This beautifully illustrated book by Orlando Ridout IV places the Brice House in Annapolis, Maryland in its historical and architectural context. It also features a color reproduction of James Brice’s entire account book with a detailed index. The James Brice house is one of the grandest and most stylish houses built in colonial America. It has served as a reminder of the glory days of Annapolis, America’s first peacetime capital and home to many of the most elegant homes in early American architecture. The account book that James Brice kept from 1767 – 1801 is an extraordinary record of the personal and professional expenses and income of a colonial family, as well as one of the most detailed records of the building of an important period townhouse.