Pontefract: Bro. [Richard] Holmes, Printer, 1880, 1881.
Full Leather. Signed. Presentation copy of three accounts of the establishment of the Masonic lodge at Pontefract, West Yorkshire, bound together. Signed with a personal inscription by the editor, Thomas William Tew, addressed to Hugh Childers, then the British Secretary of State for War, Member of the House of Commons for Pontefract, and layer of the foundation stone for the New Dispensary. With the Report of the Meeting at Pontefract, the Origin and History of the Hermitage and Oratory at Pontefract. with an Account of the Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Pontefract New Dispensary, and the Opening Ceremony of the New Dispensary [...] To Which is Now Added an Account of the Earlier Charities of Pontefract. Two previous owners’ names on the verso of the front endpaper, and bookplate on the front pastedown. Wear to the joints and edges of the binding. Full brown morocco, with gilt lettering and decoration. Very Good. All edges gilt.
Very Good binding.