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Category: All Categories: Americana & U.S. States: MI: Detroit Area
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1.
[Author Unknown]  
Lahser High School Knights : Keep the Promise 1999

Publisher: High School; Bloomfield Hills, Mich: 1999.
Very Good+ Softcover 52 pages; 4to (11") 29 cm; High school football team yearbook. All the usual b/w photos of players, cheerleaders, coaches, boosters. Upper-class area, local ads include car dealerships, lawyers, investment services, etc. ; Moderate exterior wear.

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2.
Aschenbrenner, Evelyn  
History of Wayne State University in Photographs, A

Publisher: Wayne State University Press; Detroit: 2009.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Hardcover ISBN: 081433282X 288 pages; Oblong 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Large oblong format, white cloth over spine, green boards, green speckled endpapers, [xii] + 288 pages, text in 2 columns, 2 appendixes, over 250 high-quality b/w photos with detailed captions. ; Text by Evelyn Aschenbrenner. Introduction by Charles K. Hyde. Foreword by Bill McGraw. Over 140 years of historical photos, many never before published. ; Only a whisper of shelfwear. No marks or defects.

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Author Unknown  
Grinnell Brothers Collection of Old Favorite Songs : Over 50 Pieces, Words and Music
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Publisher: Grinnell Brothers Music House; Detroit: 1906.
Very Good Softcover 32 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Yellow booklet, fold-and-staple binding, 32 pages plus covers, index, 52 popular and traditional songs of the 1850s-1890s, with lyrics and full piano accompaniments. Each page has a slogan for Grinnell Brothers across the bottom. ; Grinnell had 40 stores at the time this item was published. This booklet has four b/w illustrations including line drawings of Grinnell Bros main store in Detroit and their piano factory in Holly, Michigan. ; Pages are yellowed from age. Covers show light thumb creases, as usual. No marks, no rips, no tears, no major defects.

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4.
Brown, Nancy  
Nancy's Family : Life and the Living of it Discussed in Letters (Signed)

Publisher: Detroit News; Detroit: 1935.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 278 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Red cloth, orange lettering, homespun letters and some very good original poems sent in to beloved longtime columnist and editorial writer Nancy Brown by readers of Detroit News. ; Reverse of front free endpaper SIGNED by Nancy Brown (real name Annie Louise Leslie) ; Very light shelfwear only. Pages a bit yellow from age. Binding tight. ; Laid in: clipping describing Nancy Brown Peace Carillon on Belle Isle, Detroit, erected 1940, article dated 1983. ; Signed by Author

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5.
Clark, Alvin C.  
History of the Wayne County Infirmary, Psychiatric, and General Hospital Complex at Eloise, Michigan, A, 1832-1982

Publisher: Wayne County General Hospital; Detroit: 1982.
Very Good+ Softcover 156 pages; 4to (10.75") 28 cm; Stiff white covers, index, bibliography, 7 tables, several small maps, about 130 b/w photos with captions. Laid in: two pages from Detroit Medical News, 1957, with article on Iroquois, and obituary for Dr. Edward A. Malik. ; Development of Wayne County Poor Farm (Nankin township, City of Wayne, Detroit area) treating cholera victims and orphans 1830s, into Eloise Psychiatric Hospital, major medical complex serving 1000s of patients 1970s, now defunct. ; Covers very lightly sunned. A few very small spots to rear cover. No other marks. Binding tight. Quite scarce.

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6.
Crathern, Alice Tarbell  
In Detroit, Courage Was the Fashion : The Contribution of Women to the Development of Detroit from 1701 to 1951

Publisher: Wayne State University Press; Detroit: 1953.
Very Good- with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 249 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Full pale gray cloth, gold title over red band, appendix, footnotes, a few tables, several b/w line illustrations, mostly sexist cartoons reprinted from other sources. ; Chapters include: Women homemakers. For the children. Educators. For the sick. Philanthropists. Artists. Women in public affairs. More. Covers lot of ground, not just Detroit but women's history in Michigan, US, and beyond. ; Authored by professor of English, Wayne State University, Detroit. Published for Women's Achievement Committee with assistance from Kresge Foundation. Foreword by Lola Jeffries Hanavan, who also wrote one chapter. ; Spine browned, gold lettering present but nearly unreadable. Otherwise only moderate shelfwear. No marks. Binding tight. Quite scarce.

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7.
David, Kurt A., with George Blaha  
From Glory Days : Successful Transitions of Professional Detroit Athletes (Signed)

Publisher: Tanas & Associates; Farmington, Mich: 2008.
Near Fine Softcover ISBN: 0615180523 184 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Dedication page inscribed and SIGNED by author. Promotional postcard laid in. ; Foreword by George Blaha. Tells of the post-sports careers of five former Lions, five former Tigers, five former Red Wings, and five former Pistons, including future mayor Dave Bing. Authored by one whose profession is to assist sports stars in adjusting to post-sports life. ; A touch of shelfwear only. ; Signed by Author

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8.
Dubry, Ernest E.  
District Heating Service in Detroit : A History and Description of the Central Heating System of the Detroit Edison Company

Publisher: Detroit Edison Company; Detroit: 1951.
Very Good+ Softcover 52 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Blue-gray textured leatherette covers, fold-and-staple binding, [vi] + 46 pages, bibliography, 2 small maps, 16 b/w diagrams, graphs and tables, 44 b/w photos, all with captions. Glossy throughout. ; 'Printed by the Company for private circulation'. Copyright 1946. This printing 1951. ; Part technical and part promotional, this booklet describes the first large-scale steam-heating system in Detroit, installed and operated by the Central Heating Company, a division of Detroit Edison, from its beginning in 1903. ; Covers show very light sunning and a touch of shelfwear. Three pages have new text tipped in over original text, as issued. No other defects. Quite scarce.

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9.
Edberg, Ruth Marie  
Dynamic Evolution, the : A History of Detroit School Libraries, 1886-1962

Publisher: Board of Education; Detroit: 1962.
Very Good+ Softcover 84 pages; 4to (10.75") 28 cm; Stiff textured umber covers, footnotes, bibliography, chronology, list of professional publications by Detroit librarians, list of publications by Detroit Department of School LIbraries. Printed by mimeograph. ; Introduction by Dorotha Dawson. Library heads include Florence May Hopkins, Aniela Poray, Ellen M. Linton, Grace Winton, Louise Rockerfeller, Lillian Stewart, Mary F. Holmes, Louise T. Chamberlin, I. Faye Beebe, Lillian M. Hodge, Martha Caroline Pritchard, Marion Lewis, Lois Place, Dorotha Dawson, Florence Cleary, Faith Murdoch, more. ; Much on school library theory and general history of Detroit school system. Remarkably well written. ; 'Finney School Library' stamped and 'Detroit Public Schools' penned on front cover. Otherwise only light exterior wear. No internal marks. Side-stapled binding intact. Quite scarce.

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10.
Edwards, Eddie K. (Rev)  
I'm Excited about Detroit : (Signed) a Collection of Essays

Publisher: Michigan Chronicle; Detroit: 1994.
Very Good+ Softcover 76 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Softcover over white plastic comb binding, 76 pages, 20 essays about local people and projects that are making a difference in Detroit. Title page inscribed and SIGNED by author and dated September 1995.; Essays by the Rev. Eddie K. Edwards, founder of Joy of Jesus, a human services organization in Detroit. Editor Mary Darlene Edwards. Cover photo by J. R. Amster. Foreword by Robert Lawson. ; Minor wear only. No serious defects. ; Signed by Author

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11.
Ferry, W. Hawkins  
Buildings of Detroit, the : A History ; a Centennial Publication

Publisher: Wayne State University Press; Detroit: 1968.
Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 479 pages; 4to (11") 28cm; Pri ce just reduced. Teal-blue cloth, gilt and black lettering, chronology, index, bibliography, notes, 3 b/w maps of which 2 are fold-outs, nearly 400 buildings illustrated in highly-detailed, beautiful b/w photos, including '150 which have been destroyed and some 20 which have been altered significantly'. ; Article on Old Main laid in. ; ; Definitive history of Detroit architecture, including churches, mansions, auto plants, skyscrapers, etc, including a few in nearby Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Troy, and other suburbs. (Please note: we have 2 units of this title) ; Very faint foxing to top edge. No other defects. Jacket is lightly sunned, with many small edge chips but no big tears. Price clipped. Scarce.

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12.
Fisher, Dale, and Mary Beth Fisher Illustrated by: Illustrated by Dale Fisher  
Detroit : Visions of the Eagle

Publisher: Eyry of the Eagle Publishing; Grass Lake, Mich: 1994.
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket First Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0961562331 174 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Green cloth. Stunning full-color aerial photos of Detroit and environs. Relevant quotations from community leaders. Detailed captions. ; Creative flying by Brian McMahon and Pat Mullen. Design by Pat Truzzi. Foreword by Diane J. Edgecomb. ; Jacket shows a few tiny wrinkles to upper edge. No other flaws. ; Photographs

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13.
Fox, Jean M.  
More Than a Tavern : 150 Years of Botsford Inn (Farmington, Michigan, History)

Publisher: Botsford Inn; Farmington, Mich: 1986.
Very Good with no dust jacket Hardcover ISBN: 0961529725 187 pages; Oblong 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Green cloth, endpaper map of a segment of the old Detroit-Howell Plank Road where Botsford Inn was once a major stopping place, index, bibliography, chapter endnotes, appendix, 64 b/w photos in text. ; Published with cooperation of Farmington Hills Historical Commission. Until it closed in 2001, this was Michigan's oldest operating tavern, founded 1836, a favorite haunt of Henry Ford. (As of 2013, small part of the building yet stands, and is occupied by Botsford Hospital) ; Jacket missing. Upper corners of last few pages are slightly wavy, with faint dampstain affecting part of rear board. Everything readable. Otherwise no marks or flaws of any kind. ; Laid in: photocopy of old map of Farmington Township, dated 1921, showing old Detroit-Howell Plank Road (now Grand River Ave)

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14.
Gavrilovich, Peter, and Bill McGraw  
Detroit Almanac, the : 300 Years of Life in the Motor City (2e, 2nd Edition, 2006)

Publisher: Detroit Free Press; Detroit: 2006.
Near Fine Second Edition Softcover ISBN: 0937247480 648 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Stiff yellow covers, index, main text in 2 columns plus wide margins with captions and sidebars, tons of b/w photos and illustrations. ; Copyright 2000. This is 2nd edition, updated, 2006. Everything you ever wanted to know about Detroit: facts, history, culture, people, nature, work, wealth, transportation, politics, much more. ; No discernable wear.

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15.
Goldbaum, Vicki Illustrated by: Illustrated by Vicki Goldbaum  
Southfield : Yesterday and Today (Michigan History)

Publisher: Manufacturers Bank; Southfield, Mich: 1983.
Near Fine Second Revised Edition Softcover 50 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Softcover, stiff orange covers, 50 pages, list of city officials, list of Fortune 500 companies located in Southfield, 40 b/w photos and illustrations. ; Copyright 1974. This si 2nd Revised Edition, 1983. Published for 25th anniversairy of the City of Southfield, a northern suburb of Detroit, which went from pioneer farmland in the 1940s to the skyscraper-studded 2nd largest city in Oakland County, known as the Office Capital of the Midwest, in the 1960s. ; No defects. Clean and tight. Scarce.

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16.
Hagan, Bruce, and Debra Tadevich  
CNA, Continental Assurance Company : A Century of Commitment, 1897-1997

Publisher: Continental Assurance Company; Chicago: 1997.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 224 pages; 4to (11.5") 30 cm; Dark red cloth, chronology, dozens of high-quality b/w historical photos, numerous facsimile documents and color photos with captions. ; Edited by Pamela Lyons. Photos by Francois Robert. Preface by Dennis Chookaszian. ; Though is it primarily a company history, it follows the great line of American history throughout its pages. One of the best coffeetable books we have ever seen. ; No defects to book or jacket apart from a touch of shelfwear.

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17.
Hall, Theodore Parsons, with Silas Farmer  
Grosse Pointe on Lake Sainte Claire : Historical and Descriptive (Lake Saint Clair)

Publisher: Gale Research Company; Detroit: 1974.
Near Fine with no dust jacket Hardcover ISBN: 0810338793 103 pages; 8vo (8.5") 21 cm; Blue cloth, gold lettering and decor, country club membership list, 24 b/w illustrations including several famous houses of wealthy residents. ; Facsimile reprint of 1886 original. New foreword by W. Hawkins Ferry. History of Detroit's 'most charming suburb, ' on banks of Lake Sainte Claire, famous residence of wealthy. Half title states: Souvenir of the Pointe. ; Upper tip missing from one leaf, not affecting text. No other defects.

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18.
Hayes, Brenda J. (Rev)  
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast : January 13, 1996, Christ the King Catholic Church, Detroit, Michigan

Publisher: West Detroit Inter Faith Community Organization; Detroit: 1996.
Near Fine Softcover 62 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Softcover binding, many local ads, main text is of King's famous "I Have A Dream" speech. 4 items laid in, including two 1996 newsletters of West Detroit Inter-Faith Community Organization (WDIFCO). ; No defects.

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19.
Jackson, H. C. L.  
It Happened in Detroit

Publisher: Conjure House; Detroit: 1947.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket Hardcover 174 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Full tan cloth, reddish-brown lettering, over 200 anecdotes and humorous local news items collected by longtime Detroit radio host and columnist. Introduction by W. S. Gilmore. ; A m a z o n b u y e r s please note: image does not match this book. This book has no jacket. ; Authored by Harold Charles Le Baron Jackson. ; Very minor shelfwear. Spine is a bit faded but quite readable. No other defects. ; Laid in: tourist brochure for Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, near Detroit, Michigan, 8 panels, 13 photos and small map, no date but about 1980.

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20.
Johnson, Christopher H.  
Maurice Sugar : Law, Labor, and the Left in Detroit, 1912-1950

Publisher: Wayne State University Press; Detroit: 1988.
Very Good Softcover ISBN: 0814318525 334 pages; 4to (10") 26 cm; Ex-Library; White pictorial covers, index, extensive endnotes, 27 b/w photos and illustrations. ; Powerhouse lawyer for the UAW-CIO (aka United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America; aka United Auto Workers) Maurice Sugar wrote 'Soup Song' and other popular protest songs during the Depression; founded the integrated National Lawyers Guild in 1937 when the American Bar Association refused to allow Blacks to join; was instrumental in defending hunger strikers who were beaten on the orders of Henry Ford himself. ; All the usual library marks. Clear plastic cover over exterior. Otherwise shows little sign of use.

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21.
Kavieff, Paul R.  
Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang : Images of America, Detroit, Michigan

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing; Charleston, S. C. : 2008.
Near Fine Softcover ISBN: 0738552380 128 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Over 160 high-quality b/w photos, with detailed captions, chronicling the rise and fall of Detroit's largest organized crime ring from the 1920s to the 1940s. Includes mug shots, images of murder scenes with fresh bodies, etc. ; Introduction by H. G. Manos. By the author of The Purple Gang, Organized Crime in Detroit. ; No visible wear. ; Images of America Series

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22.
Kiska, Tim  
Detroit's Powers and Personalities

Publisher: Momentum Books; Rochester, Mich: 1989.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Hardcover ISBN: 0961872616 240 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Brief biographies of about 300 movers and shakers in and around Detroit, Michigan. ; 'They make the decisions that determine the cars you drive, the music you listen to. Iacocca. Sparky. The Fords. Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Berry Gordy', many more. ; Inconsequential wear.

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23.
Kiska, Tim, and Ed Golick  
Detroit Television

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing; Charleston, S. C. : 2010.
As New Softcover ISBN: 0738577073 128 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Stiff brown pictorial covers, over 200 high-quality b/w photos from the vintage days of television (1940s-1970s) in Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario. Many candid shots of newsreaders, anchors, sports and weathermen, talk show hosts, movie hosts, children's show hosts, ; No defects. ; Images of America Series

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24.
Kowalski, Greg  
Hamtramck : Soul of a City (Michigan History)

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing; Chicago: 2003.
Near Fine First Edition Softcover ISBN: 0738523208 128 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Stiff brown pictorial covers, about 200 high-quality b/w photos with detailed captions. ; Photo history of Hamtramck, settled by large numbers of Polish and other immigrants, once home to giant Dodge Main auto plant. ; Please note: I really do have this title in stock. Do not even bother trying to order it from amitcj, any_book, bigrock_media, internationalbooks, pbshop, quality7, SBD-, the_book_depository_, or thermite-media, because they don't actually stock any books. Goog le mega-lister to learn more. ; Only a touch of wear. ; Images of America: Michigan Series

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25.
Kowalski, Greg  
Hamtramck : Soul of a City (Michigan History) (Signed)

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing; Chicago: 2003.
Very Good+ First Edition Softcover ISBN: 0738523208 128 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Stiff brown pictorial covers, about 200 high-quality b/w photos with detailed captions. Half title inscribed 'The Best from Hamtramck' and dated 7-12-03 and SIGNED by Greg Kowalski. ; Photo history of Hamtramck, settled by large numbers of Polish and other immigrants, home to giant now-defunct Dodge Main auto plant. Authored by chair, Hamtramck Historical Commission. ; Please note: I really do have 1 unit of this title in stock. Do not even bother trying to order it from amitcj, any_book, bigrock_media, internationalbooks, pbshop, quality7, SBD-, the_book_depository_, or thermite-media, because they don't actually stock any books. Goog le mega-lister to learn more. ; Light crease to lower rear cover. Otherwise only a touch of wear. ; Signed by Author; Images of America: Michigan Series

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26.
Lazar, Pamela L.  
Detroit's West Side Courier : An Index to Vital Statistics Listed 1930-1935

Publisher: Genealogical Society; Dearborn, Mich: 1986.
Very Good+ Softcover 105 pages; 4to (11.5") 30 cm; Blue report-cover binding. 105 pages printed one side only. Printed by mimeograph. All sections are alphabetical, marriages listed by both groom and bride. A lot of Polish names. ; Lists births, marriage license applications, marriages, divorces, and deaths, combed from pages of West Side Courier, published in Detroit from 1930 to 1976. This index covers 1930 to 1935 only. ; Covers, which are larger than textblock, worn along all edges. Minor wrinkles to edges of a few leaves. No other defects. Quite scarce.

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27.
Lindell, Lindy  
Metro Detroit Boxing : Arcadia Publishing Images of Sports Series

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing; Chicago: 2001.
Near Fine Softcover ISBN: 0738518875 128 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Over 180 high-quality b/w photos and facsimiles, each with highly detailed captions. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. No marks, no creases, no defects. ; Images of Sports Series

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28.
Long, Thomas G.  
Reminiscences of Sixty Years of Practice at the Bar in Detroit

Publisher: Published by Author; Detroit: 1957.
Very Good+ Softcover 150 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Stiff pale gray covers. About 80 cases briefly described, using plenty of legal jargon, pointing up humor and out of the ordinary circumstances of each. ; Authored by longtime Detroit attorney, doctor of civil law, lived 1883-1973. No publication date but latest date in text is 1957. Plaintiffs and defendants include: Burroughs Adding Machine Co. Michigan Bell Telephone Co. Studebaker Automobile Co. Ford Motor Co. General Motors Co. Dodge Brothers. Detroit and Mackinac Railway. Detroit United Railway. Ambassador Bridge. Many more. ; Spine tanned but quite readable. Edges of covers sunned and starting to curl. Owner name (Ralph J. Burton) in pencil on front. Interior clean, binding tight. Quite scarce.

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29.
MacCabe, Julius P. Bolivar (Mac Cabe)  
Directory of the City of Detroit, 1837 : With its Environs, and Register of Michigan, Containing a Epitomised History of Detroit, and Alphabetical Listing of its Citizens, Facsimile Reprint 1937

Publisher: R. L. Polk & Company; Detroit: 1937.
Very Good+ Hardcover 155 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Green cloth over spine, green boards, about 1300 individuals and businesses listed, extensive appendix listing churches, newspapers, institutions, steamboats, stagecoach routes, etc, 114 pages of text + 41 unnumbered pages of ads in rear, many with engravings. ; Facsimile reprint of 1837 original published by Willliam Harsha. This reprint shows the foxing present in the original. ; Light shelfwear only. No other marks or flaws. Binding tight and square.

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30.
McCabe, John  
High, the : A Living Diary of University of Detroit High School, 1877-1948

Publisher: Thirty-Eight Thirty-Nine Press; Mackinac Island, Mich: 1992.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 189 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Full green cloth, gold lettering, b/w pictorial endpapers, footnotes, 4 appendixes, numerous b/w photos and illustrations with captions. Glossy throughout. ; Edited by W. T. Rabe. 'An intimate, witty, loving chronicle of the lives of lads of the times and the wise and witty men who taught them'. This book is based on many interviews with graduates and also on actual diaries kept by principals of this Jesuit boys high school in Detroit which graduated such luminaries as Frank Lauterbur, George Murphy, Andy Farkas, Elmore Leonard, Michael Moriarty and John McCabe himself. ; Very minor bump to heel. Otherwise crisp, appears unread.

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31.
Miller, Chancey P.  
Elmwood Cemetery : The Civil War Generals (Detroit, Michigan)

Publisher: Published by Author; Detroit: 1991.
Near Fine Softcover 24 pages; Square 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Stiff gray covers, biographical sketches of 28 generals, many also with b/w portrait photos, map of cemetery with generals' burial sites marked. 2 items laid in: 1) Reprint of 1968 article about Elmwood Cemetery. 2) Brochure with photos and biographical sketches of all 7 governors in Elmwood. ; 'Over 500 of those who participated in the Civil War are buried in Elmwood. More than 90, 000 men from Michigan served. There are 28 men in Elmwood who held commissioned or breveted rank of General'. ; We have two units of this title, both with identical items laid in. ; Research by author, with Gregory Kolasa, Bernard McCarthy, Joseph Malburg. Editorial assistance Mary Lou Johnson, Joseph Malburg. ; A hint of exterior wear only. No marks. Binding of two staples intact.

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32.
Moehlman, Ruth Roth  
If Walls Could Talk : Heritage Homes of Farmington (Michigan)

Publisher: Farmington Hills Historical Commission; Farmington, Mich: 1993.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Second Edition Hardcover 256 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Gray-green cloth, gilt lettering, index, bibliography, chapter notes, about 60 b/w photos in text. ; 2nd edition, 1993, 256 pages. Gives history of just about every old building, including homes, churches, and businesses, in Farmington and Farmington Hills, Michigan. (We have two units of this title) ; No flaws to book or jacket.

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33.
Moehlman, Ruth Roth  
If Walls Could Talk : Heritage Homes of Farmington (Michigan)

Publisher: Farmington Hills Historical Commission; Farmington, Mich: 1980.
Near Fine with no dust jacket Hardcover 241 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Blue cloth, black and silver lettering, index, bibliography, chapter notes, about 60 b/w photos in text. ; Gives history of just about every old building, including homes, churches, and businesses, in Farmington and Farmington Hills. ; No defects.

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34.
Owens, J. D. Illustrated by: Illustrated by Lou McMurray  
40 Very Famous, and Little Known, Restaurants in Detroit

Publisher: Lemjo Press; Detroit: 1975.
Very Good First Edition Softcover 84 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Square brown softcover, 8 x 8 inches, 84 unnumbered pages, 40 restaurants illustrated in high-quality sepia-tone line art, with location and description (in the author's flippant style) on facing page. ; Text by John Douglas Owens, longtime restaurant critic in Detroit. Artwork by Lou McMurray, New York graphic designer and advertising artist. ; Both covers have light edgewear. Small area of discoloration at lower edge of front cover. No marks, no rips, no tears. Interior clean, binding tight. Quite scarce. ; Laid in: menu from Mountain Jacks restaurant, small format, 8 pages, dated 1982.

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35.
Quaife, Milo Milton, 1880-1959, editor  
The Siege of Detroit in 1763. The Journal of Pontiac's Conspiracy, and John Rutherfurd's Narrative of a Captivity
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Publisher: Chicago, R. R. Donnelley; Lakeside Press, 1958.
lv, 293 p., illus., portraits, maps; 18 cm. Series The Lakeside Classics no. 56. Contains an account of the conspiracy of the Ottawa chief, Pontiac, along with Rutherfurd's account of his captivity during the French and Indian War. Very Good; no dust jacket, as issued. Stock#102774. Vg / no dj.

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36.
Russell, John Andrew  
Germanic Influence in the Making of Michigan

Publisher: University of Detroit; Detroit: 1927.
Very Good- First Edition Hardcover 415 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Dark gray-blue buckram cloth, gold title on spine, green patterned endpapers, index, bibliography, 2 appendixes. ; Authored by dean, School of Commerce and Finance, University of Detroit. ; Topics include: First Germans in Michigan. Early Auswanderers. County settlements. Heroes of American Revolution and War of 1812. Colleges founded by Germans or with early German faculty. German missionaries, priests, ministers, rabbis. German doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects. Much more. ; Cloth worn along edges. Spine sunned but readable. Name stamped on front endpaper in old ink. Small ink spot on fore-edge, small mark on front cover. Gift note penned on front blank page, dated 1980. Pages a bit yellowed from age. Binding tight.

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37.
Samuel, Gwenn Bashara  
First Hundred Years Are the Hardest, The, 2 Volumes in Slipcase : A Centennial History of the Detroit College of Law, And, Detroit College of Law Alumni Directory

Publisher: College of Law; Detroit: 1993.
Near Fine with no dust jacket Hardcover 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; 2 volume set in slipcase. Red boards, gold lettering, footnotes, 2 appendixes, dozens of b/w photos and illustrations with captions. ; Foreword by Arthur J. Lombard. Preface by Richard W. Heiss. ; Vol-1, Centennial History of Detroit College of Law, 197 numbered pages of text + about 260 unnumbered pages of b/w photos showing every graduating class from 1895 to Spring 1992, with a few exceptions. Vol-2, Alumni Directory, 1992-1993, 298 pages. ; Quite heavy nearly 4 pounds. ; Owner embossed seal affixed to inside front cover of each vol. Otherwise no discernable wear. Plain red slipcase shows a touch of wear only. From library of Monsey G. Wilson, Esq, noted African American Detroit attorney.

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38.
Socia, Madeleine, and Suzy Berschback  
Grosse Pointe 1880-1930 : (Detroit, Michigan History) (Images of America Series)

Publisher: Arcadia/Tempus Publishing; Chicago: 2001.
Near Fine Softcover ISBN: 0738508403 128 pages; 8vo (9.5") 23 cm; About 150 b/w glossy photos with detailed captions. ; Beautiful historical images of luxurious homes and lifestyles of wealthy Detroit suburb, popular summer resort, home to auto execs and other millionaires. ; No defects. ; Images of America: Michigan Series

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39.
Stolberg, Mary M.  
(Detroit History) Bridging the River of Hatred : The Pioneering Efforts of Detroit Police Commissioner George Edwards

Publisher: Wayne State University Press; Detroit: 1998.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket First Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0814325726 347 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Gray cloth, white lettering, 347 pages, index, bibliography, endnotes, 23 high-quality b/w photos with captions. ; Takes a highly detailed look at Detroit's (white) chief of police during the racial uprisings of the 1960s, based in large part on his own unpublished manuscript. ; Boards are very slightly bowed. No other defects to book or jacket. Appears unread. ; Laid in: Brotherhood Luncheon, Eastside Merchant's Association of Detroit, mimeographed program dated May 1, 1952, listing several speakers, including Edward Turner, president Detroit NAACP, and George Schermer, executive director Mayor's Interracial Committee. ; Great Lakes Books Series

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40.
Vachon, Paul  
Legendary Locals of Detroit

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing; Charleston, S. C. : 2013.
Near Fine First Edition Softcover ISBN: 1467100420 128 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Concise biographies of great personalities of Detroit and Michigan history. Many important but generally unknown people profiled. Numerous African Americans, much on civil rights and racial issues. Tons of b/w photos, many by the author. ; Two leaves corgorbled at lower tip, not affecting text or illustrations. Otherwise only a touch of shelfwear. ; Legendary Locals Series

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41.
Vartanian, H. G.  
I Married a Taxicab

Publisher: Vantage Press; N. Y. : 1961.
Very Good with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 112 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Teal-green boards, 112 pages. Appendix of author's recommendations for the best dining, entertainment, guided tours and exhibits in Detroit (in 1961). Front endpaper inscribed Sincerely and SIGNED by author. ; Memoirs of a cabby from the good old days. Plenty of risque anecdotes. 'The most exciting and joyful part of my life has been spent driving a taxicab on the glittering streets of what was once known as dynamic Detroit'. ; Normal edgewear. Pages a bit yellowed from age. Binding tight. ; Signed by Author

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42.
Woodford, Arthur M.  
Tonnancour, Volume 1 : Life in Grosse Pointe and Along the Shores of Lake Saint Clair

Publisher: Omnigraphics; Detroit: 1994.
Near Fine with no dust jacket Hardcover 230 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Cream pictorial boards, b/w illustrated endpapers, tons of chapter endnotes, main text in 3 columns, articles and chapters reprinted from many sources, about 400 high-quality historical b/w photos and illustrations with captions. ; Isbn 0780800354. Introduction by Donald M. D. Thurber. Chapters by many authors including Father Louis Hennepin, Sylvia L. Keating, Mrs. Isabella G. B. Lothrop, F. Clever Bald, Jack Schramm, Silas Farmer, Frederic M. Sibley, many more. ; Light shelfwear only. No marks. Jacket missing. ; 2 brochures laid in: Historic Homes of the Auto Barons (Detroit area) and Edsel and Eleanor Ford House (Grosse Pointe) both 8 panels in full glossy color.

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43.
Woodford, Arthur M. Illustrated by: Illustrated by Rusty Johnson  
Detroit, American Urban Renaissance : A Pictorial and Entertaining Commentary on the Growth and Development of Detroit, Michigan

Publisher: Continental Heritage; Tulsa, Ok: 1979.
Near Fine in Good dust jacket Hardcover ISBN: 0932986056 240 pages; Folio (12.25") 31 cm; Large hardcover, dark brown textured boards, gold lettering, brown speckled endpapers, 240 pages, hundreds of full-color and historical b/w photos with detailed captions. Includes appendix with brief histories of major Detroit businesses. ; Published in 1979 under auspices Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce. Art director Rusty Johnson. ; Important moments of Detroit history juxtaposed with 1970s revival and revitalization of downtown Detroit, beginning with Renaissance Center built by Henry Ford II and now headquarters of General Motors. ; Small bookplate 'Special Thanks from Robert P. Miles, Business Expo 1983' affixed to front endpaper. No other marks or flaws to book. Jacket chipped, sunned, scarred, but all readable. ; American Portrait Series

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44.
Woodford, Frank B., and Philip P. Mason  
Harper of Detroit : The Origin and Growth of a Great Metropolitan Hospital

Publisher: Wayne State University Press; Detroit: 1964.
Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 392 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Brown cloth, black spine lettering, index, bibliography, chronology, appendixes, endnotes, 1 b/w illustrations from old engraving, 26 b/w glossy photos with captions; Detroit's oldest hospital, founded 1859, went into operation 1863. Contains a great deal of local Detroit history as well. ; Book shows only a touch of shelfwear. No other defects. Jacket has several small chips and closed tears, spine faded from tan to gray, but everything readable. Scarce in any condition.

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