HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY IN NEW YORK, 2 Vols - Ross, 1904 - MASONIC SCOTTISH RITE
A STANDARD HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK
Book Details + Condition: The Lewis Publishing House (New York and Chicago). 1904. Scarce complete set of large hardcovers with three-quarters leather binding. 870 pages (Volume I); 548 pages (Volume II). Peter Ross's treatise on the history of Freemasonry in New York, subtitled "Including Lodge, Chapter, Council, Commandery, and Scottish Rite Bodies." Volume One begins with Chancellor Robert R. Livingston, the first Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New York in 1784, and Volume Two ends with W.C. Gray in the mid-1800s. Both books feature blue cloth covers with embossed gilt designs, and gilt edges to pages. Boards have been re-attached at some point (common with these larger, leather-bound volumes), but binding remains sound; rubbed corners and edges; wear to boards; chipping to spine ends; interior is clean and free of markings, save owner name and chapter information on front free endpaper.