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Belding Rd at Myers Lake Rd

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condition: excellent
size / dimensions: 18" x 13.5

I bought this in 2003 to help me with my MI history research. I paid $75 for it. After I was done, I put it in storage unexposed to light —- and has just reemerged as I prepare to move. I have decided to sell it to someone who can make use of it again. Book is out of print now, limited availability. The price range for 10 copies available online is from $100 - $457.

Book is in VERY good condition. Not a single mark to be found throughout. Pages are crisp and clean. Spine, cover and cover protector in very good condition. See pics for examples. Book is 18” x 13.5” closed. A beautiful coffee table book, and conversation starter.

Created to commemorate Detroit's Tricentennial, the work's author, Brian Leigh Dunnigan, Curator of Maps at the University of Michigan's famed William L. Clements Library, has done the nation and Michigan a great service by gathering into one resource - and arranging maps, plans and other rare and unique views and images, many of which heretofore never had been published. A wealth (256 pages) of intricate maps, colorful engravings, architect's renderings, military documents, portraits, watercolors, simple line drawings, and even a bull's horn scrimshaw of ships and buildings from 1765 highlight this remarkable work. This volume is a welcome addition to scholarship on the Great Lakes and the Northwest Territories, and documents the crucial role Detroit played in the pre and post-revolutionary development of the United States.

The book shows the evolution of Detroit and its community life over its first 137 years. Chapter introductions review issues faced by Detroit residents during the years covered, while text accompanying the images places them in their historical context and adds the descriptive words of people from the past. No other book so vividly depicts Detroit's growth from struggling agricultural community and trading post to industrial giant.

A collector’s piece, and a unique and captivating look at the city's rich and diverse heritage.

I am asking $70, plus $10 S&H (cash only please). That is a steal, considering it’s condition and history value. Payment can be arranged. I might even be able to meet somewhere, and S&H would cover my gas. Would really like to see it go to a good home. If interested, initial contact by email - then we can text, if preferred.
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