Title: Ahiman Rezon Abridged and Digested: as a ...
Publication Date: 1783
Edition: 1st Edition
FREEMASONS. GRAND LODGE OF PENNSYLVANIA. Ahiman Rezon Abridged and Digested: as a Help to All that Are, or Would be Free and Accepted Masons. To which is added, A Sermon . by William Smith, D. D. Philadelphia: Hall and Sellers, 1783. xvi, 166 p. Engraved frontis. Contemporary sheep, skillfully rebacked in period style. Some overall soiling and dampstaining, free endpaper and frontis. browned at the edges and neatly guarded. Small early ownership stamp of I. Morrell on first two leaves. A good copy. The first American edition of the Constitutions of the Antients, originally published by Laurence Dermott in London in 1756. The elaborate frontispiece of the Mason's arms was engraved by Robert Scot and printed by Kinnan & Leacock. The book is dedicated to George Washington. A cornerstone book in Freemasonry in America, and very difficult to find in good condition. Most copies are incomplete and heavily worn; this copy, though not a great beauty, is complete and relatively attractive. Evans 17915; Bristol B5800; Walgren 74; Lowens 34; ESTC W37160. Bookseller Inventory # 14601
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