Robert Freke Gould - The History of Freemasonry. Its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs, etc. - 1890

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Robert Freke Gould - The History of Freemasonry. Its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs, etc. - 1890
Geïllustreerd, Geschiedenis, Vrijmetselarij - Aantal: 6 - Anders - zie de beschrijving - Boek

Handsome and complete full set, with 3 fold-out charts, and 49 full-page tissue guarded colour, and black/ white plates

The History of Freemasonry.
Its antiquities, symbols, constitutions, customs, etc.
Embracing an investigation of the records of the
Organisations of the fraternity in England,
Scotland, Ireland, British colonies, France,
Germany, and the United States.

Derived from Official Sources.
By Robert Freke Gould, Barrister-at-Law,
Past Senior Grand Deacon of England

An intensive history of the Freemasons, looking at the Society across the UK, Europe, and the United States. This volume is particular looks into the early British Freemasonry, the history of the Grand Lodge of England, Freemasonry in York, and more.

It is generally considered that the Freemasons began with the establishment of the first Grand Lodge in London in 1717. Since its publication this work has remained the standard reference work on the subject.

Written by Robert Freke Gould, who was best known for this work, being a prominent Freemason. He was also a soldier and barrister. He was one of the founders of the Quatuor Coronati Lodge in 1886, as he and his fellows had been unsatisfied with the way that Freemasonry history had been offered in the past. Gould was the second Master of the lodge.

Description
Complete set of six volumes. A very nice clean set of early Edwardian Masonry books. Each volume illustrated with tissue guarded frontispiece, full-page colour plates, black/ white plates, and portraits protected by tissue guards. Published by Caxton Publishing Company, London, ca. 1890's. Bound in uniform blue, Art Nouveau decorated boards, with Masonic symbols and gilt embellishment to all front boards and spine.

Volume I:
Illustrations:
Tissue-guarded coloured frontispiece ‘Arms of Masons, Freemasons, ETC.’
2 full-page tissue guards colour plates
4 full-page tissue-guarded black/ white plates

Contents:
The Ancient Mysteries
The Old Charges of British Freemasonry
The Stonemasons of Germany
The Craft Guilds of France
The Companionage or Les Compagnons du Tour de France
Number of Pages: 1 - 252 pages

Volume II:
Illustrations:
Tissue-guarded coloured frontispiece ‘Arms of Masons, Carpenters, ETC.’
2 full-page tissue-guarded colour plates
5 full-page tissue-guarded black/ white plates

Contents:
Mediaeval Operative Masonry
The Statutes relating to Freemasons
Early British Freemasonry (Scotland)
Masons Marks
The Quator Coronati
Apocryphal Manuscripts
Number of Pages: 253 - 504 pages

Volume III:
Illustrations:
Tissue-guarded portraits frontispiece ‘Clothing and Regalia of the Grand Master Mason’
1 full-page tissue-guarded colour plate
8 full-page tissue-guarded black/ white plates

Contents:
Early British Freemasonry (England I)
Early British Freemasonry (England II)
Early British Freemasonry (England III)
Early British Freemasonry (England IV)
Number of Pages: 1 - 248 pages

Volume IV:
Illustrations:
Tissue-guarded coloured frontispiece ‘Jewels of the Grand Lodge of Scotland’
3 full-page tissue-guarded colour plates
5 full-page tissue-guarded black/ white plates

Contents:
Early British Freemasonry 1688 - 1723
History of the Grand Lodge of England 1723 - 60
Freemasonry in York
History of the Grand Lodge of England According to Old Institutions
History of the Grand Lodge of England 1761 - 1813
Number of Pages: 249 - 502 pages

Volume V:
Illustrations:
Tissue-guarded coloured frontispiece ‘Regalia of the Grand Lodge of Ireland
2 full-page tissue-guarded colour plates
5 full-page tissue-guarded black/ white plates
3 large fold out charts

Contents:
History of the United Grand Lodge of England 1814 - 1885
History of the Grand Lodges of Ireland
History of the Grand Lodge of Scotland
Introduction to Freemasonry abroad
Freemasonry in France
Freemasonry in Northern Europe
Freemasonry in the German Empire
Number of Pages: 1 - 250 pages

Volume VI:
Illustrations:
Tissue-guarded frontispiece ‘Plate of Seals
2 full-page tissue-guarded colour plates
4 full-page tissue-guarded black/ white plates

Contents:
Freemasonry in Southern Europe
Freemasonry in Asia-Africa- etc
Sea and Field Lodges
Freemasonry in the United States of America
The Dominion of Canada and Newfoundland
Number of Pages: 251 - 504 pages including appendix and index

Book Dimensions: 29 x 23 cm.
A magnificent publication weighing in excess of 7.2 kg.

Condition
Very Good Condition - The volumes are beautifully bound, designed, and illustrated. The cloth, gilt and design all in quite pleasing condition. Solid, and firm boards. Light wear to spine ends and boards’ corners. Internally’ in lovely condition. No writing or Inscription. Few brown spots on the outside fore-edge of the volumes, but none on the pages. All pages are tightly held at the gutter. Inner hinges are very good. The book contains 49 leaves of plate; all are present, and in very good condition. Pages are clean, thick, and healthy (Please see pictures).










Kavelgegevens
Object
Boek
Aantal boeken
6
Onderwerp
Geïllustreerd, Geschiedenis, Vrijmetselarij
Auteur/ Illustrator
Robert Freke Gould
Boektitel
The History of Freemasonry. Its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs, etc.
Staat
Zeer Goed
Publicatiejaar oudste item
1890
Druk
Eerste druk
Taal
Engels
Oorspronkelijke taal
Ja
Uitgever
The Caxton Publishing Company
Band
Harde kaft
Extra's
Anders - zie de beschrijving
Aantal pagina‘s.
1508
Afmetingen
29×23 cm
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