CROSS, Jeremy L. (Jeremy Ladd Cross 1783-1861) / CUNNINGHAM, Will. M. - Editor ( William Moore Cunningham 1829-1909) .
Title 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...
Publisher New York: Clark & Maynard, Publishers, 771 Broadway, 1869 . 0
Seller ID 44180
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."