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1 19TH CENTURY MASONIC ENGRAVING - A LURAT and EDWARD G HESTER (Engravers) . The Installation Of H.R.H. The Prince Of Wales K.G. As Most Worshipful Grand Master Of The United Grand Lodge Of Ancient Free And Accepted Masons Of England 28th April 1875
London: Printed and Published by McQueens, by Bro E J Harty, 213 Regent Street, Jan 1st 1878 . 0 
Very Rare Engraving Of Masonic Interest (94cm x 61cm / 38" x 24") : "The Installation Of H.R.H. The Prince Of Wales K.G. As Most Worshipful Grand Master Of The United Grand Lodge Of Ancient Free And Accepted Masons Of England 28th April 1875". Followed by: " This Engraving Is Dedicated By Special Permission To His Royal Highness By Bro. Edward James Harty PM 1201." It is Engraved by A. Lurat and Edward G. Hester, Printed by McQueens, and Published Jan 1st 1878 By Bro. E. J. Harty, 213 Regent Street. The engraving has been professionally re-framed (118cm x 86cm / 46" x 34") using archival standard materials, preserving the original brass presentation plaque (attached to the rear of the frame): "Presented to The Mitcham Masonic Lodge No 2384 By The Family Of The Late W. Bro J. M. Leather PM." The engraving has a few light brown spots, but is otherwise in very good condition. This installation ceremony was the largest congregation of Freemasons everheld. ** E. J. Harty was master of Eclectic Lodge 1201 in 1877. *** "Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, was initiated as a freemason in Stockholm by the King of Sweden in 1868. On the resignation in 1874 of the Marquess of Ripon as Grand Master following his conversion to Roman Catholicism, the Prince of Wales became Grand Master, serving until his accession to the throne. The Prince’s initiation encouraged some of his brothers to follow suit. Arthur, Duke of Connaught, was initiated by the Prince of Wales in 1874 while he was master of the Prince of Wales’s Lodge No. 259, and Leopold, Duke of Albany, became freemason in the same year in the Apollo University Lodge No. 357 at Oxford....The election of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) as Grand Master in 1874 gave great impetus to Freemasonry. The Prince was a great supporter of and publicist for Freemasonry. He regularly appeared in public, both at home and on his tours abroad, as Grand Master laying the foundation stones of public buildings, bridges, dockyards and churches with Masonic ceremonial. His presence ensured publicity and reports of Masonic meetings at all levels appeared regularly in the national and local press. Freemasonry was constantly in the public eye and Freemasons were known in their local communities. From 637 in 1814 the Grand Lodge had grown to 2,850 lodges when the Prince resigned the Grand Mastership on becoming King in 1901..." - ugle: The History of the Grand Lodge 
Price: 700.00 GBP
 
 
Stray Leaves from a Freemason's Note-book. By  A Suffolk Rector., A Suffolk Rector  [ NEALE, Erskine 1804-1883 ]  . MASONIC - 19TH CENTURY .
2 A Suffolk Rector [ NEALE, Erskine 1804-1883 ] . MASONIC - 19TH CENTURY . Stray Leaves from a Freemason's Note-book. By A Suffolk Rector.
London: Richard Spencer, 314, High Holborn, 1846 . 0 
First edition. Well bound in the original cloth. 8vo. 8.00" x 5.25" x 1.00". pp.8/pp.314/pp.26 (Adverts). Maroon cloth covered boards, corners carefully strengthened. Hinges and top & tail of spine also carefully repaired. Dulled gilt titles to spine: "Stray Leaves from a Freemason's Note-book" . Original yellow endpapers. Inked dedication to front free-endpaper: "The 'Minerva' Lodge, No. 2433. Birkenhead. Presented to the Lodge Library by Bro. S. Jones....D.C. (P.M. Mersey Lodge, 477) 7 April 1893." Light foxing to title and Preface, otherwise clean text throughout. Bound at the end is a 26 page catalogue of other works "...Published by Bro. Spencer." A very good copy of a scarce book. ** The Author states in the Preface: "...the entire proceeds of the copyright to Masonic charity." ; he also refers to earlier publication of some of the sketches, including one in Blackwood’s. *** Referenced by Robert Lee Wolff’s "19th Century Fiction" 5067. **** Random excerpt from the book: "...THE TRUE POLICY OF THE ORDER. "Live a life of faith and hope. Believe in God's great purposes towards the human race. Believe in the mighty power of truth and love. Believe in the capacities and greatness of human nature. Carry to your work a trustful spirit. Do not waste your breath in wailing over the times. Strive to make them better. Do not be disheartened by evils...." ***** "Erskine Neale (1804–1883) was an English clergyman and author. Rev., Provincial G.Chap. (Suffolk, 1856). Born on 12 March 1804, he was son of Adam Neale and Margaret Young, and brother of William Johnson Neale. He was educated at Westminster School 1815–16, and at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. 1828, and M.A. 1832. On 24 June 1828 Neale became lecturer of St. Hilda's Church, Jarrow, county Durham. He was appointed vicar of Adlingfleet, Yorkshire, on 19 October 1835, rector of Kirton, Suffolk, in 1844, and vicar of Exning with Lanwade, Suffolk, in 1854. Neale collected autographs. His knowledge of handwriting led to his being subpśnaed on the part of the crown at the trial of Ryves v. the Attorney-General in June 1866, when it was sought without success to establish the claim of Olivia Serres, the mother of Lavinia Ryves, to be the Princess Olive of Cumberland. He died at Exning vicarage on 23 November 1883, after an incumbency of 29 years." - See Wikipedia . 
Price: 50.00 GBP
 
 
3 ANON. Jachin and Boaz or, An authentic key to the door of Free-Masonry, both ancient and modern: calculated not only for the instruction of every new made Mason, but also for the information of all who intend to become brethren.
London: Printed For The Booksellers, 1812 . 0 
A very good tight binding 8.25" x 5.5". 8vo. [5pp.]/ pp.6 - 56. Plates [1]. Later marbled boards with cloth spine.Later endpapers(handmade paper). Engraved frontispiece: ' Aude & Tace'. Text illustration of ' Plan of the Drawing on the Floor at the Making of a Mason '. Frontis and title page foxed, the rest of the text lightly spotted. Containing I. A circumstantial account of all the proceedings in making a Mason...; II. The manner of opening a Lodge...; III. The Entered Apprentice...; IV. The Origin of Masonry...; V. The ceremony of the Instalment...; VI. Ceremonies used at funeral of a Mason ; VII. A safe and easy method proposed, by which a man may obtain admission into any Lodge... With an accurate plan of the drawing on the floor of a Lodge... to which are added a select collection of songs, a list of Toats and Sentiments, proper for the Society of Free - Masons. With a correct list of all the regular Lodges in Scotland. many varying editions and reprints, first published in 1762. The one here is seemingly quite uncommon . 
Price: 280.00 GBP
 
 
4 ASHE, Jonathan / OLIVER, George (editor) / COX, John Edmund (re-editor) . Masonic Manual; or, Lectures on Freemasonry: containing the Instructions, Documents, and Discipline of the Masonic Economy.
London: Richard Spencer, 26 Great Queen Street, Opposite Freemasons' Hall, MDCCCLXX [ 1870 ] . 0 
8vo. pp.36/pp.319 . A very good original maroon cloth binding. plain boards with gilt titles and symbols to spine. Browned endpapers and light uniform toning to all pages. First few leaves with small edge tears and chips, where the pages have been crudely separated. Editor's Preface - John Edmund Cox, Athenaeum Club, August 3rd, 1870.Original dedication - Jonathan Ashe, Bristol, Nov. 1, 1813. Dr. Oliver's Address - Scopwick Vicarage, Aug. 14th, 1843. With fold-out plate at rear: "Copy of brother Captain Warren's Tracings..." A very good book. Referenced by: NSTC 2C41110 ** Ashe, D.D., Rev. Jonathan. A literary plagiarist who resided in Bristol, England. In 1814 he published "The Masonic Manual..."Ashe does not, it is true, pretend to originality, but abstains from giving credit to Hutchinson from whom he has taken at least two-thirds of his book..." - See Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Albert G. Mackey. 
Price: 68.00 GBP
 
 
Masonic Manual; or, Lectures on Freemasonry: containing the Instructions, Documents, and Discipline of the Masonic Economy. By The Late Rev. Jonathan Ashe, D.D., M.M.  The Second Edition., ASHE, Rev. Jonathan .
5 ASHE, Rev. Jonathan . Masonic Manual; or, Lectures on Freemasonry: containing the Instructions, Documents, and Discipline of the Masonic Economy. By The Late Rev. Jonathan Ashe, D.D., M.M. The Second Edition.
London: Published By John Meaden, 1, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden; And May be Had Of All Booksellers, 1825 . 0 
A very good early edition of this 19th century Masonic standard. Previously in the Library of Henry Josiah Whymper. Well bound in half leather. 8vo. pp.288 . 18.3cm x 11cm x 1.8cm. Black half calf spine and corners over marbled boards. Spine with old library reference number, gilt banding and old leather title label; "The Masonic Manual". Edges rubbed and scuffed. Brown endpapers. Printed library label to verso of the front board: "District Punjab, Grand Lodge, Library." Also, armorial bookplate: "E. Libris H. J. Whymper." Printed title page with purple library stamp: "District Grand Lodge Library. Punjab. 1890" . also, previous owners signature to top of the title page: "Thomas Cocke Surgeon R: Navy". Small note inserted between p.8 & p.9: "Re Furnough... I wrote to Bro. W. J. Hughan and this his reply H J Whymper 14.11.87" (The paper is very fragile and broke along the fold). Clean text throughout. A very good copy of this scarce publication - And an interesting provenance! ** Jonathan Ashe (fl. 1813), was an Irish masonic writer. Ashe was born in Limerick in 1766, entered Trinity College, Dublin, 26 March 1783, took B.A. degree in ordinary course, and became D.D. in 1808. Very little is known of him except that he commenced and perfected his masonic studies in Dublin. While in Bristol in 1813 he published a work entitled 'The Masonic Manual, or Lectures on Freemasonry, containing the Instructions, Documents, and Discipline of the Masonic Economy,' and asserts in the introduction that he 'plainly and completely tells the craft its eternal and temporal obligations, and affords the uninitiated a fair review and estimate of masonry.' This work was dedicated to the Duke of Sussex, then grand master of the order. In many portions it is a mere copy of William Hutchinson's 'Spirit of Masonry,' published in 1775." - See Wikipedia *** "Ashe, D.D., Rev. Jonathan. A literary plagiarist who resided in Bristol, England. In 1814 he published "The Masonic Manual..."Ashe does not, it is true, pretend to originality, but abstains from giving credit to Hutchinson from whom he has taken at least two-thirds of his book..." - See Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Albert G. Mackey. **** "Henry Josiah Whymper. 1845-1893. An active Freemason in India and a member of Quatuor Coronati Lodge from January 6, 1888, Whymper is remembered today for his reproduction, in facsimile of the Regius MS. According to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, "He was a man of mark in and out of Masonry, a Companion of the Order of the British Empire, a Masonic Savant and a practical Mason."Initiated: 1872 . Lodge Mayo No. 1413, Rawul Pindi, Punjab . In 1867 he is first listed as manager, Murree Brewery, Kussowlie Branch. 1870 "Managing brewer" Murree and where he remained as such until his death. Died 27 April 1893, dysentry Bombay N/3/69/364. Buried Sewri, Bombay. Other publications of H. J. Whymper include: The Religion of Freemasonry (1888); Constituciones Artis Gemetrić secundum Euclydem." A facsimile of the early poem on Freemasonry from the original MS. ... [Edited by H. J. Whymper.] (1889); Early Printed Literature referring to Freemasonry. Randle Holme's Academie of Armory, Dr. Plot's Staffordshire, Diary of Elias Ashmole, The Praise of Drunkenness and Long Livers. [Edited by H. J. Whymper.] (1892); A Catalogue of Bibliographies. Lists and Catalogues of Works on Freemasonry. (1891); Triads in Masonry. (1889). " - See AQC Vol. 6. (1893) . 
Price: 100.00 GBP
 
 
The Preface to Long Livers: A Curious History, &c. : A facsimile of a Copy in the Possession of Bro. George Washington Bain, P.M., Z., P.Prov. G. Reg., Durham, and Published for Him by Lodge 'Quatuor Coronati', No.2076, London ., BAIN, George Washington  /  [SAMBER, Robert (pseudonym: Eugenius Philalethes, Jun.] .
6 BAIN, George Washington / [SAMBER, Robert (pseudonym: Eugenius Philalethes, Jun.] . The Preface to Long Livers: A Curious History, &c. : A facsimile of a Copy in the Possession of Bro. George Washington Bain, P.M., Z., P.Prov. G. Reg., Durham, and Published for Him by Lodge 'Quatuor Coronati', No.2076, London .
London: Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, 1892 . 0 
"200 Copies only of this Reprint issued." A clean copy in a very good original half calf binding. 10.75" x 7.50" x 0.50". pp.17/pp.54. Black calf spine and corners over marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Inkstamp and number for "Quatuor Coronati Lodge" to front free endpaper. Clean text throughout, with a 17 page introduction by R. F. Gould and a facsimile of the original edition published: London: J. Holland, 1722. Written in Old English text from an original manuscript. "Long Livers: A curious history of such persons of both sexes who have lived several ages and grown young again with the rare secret of rejuvenescency of Arnoldus de Villa Nova and a great many approved and invaluable rules to prolong life. As also how to prepare the universal medicine. Most humbly dedicated to the Grand Master, Masters, Wardens and Brethren of the most ancient and most honorable fraternity of the Freemasons of Great Britain and Ireland. By Eugenius Philalethes, F.R.S." *** Robert Samber (1682-1745) was an English freemason, author and prolific translator. Samber went to the English College Rome in 1705, but left there a year later to enter upon a very chequered life as hack writer, renegade Freemason, renegade Catholic and pornographer. He exploited his masonic connections in order to make money by first courting the favour of his wealthier brethren and by later ridiculing them. He made use of his Catholic background and education in a variety of ways; his translation of Roma Illustrata testifies to his knowledge of Rome and of Catholic art; his adaptation of Drexel to his knowledge of Catholic devotional writings and its attraction among English non-Catholics; and his translation of Venus in the Cloister to his shrewd eye for the contemporary interest in smutty stories about the secrets of the convent. He wrote under his pen name Eugenius Philalethes, Jun. [the original Eugenius Philalethes was the pseudonym of alchemist Thomas Vaughan (1622-1666)]. In his dedicatory preface to his translation of the 1715 book Long Livers, by Frenchman De Longeville Harcouet, published in England in 1722. Samber wrote the preface under his pseudonym Eugenius Philalethes, Jun. His wording indicates his knowledge of hermetic teachings, and were a part of Masonic instruction of the time." 
Price: 80.00 GBP
 
 
Masonic Songs, Oddfellowship Songs, And Other Rhymes, By John Blair, Bard, Lodge Journeyman, No. 8., BLAIR, John (1819-1889 .
7 BLAIR, John (1819-1889 . Masonic Songs, Oddfellowship Songs, And Other Rhymes, By John Blair, Bard, Lodge Journeyman, No. 8.
Edinburgh: Scobie & Conacher, 249 High St. / Glasgow: Porteous Brothers, 43 Renfield Street / Dunfermline: A. Romanes, "The Press." / Aberdeen: A Brown And Co., Union Street / Paisley: A. Gardner / Dundee: John Pellow, High Street [no date c. 188 
"In Paper Covers, 2/- ; Boards, 2/6; By Post 2d. extra." First edition. A very good original binding. 8vo. 7.25" x 5.00" x 0.50" [18.7cm x 12.8cm x 1.4cm]. pp.8/pp.163 Original light blue boards. Gilt title to front cover: "Masonic Songs, Oddfellowship Songs, &c. &c." Boards rubbed and bumped. Spine dulled with similar gilt title: "Masonic Songs, &c. J. Blair." Original dark brown endpapers. Library label to verso of the front board: "Freemasons' Hall Library, Leicester". Printed title-page. Colophon to verso of the title-page: "Printed by T. C. Blair, Musselburgh." Clean English text throughout. A very good copy of this scarce book.** John Blair, Bard, a member of the Lodge Journeyman 8. John Blair (1819-1889) was forced to leave school a 8 years following the death of his father, and work in a typographical foundry, later becoming a journalist and apart from a stay of 4 years in London, lived all his life in Edinburgh. John Blair eventually became manager of the Marr Type Foundry. He died in early March, in Edinburgh, in his 71st year. He was a man of active mind and much ability. He Was the main editor of the North British Express during the time it existed. He was a Chartist leader, prominent Freemason and Oddfellow, and a poet. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
 
 
The Golden Remains Of The Early Masonic Writers; Illustrating The Doctrines Of The Order With An Essay By Rev. G. Oliver Vol. II. Masonic Principles.  /  A Candid Inquisition Of The Principles And Practices Of... Masons By Wellins Calcott, P.M., CALCOTT, Wellins  /  OLIVER, George [Editor] .
8 CALCOTT, Wellins / OLIVER, George [Editor] . The Golden Remains Of The Early Masonic Writers; Illustrating The Doctrines Of The Order With An Essay By Rev. G. Oliver Vol. II. Masonic Principles. / A Candid Inquisition Of The Principles And Practices Of... Masons By Wellins Calcott, P.M.
London: Richard Spencer, 314, High Holborn, MDCCCXLVII. [ 1847 ] . 0 
A very good original Victorian binding. 12mo. pp.6/[2pp.]/pp.380/pp.12/pp.16 . Light blue boards, lightly soiled and rubbed. Smooth spine with gilt titles and Masonic symbols. There is also an old paper library reference number to the base of the spine. The titles on the spine are: "Remains Of Early Masonic Writers Edited By G. Oliver D.D."; "Masonic Principles By W. Calcott & G. Smith." Original yellow endpapers, with a paper library label: "District Punjab, Grand Lodge, Library." Both title-pages are dated 1847: The first (foxed) - "The Golden Remains Of The Early Masonic Writers; Illustrating The Doctrines Of The Order... With An Essay By Rev. G. Oliver Vol. II. Masonic Principles."; The second - A Candid Inquisition Of The Principles And Practices Of The Most Ancient And Honourable Society Of Free And Accepted Masons... By Wellins Calcott...." Clear English text throughout. A very good copy of this scarce book. *** "The Rev. George Oliver, D.D., November 5, 1782 - March 3, 1867 One of the most distinguished and learned of English freemasons, George Oliver is remembered as a laborious antiquary and author on both masonic and ecclesiastical themes. While his erroneous theories and fanciful speculations on the early history of Freemasonry must be rejected, his laborious researches and genuine scholarship requires that he be placed as the founder of what may well be called the literary school of Freemasonry. " - Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Albert Mackey. **** 
Price: 75.00 GBP
 
 
9 CARLILE, Richard (1790-1843) . Manual Of Freemasonry; Part I. Containing the first three degrees- with an introductory key-stone to the Royal arch. Part II. containing the Royal arch and Knight's Templar Druid... Part III containing The Degrees Of Mark Man, Mark Master...
London: Reeves & Turner, 196, Strand, W.C. [ no date - c. 1872 ? ] . 0 
8vo. 7" x 4.5" x 0.75" . pp.15/pp.311. A good original red cloth binding. Blind stamp decoration to both boards, and gilt title and decoration to spine. Edges rubbed, Printed adverts to front endpapers,yellow colour endpapers. Printed title and clear text throughout, just a little light toning to top page edges. A well preserved book. Estimated date of printing from adverts. * Full title reads: "Manual of freemasonry. Part I Containing The first three degrees, with an introductory key-stone to the royal arch. Part II Containing The royal arch and Knights Templar druids, with an explanatory introduction to the science. Part III Containing The degrees of mark man, mark master, architect, grand architect, scotch master, or superintendant, secret master, perfect master, intimate secretary, intendant of the buildings, past master, excellent masons, super-excellent masons, nine elected knights, elect of nine, priestly order of Israel, &c, &c, &c. : with an explanatory introduction to the science, and a free translation of some of the sacred scripture names. By Richard Carlile. ** Richard Carlile (1790 - 1843) English journalist and radical reformer, born in Ashburton, Devon. He became a chemist's boy and a tinman's apprentice. A disciple of Thomas Paine, he sold the prohibited radical weekly Black Dwarf throughout London in 1817. He then printed thousands of Southey's Wat Tyler, reprinted William Hone's Parodies, and wrote a series of imitations of them, for which he got 18 weeks in the King's Bench. This was the first of a series of imprisonments whose total amounted to nine years and four months, and which included sentences for publishing his own Political Litany and Paine's works, and a journal, The Republican (1819-26). [Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th edition, 1990] . In 1825 Richard Carlile’s Manual of Freemasonry was first published in weekly issues of The Republican in London; portions were eventually published in book form in 1831; and the full version appeared in 1843 . Carlile’s work included the first expose of some of the higher degrees of Freemasonry. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
10 CLERKE, Colonel Shadwell H . Constitutions of the Antient Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons, under the United Grand Lodge of England. Containing The General Charges, Laws... The Authority Of The United Grand Lodge, By Colonel Shadwell H. Clerke, As Grand Secretary.
London: Harrison and Sons, St. Martin's Lane, 1884 . 0 
A good tight binding. 8vo. 8.75" x 5.5" x 0.5" . pp.8/ pp.172/15ff.[Plates] . Original brown cloth with dulled gilt titles to front board: "Constitutions of Free and Accepted Masons - 1884. Price 1/6. " Edges very rubbed and board soiled. Original yellow endpapers, lightly soiled. Printed title with adverts to verso. Top of title (not affecting text) absent. Clean text throughout , with 15 full-page plates at the end (engravings of Jewels, Chains, and Collars). G. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
 
 
11 CLERKE, Colonel Shadwell H . Constitutions of the Antient Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons, under the United Grand Lodge of England...1884, with amendments to January, 1888... Under The Authority Of The United Grand Lodge, By Colonel Shadwell H. Clerke, As Grand Secretary.
London: Harrison and Sons, St. Martin's Lane, 1884 . 0 
Small booklet. 16mo. 5" x 4" x 0.5" .pp.8/ pp.182/pp.6/[10pp. - Adverts]/15ff.[Plates] . A good tight binding. Original maroon cloth with gilt titles to front board: "Constitutions of Free and Accepted Masons - 1884. Price 1s. 6d. With Charge and E. A. Song. Price 2s." Edges lightly rubbed. Original yellow endpapers (previous owners details: "Walter Biffen H.M.S. Rambler, Hong Kong, China, Feb 15, 1887" ). Printed title with adverts to verso. Clean text throughout with the addition of; "The Three Masonic Charges." and "The Entered Apprentice's Song." , and with 15 full-page plates at the end (engravings of Jewels, Chains, and Collars). VG. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
 
 
12 CLERKE, Colonel Shadwell H . Constitutions of the Antient Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons, under the United Grand Lodge of England...1884, with amendments to January, 1888... Under The Authority Of The United Grand Lodge, By Colonel Shadwell H. Clerke, As Grand Secretary.
London: Harrison and Sons, St. Martin's Lane, 1888 . 0 
Small booklet. 16mo. 5" x 4" x 0.5" .pp.8/ pp.182/15ff.[Plates] . A good tight binding. Original purple cloth with gilt titles to front board: "Constitutions of Free and Accepted Masons - 1884. Price 1s 6d With Amendments To 1888." Edges lightly rubbed and spine sunned. Original yellow endpapers (previous owners details crossed-out). Printed title with adverts to verso. light spotting to first few leaves, otherwise clean text throughout with 15 full-page plates at the end (engravings of Jewels, Chains, and Collars). VG. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
13 CONDER, Edward . Records of the hole crafte and fellowship of Masons. With a chronicle of history of the worshipful company of Masons of the city of London...
London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co. , 1894 . 0 
with a chronicle of the history of the worshipful company of masons of the city of London First edition. A very good original binding. 8vo.10" x 7.75" x 1.25". pp.5/[3pp.]/pp.312 . Polished black cloth over bevelled boards, with bright gilt titles to spine. Very little signs of wear, just bumping to the corners. Original black endpapers. Plain bookplate to verso of the front board:"Ex Libris Lieut, Colonel F. G. Kemp". Light foxing to free-endpapers. Fold-out frontis: Reproduction of a 1472 document . Clean throughout (no ownership details dedications etc.), with numerous illustrations within the text . A very good copy. Scarce in this condition. A Full title reads: Records of the hole crafte and fellowship of Masons. With a chronicle of history of the worshipful company of Masons of the city of London; Collected from official records in the possession of the company, the manuscripts in the British Museum, the Public Record Office, the Guildhall Library, etc., etc. 
Price: 120.00 GBP
 
 
The History and Articles of Masonry (Now first published from a M.S. in the British Museum) ;  dedicated, By Permission, To The W. Bro. John Havers Esq., P.S.G.D., President of the Board of general Purposes, By The Editor, Matthew Cooke..., COOKE, Matthew
14 COOKE, Matthew The History and Articles of Masonry (Now first published from a M.S. in the British Museum) ; dedicated, By Permission, To The W. Bro. John Havers Esq., P.S.G.D., President of the Board of general Purposes, By The Editor, Matthew Cooke...
London: Bro. Richard Spencer, 26, great Queen street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, W.C., And Of The editor, 78, George Street, Euston Road, N.W., 1861 . 0 
The 'Cooke MS.'. Type-facsimile, with modernised transcript. First edition. A very good original binding. 17cm x 12cm x 2cm. Thin blue boards with blind stamp decoration and gilt titles: "The History And Articles Of Masonry." Edges very rubbed. Old paper library reference number to spine. All page edges gilt. Original yellow endpapers. Printed library label to verso of the front board: "District Punjab, Grand Lodge, Library." Also, armorial bookplate: "E. Libris H. J. Whymper." Glue residue to endpapers from later repairs and removal of old paper cover. Coloured frontispiece: "Facsimile, fol. 4. Add MS, No. 23, 198 Mus. Brit." Printed title in red & black, with purple library stamp: "District Grand Lodge Library. Punjab. 1890". Clear English text throughout. Black letter (mediaeval spelling) on one page and the modern spelling on the facing page. Pages lightly toned. A very good copy of this scarce publication. **"The Matthew Cooke Manuscript is the oldest of a class of about one hundred early documents known as Freemasonry's Gothic Constitutions, and the second oldest known manuscript in Masonic history... Unlike the majority of the old constitutions, which are written on rolls, the Cooke manuscript is written on sheets of vellum, four and three-eighth inches high and three and three eighth inches broad (112mm x 86mm) bound into a book, still retaining its original oak covers. The manuscript was published by R. Spencer, London, in 1861 when it was edited by Mr. Matthew Cooke — hence the name. In the British Museum's catalogue it is listed as "Additional M.S. 23,198", and is now dated to 1450 or thereabouts, although errors in Cooke's transcription caused it originally to be dated to after 1482. In line 140, And in policronico a cronycle p'yned, Cooke translated the last word as "printed", causing Hughan to give the earliest date as Caxton's Polychronicon of 1482. Later retranslation as "proved" justified the earlier dating. Obvious scribal errors indicate that the document is a copy, and repetition of part of the stories of Euclid and Athelstan seems to indicate two sources. Speth postulated, in 1890, that these sources were much older than the manuscript, a view that remained unchallenged for over a century. Recent analysis of the Middle English of the document date it to the same period as the writing, around 1450, implying that the source or sources from which it was copied were almost contemporary with the Cooke, and contemporary with, or only slightly later than the Regius poem. It was probably composed in the West Midlands, near to the origin of the Regius in Shropshire. The historian Andrew Prescott sees both the Regius and Cooke manuscripts as part of the struggle of mediaeval masons to determine their own pay, particularly after the statute of 1425 banning assemblies of masons. Masons sought to show that their assemblies had royal approval, and added the detail that the King's son had become a mason himself. At line 603 we find For of specculatyfe he was a master and he lovyd well masonry and masons. And he bicome a mason hym selfe. James Anderson had access to the Cooke manuscript when he produced his 1723 Constitutions. He quotes the final sixty lines in a footnote to his description of the York assembly. The Woodford manuscript, which is a copy of the Cooke, has a note explaining that it was made in 1728 by the Grand Secretary of the Premier Grand Lodge of England, William Reid, for William Cowper, Clerk of the Parliaments, who had also been Grand Secretary." - See Wikipedia . *** "...The most notable figure associated with freemasonry in Canonbury was matthew Cooke (d. 1883), the masonic scholar who first published rhe early fifteenth-century manuscript of the Old Charges, British Library, Additional MS. 23198, known as the Cooke Manuscript. Cooke was a musician, the son of Matthew Cooke the elder (1761-1829), who was organist of St. George's Bloomsbury and, briefly, the Curzon Chapel, Mayfair. Like his father, Matthew Cooke the younger was a boy chorister in the Chapel Royal and became an organist, acting as Honourary Music Master to the Royal Masonic school for Girls. He was initiated as a mason in the Canonbury Lodge, at Canonbury Tavern on 18 June 1857, an occasion recalled at a festive board following a meeting of the lodge in 1861. Edward Cox, as Master proposing the health of the visitors including Cooke, noted how 'Bro. Cooke had been initiated in that room [in the Canonbury Tavern] and on the W.M.'s proposition... His titles were numerous, and the W.M. must fail if he attempted to recapitulate them; indeed he believed that Bro. Cooke had gone up so many degrees that it wanted but very few more to take him direct th the Grand Lodge above.' In response, Cooke said that 'Like all young children he cam occasionally to the mother for a little pap..." - See Dr. Andrew Prescott - A Canonbury Tale (The Freemasons' Magazine, New series, 5 (Jul-Dec. 1861), pp.412-3). **** "Henry Josiah Whymper 1845-1893. An active Freemason in India and a member of Quatuor Coronati Lodge from January 6, 1888, Whymper is remembered today for his reproduction, in facsimile of the Regius MS. According to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, "He was a man of mark in and out of Masonry, a Companion of the Order of the British Empire, a Masonic Savant and a practical Mason."Initiated: 1872 . Lodge Mayo No. 1413, Rawul Pindi, Punjab . In 1867 he is first listed as manager, Murree Brewery, Kussowlie Branch. 1870 "Managing brewer" Murree and where he remained as such until his death. Died 27 April 1893, dysentry Bombay N/3/69/364. Buried Sewri, Bombay. Other publications of H. J. Whymper include: The Religion of Freemasonry (1888); Constituciones Artis Gemetrić secundum Euclydem." A facsimile of the early poem on Freemasonry from the original MS. ... [Edited by H. J. Whymper.] (1889); Early Printed Literature referring to Freemasonry. Randle Holme's Academie of Armory, Dr. Plot's Staffordshire, Diary of Elias Ashmole, The Praise of Drunkenness and Long Livers. [Edited by H. J. Whymper.] (1892); A Catalogue of Bibliographies. Lists and Catalogues of Works on Freemasonry. (1891); Triads in Masonry. (1889). " - See AQC Vol. 6. (1893) . 
Price: 200.00 GBP
 
 
Cross' Masonic Chart: Revised 1869: Containing the Degrees of the Ancient York Rite as worked in the United States of America; Arranged According to the Ancient Mode of Work and Lectures..., CROSS, Jeremy L. (Jeremy Ladd Cross 1783-1861)  / CUNNINGHAM, Will. M. - Editor ( William Moore Cunningham 1829-1909) .
15 CROSS, Jeremy L. (Jeremy Ladd Cross 1783-1861) / CUNNINGHAM, Will. M. - Editor ( William Moore Cunningham 1829-1909) . Cross' Masonic Chart: Revised 1869: Containing the Degrees of the Ancient York Rite as worked in the United States of America; Arranged According to the Ancient Mode of Work and Lectures...
New York: Clark & Maynard, Publishers, 771 Broadway, 1869 . 0 
Title continues: "...Together With A Historical Sketch Of The Origin And Progress Of Free Masonry, And A Collection Of Masonic Songs, Funeral Service, Etc. By Will. M. Cunningham, M.A....." A very good masonic book in the original binding. 8vo. 7.5" x 5.25" x 1.0". pp.327 . Brown cloth covered boards. Gilt image of Father Time Father Time standing behind a maiden, unfolding the ringlets of her hair *. Spine with gilt title: "Cross' Masonic Chart. Revised." . Plus old paper library number to base of spine. Spine, corners and edges lightly bumped and rubbed. Toned endpapers with adverts by Clark & Maynard. Armorial bookplate to verso of the front board: "E. Libris H. J. Whymper." Plus, printed library label to the front endpaper: "District Punjab, Grand Lodge, Library." Engraved frontis: "Master's Carpet." Printed title-page with purple library stamp: "District Grand Lodge Library. Punjab. 1890". Uniform light toning to all pages with numerous illustrations and musical notation within the text, as well as 48 full-page engraved plates. More adverts of Maynard & Clark to rear endpapers. A well preserved book. * Explanation of the gilt image on the front board: "Father Time, the Hourglass of Transience, the Weeping Maiden, the Annointment of her Hair, the Acacia Branch and the Sacred Urn, the Sundered Column, and the Book of Light... In Freemasonry, the broken column denotes the untimely death of Grand Master Hiram Abiff. The beautiful Virgin, weeping, denotes the unfinished Temple. The open book before her displays that his virtues are on perpetual record. The sprig of acacia in her right hand represents the timely discovery of his body. The urn in her left, that his ashes were safely deposited to perpetuate the remembrance of so distinguished a character. Father Time standing behind her, unfolding the ringlets of her hair, denotes that time, patience, and perseverance will accomplish all things." - See Mendocino, California ** Jeremy L. Cross: A teacher of the Masonic ritual, who, during his lifetime, was extensively known, and for some time very popular. He was born June 27, 1783, at Haverhill, New Hampshire, and died at the same place in I86I. He was an active promoter of the Royal Arch system and issued the Masonic Chart in 1819. In December 1819 the 'True Masonic Chart or Hieroglyphic Monitor' was copyrighted, a modification of Webb’s Freemason’s Monitor. The foreword admitted that few changes had been made in earlier texts of 'illustrations' by Preston and Webb. But Cross included forty pages of pictured emblems and from that time his Monitor became so popular it ran through sixteen editions in which Cross had an interest. *** "Henry Josiah Whymper. 1845-1893. An active Freemason in India and a member of Quatuor Coronati Lodge from January 6, 1888, Whymper is remembered today for his reproduction, in facsimile of the Regius MS. According to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, "He was a man of mark in and out of Masonry, a Companion of the Order of the British Empire, a Masonic Savant and a practical Mason." Initiated: 1872 . Lodge Mayo No. 1413, Rawul Pindi, Punjab . In 1867 he is first listed as manager, Murree Brewery, Kussowlie Branch. 1870 "Managing brewer" Murree and where he remained as such until his death. Died 27 April 1893, dysentry Bombay N/3/69/364. Buried Sewri, Bombay. Other publications of H. J. Whymper include: The Religion of Freemasonry (1888); Constituciones Artis Gemetrić secundum Euclydem.” A facsimile of the early poem on Freemasonry from the original MS. ... [Edited by H. J. Whymper.] (1889); Early Printed Literature referring to Freemasonry. Randle Holme's Academie of Armory, Dr. Plot's Staffordshire, Diary of Elias Ashmole, The Praise of Drunkenness and Long Livers. [Edited by H. J. Whymper.] (1892); A Catalogue of Bibliographies. Lists and Catalogues of Works on Freemasonry. (1891); Triads in Masonry. (1889). " - See AQC Vol. 6. (1893) . ***** Full title reads: "The True Masonic Chart, Or Hieroglyphic Monitor; Contining All The Emblems Explained In The Degrees Of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, And Master Mason. Designed And Arranged Agreeably To The Lectures. By R. W. Jeremy L. Cross, Grand Lecturer. With A memoir and Portrait of the Author. Edited By Daniel Sickels, 33d. Author Of The General Ahiman Rezon, Etc." 
Price: 140.00 GBP
 
 
The True Masonic Chart, Or Hieroglyphic Monitor; Contining All The Emblems Explained In The Degrees Of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, And Master Mason. Designed And Arranged Agreeably To The Lectures., CROSS, Jeremy L. (Jeremy Ladd Cross)  / SICKELS, Daniel (Editor).
16 CROSS, Jeremy L. (Jeremy Ladd Cross) / SICKELS, Daniel (Editor). The True Masonic Chart, Or Hieroglyphic Monitor; Contining All The Emblems Explained In The Degrees Of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, And Master Mason. Designed And Arranged Agreeably To The Lectures.
New York: Masonic Publishing And Manufacturing Co., 132 Broome Street, 1870 . 0 
A very good masonic book in the original binding. 8vo. 7.5" x 5.25" x 1.0". pp.288/[4pp.] . Black cloth over bevelled boards. Blind stamp masonic symbol to both boards. Spine with gilt title: "True Masonic Chart. - Cross" . Plus old paper library number to base of spine. Spine carefully strengthened at some time in the past. Corners and edges lightly bumped and rubbed. Toned endpapers. Armorial bookplate to verso of the front board: "E. Libris H. J. Whymper." Plus, printed library label to the front endpaper: "District Punjab, Grand Lodge, Library." Engraved portrait frontis of Jeremy L. Cross, by J. A. O'Neill after J. F. B. Morse .Printed title-page with purple library stamp: "District Grand Lodge Library. Punjab. 1890". Uniform light toning to all pages with numerous illustrations within the text as well as 24 full-page engraved plates. Paper advert laid-down to recto of the rear board: "The Freemason, Published Weekly, Price 2d...." A well preserved book. ** Jeremy L. Cross: A teacher of the Masonic ritual, who, during his lifetime, was extensively known, and for some time very popular. He was born June 27, 1783, at Haverhill, New Hampshire, and died at the same place in I86I. He was an active promoter of the Royal Arch system and issued the Masonic Chart in 1819. In December 1819 the 'True Masonic Chart or Hieroglyphic Monitor' was copyrighted, a modification of Webb’s Freemason’s Monitor. The foreword admitted that few changes had been made in earlier texts of 'illustrations' by Preston and Webb. But Cross included forty pages of pictured emblems and from that time his Monitor became so popular it ran through sixteen editions in which Cross had an interest. *** "Henry Josiah Whymper. 1845-1893. An active Freemason in India and a member of Quatuor Coronati Lodge from January 6, 1888, Whymper is remembered today for his reproduction, in facsimile of the Regius MS. According to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, "He was a man of mark in and out of Masonry, a Companion of the Order of the British Empire, a Masonic Savant and a practical Mason." Initiated: 1872 . Lodge Mayo No. 1413, Rawul Pindi, Punjab . In 1867 he is first listed as manager, Murree Brewery, Kussowlie Branch. 1870 "Managing brewer" Murree and where he remained as such until his death. Died 27 April 1893, dysentry Bombay N/3/69/364. Buried Sewri, Bombay. Other publications of H. J. Whymper include: The Religion of Freemasonry (1888); Constituciones Artis Gemetrić secundum Euclydem.” A facsimile of the early poem on Freemasonry from the original MS. ... [Edited by H. J. Whymper.] (1889); Early Printed Literature referring to Freemasonry. Randle Holme's Academie of Armory, Dr. Plot's Staffordshire, Diary of Elias Ashmole, The Praise of Drunkenness and Long Livers. [Edited by H. J. Whymper.] (1892); A Catalogue of Bibliographies. Lists and Catalogues of Works on Freemasonry. (1891); Triads in Masonry. (1889). " - See AQC Vol. 6. (1893) . ***** Full title reads: "The True Masonic Chart, Or Hieroglyphic Monitor; Contining All The Emblems Explained In The Degrees Of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, And Master Mason. Designed And Arranged Agreeably To The Lectures. By R. W. Jeremy L. Cross, Grand Lecturer. With A memoir and Portrait of the Author. Edited By Daniel Sickels, 33d. Author Of The General Ahiman Rezon, Etc." 
Price: 140.00 GBP
 
 
Masonic Historical And Bibliographical Memoranda, By Josiah H. Drummond, P.G.M. Second Edition., DRUMMOND, Josiah H. (Josiah Hayden Drummond), 1827-1902
17 DRUMMOND, Josiah H. (Josiah Hayden Drummond), 1827-1902 Masonic Historical And Bibliographical Memoranda, By Josiah H. Drummond, P.G.M. Second Edition.
Brooksville, KY. (Kentucky, USA): Printed For The "Masonic Collectors' Association" By James W. Staton, 1882 . 0 
A very good original 19th century booklet. pp.127. 22.5cm x 15cm. Grey paper covers, soiled and rubbed. spine with loss to top & tail. Printed title to front cover. Also: Paper library reference numer to spine; and paper library label to front cover: "District Punjab, Grand Lodge, Library." Staples rusted. Printed title page with purple library stamp: "District Grand Lodge Library. Punjab. 1890". Clean English text throughout. All pages with good margins, just some creasing and small edge tears. A well preserved copy of this scarce publication. Known as the "Second Edition" as it was originally published in 1874 in the magazine: "New England Freemason." ** "Josiah Hayden Drummond (August 20, 1827 - October 25, 1902) was a Maine Attorney General and a Freemason. He was a Maine State Representative from Waterville in 1857 - 1858, and Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives in 1858. He was a State Senator in 1859, and resigned his seat to accept the position of Maine Attorney General, which he held from 1860 - 1863. He was again a Maine State Congressman and Speaker of the House in 1868. He held numerous positions as a Freemason: Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Maine from 1860-1862; in the Scottish Rite, Northern Jurisdiction, he was a Lieutenant Grand Commander from 1862 - 1863 and Sovereign Grand Commander from 1867-1878; and General Grand Master of the General Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters from 1880-1882. He was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Colby College from 1890-1902. With his son he formed Drummond & Drummond law firm in 1881 which continues o the present day in downtown Portland, Maine as one of the oldest firms in the state. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
 
 
Prince of Wales's Lodge No.259. List of Members From The Time Of Its Constitution. With Notes Of Proceedings And Circumstances Of Interest In Connection With The Lodge And Its Members. Compiled From The Minutes And Other Sources. Thomas Fenn, P.M., FENN, Thomas.
18 FENN, Thomas. Prince of Wales's Lodge No.259. List of Members From The Time Of Its Constitution. With Notes Of Proceedings And Circumstances Of Interest In Connection With The Lodge And Its Members. Compiled From The Minutes And Other Sources. Thomas Fenn, P.M.
London:Privately printed by Diprose, Bateman And Co., Printer's, Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1890. 0 
Scarce first edition, in a very good original binding. 8vo. 19cm x 13cm 1.8cm. pp.103. Blue cloth with gilt crest and title to front board. Spine darkened and edges rubbed and bumped. All edges gilt. Original yellow endpapers. Armorial bookplate to the verso of the front board: "G. Moncriett". Portrait frontispiece of the Prince of Wales [ King Edward VII] . Printed title page with previous owner's signature: "George H. Moncrieff". Plus a further 16 monochrome portrait plates, plus a coloured plate of Prince of Wales's jewel. A very good copy of this scarce book. ** "The Prince of Wales Lodge No. 259 was named and established in 1787. In 1787 the lodge met at the Thatched House, Tavern Street, St. James's Street, London. The lodge now meets at Mark Masons' Hall, 86 St. James's Street, London. This is one of the nineteen lodges that have the privilege of nominating each year a member for appointment by the Grand Master as a Grand Steward and is therefore known as a Red Apron Lodge. Members of the Prince of Wales' Lodge are permitted to wear Garter-blue on the interior portion of the edging to their aprons. This honour was given in 1830 to commemorate that at his accession to the throne, King William the Fourth was the Master of the Prince of Wales Lodge." - See National Archives 
Price: 60.00 GBP
 
 
19 FOX, Thomas Lewis . Freemasonry . An Account of the Early History of Freemasonry in England : With illustrations of the principles and precepts advocated by that institution By Thomas Lewis Fox, C.S.
London : Brother Nicholas Trubner, 60 Paternoster Row, 1870 . 0 
First Edition. 8vo. pp.62/[1p.]. A very good original blue cloth binding. Blind stamp decorated boards. Front board stamped with faded title: "Freemasonry - Sit Lux Et Lux Fuit" ** and "Subscriber's Copy". Professionally re-backed at sometime in the past. All page edges bright gilt. Recent endpapers. Foxing to rear free-endpaper, otherwise clean English text (except for a couple of brown spots), each page within lined border. A well preserved little book. ** Sit Lux et Lux Fuit -[Latin] : "Let there be light, and there was light" 
Price: 50.00 GBP
 
 
Freemasonry: An Account of the Early History of Freemasonry in England., FOX, Thomas Lewis.
20 FOX, Thomas Lewis. Freemasonry: An Account of the Early History of Freemasonry in England.
London: Reeves & Turner, 1872. 0 
1st edition (printed by Reeves & Turner). With Illustrations of the Principles and Precepts Advocated by That Institution. 17cms x 12cms. Pp.62, very clean. Stiff card boards, rubbed to top front edge. Scarce. VG. 
Price: 58.00 GBP
 
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