FRENCH FREEMASON ANTHOLOGY, 1840-1851 - MASONIC RITES RITUALS CEREMONIES BELIEFS
FRENCH FREEMASON ANTHOLOGY INCLUDING: STATUTS ET REGLEMENTS PARTICULIERS DE LA...MARS ET LES ARTS, LE SUPREME CONSEIL DU RITE ECOSSAIS, PENSEES MORALES: DISCOURS ET POESIES, ABOLITION DE LA PEINE DE MORT, AND MORE
Book Details + Condition: E.B. Delanchy et al. (Paris). First Edition, 1840-1851. Each section is paginated individually. Hardcover. Marbled boards with leather binding. Written in the original French language (with some English in the last section). Anthology volume containing several separate articles on Masonic topics, including the Scottish Rite, the death penalty, rituals and ceremonies, Masonic vocabulary (provided in French and English) and more, all by various authors. The large degree of abbreviation using the "three point" mark serves to keep the contents of the volume's contents obscure for non-Mason readers. A fold-out log of purchases and budget for the Temple de la Maçonnerie Française is included. An overall firm and clean copy, with tight binding; rubbed corners and edges; shelf wear to boards, with some areas of marbled paper gone; old water stain to corner of first few pages; sporadic foxing; normal age-toning to pages; interior is otherwise clean and free of markings.