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Free Masons. Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. Constitutions of the Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons

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2730B
Lot:
149
Sold for:
$492$400

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2730B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 31, 2014 11:00AM

Description:

Free Masons. Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. Constitutions of the Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons. Worcester: Isaiah Thomas, 1798.
Second edition, revised and corrected, with large additions; published under the sanction of the Grand Lodge; quarto, engraved frontispiece by Joseph H. Seymour, ex libris Frederick Revere of Worcester, Massachusetts, with his signature on front pastedown, contemporary sheepskin, damaged, front board detached and reflexed; frontispiece torn and mended from the verso with tape, offsetting from frontis to title, with some even toning to text leaves, marginal water staining, and other stains, the paper stock sometimes with a bluish cast, 9 x 7 1/4 in.
Evans attributes the authorship of this work to James Anderson (1680-1739).
Estimate $800-1,200

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Massachusetts, Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, Ancient and Honorable Fraternity, Frederick Revere, Grand Lodge, Joseph H. Seymour, James Anderson

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