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[PERAU, Gabriel-Louis Calabre].
L'Ordre des Francs-Maçons trahi, et le secret des mopses revelé.Amsterdam, 1745. 8vo. With vignette on the title-page and 14 engraved plates (4 folding). 19th-century half calf.
[16], 174, [1], [1 blank] pp.Classic work on freemasonry, published in the same year as the first edition, detailing the history and the rituals of the freemasons, concluded by the text and music of several songs. The illustrations include folding plans of a freemasonry lodge and 5 plates with engraved music. The work was first published in 1745 and remained popular throughout the 18th century. According to Wolfstieg, the present edition was published by Jean Neaulme. Re-backed with the original spine laid down. Good copy.l Wolfstieg, Bibl. der freimaurerischen Lit. 29963; this edition not in STCN; cf. Cioranescu 49471 (other edition).
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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