TRADITIONS, ORIGIN, EARLY HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY, 1885 MASONRY ANCIENT MYSTERIES
Title:THE TRADITIONS, ORIGIN AND EARLY HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY
Author: A.T.C. Pierson and Godfrey W. Steinbrenner
Publisher: Masonic Publishing Co.
City: New York Year: 1885 Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 164 Illustrated: Yes
Book Details + Condition: Scarce 1885 edition of THE TRADITIONS, ORIGIN AND EARLY HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY. From the title page: "An elaborate account of the traditions which form the basis of the degrees in Freemasonry, and their coincidence with the ancient mysteries; also, the origin of the society of operative masons and its transformation into a speculative fraternity; with a brief history of the order, and its rituals and customs." Original blue cloth boards with decoration on front, and gilt title (etc) on spine. All page edges gilt. In very good condition: some shelfwear to boards; bumped and rubbed corners; rubbed board and spine edges; inside hinges cracked, but binding remains tight; pages are clean and unmarked save owner name on front endpaper; normal age toning to pages.