The Mysteries of Freemasonry: Or, an Exposition of the Religious Dogmas and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians; Showing from the Origin, Nature, and Object of the Rites and Ceremonies of Remote Antiquity, their Identity With the Order of Modern Masonry, with some remarks on the Metamorphosis of Apuleius. - John Fellows, A.M. Circa 1899 - W. Reeves, London - Early Edition An early and fine printing of this illustrated Masonic work, in the publisher’s original gilt decorated cloth.   William Reeves (1853-1937), opened his own shop on Fleet Street as early as 1875, moving to Charing Cross Road in 1900, this book shows ‘Charing Cross’ to the title page, but but ‘Fleet Street’ on the advertisements on the front pastedowns, with which we would date this circa 1899.

Reference: The Book-Hunters of 1888 - Laurence Worms - Ash Rare Books [August 2015].

Large duodecimo (book size 17.2x11.8cm), pp. vii [1] 9-366, 15 (publisher’s catalogue) [5 (additional catalogue pages)]. In publisher’s blue embossed cloth, spine intricately decorated with Masonic motifs in gilt and gilt lettering, yellow coated advertisements for endpapers, all edges trimmed.
  Condition: Fine, some very light wear to spine ends and corners.   Ref: 111805   Price: HK$ 3,000