Sign In | Register

Wisconsin Death Trip

By Lesy, Michael




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.


Available copies: Wisconsin Death Trip By Lesy, Michael


Showing best matches | Show all copies

image of Wisconsin Death Trip.

Wisconsin Death Trip.

Lesy, Michael

New York: Pantheon, 1973. First edition. Oblong quarto. Original cloth gilt titles to the spine. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs by Charles Van Schaick and commentary by Lesy. The photographs were taken in a small Wisconsin town between 1890 and 1910. Fascinating glimpse of life in the midwest at the turn of the twentieth century. Roth 101; Parr & Badger II, 217; Open Book, 292. Michael Lesy was awarded a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship for Photography Studies, the receiving of which Wisconsin Death Trip contributed to. This remarkable book about life in a small turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town has become a cult classic. Lesy has collected and arranged photographs taken between 1890 and 1910 by a Black River Falls photographer, Charles Van Schaik.

trust seal

Price: $975.00


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

1973-04-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $492.52


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Pantheon Books / Random House, Inc., 1973. Very Good with DJ hardcover 1973 first edition. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

trust seal

Price: $245.00


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

New York: Pantheon Books, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-/No Jacket. Over 100 b/w Photographs. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall (oblong small). Slight rubbing and scratches to covers (purple cloth, spine stamped silver); slight mildew odor; slight internal browning to edges; else a near fine copy internally. [ca. 250] pages (unpaginated). Analysis of the Charley Van Schaick archive of photographs, featuring life in Jackson County, Wisconsin, between 1890 and 1910 (from the collection in the State Historical Society of Wisconsin). Preface by Warren Susman; includes bibliographical references.

trust seal

Price: $200.00


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

LESY, Michael

New York: Pantheon Books, 1973. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. From the library of New Topographics photographer Joe Deal with his rubber stamp to the front free endpaper. Interesting book of photographs by Charles Van Schaik from the late 1800's and early 1900's together with period news accounts and other tidbits. A very good copy with some foxing to the top edge of the pages and some bumping to the corners in a very good plus dust jacket that has some edge wear and a few tears and minor wear. Despite the flaws a solid copy of this classic with an interesting provenance. (Parr & Badger v2, 216-217; Roth 222-223).

trust seal

Price: $200.00


Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

1990-06-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $159.63


WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP

LESY, MICHAEL

NEW YORK: PANTHEON, 1973. A VERY GOOD FIRST EDITION IN GOOD DJ. SOME SOILING THROUGHOUT OTHERWISE CLEAN.. FIRST EDITION. VERY GOOD/Good. HARDCOVER.

trust seal

Price: $150.00


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

2000-03-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $126.01


Wisconsin Death Trip [1973 1ST EDITION & 1ST PRINTING SOFTCOVER - NICE COPY]

Lesy, Michael

Pantheon, 1973. First Edition, First Printing. Paperback. Near fine. Pantheon, New York 1973. Softcover in pictorial wrappers. First Edition, First Printing. Oblong quarto. Illustrated with photographs by Charles Van Schaick taken in a small Wisconsin town between 1890 and 1910. Lesy has collected and arranged photographs taken between 1890 and 1910 by a Black River Falls photographer, Charles Van Schaik and added a commentary giving the viewer a fascinating glimpse of life in the midwest at the turn of the twentieth century.Cited in Roth 101; Parr & Badger II, 217; Open Book, 292. BOOK CONDITION: Near Fine; a solid, tight, clean copy with light rubbing and edge/corner wear to card covers. Overalll a nice, collectible copy of the 1st softcoer edition.

trust seal

Price: $125.00


Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

New York: Pantheon, 1973. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Non-paginated. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Previous owners name at top right corner of front endpaper. Purple cloth with title in silver on spine. Boards slightly bowed. Stated 'First Edition' with the number '2' being the lowest in number line. Dust jacket worn with closed tears and chipping along edges - jacket now protected with clear plastic cover. Clean, tight copy. Record # 609398

trust seal

Price: $120.00


image of Wisconsin death trip

Wisconsin death trip

Lesy, Michael

Pantheon Books. New. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1973.

trust seal

Price: $110.00


image of Wisconsin death trip

Wisconsin death trip

Michael Lesy

Pantheon Books, 1973-01-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

trust seal

Price: $105.18


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

New York: Pantheon, 1973. 1st. Paperback. Very good. Bound in the publisher's original illustrated wraps. Rubbed at the edges and extremities. Profusely illustrated throughout in black & white.

trust seal

Price: $90.00


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

1973-04-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $84.87


Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

Pantheon, 1983-08-12. 1st Anchor Books Ed. Paperback. Used:Good.

trust seal

Price: $76.19


image of WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP [nb: the text only is present]

WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP [nb: the text only is present]

Lesy, Michael

New York: Pantheon / Random House, 1973. Narrow quarto. Printed deep red wrapper. A couple of faint smudges to wrapper, otherwise fine. Uncorrected page proofs of the first edition of Lesy's classic narrative. In its published form, the text was accompanied by photographs by Charles Van Schaik, taken around the turn of the 20th century. The sourcework for the 1999 film adaptation by James Marsh. ROTH 101. PARR & BADGER II:217.

trust seal

Price: $75.00


Wisconsin Death Trip

LESY, Michael

New York: Pantheon Books, 1973 Oblong pictorial wraps. Unpaginated (about 250 pp.); profusely illus. in b/w from glass negatives by Jackson County, Wisconsin commercial photographer Charles van Schaick, ca. 1890-1910. An extraordinary book, basis for a film (directed by James Marsh in 2000), an album, songs and even an opera; its themes include crime, disease, mental illness, and urbanization of a small, Edwardian-era, mid-Western U.S. town.. First Paperback Edition, 2nd Printing. Stiff Card Covers. Near Very Good. Illus. by Charles Van Schaick. Oblong 6mo. Psycho-historiography.

trust seal

Price: $65.00


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael. Preface by Warren Susman

New York: Pantheon, 1973. First Paperback Printing. Wraps. Very Good. Oblong 8vo, pp. unnumbered, b/w photographs throughout. Wrappers a bit edgeworn with fore-edges and corners beginning to curl, page edges tanned.

trust seal

Price: $57.75


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

Pantheon Books, 1973. Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. 1st Edition. A lovely copy of the first printing..

trust seal

Price: $53.35


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

LESY, Michael

New York: Pantheon Books, 1973. Paperback. Wide 8vo. Stiff glazed pictorial wrappers. (Ca. 200pp). Extensive illustrations. Very good. Faint edgewear. Tight and attractive second printing of this cult classic, a bizarre gathering of small town Wisconsin photographs taken by Charles Van Schaick between 1885 and 1900.

trust seal

Price: $50.00


image of Wisconsin death trip

Wisconsin death trip

Michael Lesy

1973-09-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $49.38


image of Wisconsin death trip

Wisconsin death trip

Michael Lesy

Pantheon Books, 1973. Hardcover. Good.

trust seal

Price: $48.91


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

Pantheon Books. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

trust seal

Price: $45.79


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

2000-03-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $40.58


Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

New York: Pantheon Books, 1973. Stated 1st Edition.. Oblong Trade Paperback in b/w-photo wraps.. VeryGood+ unmarked.. The startling life of a turn-of-the-century town in Wisconsin, stark and gripping. Nice bright clean copy of PB 1st. 11 x 8-1/2. unnumbered pp, b/w photos, bibliography

trust seal

Price: $40.00


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

Pantheon, 1973 Inside front cover has a newspaper stain. Wrapper starting to split at spine and has a small depression. Book has no other tears, stains or owner markings. Text and photos are unflawed. Cover is bright and shiny. Photos available on request. . Printed Wrapper. VG.

trust seal

Price: $40.00


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

New York: Pantheon Books. Nearly fine copy. 1973. 2nd prt.. softcover. Oblong 4to, pp. .

trust seal

Price: $40.00


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

1990-06-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $39.38


Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

Anchor, 1990-12-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

trust seal

Price: $38.50


Wisconsin Death Trip

LESY, MICHAEL

University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. Softcover. Brand new book. 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 and arranged photographs taken between 1890 and 1910 by a Black River Falls photographer, Charles Van Schaik. 11 x 8.5 in., 264 pages, 148 halftones. Michael Lesy teaches in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts at Hampshire College. He is the author of numerous books, including Dreamland, Rescues, and The Forbidden Zone. "Protestants behaving strangely in the 1890s . . . an outbreak of crazinessÑmultiple murders, suicides, ghost sightings, epidemics, guntoting teenagers, schoolmarms hooked on cocaine and general mental illness (well, an insane asylum was nearby)Ñall in a little town called Black River Falls, populated mostly by German and Scandinavian immigrants." -- New York Times "In Van Schaick's time, ordinary people did not have cameras, difficult contraptions that involved black powder and heavy glass plates; to record the passages of a life--births, marriages, store openings, funerals--so they turned to a professional. Lesy noticed Van Schaicks's many pictures of dead infants and children, dressed in their christening gowns, now placed in tiny coffins. As he looked for the story behind these photos, he found a story of plagues: of murder, suicide, farm and business failures, madness, addiction, tramp armies, and the ruin of childhood and the desolation of families by epidemics of diptheria, typhoid, smallpox, and flu. Lesy made a montage, using items from the local paper, contemporaneous regional fiction and poetry, asylum records and the photographs left by Van Schaick, who in Lesy's pages emerges as Arbus's unknown ancestor" --New York Times "Lesy's reading of rural decay is history with a wrench, unfolding a scenario worthy of Dreiser, Faulkner, or Joyce Carol Oates at their grimmest." --Newsweek "Compelling both as history and as literature, it is a small masterpiece of the historian's art." --Chicago Daily News "[This] is an impressive example of the poetry of history. . . . There can be no question that this original work makes us deeply feel one form that misery has taken; and in causing us to feel, as well as consider, Wisconsin Death Trip has enlarged on the uses of history." -- New York Times Book Review

trust seal

Price: $34.95


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

University of New Mexico Press. PAPERBACK. 0826321933 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

trust seal

Price: $34.95


Wisconsin Death Trip.

Lesy, Michael

New York Pantheon, 1973, paperback. FAIR-only condition (binding broken and pages are loose). Softcover, oblong 11x8.5 inches. -- We list this book in fair-only condition because it is scarce and the photographs are wonderful.

trust seal

Price: $33.95


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

LESY, Michael

New York: Pantheon Books, 1973. First edition. Softcover. First printing. The simultaneous paperback issue. Interesting book of photographs by Charles Van Schaik from the late 1800's and early 1900's together with period news accounts and other tidbits. A clean near fine copy in wrappers with some very minor wear. (Parr & Badger v2, 216-217; Roth 222-223).

trust seal

Price: $30.00


Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Anchor Books, 1991. 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 and arranged photographs taken between 1890 and 1910 by a Black River Falls photographer, Charles Van Schaik.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine +. Illus. by b/w Illustrations & Photos.

trust seal

Price: $29.95


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

University of New Mexico Press. PAPERBACK. 0826321933 . New.

trust seal

Price: $25.60


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

University of New Mexico Press. PAPERBACK. 0826321933 . New.

trust seal

Price: $25.60


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

University of New Mexico Press. PAPERBACK. 0826321933 Minor shelf wear . Very Good.

trust seal

Price: $25.14


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

University of New Mexico Press. PAPERBACK. 0826321933 signs of little wear on the cover. . Very Good.

trust seal

Price: $25.14


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

LESY, Michael

New York: Pantheon Books, 1973. Softcover. Near Fine. Reprint. Oblong quarto. Photographic wrappers. Illustrated from black and white photographs by Charles Van Schaick. Preface by Warren Susman. Light wear to the extremities with some rubbing, near fine.

trust seal

Price: $25.00


Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael / Preface by Warren Susman

New Mexico, 2000. New in shrink wrap. Still the glorious classic. New and bright all around, gift quality.

trust seal

Price: $25.00


WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP.

Lesy, Michael.

Anchor Books:, 1991. First published in 1973, this book is the reprint from 1991, with a Preface by Warren Susman, illustrated with b&w photographs. "The pictures you're about to see are of people who once actually live. The excerpts you're about to read recount events these people, or people like them, once experienced. None of the account are fictitious. The pictures were taken by a careful, competent town photographer named Charles Van Schaick. The events were recorded by a father named Frank Cooper, and a son named George." FINE SOFTCOVER.. Soft Cover. Fine. Illus. by .. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall, Oblong.

trust seal

Price: $25.00


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

University of New Mexico Press. PAPERBACK. 0826321933 Brand New|VCF . New.

trust seal

Price: $23.81


Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

Pantheon, 1983-08-12. Paperback. Very Good. NICE CONDITION SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN THE TEXT, NO TORN OR MISSING PAGES. SOME WEAR TO COVERS.

trust seal

Price: $20.70


Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

New York: Pantheon Books, 1983 Preface by Warren Susman "This remarkable book about life in a small turn-of -the-century Wisconsin town has become a cult classic. Lesy has collected and arranged photographs taken between 1890 and 1910 by a Black River Falls photographer, Charles Van Schaik. Against these are juxtaposed excerpts from the Badger State Banner; from the Mendota State (asylum) Record Book, and occasionally quotations from the writings of Hamlin Garland and Glenway Westcott." unpaginated priority and international shipping will be extra, please inquire. . Reprint of 1973 Edition. Paperback. Near Fine. 11 x 8 1/2".

trust seal

Price: $20.00


image of WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP

WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP

Lesy, Michael

New York: Pantheon Books (1973), not paginated, illus., glue of the binding is no longer holding, therefore most pgs are loose, slight shelfwear to cover, contents clean.. Soft Cover. Fair/No Jacket.

trust seal

Price: $20.00


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

Albuquerque NM: University of New Mexico Press , 2000 Preface by Warren Susman "This remarkable book about life in a small turn-of -the-century Wisconsin town has become a cult classic. Lesy has collected and arranged photographs taken between 1890 and 1910 by a Black River Falls photographer, Charles Van Schaik. Against these are juxtaposed excerpts from the Badger State Banner; from the Mendota State (asylum) Record Book, and occasionally quotations from the writings of Hamlin Garland and Glenway Westcott." unpaginated priority and international shipping will be extra, please inquire. . Reprint of 1973 Edition. Paperback. Fine. 11 x 8 1/2".

trust seal

Price: $20.00


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

University of New Mexico Press. PAPERBACK. 0826321933 Item in very good condition! Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc... . Very Good.

trust seal

Price: $19.89


Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

Anchor, 1990-12-01. Paperback. Like New. NICE CONDITION LARGE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. ONLY SLIGHT WEAR TO COVER. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK.

trust seal

Price: $19.35


image of Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

University of New Mexico Press, 2000-01-01. Paperback. Good.

trust seal

Price: $18.44