Robert Freke Gould - The History of Freemasonry. Its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs, etc. (Complete Set) - 1884

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Robert Freke Gould - The History of Freemasonry. Its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs, etc. (Complete Set) - 1884
Francmasonería, Historia, Libros ilustrados - Cantidad: 3 - Otros - ver descripción - Libro

The History of Freemasonry
Its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs, etc.
Embracing an Investigation of the Records of the Organisations of the Fraternity in England,
Scotland, Ireland, British Colonies, France,
Germany, and the United States.

Derived from Official Sources.
By Robert Freke Gould, Barrister-AT-Law,
Past Senior Grand Deacon of England

An intensive history of the Freemasons, looking at the Society across the UK, Europe, and the United States. This volume is particular looks into the early British Freemasonry, the history of the Grand Lodge of England, Freemasonry in York, and more.

It is generally considered that the Freemasons began with the establishment of the first Grand Lodge in London in 1717. Since its publication this work has remained the standard reference work on the subject.

Written by Robert Freke Gould, who was best known for this work, being a prominent Freemason. He was also a soldier and barrister. He was one of the founders of the Quatuor Coronati Lodge in 1886, as he and his fellows had been unsatisfied with the way that Freemasonry history had been offered in the past. Gould was the second Master of the lodge.

Description
A complete three volume set of William Freke Gould's standard work on the history of Freemasonry. Illustrated with 48 tissue-guarded plates including 38 colour plates, 10 monochrome, and 3 folding charts. Published by The Caxton Publishing Company, London, ca. 1884. Publishers’ original half leather, with uniform blue boards. Masonic symbols and gilt embellishment to all front boards. Spine with gilt lettering, and decorated with Masonic symbols. All edges gilt.

Volume I.
- Chapter I. The Ancient Mysteries through to Chapter XI. Apocryphal Manuscripts.
- Tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece ‘H.R.H The Duke of Connaught. K.G.’
- 12 full-page tissue guarded colour plates
- 1 full-page tissue guarded monochrome plates
- Number of pages: 504

Volume II.
- Chapter XII. Early British Freemasonry through to Chapter XX. History of the Grand Lodge of England 1761-1813).
- Tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece ‘M W His Grace The Duke of Abercorn’
- 14 full-page tissue guarded colour plates
- 4 full-page tissue guarded monochrome plates
- Number of pages: 502

Volume III.
- Chapter XXI. History of the United Grand Lodge of England 1814-85 through to Chapter XXXII. The Dominion of Canada and Newfoundland.
- Tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece ‘The Hon, James Hozibr, M.P'
- 12 full-page tissue guarded colour plates
- 2 full-page tissue guarded monochrome plates
- 3 fold out charts
- Number of pages: 502

Book Dimensions: 29 x 23 x 5 cm and Number of pages (3 Volumes): 1508.
A magnificent publication weighing in excess of 8kg.

Condition
The volumes are beautifully bound, designed, and illustrated. Firm and well-bound volumes. Wear to boards’ edges, and corners, with some faded marks on covers. Spines are rubbed and aged along both sides and at the top and bottom. Internally the three volumes are in very good condition. No writing or inscription. Tanning/ foxing on some pages. All pages are tightly held at the gutter. Inner hinges are very good. Pages are clean, thick, and healthy. The book contains 48 leaves of plate; all are present, and in very good condition (Please see pictures).

















Detalles del lote
Objeto
Libro
Número de libros
3
Tema
Francmasonería, Historia, Libros ilustrados
Autor/ Ilustrador
Robert Freke Gould
Título del libro
The History of Freemasonry. Its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs, etc. (Complete Set)
Estado
Muy bueno
Año de publicación artículo más antiguo
1884
Edición
Primera edición
Idioma
Inglés
Lengua original
Yes
Editorial
The Caxton Publishing Company
Encuadernación
Libro de tapa dura
Extras
Otros - ver descripción
Número de páginas
1508
Dimensiones
29×23 cm
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