Chandler, Joseph R. MASONIC DISCOURSES: Containing: An Inaugural and Valedictory Address as Grand Master; and, Addresses on Occasions of Grand Visitations
Philadelphia: Ed. Barrington & Geo. D. Haswell, 5844 . First edition. Hardcover. Bound in 3/4 gilt-lettered calf over marbled boards; the calf spine is rubbed and worn, the corner tips are abraded, an indentation to the upper shelf edge of the rear cover lightly affects the top page edges; a good sound copy with hinges intact.
Tall octavo. Joseph R. Chandler (1792-1880); Past Grand Master (1840-1842), was a schoolteacher and author, served on the Philadelphia City Council, was elected Congressman, and was later appointed Minister to the Sicilies. 223 pages. A very rare book.