Front: Thistle with two leaves flanked by initials “R S”. Above a Masonic compass & dividers flanked by two pointing hands. Below a heart flanked by two 5 pointed stars. All in relief on a rough chipped ground. Uncarved border on all 4 sides.
Back: “H.M.S [no period]/J. WATSON/FROM/R. S [no period]/1894”
Foredge: Smooth coved.
Masonic marked books rare. H.M.S initials likely mean an English book. Does the thistle refer to Scotland or to Scottish Rite? English or not, a terrific book.
- MediumMarble, white
- Dimensions (inches)6 3/8 x 5 x 1 1/4