Bacon Masonry Revealing the Real Meaning of that Mystic Word and the True Name of that Lost Word with Evidence Showing Francis Bacon to be the Original Designer of Speculative Freemasonry

Tudhope, George V.


Publisher: The Author
Place Published: California
Edition: 1st Edition
Date Published: 1954
Illustrator: b&w plates
Size: 8vo

Argues that Francis Bacon was the original designer of Freemasonry, and that he discovered the meaning of the Mystic Word (known in Freemasonry as The Lost Word), which had existed in a nebulous state since time immemorial; the author sets out to reveal the name and meaning of the Mystic Word and to discuss the role which Bacon played; frontispiece and 13 b&w illustrations; this copy with a number of additions to the text, printed and bound in, which suggests this may be a pre-publication copy, or an ammended copy for a revised edition(?); blue cloth boards with gilt titling; this copy with a number of passages underlined in pencil and ink, former owner’s name-stamp to front endpaper, former owner’s inscription to prelims, foxing to endpapers and prelims, boards rubbed, and with one or two small stains.

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