FINLAYSON, J. Finlay [John Finlay Finlayson 1836-1891 ] .
Title The Symbols And Legends Of Freemasonry. By J. Finlay Finlayson.
Publisher London : George Kenning, 16 & 16A Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, W.C., 1889. 0
Seller ID 44184
Synopsis: Freemasonry is a secret mystical brotherhood that dates back many centuries. According to the author it teaches that a Great Architect of the Universe exists, and of the possibility that an inner principle of life is found within us and survives bodily death. These important teachings are laid out clearly in this book -- starting from remote history and up through the ages, revealing the secrets as it goes. It covers such subjects as the all-seeing eye, immortality of the soul, the mystery of death, Solomon's temple, the Greater Mysteries, Sun worship, symbolic architecture, Hiran Abif, and much more." Scarce first edition. A very good original binding. 8vo. 7.5" x 5.0" x 0.5". [2pp.]/pp.5/[3pp.]/pp.164/pp.2 (apendix) + 15 full-page illustrations (as called for). Brown cloth over bevelled boards, rubbed and discoloured. Gilt titles to both front board and spine. Also old paper reference number to both front board and spine. 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." Title-page with purple stamp: "District Grand Lodge Library. Punjab. 1890". Clear English text on lightly toned paper. 4 illustrations torn and carefully repaired (without loss), two leaves with crayon underlining. A good copy of this scarce publication. ** John Finlay Finlayson 1836-1891 *** "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) .