Prime, Nathaniel S. A History of Long Island, from its first settlement by Europeans, to the year 1845, with Special Reference to its Ecclesiastical Concerns; In Two Parts. I. Its physical features and civil affairs. II. Annals of the several Towns, relating chiefly to Ecclesiastical Matters. New York: Robert Carter, 1845. First Edition. 
Black blindstamped publisher's cloth, worn at the corner tips & spuine ends, joints good, tight. 1847 gift inscription on the ffep, folding map of Long Island as frontis. xii., 420 pp., tight, dark foxing throughout. Publisher's catalogue at end, lacks the rear blanks. Good. Hardcover.
A history of Long Island with particular attention paid to its religious character. Includes information on early missionary activity among the Indians. The second part examines each town county by county, with information on the different churches found therein. Includes statistics on Congregational, Presbyterian, Reformed Dutch, Episcopal, Methodist Episcopal, African Methodist, Baptist, Swedenborgian, and Roman Catholic churches, with a separate "Temperance Document."
Nathaniel Scudder Prime (1785-1856), American Presbyterian minister, b. at Huntington, Long Island. He graduated at Princeton in 1804, and served in several congregations in New York State, as well as the principal of literary institutions at Cambridge, Sing Sing, and Newburgh.
“He had a mind of uncommon force and discrimination, a noble and generous spirit, simple and engaging manners, an invincible firmness in adhering to his own convictions, an earnest devotion to the best interests of his fellowmen, an excellent talent for the pulpit, great tact in public business, and a remarkably graceful facility at mingling in a deliberative body.” – Sprague.