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8vo. 7" x 4.5" x 1.0" . pp.xv/pp.311. Date of publication from similar printings by Reeves & Turner. A very good original red cloth binding. Gilt and blind stamp decoration to front board, blind stamp decoration to the rear board. Gilt title and masonic symbols to the spine. Edges lightly rubbed and corners bumped. Printed adverts to front endpapers, plain yellow endpapers to the rear. Printed title and clear text throughout. VG . ** 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.
Title: 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...
Location Published: London: Reeves & Turner, 100, Chancery Lane. [ no date - c. 1890 ] . 0
Categories: 19TH CENTURY
Seller ID: 50181
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