1800 Hutchinson SPIRIT OF MASONRY in MORAL and ELUCIDATORY LECTURES First American Edition
THE SPIRIT OF MASONRY in MORAL and ELUCIDATORY LECTURES. By William Huchinson, Master of the Barnstable Lodge of Concord.
NEW-YORK : Printed by Isaac Collins, no. 189, Pearl-Street, for COTTOM & STEWART, Booksellers and Stationers, ALEXANDRIA [Virginia], 1800.
Lacks its front and rear covers but the leather spine is present, 4.5x6.75 inches. Pagination:  blank leaves, vi, , 174, 22 pages,  blank leaves.
Condition: Lacks covers as noted above, the blank prelims and endpapers are toned, chipped and creased with numerous previous owner's signatures (especially Peter Brady who bought the book in 1900 and wants everyone to know that it's His Book), otherwise generally sound, the text block is well bound to leather spine, the pages have some toning and foxing, there is light shorelining to the first and last few pages, and there is an edge chip here and there, etc., overall the text pages remain tight, clean and unmarked.
The earlier London edition of this book can be found, but the ORIGINAL 1800 AMERICAN PRINTING has become almost impossible to find.