Washington, D. C. Privately Printed, 1976. First Edition. Full cloth. Quarto. i-xxiii, 1-560, xxiv-xxvii pages. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Bound in grey cloth over boards with spine and upper board lettered in burgundy, endpaper maps. A few faint spots of foxing to endpapers, binding, and underside of dust jacket. Minor edge wear to jacket.
An essential Maryland title. Extensively researched account of the Puritans who were exiled from Virginia by Governor Berkeley after their break with the Anglican Church. Their settlement of Providence, near Annapolis, was the first on the Severn River. Moss spent 40 years in researching this history, presented here as a flowing story told by the participants. Most of Moss's research has again been scattered, but much interesting and useful data is preserved in this book. Appendices contain information on early plantation owners, the Battle of the Severn, and a guide to the documentation for this book. . Jacket in Mylar protector.