MASONIC SKETCH BOOK AND GLEANINGS FROM THE HARVEST FIELD OF MASONIC LITERATURE
Book Details + Condition: Extremely scarce first edition from 1874 of MASONIC SKETCH BOOK AND GLEANINGS FROM THE HARVEST FIELD OF MASONIC LITERATURE. By Edwin Du Laurans. Illustrated throughout its 345 pages with wonderful engravings of medals, flags, secret ceremonies, and more. Original royal blue boards with gilt and black in blind on front, and gilt decorations and title on spine. All page edges gilt. Contributors include A.G. Mackey, Robert Morris, Robert Macoy, G.W. Steinbrenner, A.T.C. Pierson, and others. Contents: The Epithet Abif (Mackey); Medals of the Freemasons (Morris); Orders of the Knighthood (Macoy); The Symbolism of Colors; Tribute to Masonry; Testimony of Washington; Temples of Worship among the Ancients; Doctrines of the Ancient Mysteries; Symbolical Teachings of Freemasonry; and much more. In very good condition: Tight binding; bumped and rubbed corners; rubbed edges and spine ends; light shelfwear to boards; text is clean and unmarked save old, faded bookseller stamp on front endpaper.