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Image for With a Dream as a Compass We have Gathered these Memories of Mackinaw : (Signed)

With a Dream as a Compass We have Gathered these Memories of Mackinaw : (Signed)

By: Ranville, Judy, and Nancy A. Campbell

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mackinaw City Public Library: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20968

Condition: Near Fine


303 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, tan leatherette covers, 303 pages, text in 2 columns, chapter bibliographies, about 200 historical b/w photos with captions. Front blank page SIGNED by both authors and hand-numbered 112 on copyright page. ; Compiled by members of Mackinaw Women's Club. Many contributors. Foreword by Thelma Shaw. ; History of Mackinaw City, Michigan, including Cheboygan county, Emmet county, Petoskey, Cecil Bay, Trails End Bay, Wawatam Beach, railroads, shipping, much more. ; Gift note on front blank page. No other defects. View more info

Image for Night Raider of the Atlantic :  The Saga of the U-99, Complete and Unabridged

Night Raider of the Atlantic : The Saga of the U-99, Complete and Unabridged

By: Robertson, Terence

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ace Books: 1957

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 20253

Condition: Very Good+


256 pages; 16mo (6.5") 17 cm; Paperback, 256 pages, all edges inked yellow. ; Foreword by Admiral Sir George Creasy. Copyright 1955. This is 1st paperback edition, 1957, complete and unabridged. ; True story of German submarine U-99 under Captain Otto Kretschmer who sank 38 ships during World War 2. ; Spine a bit curled but not creased. One faint wrinkle to upper front. Otherwise appears unread. ; Ace Books D Series; Vol. 744 View more info

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Paul Bunyan : How a Terrible Timber Feller Became a Legend

By: Rogers, D. Laurence

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Historical Press: 1999

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 21121

ISBN: 0963536915

Condition: Near Fine


192 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, 192 pages, index, bibliography, 2 appendixes, 60 b/w photos and illustrations reproduced from old sources, with captions. Large print not stated but print is quite large. ; Copyright 1993. This is 2nd printing, 1999. ; Biography of Fabian Joe Fournier, French-Canadian logger in Michigan, and how his legendary size and skill grew to mythical proportions to became 'Paul Bunyan'; also plenty of Bay City, Michigan, and early logging history. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. View more info

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Runnin ' Crazy : A Portrait of the Genesee River (New York History)

By: Rosenberg-Naparsteck, Ruth, and Edward P. Curtis Jr.

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Donning Company: 1996

Seller ID: 20297

ISBN: 0898659787

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


192 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, brown buckram cloth, 192 glossy pages, index, bibliography, main text in two columns, over 200 photos, many in full color. ; Authored by city historian of Rochester, New York, where mighty Genesee River (aka Grand Canyon of the East) flows into Lake Ontario. ; No defects to book. Jacket has one very small closed tear near rear flap. View more info

Comparative Perspectives on Slavery in New World Plantation Societies : Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 292, June 27, 1977

By: Rubin, Vera, and Arthur Tuden

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York Academy of Sciences: 1977

Seller ID: 13787

Condition: Very Good+


619 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover, dark blue covers, [vi] + 619 pages, index of contributors, chapter endnotes, 53 papers by various experts, numerous b/w figures, diagrams, lists and tables. ; Isbn 089072038X. Topics include: Structural origin of slavery. Slave revolt in Jamaica 1831-32. Slave revolts in Venezuela. Profitability of slave trade in 1840s. Demography of plantation slaves in Surinam. Slave laws of Danish Virgin Islands. Family groupings among slaves on South Carolina island Good Hope Plantation. White images of black slaves in southern US. Marronage in Jamaica. Slave breed... View more info

Image for Me and the Black Hills :  By the Old Prospector Man Mountaiin Ed Ryan (Signed)

Me and the Black Hills : By the Old Prospector Man Mountaiin Ed Ryan (Signed)

By: Ryan, Ed

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Ed Ryan: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18027

Condition: Very Good+


90 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Softcover, tan leatherette covers, [ii] + 90 pages, 1 b/w photo, 18 b/w cartoon illustrations. ; Copyright 1951 by Brad Slack and Ed Ryan. 'This story is fictional in part.' Humorous tales and anecdotes from the old west in and around South Dakota, and a few that occur in the big city New York. ; Covers show two small marks, one being author's name underlined. Staples rusty but intact. On pg 43, beneath photo of himself and his trusty donkey, author SIGNED and inscribed 'Born June 23rd 1856.' View more info

Autobiography of Brook Farm : A Book of Primary Source Materials

By: Sams, Henry W.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Prentice-Hall: 1962

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 20168

Condition: Good+


271 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Red softcover, [viii] + 271 glossy pages, appendix of exercises for students, index, 2 small b/w maps, tune of Brook Farm call in standard notation, 129 excerpts from original writings of Brook Farm members. ; Copyrigth 1958. This is 5th printing, May, 1962. ; History of famous Utopian community near Boston, Massachusetts, founded in 1840 by Unitarian minister George Ripley, populated by many liberals, progressives and Unitarians, lasted longer than most Utopian communities of the era. ; Moderate edgewear. Two faint creases to front cover. Spine faded but reada... View more info

Savannah : Then and Now

By: Sanmann, Stefan, and John Crowell; Illustrated by Jeffrey Crowell

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Savannah House Publishers: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20487

ISBN: 0965412806

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


172 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Large oblong hardcover, red boards, 172 glossy pages, over 160 full-page photos with captions, over 80 spreads featuring, on the left, historical b/w photo of 1930s or earlier, and on the right, full-color modern photo of same building or location, in most cases taken from same angle. ; New photos by Jeffrey Crowell. ; No defects to book. Jacket shows only a touch of shelfware. View more info

Studia Do Dziejow Wawelu, Tom 1 : Archaeological History of Wawel, Krakow, Cracow, Poland, Volume 1

By: Sawicki, Ludwik, et al.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Panstwowe Zbiory Sztuki Na Wawelu: 1955

Seller ID: 7508

Condition: Good+


486 pages; Folio (12") 31 cm; POLISH text throughout. Tall softcover, tan covers, 486 pages, errata page, many chapters by various experts, index, bibliography, footnotes, 3 tables, 60 b/w photos and diagrams with captions. ; This is volume 1 only. Other volumes were published later. Archaeological investigations of ancient ruins in Krakow, Poland. ; Exterior sunned. Spine creased along one line. All pages slightly wavy, last half of book pages have very pale areas of discoloration along fore-edges, affecting margins only. Everything readable. Binding tight. Top edge unopened throughout. S... View more info

U-Boat 977 : 1st Paperback Edition, 1952

By: Schaeffer, Heinz

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1952

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 20268

Condition: Good+


148 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Paperback, color illustrated cover, [xii] + 148 pages, all edges inked yellow, floorplan of U-boat 977.; Ballantine BB 207. Copyright 1950. This is 1st paperback edition, 1952. ; 'A German U-boat commander's personal account of his four years in the Battle of the Atlantic.' Introduction by Nicholas Monserrat. ; Covers show light creases to tips. Spine slightly rolled, with faint vertical crease. Pages a bit yellowed from age. No marks, no other defects. Binding tight. Scarce. ; Ballantine BB Series; Vol. 207 View more info

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Letters from Prague : 1939-1941 (Signed)

By: Schapiro, Raya Czerner, and Helga Czerner Weinberg

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20892

ISBN: 0897333691

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


218 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Hardcover, black cloth, tan speckled boards, [xx] + 218 pages, index, appendix, 2 family trees, 38 b/w photos and facsimiles. Front endpaper inscribed and SIGNED by author Raya Shapiro. ; Letters and memoirs of two little Jewish girls and their relatives trapped in Prague under Nazi occupation. ; No defects to book apart from autograph. Jacket shows a touch of shelfwear. View more info

Waterloo Historical Society : Waterloo, Ontario, Lot of 5 Volumes, 1961-1982, with gaps

By: Schmidt, Grace, and Grace E. Hall

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Historical Society:

Seller ID: 20819

Condition: Near Fine


8vo (9") 23 cm; Each vol has numerous b/w photos with captions. ; Lot includes: Vol-49, 1961, gray, 80 pages. Vol-54, 1966, green, 92 pgs. Vol-55, 1967, green, 92g. Vol-57, 1969, green, 84p. Vol-17, 1982, ivory, 156p. ; Only a touch of edgewear. All appear unread. View more info

Image for Legends of a Legacy :  Karl H. Schnoor of Ira Township, Michigan, and His Letters

Legends of a Legacy : Karl H. Schnoor of Ira Township, Michigan, and His Letters

By: Schnoor, Karl H, and Susanna Mason Defever

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Reference Publications: 1987

Seller ID: 20811

Condition: Near Fine


54 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall white softcover booklet, 54 pages, biography, 13 letters, 27 b/w photos and facsimiles. ; Edited by Susanna Mason Defever. Foreword by Marjorie A. Thomas. Published under auspices Ira Township (Michigan) Sesquicentennial Committee. These 13 effusions were written by real estate developer Karl H. Schnoor (grandson of the first Schnoor settler in 1860) as a means of advertising his business and bringing settlers to Ira Township. ; Small address label inside front cover. Small pricesticker inked out on rear. No other defects. ; Michigan Monographs Series; Vol. ... View more info

Image for Michigan's Old Inn :  Hotel Schuch, a Grandfather Among the Inns of Michigan

Michigan's Old Inn : Hotel Schuch, a Grandfather Among the Inns of Michigan

By: Schuch, John P.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Saginaw Valley Historical Society: 1985

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 21118

Condition: Near Fine


36 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Tan softcover, 36 glossy pages, 22 historical b/w photos. Page 4 has portrait and facsimile aut*graph of author dated 1941.; Written in 1941. This item not dated but appears to be about 1985. ; Not merely history of a hotel but of pioneer days in and around Saginaw, Michigan. Chapter on infamous lumberjack Silver Jack Driscoll by John L. Bellaire. Warning: racist language. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. No marks or defects. Scarce. View more info

Image for Hudson's Bay Boy, the :  From Cabbagetown to Rupert's Land

Hudson's Bay Boy, the : From Cabbagetown to Rupert's Land

By: Seagrave, John J.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside: 2005

Seller ID: 20899

ISBN: 1894856449

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


212 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Hardcover, black boards, [xii] + 212 pages, small map, 25 b/w photos with captions. ; Memoirs and true tales of life in the frozen northlands of Canada (Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Nunavut) written by modern-day fur trader. ; No defects to book or jacket. View more info

Image for Beaumont and the Mackinac Island Miracle :  The Story of a Great Adventure in Medicine in the Michigan Wilderness of the Early 1800s

Beaumont and the Mackinac Island Miracle : The Story of a Great Adventure in Medicine in the Michigan Wilderness of the Early 1800s

By: Selleck, Henry B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Beaumont Memorial Foundation: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18685

Condition: Very Good


40 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; White softcover booklet, 40 pages, 17 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in full color including front cover. ; Famous story of William Beaumont MD who, on Mackinac Island in 1822, was able to make new discoveries in stomach physiology and digestion when a French Canadian voyageur suffered an accidental gunshot wound that did not completely heal. ; Front cover and front leaf creased at lower corner. Otherwise book shows only minor wear. View more info

Amana : The Community of True Inspiration

By: Shambaugh, Bertha Horack

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Penfield Books: 1988

Seller ID: 20304

ISBN: 1932043632

Condition: Very Good+


414 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Blue softcover, 414 pages, index, over 50 photos and illustrations. ; History of famous Amana colonies of Iowa, populated by German Pietists who flourished for decades in their isolated lifestyle. ; Originally published 1908. This is an authorized facsmilie edition, with additional historical photos by Bertha Horack Shambaugh, published under auspices, State Historical Society of Iowa, 1988. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. Original pricesticker on rear imprinted Amana General Store. No other defects. View more info

Image for Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler, The

Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler, The

By: Shirer, William L.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Random House: 1961

Seller ID: 20926

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


185 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Hardcover, gray cloth, color illustrated endpapers, [vi] + 185 pages, index, footnotes, b/w full-spread map of Europe in 1944, 40 b/w photos on glossy plates, with captions. ; By the famous author of Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. The Landmark Series is suitable for young readers. ; Name penned on front endpaper. Otherwise book shows only minor wear. Jacket rubbed, chipped, wrinkled, sunned but all readable. ; Landmark Books W Series; Vol. 47 View more info

Image for Ia Krepasts, Viadu Boi :  I Am Fortress, I Am in Action

Ia Krepasts, Viadu Boi : I Am Fortress, I Am in Action

By: Shnarevich, Vladimir

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Belarus: 1991

Seller ID: 20996

ISBN: 5338004240

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


160 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; RUSSIAN text throughout, with title page, summary and brief author bio in parallel English, French, German, Spanish. Tall hardcover, gray pictorial boards, black endpapers, 160 pages, about 110 b/w photos, about 150 photos in color. ; History of the Fortress of Brest, Belarus, and its triumphs in World War 2. ; No visible defects. Lacks jacket. Scarce. View more info

Gazeta Tysiaclecia : The Thousand Year Gazette

By: Siuchninski, Mateusz; Illustrated by Zygmunt Platek

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16445

Condition: Near Fine in Fair dust jacket


204 pages; Folio (13.5") 35 cm; Tall hardcover (10 x 13.5 inches) 25 x 35 cm, brown cloth, gold lettering and decor, 204 pages, monochrome illustrated endpapers, main text in 5 columns, chronology, four royal family trees, endnotes, hundreds of b/w photos and illustrations. POLISH text throughout. ; Edited by Jadwiga Nadzienja. Illustrated by Zygmunt Platek. Additional contributions by Mieczyslaw Wisniewki. Wydanie 1 (1st Edition) stated. ; Capsule history of Poland from the year 992 to the present (1966) written in newspaper style. ; Book shows almost no wear. The main defect is a gift no... View more info