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Wisconsin Death Trip. by  Michael LESY - First Edition - [1973] - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 143081)

Wisconsin Death Trip.

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Wisconsin Death Trip.: With A Preface By Warren Susman.

by LESY, Michael

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About This Item

New York: Pantheon Books,, [1973]. First edition, second printing, of this "extraordinary picture of a small town under the Great Depression" (blurb), through photographs taken between 1890 and 1910 by "a careful, competent town photographer named Charles Van Schaick" whose negatives were found after his death. Oblong quarto. Original purple cloth, titles in silver to spine, black endpapers. With dust jacket. Housed in custom grey cloth solander box with titles in white to spine. Numerous monochrome photographic illustrations. Ink ownership inscription of Vaughn Connelly dated 1973 to title verso. A hint of rubbing to extremities, the binding otherwise sharp, faint foxing to top edge, else internally clean and fresh. A very good copy in the bright jacket, slight creasing to corners, not price-clipped.

Synopsis

First published in 1973, this remarkable book about life in a small, turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town has become a cult classic. Lesy has collected photos taken between 1890 and 1910 by a Black River Falls photographer, Charles Van Schaik, and juxtaposed them against newspaper accounts and state asylum and police records.

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Bookseller
Peter Harrington GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
143081
Title
Wisconsin Death Trip.
Author
LESY, Michael
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
New York: Pantheon Books,
Date published
[1973]

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About Peter Harrington

Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.

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verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
jacket
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quarto
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Cloth
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spine
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rubbing
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