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Category: All Categories: Americana & U.S. States: MI: People
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Burton, Patricia Owens  
Clarence Monroe Burton, Detroit's Historian : A Biographical Sketch

Publisher: Burton Abstract & Title Company; Detroit: 1953.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket Hardcover 77 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Blue cloth, pictorial boards, 1810 map of Detroit on endpapers, b/w portrait frontispiece. ; Biography of enigmatic businessman who collected largest library in North America on early exploration and Midwestern history, now known as Burton Collection, Detroit. ; Minor wear and sunning. Old pric e erased from front endpaper. No other marks.

Appr.: | AUD 15.38 CAD 15.00 EUR 10.91 GBP 8.05 JPY 1,200.00 MXN 150.00 ZAR 141.18 

Purchase direct from: Alan's Used Books. Item number: 2587.
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Howes, Royce  
Edgar A. Guest, a Biography, 1e : (1st Edition, 1953)

Publisher: Reilly & Lee Company; Chicago: 1953.
Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 248 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Beautiful full medium-brown cloth, gilt lettering over dark red spine band, b/w ; frontispiece portrait of Edgar Guest by John S. Coppin. Foreword by John S. Knight. ; Biography of the man who was perhaps Michigan's most famous, most beloved poet, lived 1881-1959. ; Book shows a whisper of shelfwear only. No marks or flaws. Jacket, with pr ice unclipped, shows moderate edgewear, small chip to heel, not affecting text.

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Purchase direct from: Alan's Used Books. Item number: 12180.
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Braun, Philip J.  
End is a Beginning, an : A Fifty Years Retropective (Signed)

Publisher: Philip J. Braun; Flint, Mich: 2005.
Near Fine Softcover 360 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Black plastic comb binding, black and red covers, 360 unnumbered pages printed one side only. ; One page near front is inscribed and SIGNED by author ('PJB') and dated 9-2-5 in a shaky hand. ; Laid in: Invitation from Flint Northern Alumni Association (Flint Northern High School, Flint, Michigan) to dinner and reception in honor of author, 2005. ; Limited edition of 100, stated. Author was local philanthropist in Flint, Michigan, partner and president of Braun & Braun insurance company for 40 years, and was fond of compiling books and giving them to friends. ; Only a faint touch of shelfwear. No marks or defects apart from autograph. Scarce.

Appr.: | AUD 25.64 CAD 25.00 EUR 18.18 GBP 13.42 JPY 2,000.00 MXN 250.00 ZAR 235.29 

Purchase direct from: Alan's Used Books. Item number: 14597.
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Fox, Jean M.  
Fred M. Warner : Progressive Governor (Michigan History)

Publisher: Historical Commission; Farmington Hills, Mich: 1988.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 493 pages; 4to (10") 26 cm; Dark red buckram cloth, 4 appendixes, index, bibliography, chapter endnotes, about 100 b/w photos and illustrations. ; Most famous resident in history of Farmington, Michigan, dairy farmer, Republican governor of Mich 1905-1911, ushered in many reforms in taxation and business regulation. Authored by noted local historian. Extremely well written and readable. ; Inconsequential wear.

Appr.: | AUD 16.67 CAD 16.25 EUR 11.82 GBP 8.72 JPY 1,300.00 MXN 162.50 ZAR 152.94 

Purchase direct from: Alan's Used Books. Item number: 3335.
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Brashear, William R.  
Northwood Lad, A

Publisher: Forest Press; Livonia, Mich: 1993.
Near Fine with no dust jacket Hardcover 195 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Steel-blue cloth, gold spine lettering. ; Self-published childhood memoirs of a man who attended Northwood Elementary School, Royal Oak, Michigan, near the Grand Trunk Railroad, 1930s-1940s, who relates vivid memories of classmates, teachers, and local events. (He became an attorney in Livonia, Michigan, served as Livonia's third Mayor, and retired from the law in 2010). Appears to be 2nd edition of 087949333X. ; Top edge has one pale yellow mark, and one very light bump to upper edge of front board. Lacks jacket. No other defects.

Appr.: | AUD 21.47 CAD 20.94 EUR 15.23 GBP 11.24 JPY 1,675.00 MXN 209.38 ZAR 197.06 

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Couden, Henry N.  
Statue of Zachariah Chandler : Erected in Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol by the State of Michigan, 1914
Publisher: Government Printing Office; Washington, D. C. : 1914.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket Hardcover 90 pages; 4to (10.5") 27 cm; Dark olive-green cloth, gilt lettering, 90 pages, brief biography of sculptor Charles Henry Niehaus, b/w frontispiece photo of stature with tissue guard. ; Statuary Hall hold two statues from each US State of their most celebrated statesmen. Zachariah Chandler was an anti-slavery politician, Senator, mayor of Detroit, anti-corruption head of Department of Interior, etc. This book includes invocations and speeches by the Rev. Henry N. Couden, statue committee chairman Arthur H. Vandenberg, Senators William Alden Smith, Jacob H. Gallinger and Charles E. Townsend, Lieut. Gov. John Q. Ross, supreme court justice H. B. Brown, many more. ; Top part of front cover is slightly faded. Otherwise book shows very little wear. Owner name in old ink on front endpaper. No other defects.

Appr.: | AUD 21.79 CAD 21.25 EUR 15.45 GBP 11.41 JPY 1,700.00 MXN 212.50 ZAR 200.00 

Purchase direct from: Alan's Used Books. Item number: 16191.
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Pastor, Joni Faye  
Women's Work : The Story of Martha Baldwin

Publisher: Baldwin Public Library; Birmingham, Mich: 1976.
Near Fine Softcover 161 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Endnotes. Bibliography. 2 b/w photos. ; Daughter of early settlers, civic leader, one of Detroit's first public school woman principals, spearheaded library in Birmingham, etc, etc. ; No discernable wear.

Appr.: | AUD 6.41 CAD 6.25 EUR 4.55 GBP 3.36 JPY 500.00 MXN 62.50 ZAR 58.82 

Purchase direct from: Alan's Used Books. Item number: 6282.
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