This book is very rare and it is a first edition. There is not one of these books available at the rare book sites online or at upcoming high end auctions that I go to for researching our book finds.The only ones available online are for view only at museums. Certainly if one of you knows of another one that is available online, please let me know and I will change my listing description accordingly. The front and back covers are still firmly attached to the rest of the book.
The edges of the pages on the top, bottom and sides has a gold gilting on them. Some minor foxing and brown spotting to the pages and browning around the perimeter. The covers are still in pretty good shape.
A combination of some sort of leather and then a hardboard. The book is still firmly bound together.There is no musty or mildewy smell or markings in the book. The book still has the original illustration of John Coustos at the age of 43 near the front of the book and then the two page pullout of Coustos being tortured in Portugal. Both pieces are still firmly attached in the book. The pull out has a 1/2 tear in it. The book is 7-7/8" tall, by 5-1/8" across, by 1-9/16 wide. The book is 400 pages in length.
John Coustos actually died in the year this book was published. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Dont be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
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Ask all the questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the item on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it. Please check out the other rare Free Mason book, "The Constitution of Free Masonry or Ahiman Rezon" printed in 1807 that we picked up at the same time from the same consignor. Please check out our other Timeless Tokens store listings as we are regularly adding new items. We specialize in vintage artwork, books, collectibles, furniture, musical instruments, paper ephemera, marine/nautical, and clocks.Select countries (disclosed in individual item description). All items are as described, with any item history, known defects or imperfections disclosed in each listing. Welcome to Timeless Tokens our online store offer antiques, collectibles, and conventional merchandise for every need and occasion. Timeless Token represents the fulfillment of a long-held dream to create a business that allows us pursue our passion for finding unique collectibles and everyday items that can be shared with and appreciated by all. Our listings are updated regularly and focus on items that we know best - vintage artwork, books, clocks, collectibles, furniture, toys/model trains, musical instruments, and decorative boxes.
We appreciate your taking the time to visit our store, and hope you will provide us feedback that will enable us to make your shopping experience the best it can be. Referrals are an important part of our business. The item "Antique Rare Book The Sufferings of John Coustos for Free Masonry 1st Edit 1746" is in sale since Thursday, December 14, 2017.This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques". The seller is "hallboys321" and is located in Wilmington, Delaware. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Panama, Jamaica, Viet nam.