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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.


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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.

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

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

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

Pantheon Books. Hardcover. 0394483669 New Condition. . New.

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

Pantheon Books. Hardcover. 0394483669 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Wisconsin death trip

Michael Lesy

1973-09-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

1973-10-29. 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!

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Price: $273.07


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WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP

LESY, MICHAEL

NEW YORK NY: PANTHEON BOOKS. FINE IN NEAR FINE DUST JACKET. PUB 1973. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. PREFACE BY WARREN SUSMAN / PHOTOS TAKEN BETWEEN 1890 AND 1910 BY BLACK RIVER FALLS PHOTOGRAPHER CHARLES VAN SCHAICK . BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. D.J. IS FINE BUT FOR A TRACE OF COLOR-FADE TO THE SPINE LETTERING, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. AN EXCELLENT CLEAN AND TIGHT COPY. .

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

New York, NY: Pantheon Books. F/NF. 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. 0394483669 . Fine in a Near fine DJ with just a hint of edge rubbing at bottom spine corner and bottom front corner. ; Photos printed from glass negatives by Charles Van Schaick. Fabulous work, uncommon in hardcover and in this condition. ; First; Purple cloth; Oblong 4to; DJ .

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Price: $184.98


WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP

LESY, MICHAEL

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

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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

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

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

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

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

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

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

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

1983-08-12. 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!

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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.

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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.

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Wisconsin death trip

Michael Lesy

Pantheon Books, 1973. Hardcover. Good.

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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!

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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.

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

New York: Pantheon Books, 1973 Unpaginated. Slight shelf wear to corners and edges. Slight crease at front hinge. Great corners.

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

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

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Wisconsin death trip

Lesy, Michael

Pantheon Books. PAPERBACK. 0394709624 New Condition. . New.

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

Anchor. PAPERBACK. 0385412150 New Condition. . New.

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

Pantheon Books. Hardcover. 0394483669 Item in acceptable condition! Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc... . Fair.

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

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

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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.

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

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

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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!

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Price: $51.35


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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.

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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!

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Price: $48.18


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Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

University of New Mexico Press. PAPERBACK. 0826321933 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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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

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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.

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Wisconsin death trip

Lesy, Michael

Pantheon Books. PAPERBACK. 0394709624 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

Anchor. PAPERBACK. 0385412150 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

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

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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

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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.

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Michael Lesy

Paperback. New. This book is about life in a small turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town. Lesy has collected and arranged photographs taken between 1890 and 1910. 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 Wescott.

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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.

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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.

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

New York: Pantheon Books, 1973 Unpaginated. Shelf wear to corners and edges. Slight crease at front hinge. Great corners.

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

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

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

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

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

University of New Mexico Press. PAPERBACK. 0826321933 Remainder mark . Fine.

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

University of New Mexico Press. PAPERBACK. 0826321933 Remainder mark . Fine.

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Lesy, Michael

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

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