Fabulous Antique Hand-carved Bible with Inlaid Masonic Square and Compass

Regular price $165.00

Found at a great antiques shop in Paradise, PA--one of several carved folk art  books on this trip, which alone make it a good trip as far as I'm concerned! This I think is an especially cool one, and quite an old one, with Holy Bible carved out letter by letter at the top of the spine, and then the Masonic square and compass inlaid into the face. The "G" of the masonic logo is meant to stand both for God -- the "Grand Architect of the Universe"--and for Geometry, the foundation of stonemasonry and Freemasonry. 

 5 1/2" x 4 3/8" x 1 1/8". Good condition, wonderfully aged and worn, with a great objecthood and feel in the hand. A bit of dryness/cracking to the wood around the edges, not at all detracting.