Robert Freke Gould - The History of Freemasonry. Its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs, etc. - 1890

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Robert Freke Gould - The History of Freemasonry. Its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs, etc. - 1890
Historia, Kuvitettu kirjallisuus, Vapaamuurarit - Lukumäärä: 6 - Muu - katso kuvaus - Kirja

Handsome and complete full set, with 3 fold-out charts, and 49 full-page tissue guarded colour, and black/ white plates

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.

These volumes include the following: Arms of Freemasons, Grand Officers Clothing, Jewels of Grand Officers etc. Topic covered include the following; Medieaval Operative Masonry, Masons' marks, (Plate shows all )The Quatuor Coronati, The Ancient Mysteries, The Stone Masons, Craft Guilds, Les Compagnons du Tour de France, Freemasonry in Europe and Ireland, The Rosicrucians, The Cabbala, Elias Ashmole, Randle Holmes, The Old Charges, Freemasons of York etc.

Description
Complete set of six volumes in very nice condition. Each volume illustrated with frontispiece, full-page colour plates, black/ white plates, and portraits protected by tissue guards. Published by The Caxton Publishing Company, London, ca. 1890's. Bound in uniform blue decorated boards, with Masonic symbols and gilt embellishment to all front boards and spine.

Volume I:
Tissue-guarded coloured frontispiece ‘Arms of Masons, Freemasons, ETC.’
2 full-page tissue guards colour plates
4 full-page tissue-guarded black/ white plates
Number of Pages: 1 - 252 pages

Volume II:
Tissue-guarded coloured frontispiece ‘Arms of Masons, Carpenters, ETC.’
2 full-page tissue-guarded colour plates
5 full-page tissue-guarded black/ white plates
Number of Pages: 253 - 504 pages

Volume III:
Tissue-guarded portraits frontispiece ‘Clothing and Regalia of the Grand Master Mason’
1 full-page tissue-guarded colour plate
7 full-page tissue-guarded black/ white plates
Number of Pages: 1 - 248 pages

Volume IV:
Tissue-guarded coloured frontispiece ‘Jewels of the Grand Lodge of Scotland’
3 full-page tissue-guarded colour plates
5 full-page tissue-guarded black/ white plates
Number of Pages: 249 - 502 pages

Volume V:
Tissue-guarded coloured frontispiece ‘Regalia of the Grand Lodge of Ireland
2 full-page tissue-guarded colour plates
5 full-page tissue-guarded black/ white plates
3 large fold out charts
Number of Pages: 1 - 250 pages

Volume VI:
Tissue-guarded frontispiece ‘Plate of Seals
3 full-page tissue-guarded colour plates
4 full-page tissue-guarded black/ white plates
Number of Pages: 251 - 502 pages including appendix and index

Book Dimensions: 29 x 23 cm.
A magnificent publication weighing in excess of 7.7 kg.

Condition
Very Good Condition. The volumes are beautifully bound, designed, and illustrated. Solid, and firm boards. Light wear to spine ends and boards’ corners. Internally’ in lovely condition. No writing or Inscription. The cloth, gilt and design all in quite pleasing condition. Occasional tanning and marks on some pages. All pages are tightly held at the gutter. Inner hinges are very good. The book contains 49 leaves of plate; all are present, and in very good condition. Pages are clean, thick, and healthy (Please see pictures).








Kohteen tiedot
Esine
Kirja
Kirjojen lukumäärä
6
Aihe
Historia, Kuvitettu kirjallisuus, Vapaamuurarit
Kirjailija/ Kuvittaja
Robert Freke Gould
Kirjan nimi
The History of Freemasonry. Its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs, etc.
Kunto
Erittäin hyvä
Vanhimman kohteen julkaisuvuosi
1890
Painos
1. painos
Kieli
Englanti
Alkuperäinen kieli
Kyllä
Kustantamo
The Caxton Publishing Company
Sidonta
Kovakantinen
Lisäksi
Muu - katso kuvaus
Sivumäärä
1508
Mitat
29×23 cm
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