Southold, Long Island New York: L.I. Traveler Print, 1933. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. Item #027323
26 pages; limited edition number 54 of 500 printed. Illustrated in black and white with images of the First Church and Founders' Monument, Southold, Long Island; The Creek at South Harbor and the Bridle Path near Great Pond. Two prefatory quotes regarding the primacy of settlement from Dr. James McCosh and Dr. Francis L. Patton; the arguments of the author follow, with his speculation and evidence for the probability of Southold's settlement priority over the claim of Southampton: "...Believing that the balance of probability tips in Southold's favor, I present the reasons for my belief..." Material presented by the Rev. Charles E. Craven (1860 - 1944) Long Island historical author and Presbyterian minister in the Town for many years. Approx. 4 7/8" x 6 5/8" size; original printed buff-gray stapled polished paper wraps. Back cover detached; front cover corner-chipped, paper darkened. Contents clean and in very good condition.