Bridgehampton New York: Privately Printed, 1916. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Item #027533
399 pages; including list of references and a useful index at back. With much material on early settlers, land, geological history, climate, animals, Native Americans, government & social life, English settlement, pirates, business, Sag Harbor; the American Revolution & the War of 1812 and their effect on the area and the whaling industry. The appendix contains much useful early material, especially the list of "...every stone in the Mecox, Sagg, Poxabogue, Hayground, and the "Old" (Main Street) Burying Grounds..."; the muster roll of the 1715 militia members of the Bridgehampton contingent. James Truslow Adams ( 1878-1949) historian, his Southampton history "...won critical acclaim and substantial sales. The historian Marcus W. Jernegan, in the American Historical Review, praised the book as a model local history..." and later, for his work on New England history, won a Pulitzer Prize who ultimately "...a philosophical historian" dedicated to the principle that human civilization had progressed and would continue to progress." (Charles Forcey in the ANB) Several bits of ephemera laid-in: A double-sided Atlantic Monthly Book Shop Boston flyer with the author's portrait advertising his book "New England in the Republic 1776-1850"; a small broadside approx.. 5 7/8" x 9" size, dated 1941 from the Suffolk Civil Defense Council - Civilian Protection Instructions for Air Raid Alarm; several news-clippings - obituary of H.B. Fullerton of LIRR experimental farm fame; announcement of the wedding of Adams and wife Kathryn Seely; and the obituary of Rev. E. M. Cullinan. Approx. 6 ¼" x 9" size; bound in the original dark green polished linen cloth, gilt spine titles. A little edge, tips wear to the binding; pages darkened some with the small clippings; in very good condition.