Madison, Wis. (Atwood & Culver, Stereotypers and Printers), 1874.
Hardcover. First edition, illustrated issue, with nine mounted albumen print photographs and also extra illustrated with a large fold-out color lithograph map "Railroad Map of Wisconsin Prepared for the Railroad Commissioner, 1880". Octavo. 420pp. plus illustrations. Dark green cloth gilt. Library stamp on titlepage and ink discard rubberstamps on front flyleaf. Light wear with a few very short tears on the cloth, else near fine with the text and illustrations fresh and clean.
Profusely illustrated, including: several full page black-and-white lithographed plates, and nine mounted albumen print photographs by N.P. Jones showing views of the capital, and various buildings of note mounted on five printed cards, bound in. Extra-illustrated with a large fold-out color lithographed map: "Railroad Map of Wisconsin Prepared for the Railroad Commissioner, 1880" by the Milwaukee Litho. & Engraving Co. measuring 28" x 35" affixed to rear pastedown; and a black-and-white lithographed map "Madison" laid into the book measuring 7.5" x 8.5" ("Lith of Ed. Mendel, Cor. Lake & La Salle St. Chicago").
Additionally laid into the book is an Autograph Letter Signed by the author Daniel S. Durrie to Edwin F. Hatfield (author of *History of Elizabeth, New Jersey* 1868) from Madison, Oct. 16, 1876 on State Historical Society of Wisconsin engraved letterhead. The letter states, in part: "I have just rec'd from you a postal card, and a copy of your 'History of Elizabeth NJ,' and by this mail I send you one of my illustrated Ed. of Hist. of Madison... If you ever get west as far as Wisconsin, we shall be grateful to have you call and see us. Very respectfully, D. S. Durrie." (in original mailing envelope). The extra fold-out railroad map is affixed to rear pastedown, with a few creased tears and splits at folds, else quite fresh and bright (and a scarce map: *OCLC* locates only one copy at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee). From the author's preface: "The illustrated edition of this work has been prepared by Mr. N. P. Jones, Photographer, Madison, whose reputation in his department is unrivalled". The illustrated edition is very uncommon.