Madisonville, Tn. 1835. 286,pp., plus twenty-four leaves of illustrations. Original half calf and boards. Joints cracked, rear board nearly detached. Boards rubbed, edges worn. Tanning and foxing. Good. Item #WRCAM53630
A detailed and exuberant exposé of Freemasonry, with extensive details of facts and rituals, and numerous, highly entertaining illustrations of Masonic ritual. "Apparently these illustrations were locally produced, and represent some of if not the earliest such illustrations in a book published in Tennessee" - Allen. A rare and unusual frontier production from a period of general anti-Masonic feeling. ALLEN 1190. ALLEN MORE RARITIES 130. AII (TENNESSEE) 560. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 30838.