Ilchester: College Press, 1904. First edition. Black and white illustrations. Full cloth. Octavo. xxiv, 253 pages. Good+. Bound in green cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board titles. Prior owner bookplate on front free endpaper and oval stamp on front pastedown. Rubs at binding extremities. Hinges sound, textblock quite relaxed.
In 1853 the Redemptorist Order inherited the Annapolis mansion of Charles Carroll of Carrollton--the longest surviving Signer of the Declaration of Independence. This is a history of that religious community during its first 50 years, along with the general development of Catholicism in the Maryland Capital prior to 1853.
Much interesting material on St. Mary's Parish and the surrounding community. Well illustrated with photographs.