Odiorne.  Opinions on Speculative Masonry (1830) First Edition
Odiorne.  Opinions on Speculative Masonry (1830) First Edition
Odiorne.  Opinions on Speculative Masonry (1830) First Edition
Odiorne.  Opinions on Speculative Masonry (1830) First Edition
Odiorne.  Opinions on Speculative Masonry (1830) First Edition

Odiorne. Opinions on Speculative Masonry (1830) First Edition

Regular price
$350.00
Sale price
$350.00
Unit price
per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.



Odiorne, James C.  Opinions on Speculative Masonry, relative to its Origin, Nature, and Tendency.  A Compilation, embracing Recent and Important Documents on the Subject, and Exhibiting the Views of the most Distinguished Writers Respecting It.  Boston: Perkins & Marvin, 1830.  First Edition. [7703]



Cloth spine with plain boards, 4 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches, printed paper spine label, light soil, edge-wear.  “Ep: Hoyt, Deerfield Mass.” on front paste-down.  Lacks ffeps.  viii., 280 pp., tight, foxing.  Good+

Walgren 3383.  "Anthology of anti-Masonic writings."  Cummings p. 55.

A compilation of rare pamphlets previously issued separately.  27 addresses or tracts, herein reprinted, as well as a chapter entitled, “Renunciations of Freemasons,” and “Trial of Elihu Mather.”

James Creighton Odiorne (1802-1879), b. London, England; d. Framingham, MA.  His father was a Boston merchant, and while in England on business married James’s mother where he was born.  James was educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, and graduated from Yale College in 1826.  He joined with his father in the iron and nail business from 1828 to 1837, at which time he retired from business to continue his historical & natural history studies.  A member of the State Anti-masonic Committee of Massachusetts, the Committee examined and approved of this publication (1830).  In 1832 he assisted in the formation of the New England Anti-Slavery Society, serving for many years as its treasurer.  - see Yale Obituary Records online.