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01334. Free Mason Facsimile 01334. Free Mason Facsimile

FACSIMILE Anon 'Free Mason' photographic reproduction of 18th century parody showing a working mason 'free' to molest a girl. Mounted 290mm x 300m

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02971. (Gilray) - A Masonic Anecdote 1786/1851 Print02971. (Gilray) - A Masonic Anecdote 1786/1851 Print

Gilray, James (attributed) A Masonic Anecdote - Anecdote Maconique November 21, 1786 2nd edition published by H G Bohne 1851 from the original copper plate. Original published by Humphrey. The print's attribution to James Gilray (1757-1815) is suspect. Characteristic Gilray style with dual French and English text states 'Designed by a Brother Mason a Witness to the Scene' Gilray was not a freemason. The print records Cagliostro's visit to the Lodge of Antiquity No 1 in London on 1st November 1786. Cagliostro and four colleagues from the Loge l'Espereance No. 369 are seated together whilst Bro Richard Marsh MP exposes them as charlatans. The W M, Bro Barker is seated at the table and the Chevalier Ruspini can be seen in the background. The text, in rhyme, explains and describes how they were expelled in disgrace from the Lodge. Late colour professionally executed. Print in excellent pristine condition on thick paper as per the Bohne edition printed on both sides. Large size 540mm x 620mm.
NOTE: COUNT CAGLIOSTRO (1743-1795), whose real name was Joseph Balsamo, the Italian freemason, died disgraced in Prison. He has been designated the greatest Masonic charlatan of all time. He was imprisoned by the Inquisition for criminal acts associated to his Masonic activities. He nominated himself the Grand Kophte of the Egyptian Rite and invented numerous degrees, up to 96 for the Rite of Memphis, charging a fee for each degree. He also involved his wife in quasi-Masonic activities. He died in Prison in San Leone, Italy in 1795.


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10300. Hogarth/Baldwin - Times of Day10300. Hogarth/Baldwin - Times of Day

Hogarth, William. Set of the 4 copper plate prints 'The Times of Day first published March 25, 1738 in London. This edition issued by the publishers Baldwin, Cradock and Joy who purchased the Hogarth plates at the Boydell sale in 1818. Last large size folio edition printed from the ORIGINAL Hogarth copper plates. 400cm x 490cm. The best known of the Masonic prints by William Hogarth, who was a freemason. The illustrated print 'Night', the fourth print (see Item 01312.) depicts a chaotic scene in Rummer Court looking north to Charring Cross and the statue of King Charles I which appears at the end of the street. In the foreground is a drunken Freemason in his regalia (Sir Thomas de Veil the Bow Street Magistrate and a member of Hogarth's own Lodge) and the Tyler or doorkeeper of his Lodge (Montgomery, the Grand Tyler). Above them a hand empties a chamber pot out of a window onto their heads. In the background a fire in the middle of the street has upset the Salisbury Flyer Coach and two bandits in aprons(?) threaten its angry passengers. On the left a barber surgeon can be seen pulling the tooth of a distressed patient, a sign on the wall indicates The New Bagnio or house of ill-repute.
The prints in the series The Four Times of the Day only have this one with a Masonic content. The set of four Morning Noon Evening and Night represents the 'progress of a day'. It shows not only various times of the day but also the contrasts between the sexes, seasons of the year and the types and classes of persons inhabiting different parts of London.


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06365. Hogarth/Cook Times of Day 179806365. Hogarth/Cook Times of Day 1798

Hogarth, William entitled 'The Times of Day' Set of the 4 copper plate prints originaly first printed March 25 1738 London. This edition by T Cook 1798 from New Plates. Copper engravings large folio edition. 400cm x 490cm. The best known Masonic print by William Hogarth, who was a freemason. The illustrated print 'Night', the fourth print (see Item 01312.) depicts a chaotic scene in Rummer Court looking north to Charring Cross and the statue of King Charles I which appears at the end of the street. In the foreground is a drunken Freemason in his regalia (Sir Thomas de Veil the Bow Street Magistrate and a member of Hogarth's own Lodge) and the Tyler or doorkeeper of his Lodge (Montgomery, the Grand Tyler). Above them a hand empties a chamber pot out of a window onto their heads. In the background a fire in the middle of the street has upset the Salisbury Flyer Coach and two bandits in aprons(?) threaten its angry passengers. On the left a barber surgeon can be seen pulling the tooth of a distressed patient, a sign on the wall indicates The New Bagnio or house of ill-repute.
The prints in the series The Four Times of the Day only have this one with a Masonic content. The set of four Morning Noon Evening and Night represents the 'progress of a day'. It shows not only various times of the day but also the contrasts between the sexes, seasons of the year and the types and classes of persons inhabiting different parts of London.


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01336. True Masonic Story Facsimile 01336. True Masonic Story Facsimile

FACSIMILE Robert Sayer London 'The Free-Masons Surpriz'd or the Secret Discover'd. A True Tale from a Masons Lodge in Canterbury '. Photographic reproduction of the well known 1753 caricature of Moll, the fat girl whose secrets were discovered. Coloured facsimile. Mounted 440mm x 320m

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01328. Vanity Fair Belvoir 1899 01328. Vanity Fair Belvoir 1899

Vanity Fair full colour print. 'Belvoir' 1899 portraying Sir Gilbert (Hart) Greenall Bart. in red hunting clothes whip and hunting horn in hand. Freemason. Born 1867, attended Eton and after the Army became first non-Duke to be the Master of the Belvoir Hunt. Drawing by CB and printed by Vincent Brooks. Excellent condition. Masonic and Hunting interest. 250mm x 390mm.

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09199. Vanity Fair Earl of Limerick 188509199. Vanity Fair Earl of Limerick 1885

Vanity Fair full colour print.(with extra page with text) 'a Freemason.' 1885 portraying The Earl of Limerick. Drawing by Apey and printed by Vincent Brooks Day & Son, Lith. Masonic Interest. Excellent condition. 265mm x 385mm.


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05627. Vanity Fair Lord Bernard 189805627. Vanity Fair Lord Bernard 1898

Vanity Fair 'Raby Castle' Statesmen No.704: Lord Bernard: Henry de Vere Vane, ninth Baron Barnard of Durham; Barrister JP and Freemason. ) published by Vincent Brooks Day & Son, Lith. December 15th, 1898. 262mm x 383mm

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01327. Vanity Fair Lord Waveney 1881 01327. Vanity Fair Lord Waveney 1881

Vanity Fair 'Spy' print dated April 2, 1881 'Suffolk' portrait of Lord Waveney (Sir Shafto Adair) described in attached text as ' . . . excellent person, popular among his friends a great Freemason, a Chairman of Quarter Sessions, seventy years old and a Gentleman'. Excellent condition full accompanying text sheet. 250mm x 380mm

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01330. Vanity Fair Mid Sussex 1898 01330. Vanity Fair Mid Sussex 1898

Vanity Fair by Spy 'Mid Sussex' 1898 Portrait of Sir Henry Fletcher Bart Freemason, MP for 'Mid Sussex'. (Horsham then Lewes). Born 1835. Educated Eton. Joined Grenadier Guards. Full colour litho by Vincent Brooks. Excellent condition. 265mm x 380mm

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01329. Vanity Fair Orthodoxy 1902 01329. Vanity Fair Orthodoxy 1902

Vanity Fair by Spy 'Orthodoxy' dated 1902 portraying seated at a de4sk Sir William Broadbent KCVO. MD. FRCP. LLD. FRS. Freemason, writer of books on 'The Pulse' and 'Heart Disease'. Full colour litho by Vincent Brooks. Excellent condition. 260mm x 385mm.

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01300. Vanity Fair Zetland 1869 01300. Vanity Fair Zetland 1869

The most worshipful Grand Master (Earl of Zetland) Vanity Fair print dated 4 December 1869. With separate accompanying text page Full colour and full regalia with large number of jewels and exaggerated gloves. No 57 in the series. Light damage to edges otherwise excellent. 230mm x 360mm

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05911. Woodward - Making A Freemason a Sailor FACSIMILE 05911. Woodward - Making A Freemason a Sailor FACSIMILE

FACSIMILE 'MAKING A SAILOR A FREEMASON' by drawn Woodward, engraved by Roberts. Published by T Tegg dated January of 1807. The print depicts four masons about to initiate a burly looking sailor. A mason in the background is heating up a poker. The ballooned quotes have maritime connotations. 'St Catherine' is a reference to the port of London docks and 'Mr Wigsby' clearly refers to the heavily wigged mason facing the candidate. High quality reproduction as new.

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