Illustrations of Masonry Complete Edition: Annotated

Illustrations of Masonry Complete Edition: Annotated

by William Preston

Hardcover(12th ed.)

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In a great measure, this work explained and taught Freemasonry to Masons around the world. So popular was Preston's "Illustrations of Masonry" (originally published in 1772) that the author saw it published in twelve editions during his lifetime, as well as being translated into several languages. This is one of the true Masonic bestselling classics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788417732936
Publisher: Masonica
Publication date: 04/01/2020
Series: Masonic Handbooks , #6
Edition description: 12th ed.
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

William Preston (1742–1818) was a Scottish author, editor and lecturer, born in Edinburgh. After attending school and college he became secretary to the linguist Thomas Ruddiman, who became his guardian on the death of his father. On the death of Thomas, Preston became a printer for Walter Ruddiman, Thomas' brother. In 1760 he moved to London and started a distinguished career with the printer William Strahan. He became a Freemason, instituting a system of lectures of instruction. It was under Preston that the Lodge of Antiquity seceded from the Moderns Grand Lodge to become "The Grand Lodge of All England South of the River Trent" for ten years. He died on 1 April 1818, after a long illness, and was buried in St Paul's Cathedral.

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