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1 Adams, Thomas The Masonic Register and Almanac for the Year of Our Lord 1892 () with an Accurate Calendar and other Matters of Masonic and General Interest
Boston Alfred Mudge and Son, Printers 1892 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. 32 pp., including ads. A short almanac for the year 1892, followed by a list of elected officers and members of various branches of Freemasonry in Massachusetts, as well as locations and times of various meetings in the state. With a section defining certain principles of Freemasonry, as well as the meaning behind various symbols, including the beehive, the lambskin, etc. Another short section provides a very brief look at Freemasonry in North America. GOOD condition. Crease present to the lower rear cover, with minor creasing and curling along the extremities. Minor staining and soiling to the covers, with general browning. Paper browned in the interior. 
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An Oration on Masonry, Pronounced Before the Right Worshipful Master, Officers and Brethren of the Columbian Lodge, Nottingham; at the Festival of St. John, the Evangelist. December 27, Anno Lucis, 5800, Bartlet, Israel
2 Bartlet, Israel An Oration on Masonry, Pronounced Before the Right Worshipful Master, Officers and Brethren of the Columbian Lodge, Nottingham; at the Festival of St. John, the Evangelist. December 27, Anno Lucis, 5800
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A. John Melcher, Printer 1801 no Pamphlet Good 
Pamphlet, lacking any wraps that were issued. Apparently disbound from a larger work. Pagination runs 20-27, with page 19 unnumbered. This appears to be complete as issued, with a small caption title at the top of page 19 and a shield emblem at the end of the text on page 27. OCLC records match this pagination. A short speech on masonry or freemasonry, outlining its importance in relation to Christian practice, as well as explaining important duties and ideals that masons should strive toward. GOOD condition. Remains of leather binding along the spine. Some offsetting and toning to the pages, with minor scattered foxing and staining. A 1 inch tear present along the center right edge of the text (near the fore edge) of the last page. 
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The Michigan Freemason. A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Masonry and its Literature. April 1872. Vol. III. No. X, Chaplin, W.J. (editor). Various authors.
3 Chaplin, W.J. (editor). Various authors. The Michigan Freemason. A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Masonry and its Literature. April 1872. Vol. III. No. X
Kalamazoo, MI Chaplin and Ihling Bros., Publisher 1872 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. Date and number apparently wrong on the front wrapper, (Reading March and No. IX), with the header above the first page of text giving the month of April and correct number. Pagination runs 432-480, with a few ads. A single issue of this journal devoted to freemasonry and topics related to it. This includes Methodism and Masonry in Arkansas, Masonic Obedience, discoveries at Jerusalem, tinkering the constitution, work of the Grand Master, Masonry at Des Moines, Iowa, etc. GOOD+ condition. Date crossed out in pencil, with correction and a string of numbers written in above it. Minor creasing, wrinkling and soiling. Uneven fading to the printing in the interior. 
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4 Folger, Robert B Address delivered to the members of Benevolent Lodge, No. 192, November 4, 1852, in honor of the memory of George Washington, an active member of the Ancient and honorable order of Free and Accepted Masons.
New York C. Shields, Printer 1852 no Wraps Good 
Light green printed wraps. 37 pp. Pamphlet, disbound from a larger work. A speech on the heritage and history of freemasonry, with several pages devoted to anecdotes of George Washington and his work or view of freemasonry. This includes asserting he was the first Grand Master of the United States (debunked in the appendix), as well as accounts of his meeting an English prisoner of war who was a mason, etc. The speech also charts in broad terms the transmission and evolution of freemasonry from ancient Egypt, through Europe, Scotland and to the U.S., highlighting notable moments in freemason history. GOOD condition. Spine rough and lacking the wraps. Minor soiling and a bit of scattered staining to the wraps. Some wrinkling and creasing to the covers. Rear cover with some black scuffing. Corners curled. Two numeric notations to the front cover. Interior solid with scattered underlines and notes, in pencil. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Foss, Gerald D. Serafini, Enzo (editor). Three Centuries of Freemasonry in New Hampshire
Concord Grand Lodge of New Hampshire Free and Accepted Masons 1972 no Cloth Very Good Good 
Blue cloth in clipped jacket. 546 pages. With illustrations. A history of freemasonry in New Hampshire, including an extensive biographical dictionary of noted masons in New Hampshire, recalling biographical details of them. Also included are notable landmarks, etc. GOOD+ jacket on a VERY GOOD book. General fading, with minor soiling, toning and scuffing to the jacket. Minor edgewear. Minor fading and edgewear to the book. Very light foxing to the page edges. 
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Undissembled Love to God and Man, the Great Duty of Christians and Free Masons; Illustrated in the following Discourse, delivered before the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Rhode Island, on the 24th of June, 1800, Gano, Stephen
6 Gano, Stephen Undissembled Love to God and Man, the Great Duty of Christians and Free Masons; Illustrated in the following Discourse, delivered before the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Rhode Island, on the 24th of June, 1800
Providence Samuel J. Williams, Printer 1800 no Pamphlet Good 
Pamphlet, lacking any wraps that were issued. Apparently disbound from a larger work. 23 pp. Perhaps lacking a rear blank leaf. Text is complete. A speech reflecting on the theological topic of love in relation to God and mankind, discussing Christian duties in religion, as well as the duties of freemasons to uphold Christian ideals. This includes a defense of secrecy in freemasonry. Stephen Gano was a physician and pastor in the Providence, Rhode Island area during the late 1700s-early 1800s. GOOD condition. Moderate foxing and spotting to the first and last few pages, with minor scattered foxing throughout. General browning to the paper, heavier along the upper portion. Remains of binding along the spine. Evans 37488. 
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An Address in Commemoration of the Anniversary of St. John the Baptist. Pronounced before the Brethren of St. John's Lodge, in Mason's Hall, Providence, on the evening of the 24th of June, A.D. 5802, Gleason, Benjamin
7 Gleason, Benjamin An Address in Commemoration of the Anniversary of St. John the Baptist. Pronounced before the Brethren of St. John's Lodge, in Mason's Hall, Providence, on the evening of the 24th of June, A.D. 5802
Boston Munroe and Francis, Printers 1802 no Pamphlet Good 
Stated second edition. Pamphlet, apparently disbound from a larger work. Lacking any wraps that may have been issued. 16 pp. A speech reflecting on the origin, evolution and beliefs of Freemasonry, citing both ancient and at the time modern examples of positive contributions to society by various Freemasons, as well as examining the principles and beliefs of masons. GOOD condition. Remains of binding present along the spine. Moderate foxing to the piece. Very faint dampstain along the lower spine. 
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8 Huntoon, R.W. Benjamin An Address Delivered at New Haven, September 5, A.L. 5850, on the occasion of the Centennial Celebration of Hiram Lodge, No. 1, of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons. To Which are Prefixed, an Historical Sketch of Hiram Lodge, and an Account of the Celebra
New Haven Thomas J. Stafford, Printer 1850 no Wraps Good 
Printed yellow wraps. 44 pp. An address reflecting on the history, legacy and importance of freemasonry to society from ancient to the then present day. Of note is a short history of the Hiram Lodge from its original charter in 1750 to 1850, discussing its founding, members of the lodge, noting the many names added each year, etc. Also included is a recap of the celebration events surrounding the hundred year anniversary of the lodge. GOOD+ condition. Faint vertical crease to the pamphlet, with minor soiling and a few small stains to the wrap. Notation in ink across the upper front edge. Some creasing present. Interior solid, with an area of browning to the lower corners and center fore edge. Very minor foxing. 
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The Masonic Miscellany and Ladies' Literary Magazine. August, 1821. Vol. 1. No. 2., Jenkins, John F. de la Motte Fouque, Baroness (Caroline Philippine von Briest or de la Motte Fouque) et al
9 Jenkins, John F. de la Motte Fouque, Baroness (Caroline Philippine von Briest or de la Motte Fouque) et al The Masonic Miscellany and Ladies' Literary Magazine. August, 1821. Vol. 1. No. 2.
No Place William Gibbes Hunt, presumed publisher. 1821 no Pamphlet Good 
(Lexington, KY): 1821. Copyright info based on OCLC records. Pamphlet, apparently disbound from a larger work. Lacking any wraps that were issued. Caption title only, no title page present. Pagination runs 41-80. A journal devoted to both freemasonry and literature/writing for women, with this containing an oration by John F. Jenkins, a look at masonry and religion, masonry in South Carolina, etc. The ladies' magazine features part of a story by the German author Caroline de la Motte Fouque, The Cypress Crown, among other pieces. GOOD condition. Some foxing to the piece. Minor toning. 
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10 Lewis, M.M. Winslow G.M Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in Union With The Most Ancient and Honorable Grand Lodges in Europe and America, According to the Old Constitutions
Boston Hugh G. Tuttle, Printer 1856 no Disbound Good 
Disbound, saddle sewn wraps. 38 pages plus a blank rear cover. A small pamphlet containing the proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, including lists of various members, various happenings, etc. There are some handwritten annotations to the list of members of the various lodges listed on the last 2 pages. In GOOD condition. Moderate dampstain present along the lower 2 inches of the booklet, as well as along the binding, from the foot to a little over halfway up. This affects the pages throughout but does not affect readability. Moderate darkening to the covers and pages. Minor soiling and scuffing, with curling/ creasing to the very corners of the booklet. Small tear in the fore edge of the front page. Text clean and solid, with the aforementioned notations present. 
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30th Triennial, Centennial of the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the United States of America. Baltimore, MD. October 12th, 1897, No author Given
11 No author Given 30th Triennial, Centennial of the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the United States of America. Baltimore, MD. October 12th, 1897
No Place A. Hoen and Co., Printer 1897 no Wraps Good 
No place, presumed circa 1897. Red cloth. 46 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A small book celebrating the centennial of the General Grand Chapter on October 13, 1897. This includes lists of members of various committees of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, as well as many pages discussing historical buildings and monuments in and around the Baltimore area. This includes photos and descriptions of a Washington Monument, the City Hall, the school for the blind, the women's college, a photo of boats in the Chesapeake, relating to the Oyster industry, etc. GOOD+ condition. Minor fading and mottling to the cloth. Owner's inscription in the interior, the Grand Scribe of Rhode Island. 
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12 No author given Complimentary Dinner by the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Maryland, to the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the United States America. Menu and program of Events
Baltimore James H. Downs, presumed Printer no Wraps Very Good 
Baltimore: no date, perhaps late 1890s. Red stiff card stock covers bound with thick ribbon. 4 pp. A menu for a dinner for various luminaries of Royal Arch Masons, featuring courses and a list of speakers. GOOD condition. Rear inside cover with a circle divided into compartments bearing handwritten names, perhaps indicating seat placement. All hand done in pencil. Minor soiling and discoloration. Light bowing to the piece. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 No Author Given Consecration of the Burial Lot at Mount Auburn by Columbian Lodge, F. and A.M., of Boston. St. John Baptist's Day, Friday, June 24, 1892
Boston Printed for the Lodge 1892 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Blue cloth. 35 pp. Three photos present, one of the headstone, one of members gathered, and a portrait of a member, perhaps leader, as a frontis. A short piece describing the ceremonies involved in the consecration and opening of the burial lot for members of the Columbian Lodge for freemasons. This lot was designed for masons who had no other family to be buried with, or who chose to be buried with the lodge. GOOD condition. Uneven fading, some discoloration and staining present to the covers. Minor soiling. Extremities bumped, scuffed and frayed. Sporadic dampstain affecting the fore edge margin of a few pages, rather heavy to the first blank endpaper. A few ownership signatures present. Interior solid with moderate toning to the paper. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 No author Given Fifteenth Annual Report of the Northwestern Masonic Aid Association, January 1st, 1889. With minutes of the fifteenth annual meeting of the association, held at Chicago, Jan. 9, 1889
Chicago C.H. Brenan and Co., Printers 1889 no Wraps Good 
Pink printed wraps, Small booklet. 34 pp. A piece documenting financial business and transactions of the Northwestern Masonic Aid Association, as well as numbers associated with membership, both new members and former members. With names of officeholders in the association on the rear cover. GOOD condition. Lower front cover corner creased and chipped. Minor soiling and general darkening. Staples rusted. Interior browned. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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15 No author given Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania and Masonic Jurisdiction thereunto belonging, according to the Old Constitution (Caption Title)
No Place No Publisher no Pamphlet Good 
No publisher or place, presumed circa 1847. Pamphlet, lacking any wraps that may have been issued. 48 pp., although unclear if complete or lacking more pages after page 48. A pamphlet regarding business and member proceedings at the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania in 1847, announcing the elections of grand officers and other posts, financial operations related to the lodge. With two lengthy addresses regarding the duties of masons, etc. GOOD condition. Small numerical stamp on the first page, with a few minor pencil notes. Light toning. Curling along the spine. 
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History of the Palestine Temple. Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Preceded by a History of the Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine and of the Imperial Council, A.A.O., N.M.S. for North America, No author Given
16 No author Given History of the Palestine Temple. Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Preceded by a History of the Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine and of the Imperial Council, A.A.O., N.M.S. for North America
Boston The Hall Publishing Company 1913 no Cloth Good Folio 
#562 of 635 copies printed. Dull reddish cloth illustrated in gilt. Folio. 519 pp., plus index. Black and white photos throughout. A history of the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, better known as the Shriners, a fraternal organization affiliate with Freemasonry, in that its members must be masons. The group was established in 1870 in the United States, with this book primarily focusing on the actions and biographies of its members, including photos. This also includes a look at the formation of the order, its codes and by-laws, actions, etc. GOOD+ condition. General fading. Small area of staining to the lower front cover, with faint discoloration to the rear. Minor fading. Cloth scuffed and worn along the extremities. Paper toned in the interior. Binding shaken but intact. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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17 No author Given New Hampshire Masonic Home Manchester. Ceremonies at the Laying of the Corner-Stone Tuesday, July 8, 1902 and at the Dedication Monday, May 11, 1903
Concord, New Hampshire Ira C. Evans Co., Printers 1903 no Wraps Good 
Blue printed wraps. 52 pp. With a frontis illustration of the Masonic Home. A collection of various speeches given at the laying of the cornerstone of the Masonic Home in Manchester, New Hampshire, mostly reflecting on the history and traditions of freemasonry. With several lists of members, masters, etc. GOOD condition. Moderate to heavy uneven offsetting/fading to the wraps. Minor soiling. Some scuffing along the binding. Interior solid with two pencil lines in the margins next to two passages in the interior. Front endpaper foxed. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 No author Given Proceedings of the Grand Council Royal and Select Masters of North Carolina Held In Rocky Mount, NC, Wednesday, May 25, 1932
No Place No Publisher no Wraps Good 
No publisher, place or date. Presumed North Carolina, 1932. Printed wraps. 49 pp. A general report of freemasonry activities and meetings in North Carolina, including a necrology, a list of members receiving various degrees within freemasonry, financial matters, addresses from various grand masters, etc. GOOD condition. Date stamp and check marks on the front cover, with check marks, underlining and a note on the rear cover. Minor soiling and wrinkling. Some toning in the interior. Scattered underlining and tick marks throughout. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 No Author Given The Constitutions of the Free-masons. Containing the history, charges, regulations, etc., of that most ancient and rightful worshipful Fraternity
New York Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Company 1906 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Blue cloth. 108 pp., plus a few pages of other published works in the rear. A reprinting of a work originally published in the early 1700s, providing a short history of the freemasons and freemasonry, as well as their constitution, regulations and duties. With a section of songs in the rear, as well as an index. GOOD condition. Front cover with areas of discoloration and spotting. Minor soiling and staining. Minor general fading. Small stain to the lower rear cover. Extremities scuffed. Dampstaining along the bottom edge of the first few pages, sporadically affecting the same area to several pages throughout. Minor scattered soiling in the interior. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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20 No author Given The Essenes. Foundation of the Knights of the Ancient Essenic Order. What Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry has to say of it.
Rochester, NH Rochester (NH) Leader, presumed Publisher 1897 no Pamphlet Good 
Apparently taken from the Rochester (NH) Leader, Issue of March 10th, 1897. Single sheet folded into a four page pamphlet. With a green seal printed on the center front page. A piece taken from Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry that seeks to answer the questions the public of Rochester, NH had in regard to the formation of the Mount Ararat Senate Knights of the Ancient Essenic Order in Rochester. This extract discusses the history of the order, as well as the practices of Essenism. GOOD condition. Moderate to heavy foxing to the piece. Horizontal and vertical fold creases present, with minor tearing at the edges of these creases. Minor soiling and toning. Light curling at the corners. 
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