[FREEMASONRY - DERMOTT, LAURENCE] SMITH, WILLIAM. Ahiman Rezon Abridged and Digested: as a Help to all that are, or would be, Free and Accepted Masons.
Philadelphia: Hall and Sellers, 1783. First American edition. Contemporary three quarters calf over marbled boards. 7 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches (18 x 10.5 cm); engraved frontispiece, xvi, 166 pp. Stains, signatures and repairs to several leaves.
Rare first American edition of the first book to be published by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania and one of the few 18th century books on freemasonry printed in the United States. The book is dedicated to George Washington and contains a frontispiece by Robert Scot, later chief engraver at the United States Mint. Sabin 84584; Evans 17915.
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