The History of Freemasonry in Canada from its Introduction in 1749 Compiled and Written from Official Records and from Mss. Covering the Period 1749-1858, in the Possession of the Author. Vols. I & II
ROBERTSON, J. Ross
An impressively detailed compendium of facts concerning the craft of Masonry in general, its history in Upper Canada, individual lodges, biographies of officials, and other trivia by a past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Canada. The author was also an early newspaperman, founding the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Telegram in the days of Canada's infancy. These enterprises established the ability the author to pursue a passion of historical collections, writing valuable compilations on the early history of Toronto and the Province of Ontario, as well as the present volume. He was offered a knighthood and a seat in the senate in 1907.
Publisher: George N. Morang & Company, Limited
Date Published: 1900
Place Published: Toronto
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 2 vols.: 979; 1196 pp. 26 cm. 23 fold-outs, tipped-in portrait of Ross, hundreds of b&w illustrations. #965 of 2000 copies. Volume number flipped: vol. 1 text has vol. 2 on spine. Burgundy cloth with gold crest on front, and gold titles on spine. Minimal bumping to spine edges and corners. 5 cm tear that almost looks like a cut just below top edge of spine labelled vol. 1. One front board a bit bent.