Item #17524 Jamestown and St. Marys; Buried Cities of Romance. Henry Chandlee Forman.
Jamestown and St. Marys; Buried Cities of Romance
Jamestown and St. Marys; Buried Cities of Romance

An Exceptional Example of Chandlee Forman's Scarce First History

Jamestown and St. Marys; Buried Cities of Romance

Baltimore, Md: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1938. 1st Edition. 8vo. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #17524

Chandlee Forman's first and one of his scarcest works, in its rare original dust jacket. Laid in is the publisher's original four-page illustrated promotional pamphlet.

Forman (1904-1991) "as an architect Dr. Foreman specialized in private residence restorations. In the 1930's his historical and archeological discoveries at Jamestown, Va., and St. Marys City, Md., contributed to the understanding of these two landmark North American settlements.

"He was the author of 14 books, primarily about American homes of the 17th to early 19th centuries. He was a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and in 1989 received the institute's presidential award for historic resources.

"Dr. Forman graduated from Princeton University in 1926. He received an M.A. in architecture and a Ph.D. in fine arts at the University of Pennsylvania." - NY Times

355pp. Burgundy cloth. Square tight binding. Illustrated map endpapers. Illustrated in black and white throughout. Clean interior, save for previous owner private stamp to half-title and title pages. Small stain to rear fore edge corner. Dust jacket with mild to moderate edge wear, including a chip to top of spine. Lightly soiled and age toned. Presents handsomely in archival mylar.

The laid-in promotional pamphlet has two fold lines.

Overall an exceptional example of this scarce 1930s Early Maryland/Virginia history.

Price: $150.00

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