GENERAL HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY IN EUROPE - Rebold, 1867 ANCIENT MASONIC ORIGINS
A GENERAL HISTORY OF FREE-MASONRY IN EUROPE
Book Details + Condition: Geo. B. Fessenden (Cincinnati, OH), 1867. Hardcover. 431 pages. Treatise on the history of the fraternal organization of Freemasonry, subtitled "Based upon the Ancient Documents relating to, and the Monuments erected by this Fraternity from its foundation in the Year 715 B.C. to the present time." The book was compiled by J. Fletcher Brennan, editor of the American Freemason's Magazine, from the works of Emmanuel Rebold, a distinguished European mason. Contents cover the alleged origins of Freemasonry in the 1st millenium BCE, its history in medieval Gaul, Enlightenment-era France, and other Western European countries, as well as its Egyptian influence, the Order of the Scottish Rite, and more. Firm binding; rubbed corners and edges; light wear to boards; interior is clean and free of markings save inked signature to top of title page.