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Brief Lives: Biographies Of Sitters And Artists In The Garrick First Edition by the Garrick Club; Includes CD-ROM

By: Burnim, Kalman A. and John Baskett

Price: $36.50

Publisher: London, Garrick Club: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5692

ISBN: 0906290732

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


First Edition, 2003. Hardcover is brown with gold lettering on the spine. Tan endpapers. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Contributions by Edward A. Langhans. CD-ROM inside of back cover. Sections are: Brief Lives of the Sitters; Brief Lives of the Artists; Lists of Subscribers. Extra heavy, 4#. ; 0.97 x 10.4 x 7.4 Inches; xii, 276 pages; Slight shelf wear to covers. Missing CD-ROM. DJ has light shelf wear, rubbing/scuffing; in a mylar cover. View more info

The Glory Of Saints Peter And Paul's : A Centennial Sketch And Appreciation Of Detroit's SS. Peter And Paul's Jesuit Church, Mother And Mentor Of The Detroit Jesuit Institutions Of The University Of Detroit, Gesu Parish Church, Jesu Parish School, Manresa 1848-1948

By: Burns, Chester A.

Price: $35.75

Publisher: Detroit, SS. Peter and Paul's (Jesuit) Church: 1948

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 10263

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; 8 1/2 x 11; xiii, 77 pages; Soft bound book is stapled wraps. Covers have some sunning, bumping, rubbing, and light creasing. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Covers the first 100 years of the history of this local Jesuit church. Saints Peter and Paul Church is a Roman Catholic church located at 629 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. It is the oldest existing church in the city of Detroit, and was listed on the Nati... View more info

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Motor City Mafia A Century of Organized Crime in Detroit

By: Burnstein, Scott M.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Arcadia Publishing: 2006

Seller ID: 7513

ISBN: 0738540846

Condition: Near Fine


Images of America Series; B&W Illustrations; 9.20 X 6.40 X 0.40 inches; 127 pages; Soft cover has white lettering in black box on spine. Faint shelf wear, rubbing. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with many b/w photographs. One of the most interesting, and ruthless of the Detroit mobs was the notorious Purple Gang. They had a deal with al Capone, he'd stay out of Detroit, and they'd stay out of Chicago, although they may have been hired to do the infamous 'St. Vale... View more info

Horses & Other Heroes Recollections and Reflections of a Life with Horses

By: Burt, Don

Price: $16.75

Publisher: Guilford, CT, The Lyons Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2927

ISBN: 1585744875

Condition: New in Near Fine dust jacket


Cover is orange with tan spine; gold lettering on the spine. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. "Don Burt has earned a reputation as one of the foremost lecturers, judges and clinicians in the country, and has officiated at the National and World Championships for most major breeds of horse. From his early years...where he taught movie stars how to ride, through his tenure as an advisor to many major equestrian organizations, he has acquired a panoramic p... View more info

When Detroit was young; Historical Studies

By: Burton, Clarence Monroe & M.M. Quaife

Price: $21.25

Publisher: Detroit, Burton Abstract and Title Co.: 1951

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 9596

Condition: Very Good


Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations & Maps; 6 1/4 x 9 1/2; 197 pages; Former library book with typical markings; missing front end paper. Covers have some rubbing, sunning, bumping and scuffing. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with some b/w photographs, as well as maps and plats. 'Burton [1855-1932] is known for his historical research and scholarship. Throughout his life, he collected a library of 40000+ books, pamphlets and manuscripts related to the history of Detro... View more info

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An Uncrowded Place The Delights and Dilemmas of Life Up North and a Young Man's Search for Home

By: Butz, Bob

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Huron River Press: 2008

Seller ID: 6587

ISBN: 1932399216

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Hardcover is dark green with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight. DJ in a mylar cover. "While intricately linked writings in this book are all centered around life in one small northern Michigan town, in the end Butz creates a portrait of place that ultimately transcends regional boundaries. Poignant and funny...speaks to the trifles and heartaches that make life worth living, and to every wandering soul looking for a place to call home..." ; 0.7 x... View more info

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Leonardo Beautiful Dreamer

By: Byrd, Robert

Price: $11.75

Publisher: New York, Dutton Children's Books: 2003

Seller ID: 9990

ISBN: 0525470336

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Color Illustrations; 9 1/2 x 12 1/2; Unpaginated pages; Hard cover has glazed, pictorial boards light bumping to baords . DJ has light rubbing. Pages are clean and tight. Entire book is lavishly illustrated with colorful, fantastic pictures. A wonderful book, for any Leonardo fans, or any age! ! Illustrations and text portray the life of Leonardo da Vinci, who gained fame as a artist through such works as the Mona Lisa, and as a scientist by studying various subjects inc... View more info

The Horse Comes First

By: Calhoun, Mary

Price: $13.25

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4669

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


NOT A FORMER LIBRARY BOOK! Hardcover is red with black lettering on cover and spine. Yellow, textured paper end papers. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unread. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Stated First Edition. Story is about a young girl, who grows up with relatives in the harness racing business, her love for the sport, and desire to learn all she can and become part of this international horse sport! ; B&W Illustrations; 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; 188 pages; Cover has ... View more info

Voices From The Mountains Life and Struggle in the Appalachian South--The Words, the Faces, the Songs, the Memories of the People Who Live It

By: Carawan, Guy and Candie

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7042

ISBN: 0394709322

Condition: Very Good


Remainder; B&W Illustrations & music; 9 x 11; xiv, 231 pages; Cover has light bumping, rubbing/scuffing, a red mark on bottom of pages, and hole, as if from a paper punch, in the upper right hand corner of the front. End papers and inside covers have some foxing. Oblong shaped. Black spine with gold lettering. Otherwise, pages are clean and tight. Exhaustively illustrated with dozens of b/w photographs and even songs. People, notes, bibliography. View more info

Blood on the Mitten Infamous Michigan Murders 1700s to Present (Volume 1)

By: Carr, Tom

Price: $10.75

Publisher: Traverse City, MI, Chandler Lake Books: 2016

Seller ID: 10128

ISBN: 1943338078

Condition: Very Good+


Great Lakes Murder Series Series; B&W Illustrations; 8 x 10; 159 pages; Soft cover has cream spine with black lettering on it. Cover has some rubbing, scuffing, bumping, sunning. Some page curl to bottom corner. Pages are clean and tight . Illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Each murder has a grid of Michigan, with an X marking the spot of the crime. "The tales are horrific and humorous by turns--grisly, goofy, poignant dispatches expertly summated by a sk... View more info

The Second Day Of Summer: Modern Matrimonial Adornment 2002 A Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Degree of MFA, University of Washington, School of At, Art History, and Design

By: Carrizzi, Phil

Price: $32.75

Publisher: No Place, Mypublisher.com: 2002

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 7017

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Hard cover is black cloth with b/w paste down on front. Grey endpapers. Oblong shaped. Pages not numberd, 44 pages, each with a b/w photograph. Based on the author's upcoming nuptials, summer of 2002. Phil Carrizzi, founding chair of Allesee Metals/Jewelry Design, Kendall College of Art & Design. Carrizzi’s work explores the ideas, materials, processes, and markets oscillating between mass-produced and one-of-a-kind, trendy and timeless, fashionable and filthy. His des... View more info

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Eat It! Food Adventures with Marco Polo Volume One: Leaving Home

By: Cavnar, Gracie

Price: $21.75

Publisher: Houston, TX, S2P Press: 2012

Seller ID: 10620

ISBN: 0984652507

Condition: New


Color Illustrations; 9.9 X 9.8 X 0.5 inches; 156 pages; Soft cover has blue spine with white lettering. Maps on end papers. Illustrated with color pictures through the book. 'Designed to attract young readers to the fun of cooking and eating more fruits and vegetables, this adventure story and cookbook follows Ottavio Fornero, a pint-sized member of Marco Polo s expedition, as he discovers wondrous foods through the rich cultural traditions of people along the Silk Road.... View more info

The Jerusalem Windows: [including Two Original Lithographs, As Issued] Text And Notes By Jean Leymarie

By: Chagall, Marc

Price: $725.00

Publisher: New York, George Braziller: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3190

ISBN: 0807604232

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Includes the TWO ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS CREATED ESPECIALLY FOR THIS VOLUME. Cover is red cloth with gold lettering on front and spine. DJ covered by original glassine [as issued] B/W monochrome photo, appears to be of Jerusalem, off in the distance on both endpapers. Pages are clean and tight. Translated by Elaine Desautels. Printed in France; published in association with Horizon Magazine. Mark Zakharovich Shagal, known today all over the world as Marc Chagall, was born o... View more info

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In the Studio Artists of the 20th Century In Private and at Work

By: Chaigneau, Jean-FranCois & Joseph Laredo & Olivier Royant

Price: $16.75

Publisher: Zurich, Edition Olms: 2012

Seller ID: 9485

ISBN: 3283012156

Condition: New in New dust jacket


B & W and Color; 207 pages; Hard cover with DJ. Sealed in publisher's shrinkwrap. NEW book. Illustrated with b/w and color pictures. " Some of the greatest 20th-century artists are pictured and interviewed in this lovely large-format gift book. Paris Match magazine has followed, photographed, and interviewed them exclusively over a period of more than 60 years, and now their exceptional archives are opened in this book. These photos reveal rare moments at the heart o... View more info

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In the Spirit of Jazz The Otis Ferguson Reader

By: Chamberlain, Dorothy & Robert Wilson & Otis Ferguson

Price: $44.50

Publisher: New York, Da Capo Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 7281

ISBN: 0306807440

Condition: Near Fine


8.50 X 5.40 X 1.10 inches; xix, 305 pages; Soft cover has some light rubbing. Black spine with yellow and blue lettering. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. B/w photo of Ferguson for a frontispiece; book is divided into 3 main sections; Music and Musicians; The Arts--Lively and Literary; City, Farm and Sea." Ferguson wrote always with style and honesty, and inordinately often he wrote with a white-hot consecration....he was among the first of the Americ... View more info

A Treatise on the Decorative Part of Civil Architecture 1968 Edition

By: Chambers, William

Price: $147.50

Publisher: New York, Benjamin Blom, Inc. Publisher: 1968

Seller ID: 5258

Condition: Very Good+


Hardcover is green with gold, blind stamped design and lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight, almost as if unused. Pinkish end papers. First published in London in 1791. Introduction by John Harris, Curator Drawings Collection, Royal Institute of British Architecture [RIBA]. Has a copy of the original title page from 1791. Lavishly illustrated with 100+ b/w drawings and diagrams. "...may well be described as the Englishman's Palladio and Vignola, fo... View more info

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The Rape Of Nanking The Forgotten Holocaust Of World War II

By: Chang, Iris

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9866

ISBN: 0465068359

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


B&W Photographs & map; 9.10 X 6 X 1.20 inches; xi, 290 pages; Hard cover is red boards with black spine, with white lettering on spine. DJ has light bumping and rubbing. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with a b/w map and 44 b/w photographs. "At the 60th anniversary of this terrible event,...research on the Nanking holocaust yields a new and expanded telling of this WW2 atrocity and reflects thorough research....it's story deserves to be heard". [Beatrice B... View more info

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"The Sex Side Of Life" Mary Ware Dennett's Pioneering Battle for Birth Control and Sex Education

By: Chen, Constance M.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York City, The New Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1787

ISBN: 1565841328

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Cover is black with silver lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with 19 b/w photos and some b/w drawings. "A suffragette, a leading figure of the American Arts and Crafts movement, a prominent peace activist, and a crusader for the right to obtain and distribute information about contraception, Mary Ware Dennett was also author of the sex-education pamphlet "The Sex Side of Life: An Explanation ... View more info

Masterpieces From The Hermitage Leningrad: Western European Art of the 15th-20th Centuries: 10 March - 1 May 1988 Art Gallery of New South Wales; 13 May - 3 July 1988 National Gallery of Victoria

By: Chernenko, Irena, translator

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Australia, International Cultural Corp. of Australia, Ltd.: 1988

Seller ID: 1038

ISBN: 0642131910

Condition: Fine


Published in 1988 by International Cultural Corp. Of Australia, Ltd.. Soft cover is in fine condition. Pages are clean and tight; printed on high quality, glossy paper. Translated into English by Irena Chernenko. Extensivily illustrated with 23 b/w and 30 color photographs of drawings and paintings. This is the exhibition catalogue of the Hermitage collections which was exhibited from March-July 1988 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and National Gallery of Victoria,... View more info

Historic Michie Tavern Museum A Famous Tavern of the 1700's; Cooking Treasures of the Past

By: Christy, Michael

Price: $10.25

Publisher: No Place, Historic Michie Tavern Museum: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 8994

Condition: Very Good


Monochrome; 10.50 X 8 X 0.50 inches; 90 pages; Soft cover is bound with blue plastic comb. Covers have some rubbing, scuffing, bumping, creasing; sticker residue on cover. Illustrated with blue/white monochrome pictures. Pages are clean, NO sticky fingerprints or bits of food. Full of recipes from the 18th century, and a history of the tavern in front part of book. Blank pages at rear of book, for making notes. 'located in Albemarle County, Virginia, is a Virginia Histor... View more info