OLIVER, Rev. G. The Discrepancies of Freemasonry Examined During a Week's Gossip with the Late Celebrated Brother Gilkes and Other Eminent Masons, on Sundry Obscure and Difficult Passages in the Ordinary Lodge Lectures, Which, Although Open Questions in Grand Lodge, Constitute a Source of Doubt and Perplexity to the Craft. London: John Hogg & Co., 1875.
8vo., original publisher's green-blue cloth, stamped in black and gilt to upper cover and spine; brown coated endpapers; pp. [vii], viii-xi, [iv], 4-336, [i, 2, ii, ads]; some pages unopened; hinges expertly strengthened; still, a better copy than usually found, the cloth and gilt bright, with only minimal rubbing to corners and pushing to spine ends; minimal spotting to fore-edge and prelims. Provenance: sticker of H. Myers and Son, Midland Masonic Depot, Birmingham, to the front paste-down.
First edition of this explanation of some of the more difficult concepts in Freemasonry. With laid in newspaper article regarding a wine and spirit merchant's appeal for an exemption in court to supply on and off the premises due to his Freemason's licence.