Poughkeepsie: 1924. Hardcover. Detailed record of the inscriptions on old Dutchess County NY gravestones (pre 1880), as well as the classification (church yard or family ground), location, and condition. Includes the Dutch churchyard in Fishkill Village with 487 inscriptions of individuals recorded, and the "Negro ground". Also Amenia, Beekman, Clinton, Dover, Hyde Park, LaGrange, Milan, Pawling, Pine Plains, Pleasant Valley, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Union Vale, Wappinger and Washington.
From the series "Collections of the Dutchess County Historical Society, Vol. II".
"In general, the editors have omitted stones bearing date in the latter portion of the nineteenth century. Their chief object has been to preserve records ante-dating the state law of 1880"
Thick 4to, frontispiece, xi, 401pp, plates. Gilt tan cloth, spine dusty with gilt title oxidized. Previous owner bookplate and stamp on front end paper; ink annotations on rear end paper. OCLC: 1305676. Very good condition. Item #24678