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A Genealogical Guide to the Burton Historical Collection Detroit Public Library

By: Oldenburg, Joseph F.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT, Ancestry, Inc.: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7551

ISBN: 0916489337

Condition: Very Good+


B/w photographs; 8.50 X 5.50 X 0.25 inches; vii, 106 pages; Soft cover is tan with white lettering on front and spine. Cover has light rubbing, shelf wear. Pages, overall, are clean and tight. Half title page, in upper corner, has neatly written hours of the collection's opening hours. Several pages have red highlighter marginalia. Laid in is pamphlet from the 'Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan'. Illustrated with b/w photographs. The Burton Collection is an incredi... View more info

The Butterfield Overland Mail: Only Through Passenger On The First Westbound Stage

By: Ormsby, Waterman L. ; edited by Lyle H. Wright and Jospehine My. Bynum

Price: $29.50

Publisher: San Marino, CA, The Huntington Library: 1962

Seller ID: 4671

Condition: Near Fine in Poor dust jacket


Hardcover is wheat colored with dark brown lettering on spine. Red and white monochrome maps on endpapers. Pages are clean and tight; almost crisp, as if never used. Has some b/w or red/white monochrome drawings. The frontispiece is a fold out of 'Special Instructions.....' by John Butterfield, President on one side; reverse side has the mail schedule between St. Louis, MO/Memphis, TN and San Francisco, CA; this is a folded section, still pristine. Originally published i... View more info

QPB Treasury Of North American Folktales

By: Peck, Catherine, Ed.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York, The Philip Lief Group, Inc.: 1998

Seller ID: 6810

ISBN: 0965068072

Condition: Near Fine


Pages are clean and tight; appears almost as if unused. Illustrated with blue and white monochrome small drawings. Introduction by Charles Johnson. "Ranging from Native American love stories to Davy Crockett's account of killing a bear...from Brer Rabbit's mischief to Johnny Appleseed's good deeds, from hilarious yarns about killer mosquitoes to eerie encounters with the devil...overflows with the bounty of American tradtion...." ISBN in book is 0965068078; Monoc... View more info

Stanleyville An African Urban Community Under Belgian Administration

By: Pons, Valdo

Price: $19.75

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1969

Seller ID: 8864

ISBN: 019724176X

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


International African Institute Series; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 9.70 X 6.10 X 1.20 inches; xxiv, 356 pages; Book has typical former library book markings, inside and out. Bumping and serious sunning to boards and spine, spine has silver lettering on it. Pages are clean and tight, except for library markings. Illustrated with 4 b/w photos and 26 b/w maps and charts/diagrams, as well at 97 tables. Stanleyville, now known as Kisangani, is the capital of Orientale Pro... View more info

Pope Co, IL - Vol II Limited, Numbered Edition

By: Publishing, Turner

Price: $197.25

Publisher: Paducah, KY, Turner Publishing Co.: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9349

ISBN: 0938021702

Condition: Near Fine


Pope County, History and Families Series; B&W Illustrations; 6.75 X 4.25 X 1 inches; 302 pages; Limited edition, #752/1250 copies. Hard cover is faux brown leather with raised gold seal in center of front, gold lettering on spine. Slight bumping to covers. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. Lavishly illustrated with b/w photographs. 'A history of Pope County, in southern Illinois. With a county seat of Golconda, Pope County was organized in 1816 from portio... View more info

When the Nation Was in Need Blacks in the Women's Army Corps During World War II

By: Putney, Martha S.

Price: $47.25

Publisher: Metuchen, NJ, Scarecrow Press, Inc.: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8703

ISBN: 0810825317

Condition: Near Fine


Hard cover is blue ground, with white lettering on spine and inside red box, on front. No DJ, as issued. Pages are clean and tight; printed on acid-free paper. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Sections are: Blacks at Women's Army Corps Training Centers; Recruitment; Segregation; Black Units and Field Assignments; Notes and Reflections; Epilogue; appendixes (7) ; chapter notes; bibliography; index; about the author. ; B&W Photographs; 0.9 x 8.5 x 5.6 Inches; ix, 231 pag... View more info

The Last Cowboy Twilight Era of the Horseback Cowhand, 1900-1940

By: Rainbolt, Jo

Price: $19.75

Publisher: Helena, Montana, Farcountry Pr: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8457

ISBN: 1560370122

Condition: New


B&W Photographs; 8.90 X 5.80 X 0.60 inches; 176 pages; Soft cover has a blue spine with darker blue lettering. Pages are clean and tight. This is a NEW book. Illustrated with b/w photographs and a map. If you want to know what real cowboys are truly all about, then read this book. Jo Rainbolt interviewed several old time cowboys back in the eighties then tied their stories neatly together in this little blue book. If you're tired, like I am, of all the wannabees prancin'... View more info

Best Plays of the Year 1963 A Documentary of Pro Football in the National Football League

By: RIGER, Robert.

Price: $36.50

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall Inc.: 1964

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 8119

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; 8 1/2 x 11; 97 pages; Hard cover is blue with gold lettering on front and spine. Missing slipcase. Cover has light rubbing/scuffing, bumping. Pages are clean and tight. Extensively illustrated with dozens of b/w photographs, as well as 5 original drawings by the author. Riger [1924--1995] in 1950 began taking photographs as a research tool for his drawings. What started as a secondary medium became what Riger was most known for. He described his approa... View more info

Pattern ID Akron Art Museum January 23--May 9, 2010; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art January 28 - May 8, 2011

By: Rudolph, Ellen

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Akron, OH, Akron Art Museum: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8198

ISBN: 0940665077

Condition: Fine


Exhibition Catalogue Series; Color Illustrations; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 80 pages; Hard cover is colorful glazed boards. Slight rubbing, bumping on spine. Green spine with purple and red lettering. Color pattern endpapers. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. No DJ as issued. Lavishly illustrated with dozens of colorful pictures. Includes a section on 'Cultural Currecny of Pattern and Dress'; artist bios; index of artists. “If you are a fibers person, t... View more info

Barbuda Reconnaissance

By: Russell, Richard J. and William G. McIntire

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Baton Rouge, La, Louisiana State University Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1257

Condition: Near Fine


Cover is heavy blue paper with title label on front. Errata page tipped in. Illustrated with b/w maps and 45 b/w photos. Barbuda, a northeastern island of the Lesser Antilles, is surrounded by coral reefs and shallow water that excludes landings by other than small craft. The 1100 inhabitants are descended from slaves who live as a highly socialistic group... This paper describes Recent and late Pleistocene reefal and calstic deposits, gives considerable attention to ori... View more info

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More Than Petticoats Remarkable Tennessee Women

By: Sawyer, Susan

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Helena, Montana, Twodot Book: 2000

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 2719

ISBN: 1560449012

Condition: Near Fine


More Than Petticoats Series; B&W Illustrations; 6 x 9; 139+ pages; Very slight shelf wear to cover. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Some b/w illustrations. "...presetns the stories of 12 extraoridnary women from Tennessee's past. Some of these women are well-known, such as Elizabeth Gilmer, who transformed herself into columnist Dorothy Dix, and Sarah Polk, America's 11th First Lady. Others are less familiar, such as Ida B. Wells Barnett, one of the fi... View more info

RECREATION AND THE TOTAL PERSONALITY

By: Slavson, S. R.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Association Press: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7013

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Blue boards with black lettering on spine. Some faint white spots on front; bumping of corners and top and bottom of spine; shelf wear, sunning. Stamped on front end page with U. Of Mich. Department stamp. Pages have some sunning, rubbing/scuffing, bumping and slight shelf wear. Text is clean and tight. Covers topics such as: The Nature and Scope of Recreation; Unconscious Motivations, Fitting Recreation to the Individual, Recreation and the Democratic Culture, etc. A fa... View more info

Tony Spina: Chief Photographer Introduction by Neil Shine

By: Spina, Tony; edited by Sandra J. White

Price: $15.75

Publisher: Detroit, MI, Detroit Free Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 4677

ISBN: 0937247057

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Hardcover is black with gold lettering on front and spine. Greyish/mauve endpapers. Pages are clean and tight; printed on glossy paper. Lusly illustrated with 288 photographs, most in b/w, a 38 in color. My all time favorites are pages 273-277; showing the 1968 and 1984 Tigers playing in, and winning, the World Series, and a 6 photo section of a foal racing off to nurse and nap. "Chief photographer of the Detroit Free Press since 1952 and special assistant to the man... View more info

THE FORD 1954 ALMANAC for FARM, RANCH AND HOME

By: STROHM, JOHN

Price: $13.25

Publisher: New York, SIMON AND SCHUSTER: 1953

Seller ID: 8676

Condition: Very Good+


Color Illustrations; 5 1/4 x 8; 208 pages; Hard cover is illustrated boards. Grey spine with black lettering. Light rubbing and bumping; small pen mark on front end page. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with color and green/white pictures. "...the 208 pages of this book are crammed with the latest developments in all phases of agricuture, as well as tips for th part-time farmer, and gardener..." terrific blast from the past of the lat... View more info

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Sweet Music in Harlem

By: Taylor, Debbie A. & Frank Morrison

Price: $19.75

Publisher: New York, Lee & Low Books: 2004

Seller ID: 7500

ISBN: 1584301651

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Color Illustrations; 10 X 8.60 X 0.30 inches; Unpaginated pages; AUTHOR SIGNATURE AND INSCRIPTION, dated 27 January, 2008, on page opposite title page. Glossy hard cover has slight bumping. DJ has slight rubbing; in a mylar cover. Pages are clean and tight. Pages not numbered. 29 beautifully illustrated pages. Each page has a full page sized color illustration. Story and art inspired by a historic photograph from Harlem's jazz heyday. Charming and unusual picture book, a... View more info

The Historic Roswell Cook Book

By: The Roswell Historical Society, Inc.

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Roswell, GA, The Roswell Historical Society, Inc.: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4526

Condition: Very Good+


Green plastic comb binding. Cardboard covers in black and white. States first printing, October 1982--10,000 copies. Illustrated with b/w pen and ink drawing of its historic structures. Pages are very clean; appears almost as if unused, or else use w/ extreme care; no splatters, marks, notes, stains, etc. "...with 470 recipes carefully selected, tested and edited by a large committee of excellent cooks. The recipes cover a period in Roswell's history from open-hearth... View more info

Recipes From Old Virginia

By: The Virginia Federation of Home Demonstration Clubs & The Virginia Federation of Home Demonstration Clubs

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Richmond, VA, Dietz Press, Inc.: 2007

Seller ID: 8067

ISBN: 0875170005

Condition: New


B&W Illustrations; 7.40 X 5.50 X 0.90 inches; 303 pages; Soft cover is spiral bound. Pages are clean and tight, this is a NEW book. Illustrated with some b/w drawings. "Recipes of 2 centuries collected from the kitchens of the Old Dominion, together with the latest recipes used by the foremost cooks. Tested and approved". View more info

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The Art of Florence Thomas

By: Thomas, Florence & Robert Franklin

Price: $39.50

Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina, Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub: 2004

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 7092

ISBN: 0786418850

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Hard cover is dark blue with gold lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. Exhaustively illustrated with dozens of color illustrations on many topics, including some half-tones. "Florence Thomas, a native of the Grassy Creek comunity of Ashe County, N. C. , born in 1909, has been painting most of her life. She began her career at the Moore Institute of Art, Science and Industry in Philadelphia, and now in her 90s [sic, died 2007]... View more info

1986 Detroit Tigers Yearbook

By: Tigers

Price: $17.25

Publisher: Detroit, MI, 1986

Seller ID: 8701

Condition: New


B & W and Color; 8 1/2 x 11; 80 pages; Soft cover is stapled wraps. NEW in the original plastic bag. Has the 1986 playing schedule. Hall of Famer manager, Sparky Anderson, on the cover. Has a 2 page center pull out poster. Fabulous shot of Lance Parrish, all-star catcher [my personal fav on the team! ], standing in the 'on deck' circle, with a wide angle view of historic [now defunct] Tiger Stadium in front of him. Many advertisements from long-lasting companies, too man... View more info

THE GOLDEN BOOK OF THE DUTCH NAVIGATORS Revised Edition

By: Van Loon, Hendrik Willem & Hendrik Willem Van Loon

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Appleton-Century: 1938

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 7549

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


B&W Maps & Illustrations; 6 X 8 1/2; xvi, 339 pages; Hard cover is blue cloth with faded blue lettering on spine. Light rubbing/scuffing/shelf wear and sunning to cover. Blanknameplate inside front cover. Illustrated with b/w maps and drawings. Pages are clean and tight, looks barely used at all. Index. View more info