New York: E. French, 1839. First. hardcover. 2 lithograph plates of Hempstead, Long Island. 536pp. 8vo, original brown cloth, light foxing throughout, including plates. bottom of spine and edges of corners lightly worn, corners bumped. New York: E. French, 1839. First Edition. good.
Author was the noted Long Island historian from Setauket. Thompson visited all the town and county records offices of Long Island as part of his research for this work. Before writing this work, he was a physician for ten years who then retired to practice law. Pages 180-481 comprise individual histories of the towns of Long Island, including Southampton, East Hampton, and the towns that make up the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. Howes T-187.