Very clean and tightly bound, with perfectly attached covers. In decorated, pebbled cloth with a still bright gilt decoration on the front cover. Both the spine and the covers have good, unworn edges. Pagination: 98, 104 pages, with nine, full page illustrations. The pages are clean, crisp, and are tightly bound. Early owner's inked name on the frontpaper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The New Masonic Trestle Board, Adapted to ...
Publisher: Charles W. Moore
Publication Date: 1856
Binding: Decorative Cloth Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: Early Printing.
Book Description Boston: Published By Charles W Moore At The Office Of The Freemasons' Magazine 21 School Street Tuttle & Dennett Printers Sold Also By Brother Spencer Masonic Bookseller & Publisher 314 High Holborn London, 1850. Stereotype edition. A very good original binding. 12mo. 7.50" x 5.00" x 0.75". pp.98/pp.104/[4pp. - advertisement for other publications - "Masonic Library, 314, High Holborn, London. August, 1849." . Dark grey boards with blind stamp decoration and gilt title and illustration to the front board, bump to front fore-edge. Edges and corners lightly rubbed. Smooth spine, not titled. Original plain endpapers with owner's notation to top edge. Engraved frontis of Masonic Symbols facing Printed title page. With two other full-page engravings of Masonic symbology. Second title page after p.98 and proceeded by a second frontispiece "The Masonic Trestle-Board, Part II.", also dated 1850. illustrated with some pages of musical score. "Wigan Free Public Library" blind stamp to frontis; title-page; and last leaf. A very good copy of a scarce book. The Preface states: "This work was originally prepared by order of the National Masonic Convention, held at Baltimore, Md., in 1843; and was first submitted to the Fraternity in that year. The present edition has been carefully revised; and such corrections and additions have been made. ** ".Charles Whitlock moore, editor of the Masonic Journal in Boston from 1825 to his death in 1872 - A span of fifty years in which voluminous Masonic Literature was produced which is still scanned today. " - See: The Facts about George Washinton as a Freemason by J. Hugo Tatsch (1931). Bookseller Inventory # 41003