Cleveland: Steam Press of Harris & Fairbanks, 1853. 24pp. Original printed wrappers [light wear]. Stitched. Light dusting, near Very Good.
A rare item on the history and glory of Freemasonry. Despite the difficulties of tracing "the influence of the principles of a secret institution upon society," Chubb does so and argues that Freemasonry has contributed to the public good since days of yore.
FIRST EDITION. OCLC 46780557 [2- Yale, W. Res. Hist. Soc.] [as of 12/11]. Not in Sabin, Thomson, Eberstadt, Decker, NUC. Item #18516