ID: 21853
475.00
An account of the proceedings at the festival of the Society of Freemasons,

FRASER, Alexander, An account of the proceedings at the festival of the Society of Freemasons, at their hall, on Wednesday, the 27th of Jan. 1813, given to their M.W.A.G.M. the Right Honourable the Earl of Moira, K.G. &c. &c. &c. on his taking leave of the Fraternity previous to his departure, as Governor General of India; with the speeches of His Lordship, His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, D.G.M. Their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of York, Clarence, and Kent, Lord Kinnaird, D.G.M. of Scotland, Sir John Doyle, Bart. P.G.M. for Guernsey, &c. To which is added, a list of the managers, with their regulations &c. Faithfully taken in short hand by Brother Alexander Fraser, of Thavies Inn, short-hand-writer. London: printed for Brother James Asperne. A.D.1813-A.L.5817.

8vo., two engraved portraits (of the Duke of Sussex and of the Earl of Moira), engraved plate of the "superb Masonic jewel" presented to the Duke of Sussex, and a double-page engraved facsimile of the ticket of admission to the festival, 61 + (3)pp., including the final advertisement leaf, minor foxing and slight paper browning, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, general light wear to binding. A good sound copy with the early 19th century ownership signature of James Bygott and a later ms note that this copy was presented in 1868 to the Witham Lodge.

First edition.

"An elegant and sumptuous dinner" with numerous speeches and toasts.