An Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences Comprising the Whole Range of Arts, Sciences and Literature as Connected with the Institution
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Louis H. Everts & Co.
Date Published: 1906
Edition: Salesman's Dummy
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 35722
Large octavo [25.5 cm] The binding is designed to display three possible bindings. The front board is full red leather with gilt stamped decorative borders; on its verso it is bound in blue faux-leather cloth, with a collapsible gilt-stamped "spine". The rear board is 3/4 red leather with dark red pebbled cloth over the board. All edges gilt. Fair condition only. The front cover and front free endsheet are completely detached, but present The extremities are rubbed and scratched, and the boards are slightly concave. There is a small loss from the leather of the front board, exposing the underlying boards. There is also a loss from the leather at the head of the backstrip that measures 1 inch wide by 1/2 inch deep. The rear board is cracked along the joint. The underlying boards are peeking through at the top left corner of the rear board. The pages are tanned, but very clean.
Salesman's sample of the new and revised edition. Dr. Mackey practiced medicine until 1854, after which literary and Masonic pursuits fully took over his time. He compiled of A Lexicon of Freemasonry in 1845, and then went on to publish many books on Freemasonry, most notably this, An Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.