The History of Nantucket [Massachusetts]: County, Island and Town - Alexander Starbuck. Begins with the geological composition of the island, its visitation by the Norsemen, and its first settlers. Continues with the revolt of the half shares men; annexation to Massachusetts; Indians; the Civil War; whaling tragedies and adventures; school and church histories; and a large genealogical chapter with many family names. Throughout each chapter are various documents and records, including extensive whaling ship records, land grants, court records, contracts, inventories and much more. Ends with three original indices--a name and subject index, an index to whaling voyages, and a genealogical index. (1924, 1998), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 2 vols., 880 pp.