8vo. xxi, 223, . Original publishers cloth, embossed with gilt title and design. Boards are scuffed and somewhat worn at their edges. Gilt is bright and intact. Spine has darkened a little. Binding is firm, however it has previously been rebacked and lacks its front endpaper. Spine is a little exposed at pages 64-65. Previous owner’s bookplate to front paste down. No date but circa 1899. 36 pages of advertisements at book’s end. “In this volume Robert Freke Gould who is best remembered for his massive six volume “History of Freemasonry, examines the history of Masonry as it relates to warfare and the military. With useful biographies of both Naval and Military freemasons, both British and foreign. It is interesting to see the extent that Freemasonry was embedded within 18th and 19th century armies.” Rare to find in its original first edition state.
GOULD, Robert Freke., Military Lodges (1732-1899): The Apron and the Sword, Freemasonry Under Arms; Being an account of lodges in regiments and ships of war, and of famous soldiers and sailors (of all countries) who have belonged to the society […] By Robert Freke Gould (late 31st Foot, Barrister-at-law) […], Gale and Polden Ltd., 1899
LEMPRIERE, John., Bibliotheca Classica; or, A Classical Dictionary, containing A Full Account of All the Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors: with Tables of coins, weights, and measures, in use among the Greeks and Romans: to which is now prefixed a chronological table. Third edition, greatly enlarged., Printed for T. Cadell, junior, and W. Davies, (successors of Mr. Cadell), 1797
Biographies & Letters
Pepys, Samuel; Braybrooke, Lord Richard, Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, ESQ. F.R.S. Secretary to the Admiralty in the reigns of Charles II. and James II: Comprising his Diary from 1659 to 1669, deciphered by the Rev. John Smith, A.B of St. John’s College, Cambridge, from the original short hand Ms. in the Pepysian Library, And a selection from his Private Correspondence., Henry Colburn, 1825
Biographies & Letters
DE SELVE, Odet; LEFEVRE-PONTALIS, Germain (ed.)., Correspondance politique de Odet de Selve, Ambassadeur de France en Angleterre (1546-1549). Publiee sous les auspices de la commission des archives diplomatiques par Germain Lefevre-Pontalis., Ancienne Librairie Germer Bailliere et Cie.: Felix Alcan, 1888