The Story of a Celebration Bridgehampton, Long Island 1660 - 1910
Heartt, John E. (Editor)

Bridgehampton New York: The Hampton Printing & Publishing Company, Ltd., 1910. F 150 pages; with several black and white illustrations from the event and a name list of subscribers to the town's commemorative monument at back. Prefatory poem by Harriet Hunting Pierson and the story of the celebration by John E. Heart follows, with details on the pageantry, children's fete, singing, illustrative dialogues, which included "...graceful drills and old-fashioned dances…making the Flag, Hoop Drill, May Pole Dance, Eight Little Puritans, When Grandma Danced the Minuet, Flag Drill and a number of other patriotic exercises..." Also with detailed information on the religious services held, the various clergy participating, the churches of Bridgehampton and many patriotically-themed final events on the last day of the celebration. With minute descriptions of all of these doings and of the new monument and its inscriptions. Including the address of Rev. Arthur Newman pastor of the Presbyterian Church; the address of historian Hon. Henry P. Hedges, which contains much on the early history of the town, Native Americans, the allotment of Sagaponack, Mecox, the whaling industry and more, with extensive following notes. Including also the addresses of Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., William S. Pelletreau A.M., and sections of historical, architectural and social interest afterwards. The previous owner name of Rogers on front endpaper in pencil. Approx. 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" size; original textured olive-brown hardcover cloth binding, gilt cover titles (dulled). Some edge, tips wear, spotting to the boards; spine ends cloth frayed; first leaves with old discoloration at gutter at top of page; contents clean and in very good condition. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24951)

$125.00

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