Up for bid are two beautiful books, 1921 Volume I & II of the Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry.BOTH BOOKS FRONT : The hardcover is made of a leather material, engraved with a beautiful detailed and lightly colored border on the covers. In the center of each cover, t is a gold engraved round picture/insignia that reads "The Masonic History Company Light is Knowledge" SIDE: The side binding has the title, authors, triangle with wheat insignia and reads "Volume I A - L" or "Volume II M - Z" Both books covers are used and a little worn around the binding. ALL PAGES: Edged in gold. BACK: Same engraved border as the front, but without any color. Both books have exceptionally clean pages with clear, beautiful type print . The illustrations that are in color are bright and vibrant - excellent condition . VOLUME I FIRST PAGE: Blank with a handwritten note that says "To Phil Schnaeke/Schnaecke (Im not sure which) From C.S. Lake". SECOND PAGE: Photo of Albert G. Mackey, MD and author. It is signed below " Yours paternally Albert G Mackey " This signature has not been authenticated, could be an original or a reproduction - I do not know. Feel free to ask any questions. THIRD PAGE: The title page and Volume I reads the following: (some words have been left out for brevity's sake) "A NEW AND REVISED EDITION AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF FREEMASONRY AND ITS KINDRED SCIENCES Comprising the whole range of arts, sciences and literature as connected with the institution by Albert G. Mackey, MD 33 degree , prepared under the direction, and with the assistance, of the late William J. Hughan, 32 degree, by Edward L Hawkins, MA 30 degree Profusely illustrated, published by The Masonic History Company 1921" VOLUME II Has a little mold in the upper left corner as seen in the picture. The mold is little specks of white.
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