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On offer is a super manuscript book detailing the craft of Freemasonry. The work of perhaps as many as six writers there are about 87 handwritten pages, no date though the endpapers are watermarked 1832. There are some initial pages cut but the tome starts with 'Lecture 1st Degree' and filled to the last pages with no further pages cut so it appears complete. Pliable red leather boards with gilt decorations to faces and spine attest to the value once placed on the book. Spine is heavily chipped at ends with about 3/4" missing at each. Spine is also heavily rubbed along length and has a few holes in leather. Corners turned in and rubbed with rubbing to extremities and scuffing and scratching to boards. Rear board has a dime sized piece rubbed through to cardstock. Textblock is detached from boards and spine. Some light foxing to endpapers and about 6 pages have a slight tatter at top of page. Super relic of early Mason craft.
Title: 1832 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT BOOK DETAILING THE CRAFT, RULES, PROCEDURES OF FREEMASONRY
Book Condition: Fair+
Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001272
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