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Comprising The Whole Range of Arts, Sciences, and Literature
as Connected With The Institution
Albert Mackey, M.D., 33 Degree
William J. Hughan, 32 degree
Edward L. Hawkins, M.A., 30 Degree
The Masonic History Company
This is a beautiful,2 volume set "An Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry," Written by Albert G. Mackey and Published by the Masonic History Company in 1924. Both volumes are app. 10-1/8" tall by 7-1/2" wide. The set has 913 pp. B&W plate of Mackey followed by a color frontispiece of the three graces in volume I. Volume II has a full page plate of William Hughan followed by a color frontispiece of the four cardinal virtues. Profusely illustrated with numerous color and b&w plates, illustrations & drawings, this set reveals the traditions, customs, symbols, ceremonies, degrees and notable members of the great brotherhood throughout history.
As you can see from the pictures below, the publishers spared no expense in trying to create one of the most richly decorated 2 volume sets ever published to date, just look at all the rich color embossing on the front boards and fabulous designwork done in gold foil gilt on the front & spines. The back boards are richly done in blind stamped Masonic symbols as well.
Here is your chance to own an authentic piece of Masonic history for a reasonable price !!
Illustrated with numerous b&w plates, Drawings, photos, charts, etc.
***Richly decorated covers Masonic symbols of the Blue Lodge, Royal Arch, York and Scottish Rites !!!
*** Wonderful Gold gilt designwork on covers !!
*** All Three page ends are beautifully done in gold gilt!!
*** Incredible Metallic Gold Gilt endpapers with the masonic square imprinted into them !!
*** A pronouncing Dictionary in rear of Volume II as well as a section on the Eastern Star !!
*** Finely Bound, Beautiful 2 Volume Set !!
This secret society has had a direct and profound influence on Western culture with famous and prominent figures throughout history being part of the organization. Just to name a scant few of the exhaustive list: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt, King Edward VII and King Edward VIII, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Voltaire and Mozart are past brothers of the organization. A complete list would fill pages!!
Overall this is an excellent investment opportunity as these books continue to increase in value and become ever scarcer, as well as a chance to own an authentic piece of Masonic history.
This set is in very good condition, minor shelfwear to spines with a little tiny splitting in cloth top of spine of Vol I, extremely minor rubbing on corners. Vol II has a couple small stains on front board. Gold Endpapers are clean, No writing, and the (reinforced by publishers) gutters are without cracking.The text is clean & white,has no writing, no torn or missing pages. Overall, a used set that is in very good condition.
*We bubble wrap all our books before shipment.
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