Orient, L.I. Published By Augustus Griffin, 1857. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Item #027330
312 pages; with a lengthy list of subscribers at back. The original edition, with the portrait frontispiece of the author. Including material regarding the First Settlers of Southold (the first thirteen families) & Orient L.I., and a useful index-like table of contents. The page numbers in the contents relate to specific names, events, places, and more. Title page with the previous ownership stamp of collector George R. Brush M.D., U.S. Navy; in service as a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894; back endpaper with a two-column newspaper article clipping pasted-in, "Meeting of the Descendants of John Tuthill, of Southold, L.I."; this meeting took place in New Suffolk L.I. in 1867. An essential resource for genealogical research for the east end of Long Island, Ref. Howes G-420. Approx. 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" size; bound in the original blue decoratively blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine titles. Some rubbing and wear to the boards, spine cloth ends chipped away; back cover with a few spots that have bleached-out. Contents with old dampstain tide-mark throughout; more so at beginning and ending leaves. Bound securely and in good condition.