Title Masonic Gatherings: Edited by Bro. Geo. Taylor. Containing historical records of freemasonry from the earliest to the present time, &c. &c.
Publisher London: Published By Bro. George Kenning, 2, 3, and 4, Little Britain, E.C., MDCCCLXXI. [ 1871 ] . 0
Seller ID 44182
First and only edition. Original cloth binding. 8vo. 8.25" x 6.75" x 0.25". pp.83/[[8pp.] . Brown cloth over bevelled boards, soiled and rubbed. Gilt titles to front board and old paper reference number to spine. All page edges gilt. Original brown 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." Half title with purple stamp: "District Grand Lodge Library. Punjab. 1890" Printed title-page. Each page within a red-lined border. Clear English text on lightly toned paper. A good copy of this scarce publication. ** "George Taylor, a Past Master of Lechmere Volunteer Lodge No. 1874. George Taylor, was a prominent and prolific Worcester Mason in the late 1800’s, whose Mother Lodge was in Kidderminster. In 1884 W. Bro George held a “Great Masonic Soiree and Exhibition” at the Guildhall in Worcester, and in 1886 he generously offered the whole of his collection of Masonic artefacts and books to the Province." - See Provincial Grand Lodge of Worcestershire . *** *** "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 Gemetriæ 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) .