1800.054: The Spirit of Masonry.

Published: 1800

Full Title: The spirit of Masonry. In moral and elucidatory lectures. By Wm. Hutchinson, Master of the Barnardcastle Lodge of Concord.

Author: Hutchinson, William (1732-1814).

Place Issued: Alexandria

Issuing Press: Cottom & Stewart

Description: 210 pgs.; 18 cm. (12mo)


Last gathering is paginated separately and contains four reprintings of English imprints: "A letter from the learned Mr. John Locke, to the Right Hon. Thomas Earl of Pembroke, with an old manuscript on the subject of Free-Masonry" [1-2]; "Certayn questyons, wyth answeres to the same, concerning the mystery of Maconrye, writene by the hande of Kynge Henrye, the sixthe of the name, and faytfullye copyed by me (1) Johan Leylande, antiquarius. By the com-maunde of his (2) Highnesse" [3-7]; "Notes and observations, on the foregoing questions. By Mr. Locke" [8-14]; and "Masonic songs" [17-22]. Imprint states: "New-York: Printed by Isaac Collins, no. 189, Pearl-Street, for Cottom & Stewart, booksellers and stationers, Alexandria. 1800." So while printed elsewhere, this item was printed under contract for Alexandria's largest bookselling firm for distribution there, amkng this a Virginia title so it is included in this Index as a.

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