HISTORY OF NORTHERN WISCONSIN containing An Account of It's Settlement, Growth, Development and Resources, an Extensive Sketch of It's Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages, etc.
Chicago: Western Historical Soc, 1881. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. Item #1209174
1st printing. Large 4to elegantly rebound in black cloth, simulating leather, with gilt titles / device on spine. 1,218pp. Illustrated with portraits, views, maps, & wood engravings. Marbled edges. Keep in mind that in 1881 what was "northern" Wisconsin comprised most of the state: 41 counties. A county by county treatment with much on early settlers, businesses, churches, agriculture, logging, railroads. About 30pp of general history starting with mound builders, French exploration, first missions, fur trade, English supremacy, territorial period, etc. One leaf near the back has margin loss from chips, but other than a few short edge tears, the volume is in fine condition. Rare.