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7211. : The Centenary of The Revival of the Order of St. John in England 1931.

London: St John's Gate 1932. 18.5 by 12.5. 73 pp. illustrated with photographs. Black covers, a little wearto boards otherwise very good. The book is a detailed record of the events surrounding the centenary celebrations. A scarce item. 45.00


16593. Bergin, Jas. J.: History of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Dublin: The Ancient Order of Hibernians, 1910. ix+88 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Introduction by the National President, Joe Devlin, West Belfast. Eleven plates. "Printed on Irish paper with Irish ink". Gold-blocked black boards embossed with a leaf and berry pattern. A.e.g. Some rubbing and wear to the upper spine extremity, and printed poem 'Men of Erin gird for battle' pasted to the reverse of the dedication page, otherwise in very good condition. This is a very rare and elusive title. 250.00


2521. Burns, J.F.: Shop Window to the World.

Dublin: The Board of Governors of the Masonic Boys' School, 1967. First edition. xvi+ 268pp. A History of the Masonic Boys' School Dublin. Sixteen plates. Gold-blocked maroon boards, in d.w. The book itself is mint. The dw is showing slight wear, and a short tear has been carefullu closed with peelable tape. 18.00


8815. Cargo, David: Brotherhoods in Newtownards in the 20th Century.

Newtownards: Ards Historical Society in association with Ards Borough Council, 2002 "No 2 of a Series". 57 pp, in pictorial glazed card covers. 21 x 15 cm. Three plates, including one of William Craig, MP and Rafton Pounder, MP wearing Orange collarettes meeting Mrs Mills of John Street. 20.00


2506. Cochrane, Rt. Wor. Bro. Keith.: The County Committees in Ulster.

Belfast, The Lodge of Research CC, Ireland, 1994. 168pp. 22 x 15cm. Five full-page and other maps. A limited and numbered edition of which this volume is no 113. The County Committeee is a feature unique to Irish Masonry, and this is an important study of the subject. 45.00


13236. Comber District Orange Lodge: Comber District Orange Lodge Exhibition of The Orange Institution Comber District Lodges 1798 Rebellion.

Comber: 2-6 Mar. 1998. 18pp. illustrated, card covers, in very good condition. Photographs of the banners of the Comber Lodges with details of their histories 10.00


14691. County Down Grand Black Chapter: Black to the Future Grand Parade ... 25th August 2007.

Bangor: County Down Grand Black Chapter, 1970. 52 pp. 18 x 12 cm. Programme for Bangor Royal Black District Chapter No 13 Grand Parade 25th August 2007. Pictorial glazed card covers, in good condition. 25.00


12255. Crossle, Francis C. P.D.G.M. Down W.M. of The Lodge: A History of Nelson Masonic Lodge No. XVIII Newry.

Newry: Printed at the Office of the "Newry Telegraph." 1909. 145 pp. illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Jonathan Seaver first W.M. of The Lodge, and six pages of local Masonic seals. hardback, boards a little discoloured, but internally very good. A fascinating local history which includes, a survey of all the Newry Masonic Lodges, the Warrant, a detailed history of the Lodge, and other various items. An interesting article on, "The Theatre and the Craft," which has fascinating notes about the local theatre, and, "Members of the Lodge," with 233 biographies. This runs from pages 51-145 and is of the greatest value taking information back into the 18th century, in numerous entries. The first entry gives a flavour of the whole, no.1 "Andrew Aiken of The Glen, Newry, was a son of John Aiken, of Pettigo, Co. Fermanagh, and was a merchant in Newry, in partnership with John Given, their business house being situated on the north side of Edward street. The firm failed in 1817, but in the following year Andrew resumed business, in partnership with his father as, "John Aiken, Son & Co." He was a member of "The Newry Hunt Club," and his horse, "St Patrick, " ran third in the Newry Hunt Steeplechases of 1813. He married at Limerick, in 1813, Henrietta Laura Dana, of Shropshire, sister of Col. Dana of the 5th Garrison Battalion. She died 23rd Sept, 1813, and is buried in St Patricks Churchyard. Bro. Aiken was initiated, 3rd Jan. 1810 in XVIII and was S.W. in 1819." There is a mine of valuable geneological and other information in these entries. no. 44 "Lewis S. Demay was Superintentant Engineer in the construction of the line of railway between Drogheda and Portadown, and it was under his personal supervision that the first train ran, 5th Jan. 1851, over that part of the line extending from Mullaghglass to Portadown, the time occupied, including stoppages at Poyntzpass and Tanderagee being 40 minutes. This was prior to the completion of the Craigmore Viaduct, when passengers from Dublin to Belfast were conveyed by Omnibus from the Wellington Inn Station on the Dublin road, to the station at Mullaghglass Old Burying Ground......" A scarce item. Copac list 3copies only, in the BL, TCD, and Manchester. NLI have a further copy. Crossle also wrote, "A Sketch on the History of St Patrick's Masonic Lodge no. 77 Newry in 1895, and, "Notes on the Literary History of Newry" in 1897. 125.00


12849. Curl, James Stevens: The Art and Architecture of Freemasonry An Introductory Study.

London: B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1991. First edition. 271 pp. 27.5 x 21.5 cm. Preface and List of Illustrations at front, and Glossary of Terms, References, Select Bibliography and Index at rear. 180 black and white plates and 11 colour plates. A very handsome book. Gold-blocked boards, in price clipped dw. 45.00


19842. Eureka Masonic Lodge: By-Laws of Eureka Lodge No XLVII.

Dundalk: Printed for William Tempest 1910. 16 x 10 cm. 26 pp. with a folding chart of office-bearers since its foundation on the 13th Oct. 1848, along with a list of members since that date. In fresh almost mint condition. scarce 15.00


17061. Galloway, Peter: The Most Illustrious Order of St.Patrick 1783 - 1983.

Chichester: Phillimore & Co. Ltd.,1983. xiv + 146 pp. 25 x 19 cm. Frontispiece. 14 colour plates, 45 b&w plates, and 4 figures in text. Index. Gold-blocked blue boards, in dustwrapper. The book and the dw are in very good condition. 14.00


13234. Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland: Report of the Proceedings at the Half-Yearly Meeting held in the House of Orange, Belfast, 8th. December, 1982.

Belfast: Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, 1982. 49 pp. 20.5 x 15 cm. Card covers, in very good condition. We can also supply Reports for 1971, 30pp; 1988, 24 pp; 1990, 48pp; and 1991, 20pp., at 5 each. 5.00


13164. Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland: Steadfast for Faith and Freedom 200 Years of Orangeism.

Belfast: Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland 1995. 29.5 by 21 cm. 104 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. useful illustrations 18.00


13169. Grand Royal Arch Purple Chapter of Ireland: Report on the proceedings of annual meetings held in Brownlow House Lurgan on Saturday 11th January 1997.

Lurgan: Grand Royal Arch Purple Chapter of Ireland 1997. 32 pp. light card covers, in very good condition. 7.00


13158. Haddick-Flynn, Kevin: Orangeism The Making of a Tradition.

Dublin: Wolfhound Press 1999. 448pp. illustrated, hardcover, in very good condition with a v.g. dustwrapper. A well researched chronicle , a definitive academic history of the order, including information on the Apprentice Boys, the Royal Black Preceptory and the Royal Arch Purple Order. 15.00


13161. Hume, Dr David editor: Battles beyond the Boyne Orangemen in the ranks 1798-2000.

Shomberg Press Explorations in Religion History and Culture n.d. c.2000. 88 pp. illustrated, card covers, in very good condition. An aspect of Orange history not often explored. Scarce. 45.00


13233. Imperial Grand Black Chapter of the British Commonwealth: Annual Divine Service and Demonstration 1989 Official Programme.

Belfast: City of Belfast Grand Black Chapter, 1989. 16 pp. 20.5 x 14.5 cm. Illustrated. Card covers. Names and bus times written on rear cover, o/w in good condition. 10.00


13165. Kennedy, Billy, editor: A Celebration: 1690-1990 The Orange Institution King William III Prince of Orange.

Belfast: Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland 1995. 29.5 by 21 cm. 96 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. useful illustrations 10.00


1840. Kilpatrick, Cecil, editor: The Formation of the Orange Order 1795-1798 The edited papers of Colonel William Blacker and Colonel Robert H. Wallace.

Belfast: The Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, 1994. First edition. 166pp. 21.5 x 15.5 cm. 5 portraits. Gold-blocked red boards, in very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. 15.00


2512. King, Col. Sir Edwin: The Knights of St. John in the British Empire.

London, St John's Gate 1934 reprinted 1950. xviii+248pp. illustrated. v.g. Being the Official History of the British Order of the Hospital of St.John of Jerusalem. 30.00


2504. Leighton, Samuel.: History of Freemasonry in the Province of Antrim Northern Ireland.

Belfast, Wm. Brown and Sons 1938. 22 x 14.5 cm. 249pp.+28 portrait, biographies, illustrated. some minor spotting of ffeps otherwise in very good condition. This is a standard and indispensable history. 35.00


480. Leighton, V.W. Bro. S: History of the Masonic Hall, Arthur Square.

Belfast: W. & G. Baird 1927. 21.5 x 14.5 cm. 95pp, frontispiece, with 31 portraits with accompanying biographical details and other illustrations, autographed by the author on the ffep in 1929. The spine gutters are worn and a bit damaged, but the book is tight . A fair copy only. 15.00


14978. Lepper, John Heron and Crossle, Philip, and Parkinson, R.E.: History of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ireland Vol 1.

Dublin: Lodge of Research, CC., 1925. 25.5 x 15.5 cm. Dublin: Lodge of Research1925. Volume 1: 542, (2) pp, 94 illustrations and other woodcuts. Gold-blocked blue boards. No dws. There is some wear to the boards but overall it is in very good condition. It is increasingly scarce. 220.00


14979. Lepper, John Heron and Crossle, Philip, and Parkinson, R.E.: History of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ireland.

Dublin: Lodge of Research, CC., 1987, 1957. Volume 1(reprint): 542, (2) pp, + List of Subscribers to this Reprint edition. This limited-edition reprint of Volume 1 has a printed list, pasted on the ffep, of the Grand Officers, signed by each of them. Sixty-eight plates, and further illustrations in text. Succession lists of Officers. Reproductions of benefit programmes Theatre Royal, Dublin, and other rare pamphlets. Appendices. Index. Lists of Subscribers. 22.5 x 15.5 cm. Volume 2: 381 pp, eighteen plates (2 folding). Index. 25.5 x 15.5 cm. Gold-blocked blue boards. No dws. These are almost-mint copies. 250.00


13163. Malcomson, W.P.: Behind Closed Doors The Hidden Structure within the Orange Camp (the Royal Arch Purple Order) examined from an evangelical perspective.

Banbridge: Evangelical Truth 2009. 160 pp. illustrated, softcovers, old corner crese to front cover otherwise in very good condition. The author was a former member and evangelical writer. An interesting, critical study. 10.00


13162. Malcomson, W.P.: The Royal Black Institution The Mysteries, Secrets and Rites publicly revealed for the first time in history.

Londonderry: Evangelical Truth 2009. 380 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. The author was a former member and evangelical writer. An interesting, critical study. Scarce 30.00


2561. Masonic Benevolent Institutions: Report for the Year 1954.

Dublin: 1955. 332pp. paper covers, v.g. With lists of the Governors of the Institutions, Statements of Accounts etc. 10.00


2570. Masonic Benevolent Institutions: Report for the Year 1956.

Dublin: 1957 358 pp. paper covers worn. With lists of the Governors of the Institutions, Statements of Accounts etc. 10.00


2560. Masonic Benevolent Institutions.: Report for the Year 1953.

Dublin: 1954 327pp. paper covers, v.g. With lists of the Governors of the Institutions, Statements of Accounts etc. 10.00


13297. McClelland, Aiken: The Formation of The Orange Order.

Newcastle: Mourne Observer n.d. c.1960's. 15pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Card covers, in good condition. 8.00


13235. McCormick, W.J. McK: Christ, The Christian & Freemasonry.

Belfast: J. McCormick First edition Sept. 1977. 56pp. illustrated, softcovers, in good condition. McCormick published extensively on these subjects, mostly privately printed, as far we know. 23.00


16984. Provincial Priory of East Ulster: Provincial Priory of East Ulster News Letter No.4. January, 1998.

Belfast: Provincial Priory of East Ulster, 1998. (48) pp. 24 x 17.5 cm. Nineteen illustrations, in colour and b&w. Pictorial glazed card covers. Name on front cover, otherwise in good condition. Knights Templar. 10.00


16983. Provincial Priory of East Ulster: Provincial Priory of East Ulster News Letter No.5. January, 1999.

Belfast: Provincial Priory of East Ulster, 1999. (48) pp. 24 x 17.5 cm. Fifteen illustrations, in colour and b&w. Pictorial glazed card covers. Name on front cover, otherwise in good condition. Knights Templar. 10.00


1167. Sandbach, R.S.E: Priest and Freemason The Life of George Oliver.

Northhampton: The Aquarian Press 1988 192 pp. illustrated, very good, almost as new, in dustwrapper. Oliver was widely known as a writer on Masonic history and symbolism in the nineteenth century His serious attempts to tackle the compatibility of Freemasonry with Christianity brought him worldwide admiration as, "the sage and historian of Masonry". 12.00


19843. Simpson, W.G.: Masonry of the Olden Timein the Comber District County Down, Ireland.

Lisburn: Printed by Victor McMurray 1926. 22 x 14.5 cm. 92 pp. Frontispiece 10 illustrations, frontispiece, paper covers, a tight copy in very good condition. Now very scarce. 65.00


2550. Simpson, W.G.: The History and Antiquities of Freemasonry in Saintfield County Down.

Downpatrick: Printed at the Down Recorder office: 1924. 21 x 14 cm. 95 pp. 1 illustration, frontispiece, paper covers, signed by the author on the acknowledgements page.the cover is a little faded and dusty, there is a little faded annotation to the rear of the frontispiece about the author, a tight copy in good condition. Now very scarce. 65.00


2525. The Chapter of Research no 222 Ireland: Transactions 1978-1985.

Dublin: 1998. xvi+272pp. red boards, as new. 15.00


16970. The Donoughmore Lodge No. 458: The Donoughmore Lodge No. 458 I.C. 1919-1969 Golden Jubilee. The Freemason's Hall New Delhi Thursday 18th December 1969.

New Delhi: The Donoughmore Lodge No. 458, 1969 12 pp. 19.5 x 13.5 cm. History of the Lodge, and the previous history of the Warrant. Printed in green on cream paper. Card covers, printed in green with a narrow gold decorative border. Small thermographed crest on front cover. In very good condition. The Lodge was granted its Warrant by The Grand Lodge of Ireland, and was founded in Simla in India on the 27th of December 1919. 20.00


2533. The Lodge of Research No.CC. Ireland: Transactions Vol. XVII 1976 -1981 .

Dublin: 1982 20.5 x 14.5 cm. 225pp. 20 plates and other illustrations, obituaries, in memoriam, paper covers, in very good condition. 15.00


7717. Tipton, C. L.: The Irish Hospitallers during the Great Schism.

Dublin: Royal Irish Academy June1970. 25 by 18.5 cms Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Volume 69, Section C, no. 3. pp.33-43, blue wraps, in very good condition. Of Masonic interest. 20.00


13160. Upper Ards District L.O.L. No.11 Tercentenary Committee.: Tercentenary A Short History of Orangeism in No. 11 District 1690-1990.

Wade Publications 1990. no. 11 District covers the Ards Peninsula in County Down.48 pp. illustrated, card covers, in very good condition. Now quite scarce. 25.00

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