published for Detroit Bank & Trust Co. by Wayne State University Press: 1974

Seller ID: 6239

ISBN: 0814315216

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Hardcover is red with a black spine, with gold lettering. Red endpapers. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with 61 b/w photographs and maps. Sections are: Land of the Beaver; Era of Wildcats; Detroit Savings Fund Institute; Detroit Savings Bank; Age of the Motorcar; Governor Comstock's Proclamation; Mr. Dodge at the Helm; A New Direction; 9 appendices; notes; bibliography; notes. ; A Savoyard book Series; B&W Illustrations; 1.42 x 21.57 x 6.3 I... View more info

Story Plays

By: Wright, Louise C.

Price: $13.75

Publisher: New York, A.S. Barnes and Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 8042

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Photographs; 6 1/4 x 9 1/4; 127 pages; Hard cover is green cloth with a b/w pastedown on the front. Cover has light bumping, rubbing, shelf wear. A previous owner's name neatly written on front end page. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. Illustrated with some b/w photographs. A BLAST from the PAST, about how physical education was regarded and taught in first half of 20th century America. "The child's imagination and experience have been used as a ... View more info

Behold! the Polish-Americans

By: Wytrwal, Joseph A

Price: $20.50

Publisher: Detroit, MI, Endurance Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6009

ISBN: 0686656407

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR! Hardcover is blue with gold lettering on front and spine. Includes a few b/w maps. Stated first edition. Overall, pages are clean and tight, except as noted. Inscription and signature to former owner, dated November 19, 1990, on front end paper. For decades, the metro Detroit area was a prime destination for Polish immigrants, initially drawn by the auto industries. One section covers "Poles as they relate to Blacks, Jews, Indians and the Irish ... View more info

The Massachusetts Historical Review (Volume 5 - 2003) (Volume 5)

By: Yacovone, Donald, editor

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Massachusetts Historical Society: 2003

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 6052

Condition: Near Fine


Soft cover is heavy, glazed paper with black lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight; still crisp, appears as if unused. Illustrated with dozens of b/w pictures. Sections: essays; Remarks on the Kennedy Medal and the Practice of History; Vicissitudes of Tolerance: Jewish Faculty and Students at Clark University; "Subjects...unto the same king": New England Indians and the Use of Royal Political Power; Force of Food: Life on the Atkins Family Sugar... View more info

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Will Rogers A Biography

By: Yagoda, Ben

Price: $13.75

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: 2000

Seller ID: 8582

ISBN: 0806132388

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Photographs; 9 X 5.90 X 1 inches; xiv, 409 pages; Soft cover has black spine with yellow lettering. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with 64+ b/w photographs. "Rogers ( 1879 – 1935) was an American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, newspaper columnist, social commentator, and stage and motion picture actor. Known as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son", Rogers was born to a prominent Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory (now... View more info

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Pennsylvania German Immigrants, 1709-1786 Lists Consolidated From Yearbooks

By: Yoder, Don

Price: $39.50

Publisher: Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co.: 1998

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 8333

ISBN: 0806308923

Condition: As New


B&W Illustrations; 8.60 X 5.60 X 1.40 inches; xi, 394 pages; HARD COVER is blue with gold lettering on front and spine. Slight rubbing/scuffing to boards. Pages are clean and tight. A few b/w illustrations. The lists included in this work attempt to identify German emigrants in their homeland as well as in Pennsylvania; thus emigrants are cited with reference to manumission records, parish registers, passports, & other papers of German & Swiss provenance; & cited again, ... View more info

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Unbound Voices A Documentary History of Chinese Women in San Francisco

By: Yung, Judy

Price: $12.25

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University of California Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8797

ISBN: 0520218604

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Illustrations; 8.80 X 6 X 1.10 inches; xv, 543 pages; Soft cover has a green spine with yellow lettering. Light rubbing. Several page corners have a small crease, but otherwise, pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with 46 b/w pictures.' Unbound Voices brings together the voices of Chinese American women in a fascinating, intimate collection of documents—letters, essays, poems, autobiographies, speeches, testimonials, and oral histories—de... View more info

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Master Chefs Cook Kosher

By: Zeidler, Judy

Price: $11.25

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Chronicle Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5359

ISBN: 0811814025

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Hardcover is black, glazed boards with green lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. "....37 all-star chefs from across the country offer creative suggestions for kosher meat and dairy menus, plus a selection of wonderful breads that can go with either. Here, traditional kosher cooking is adapted to a variety of delicious international influences--including French, Italian, Asian, Moroccan, and Indian--for recipes that are strictl... View more info

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Asian American Dreams The Emergence of an American People

By: Zia, Helen

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

Seller ID: 8921

ISBN: 0374527369

Condition: Near Fine


B & W photographs; 8.20 X 5.40 X 1.10 inches; x, 356 pages; Soft cover has light rubbing, shelf wear. Some b/w photographs. Pages are clean and tight. ...is about the transformation of Asian Americans from a few small, disconnected, and largely invisible ethnic groups, ito a self-identified racial group that is influencing every aspect of American Society". View more info

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Asian American Dreams The Emergence of an American People

By: Zia, Helen

Price: $9.25

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

Seller ID: 9836

ISBN: 0374527369

Condition: Near Fine


B & W photographs; 8.20 X 5.40 X 1.10 inches; x, 356 pages; Soft cover has light rubbing, shelf wear. Some b/w photographs. Pages are clean and tight. ...is about the transformation of Asian Americans from a few small, disconnected, and largely invisible ethnic groups, ito a self-identified racial group that is influencing every aspect of American Society". View more info

The Republic Of Tea: Letters To A Young Zentrepeneur

By: Ziegler, Mel and Billl Rosenweig, and Patricia Ziegler

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Currency Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 734

ISBN: 0385420560

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Cover is cream colored with a white spine, bronze lettering on spine; slight bumping. DJ has slight rubbing; in a Brodart cover. End papers have publishers logo faintly printed on each side; small numbers written in black on inside of front cover. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with many b/w drawings. This is the true life story of how the owners of "The Banana Republic" Clothing stores started up their tea company, as chronicled by their letters to and f... View more info

Ozark Hillbilly Lingo Dictionary Larn to Read and Speak the Anglish Language Hillbilly Style, Using Corect Hill Latin

By: Zinderman, Zeek

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Cabool, MO, Hickoryville Publications: 1972

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 7625

Condition: Very Good-


B&W Illustrations; 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; 40 pages; Soft cover is stapled wraps. Covers have rubbing, sunning, scuffing and foxing. Pages have light creasing to them, but are, overall, clean and tight. Illustrated with dozens of b/w drawings. "Hill Latin is real old Ozark hillfolk tawk. It comes from old Elizabethan English---a bit of the Old south mixed with a Texas twang and mellowed in the Ozark woods". View more info

Fiddles By the Fireside

By: Zmuda, Kathleen

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Michigan City, IN, Open Skies: 1978

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 8120

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations & Map; 11 x 8 1/2; 168 pages; Sarce Title. Oblong shaped soft cover has a cream colored spine. Expanded 2d edition, limited to a 1000 copies in this first printing of it. Illustrated with brown and white pictures and maps. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. " Bailly was born in 1774, there were about 90,000 Canadian settlers compared to 2.8 million in the American colonies. While Bailly’s French-Canadian parents held aspirations for ... View more info

Fiddles By the Fireside The Bailly Homestead Story

By: Zmuda, Kathleen`````````````````

Price: $47.25

Publisher: Michigan City, IN, Open Skies: 1977

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller ID: 10316

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations & Map; 11 x 8 1/2; 138 pages; Oblong shaped soft cover has brown plastic comb binding. Soft cover has light shelf wear and bumping; original price neatly written on front cover. Illustrated with brown and white pictures and maps. Pages are clean and tight.. " The Bailly Homestead, a National Historic Landmark, was the home of Honore Gratien Joseph Bailly de Messein (1774 - 1835). Bailly played a role in the development of the Calumet Region of north... View more info

On the History of Physics At Michigan

By: Zorn, Jens

Price: $16.25

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9620

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; 6 X 9; 125 pages; Soft cover is black with white lettering on spine and front. Light rubbing, scuffing, shelf wear, nicking to covers. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. Includes 32 b/w photographs of various faculty and students, as well as locations for the physics department, on the campus, back then it was mostly on the main campus, tlater moved up to north campus. This is actually two titles in one book: Department of Physics: 1843-1... View more info

THE CAPITOLS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

By: Zorn, Walter Lewis & Photo Illustrated

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Monroe, MI, Walter Lewis Zorn: 1955

Seller ID: 7444

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


B & W photographs; 11 X 8.40 X 0.70 inches; 176 pages; Hard cover is silverish color with gold lettering on front and spine. Covers have some shelf wear, rubbing/scuffing, bumping, light marks. Page 1/2 and the leaf before it, have indications that perhaps these pages were clipped together, some rippling in the paper. Pages are clean and tight. Lavishly illustrated with 100+ b/w photographs of the state capitols [previous and current] around the country. Of course, at th... View more info

FIGURES Of DEAD MEN. Preface by Archibald MacLeish.

By: [MacLeish, Arhibald]. Baskin, Leonard. [1922 - 2000].

Price: $16.50

Publisher: No Place, The University of Massichusetts Press,: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6912

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Hard cover is brown marbled boards with a white linen spine with bold lettering on it. Cream end papers. Pages not numbered, 72 pages. Pages are clean and tight. Photographs of Baskin's art by Hyman Edelstein "Baskin produced in the 1950s a series of figure of dead menmade to lie on a floor or on the ground, some withhand and feet, some without, some with two arms, some with one or none". B/W Photographs of Baskin's art by Hyman Edelstein "Baskin produced in ... View more info

Towns Trails & Special Times: The Marlboro Country Cookbook

By: [Philip Morris Company?]

Price: $18.75

Publisher: No Place, No Publisher Listed: N.D.

Seller ID: 6020

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Hardcover is red with blind stamped logo and title on front. Red blind stamped lettering on red spine. No date or publisher listed, but probably published ca. 1997 by the Philip Morris Company, makers of Marlboro brand cigarettes. Pages are clean and tight, except for light signs of being looked through. No spatter marks, food spatter, etc. Illustrated end papers. Still includes the attached, pull out recipe postcards, 'the 52nd Annual Red Mesa' poster, and the Westernai... View more info