Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1938. First edition. Black and white photographic plates, scale drawings, maps. Hardcover. Quarto. xviii, 355 pages. Bound in red cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board titles. Some white scuffs to upper board, a prior owner pencilled name datee 1959 on half title, and some scattered foxing inside. Jacket has some scattered light soil, and minor extremity wear. Overall Very good in a near fine dust jacket.
Story of the found of Jamestown in Virginia (1607) and St. Mary's City in Maryland (1634) through the colonists' houses, pottery, hardware, and decorative tiles. In addition to 68 photographs, Forman executed numerous reconstructive drawings and five maps of these sites based on his own excavations, measurements, and examinations. Detailed maps of Jamestown and St. Mary's, showing structures and roads, appear as the front and rear endpapers, respectively.
An uncommon early Forman work, extremely so with the dust jacket.