[Published New York: J.N. Hallock, 1866].
Lithograph ("Presbyterian Church Southampton L.I. built 1707) affixed to front free endpaper; 218 pp. (erratic pagination) on ruled notepaper. Working manuscript, with numerous corrections and deletions, and with 8 pp. of related notes and material loosely laid-in. 4to (10 x 8 inches). Bound in half black morocco with gilt-stamped title. Binding rubbed with loss to spine ends, author's bookplate. Item #239273
Howell's (1833-1899) working manuscript of THE FIRST HISTORY OF NEW YORK'S FIRST ENGLISH SETTLEMENT, with additional genealogical data and tables not included in the 1866 first edition, and a variant set of appendices.
A groundbreaking history by this native son, who later became head librarian of the State University of New York. An expanded second edition of his book was published in 1887 by Munsell.
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