Author: John Theophilus DesaguliersPublish On: 2020-06-25
The full title of the 1723 edition was The Constitutions of the Free-Masons, Containing the History, Charges, Regulations, &c. of that most Ancient and Right Worshipful Fraternity, For the Use of the Lodges.When in 1738, the Grand Lodge ...
Author: John Theophilus Desaguliers
The Constitutions of the Free-Masons was a constitution written for the Premier Grand Lodge of England, to standardize the rituals and practices of Freemasonry among lodges of London and Westminster operating under that Grand Lodge. Obviously, it was not meant to apply to other lodges in other parts of England, Scotland and Ireland. The constitution laid the foundation of the legend of Hiram Abiff, King Solomon's Master Builder, along with the pyramid style organizational model of Freemasonry. The first and second edition were written by Rev. James Anderson in 1723 and 1738.Anderson's Constitutions were based on the Old Masonic Manuscripts (also called "Gothic Constitutions") and on the General Regulations which had been compiled first by George Payne in 1720. The full title of the 1723 edition was The Constitutions of the Free-Masons, Containing the History, Charges, Regulations, &c. of that most Ancient and Right Worshipful Fraternity, For the Use of the Lodges.When in 1738, the Grand Lodge changed its name from Grand Lodge of London and Westminster into the Grand Lodge of England, the Constitution was rewritten by Anderson. The title of the second, rewritten, edition of 1738 was The New Book of Constitutions of the Antient and Honourable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons, Containing Their History, Charges, Regulations, &c. Collected and Digested By Order of the Grand Lodge from their old Records, faithful Traditions and Lodge-Books, For the Use of the Lodges.The 1723 edition of the Constitutions was edited and reprinted by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia in 1734, becoming the first Masonic book printed in America.
First edition of Anderson's Constitutions, printed in London in 1723. The text is faithful to the original edition although with Modern spelling.
Author: James Anderson
A restyle of Anderson's Constitutions, based on the first edition of 1723 printed in London. The text is faithful to the original edition although with modern spelling. Original restored decoration had been used where possible. Decoration from coeval books had also been inserted.
This is a new edition of the the first Masonic book printed in America, which was originally produced in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin in 1734, and was a reprint of a work by James Anderson (who is identified as the author in an ...
Author: James Anderson
This is a new edition of the the first Masonic book printed in America, which was originally produced in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin in 1734, and was a reprint of a work by James Anderson (who is identified as the author in an appendix) printed in London in 1723.This is the seminal work of American Masonry, edited and published by one of the founding fathers, and of great importance to the development of colonial society and the formation of the Republic. The work contains a 40-page history of Masonry: from Adam to the reign of King George I, including, among others, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Solomon, Hiram Abif, Nebuchadnezzar, Augustus Caesar, Vitruvius, King Athelstan the Saxon, Inigo Jones, and James I of England. It is a celebration of the science of Geometry and the Royal Art of Architecture. The work also includes five songs, one of which-"A New Song"-appears in print for the first time and may have been composed by Franklin.
A Masonic education from the first page to last. Includes: "The Meaning of Initiation" by Frank C. Higgins; "Operative Masonry: Early Days in the Masonic Era" by Robert I. Clegg; "Masonic Jurisprudence" by Roscoe Pound; "Freemasons in the American Revolution" by Charles S. Lobingier; "A Bird's-Eye View of Masonic History" by H.L. Haywood; "Women and Freemasonry" by Dudley Wright; "In the Interests of the Brethren" by Rudyard Kipling; "The Egyptian Influence on Our Masonic Ceremonial and Ritual" by Thomas Ross; "Anderson's Constitutions of 1723? by Lionel Vibert; "The Rise and Development of Anti-Masonry in America, 1737-1826? by J. Hugo Tatsch; "The Spiritual Significance of Freemasonry" by Silas H. Shepherd; "Rosicrucianism in Freemasonry" by H.V.B. Voorhis; "The New Atlantis and Freemasonry" by A.J.B. Milborne; "Masonry and World Peace" by Joseph Fort Newton and more.
Book of Constitutions itself , as well as the repeated assurances of Anderson and Desaguliers , that everything was ... The term “ Old ” Regulations , was used to denote the rules of the Society as published in 1723 , whilst the ...
A LIST of Regular L O D G E S , according to their Seniority and Constitution , by ORDER of the Grand Halter . ... 28 , 1723 Mar. 30 , 1723 April 1 , 1723 1723 ift Thursday , 3d Wednesday , 1 & 3d Frid . 40'Clock , 2d and 4th Monday ...
We have both Stukeley's and Anderson's accounts of the meeting of June when the Duke was installed. ... has to be observed that there can be no doubt at all that the 1723 Constitutions was a private venture and Anderson's own property.
Author: Freemasons. Grand Lodge of the District of ColumbiaPublish On: 1876
... whose true Constitutions and Charges have been compiled by Anderson , and which Dermott altered to suit his ... It is undoubtedly true that , up to 1723 , the authority of a Master , in case of a vacancy , was held to revert to the ...
Author: Freemasons. Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia