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The Early History Of Freemasonry In Bengal And The Punjab; With Which Is Incorporated The Early History Of Freemasonry In Bengal By Andrew D'Cruz By Walter Kelly Firminger, FIRMINGER, Walter Kelly 1870-1940 .
1 FIRMINGER, Walter Kelly 1870-1940 . The Early History Of Freemasonry In Bengal And The Punjab; With Which Is Incorporated The Early History Of Freemasonry In Bengal By Andrew D'Cruz By Walter Kelly Firminger
Calcutta : Thacker, Spink & Co., 1906 . 0 
First and only edition. Presented by the Author to the Royal Colonial Institute. 8vo. 7.25" x 5.25" x 1.00". pp.70/pp.244. A very good original binding; light blue cloth covered boards, with dark blue titles. Spine dulled and sunned. corners and edges rubbed and bumped. Presentation label to the verso of the front board: "This Book was presented to the Library of the Royal Colonial Institute by The Author June, 1910". Printed "Library Regulations..." laid-down to front endpaper. Hand written note to verso of front endpaper: "To the Royal Colonial Institute Library. presented by the Author*, together with a purple date stamp: "24 May 1910". The frontis is a black & white image of "a Painting in the Freemason's Hall, Calcutta." However the title has been corrected by hand to Read; The Most Noble The Marquis Of Hastings (formerly The Marquis Of Dalhousie). Printed title with ink stamp of; "Royal Colonial Institute". Clean text throughout, except for a few neat spelling mistake corrections. A well preserved copy of this scarce book. Contents include: The Provincial Grand Lodge in the unrecorded period, 1729-1774; The earliest Bengal Lodges, 1728-1730; Masonry in Calcutta, 1774-1781; Abeyance and Revival, 1781-1785; The Williamson-Fenwick Split; Private Lodges in Bengal, 1785-1791; Period of Secession; The Revival of the Provincial Grand Lodge under the Marquess of Hastings to its Abeyance in 1828; Disruption of the Craft in bengal and Abeyance of the Provincial Grand Lodge; The private Lodges, 1828-1840; Appendix I. The Installation Ceremony; II. Masonic services in Calcutta, 1828-1838; III. Petition for a District Grand Lodge for the N. W. Provinces, 1834. * "The Venerable Archdeacon Walter Kelly Firminger M. A., F.R.G.S.; Chaplain, H.M's Indian Establishment, Bengal; b. 1870 d. 1940 . Father was Rev. Thomas Augustus Charles Firminger. He was educated at Merton College, Oxford; Ordained deacon at Hereford, in 1893; and Priest in Mombasa, 1895; Sub-dean of Zanzibar, 1896; Editor, Indian Churchman, 1900-5 . He published the following works: The Attitude of the Church of England to Non-Episcopal Ordinations; various essays on Zanzibar and Kashmir in British Empire Series; Guide to Calcutta; History of Free Masonry in Bengal; Editor of Bengal, Past and Present; Original Letters of Mrs. Pay from India; Genuine Letters of Asiaticus; Diaries of the Three Surgeons of Patna; Narratives of a Gentleman long resident in India. " - See Indian Bibliography. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
 
 
2 MAARFATIA J.W., Bro. C.K. History of Lodge Friendship & Harmony No.1270 E.C. From 1869-1969.
Bombay: Privately published, 1969. 0 
"it may be observed that there was so much of close feeling and inter-connection between the Lodges at Jhansi, Jabulpore, Bhusaval, Bombay that the normal attendance on even ordinary regular meetings was at the average of 20. This must have been due to the convenience caused by the numerous brethren on the railway staff which facillitated movement and enabled brethren to pay visits to these lodges...Its members though majority were from the railways it rolls of members shows members from all walks of life: I.C.D Officers, Emmigration agents, members of the Landed Gentry, Sardars, Bussinessmen and Merchants, Dentists, Physicians, Taxidermists, Apothacaries, Personnel of Police, Hotel proprieters, Photographers, Artists, Singers, Aviators and Musicians, members from Government, Officials from Army, Navy, Mechant Marine and Shipping Co.s and also members of the white collar brigade."(sic) (Preface: H.P.Jewell). Pp.120, inscribed by the author to front free endpaper, 4 black & white photo plates, a very few ink annotations/corrections. Bright blue cloth, gilt title to front. G+. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
 
 
3 MALDEN, C. H. and HUGHAN, William James (Introduction) . A History of Freemasonry (Under the English Constitution) on the Coast of Coromandel: Together with Histories of the Old Madras Lodges Which Were Founded Before the Union: Together with Appendices and a Map. By The Rev. C. H. Malden, P.M., P.Z., &c.,
Madras, India: Addison & Co. 158 & 188, Mount Road, 1895 . 0 
First edition, in a very good original binding. 8vo. 8.5" x 5.75" x 0.75" . pp.8/[2pp.]/pp.294 . Blue cloth with gilt titles to both front board and spine. Edges a little rubbed. Original dark brown endpapers. Clean English text throughout, with a fold-out map at the rear. Contents include: Athole Masonry, Royal Arch Masonry, plus the following Lodge histories: The Stewards' Lodge; Perfect Unanimity; Carnatis Military; St. Andrew's Union; St. Patrick's; Perfect Harmony; Social Friendship; Unity and Friendship; Strength and Beauty; Unity, Peace and Concord; Philanthropists; Travancore Union; Universal Charity; and United Frienship. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
 
 
The Masonic Year Book And Calendar For The District Of The Punjab 1935-36 .  Compiled by Wor. Bro. G. Reeves-Brown, P.A.G.D. of Cerm. (Eng.) District Grand Secretary ., REEVES-BROWN, G. - District Grand Lodge Of Punjab.
4 REEVES-BROWN, G. - District Grand Lodge Of Punjab. The Masonic Year Book And Calendar For The District Of The Punjab 1935-36 . Compiled by Wor. Bro. G. Reeves-Brown, P.A.G.D. of Cerm. (Eng.) District Grand Secretary .
Madras: Printed At The Diocesan Press for the District Grand Lodge Of Punjab, 1935 . 0 
A very good hand-size book in the original binding. 16mo. 6.50" x 4.00" x 0.50". pp.18/pp.218/[2pp. - Adverts]. Original light blue cloth covered boards. Titles to front board and spine, plus adverts to the rear. Endpapers also, with illustrated adverts. Clean throughout, except for a couple of "red ticks". Illustrated with 4 black & white pictures. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
5 SMITH, H. D. / FRANKEL, S. H. C. [Foreword] . The Centenary History Of St. John's Lodge No. 434 E.C. By Bro. H. D. Smith... With A Foreword By Wor. Bro. S. H. C. Frankel...
India: Published By St. John's Lodge No. 434 E. C. Under The Authority Of The District Grand Master, Madras, 1937 . 0 
Scarce First Edition. 8vo. 8.75" x 5.5" 0.5". [14pp.]/pp.188/[11pp. - Errata and Index ]. Original blue cloth covered boards with gilt titles and crest (now dulled and rubbed) . Clean English text throughout. Colophon states that the book was: "Printed at the Albion Press by B. V. R. Balreddy & Co. - Sec'bad." The frontis is absent. Still a very good book. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
 


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