Lot Number: 772
Seven Masonry related books and publications including the Constitutions of the Freemasons 1723 printed by William Hunter with engraved plates, Illustrations of Masonry 14th edition 1829 by W. Preston, a Sermon Preached in the Parish Church of St John in Chester 1793, a fold out Masonic mirror and symbolic chart and two Masonic silk scarves. Provenance for earlier publications: formerly the property of John Smith of the Langley Silk Mills, served as Mayor of Macclesfield in the 1850s.
Estimate: £200 - £400
The blue edged scarf with hole upper right, the 1723 Constitutions book with distress to outer bindings with joinings coming loose, heavy foxing/staining to the pages, some creasing and some of the pages are torn where the binding is coming loose and has put distress on those areas, front is detached from spine.