The Old Charges Of British Freemasons.
[spine Title:] Old Masonic Charges..
Bound in original brown cloth, gilt with decorated borders on boards. Extremities worn with chips at head and tail of spine; otherwise a very good copy.
Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers' Hall Court. Truro: William Lake, Boscawen Street. Philadelphia: Charles Eugene Meyer, 722, Arch Street.,
With valuable appendices. illustrated with fac-similes of portions of 'antiquity ms.,' and the 'york mss.' of a.d. 1693 and a.d. 1704. a preface by the rev. a. f.a. woodford, m.a. (rector of swillington, leeds.).
4to. 7.5 x 10 inches. xviii + 90 +  pp. All text in red borders.
Illustrated by 3 facsimile plates, including frontispiece and one double page. Decorated by endpiece vignettes.
Reprints, with some facsimiles, of early British Masonic documents, including charges and constitutions. William James Hughan (1841-1911) was a Cornish Mason, a member of two Truro lodges and later an honorary member of many home and overseas lodges and organisations. A second edition was published in 1895.
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