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RARE 1791 Ahiman Rezon, Masonic Grand Lodge Virginia, Richmond, Charleston Mason
THE NEW AHIMAN REZON. CONTAINING THE LAWS AND CONSTITUTIONS OF THE GRAND LODGE OF VIRGINIA. TO WHICH IS ADDED, THE HISTORY OF MASONRY, FROM THE CREATION, TO THE DEATH OF QUEEN ELIZABETH. ALSO ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ROYAL ART; AND A VARIETY OF OTHER MATTER RELATED TO THAT INSTITUTION. CAREFULLY COLLATED, FROM THE MOST APPROVED AUTHORS, ANCIENT AS WELL AS MODERN. BY JOHN K. READ, PRESENT DEPUTY GRAND MASTER OF VIRGINIA, AND MEMBER OF THE SUBLIME LODGE OF PERFECTION, OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH- CAROLINA. By John K. Read Published: Printed by John Dixon,, Richmond:, 1791. Bound in early 19th century presentation morocco binding to the Staunton, Va. Lodge in 1843. Front cover with gilt lettering [fading], elegant ink 1843 presentation inscriptions from Brother John Wise, Senior, on the front endpapers. Front hinge starting. Rubberstamps of the Lodge on endpapers and blank portion of last leaf. Deaccession letter included. Pages [2], xvi, [4], 241, [1 errata] [as issued]. Light scattered spotting, rear free endpaper missing. The page headed, 'Sanction. To the Masters and Wardens of the Subordinate Lodges, under the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, Greeting.', precedes the title page. The 'Sanction' Leaf is a separate imprint, recorded as such by Bristol and by Shipton & Mooney. It is rare, with NAIP recording a holding only at the Huntington Library. AAS does not own it. The Preface explains the need for a book adapted "to the meridian of our own Lodges." Thus this work, "a code of Laws for the government of the Grand Lodge, and all the Lodges on its dependancy," as well as " … [Click Below for Full Description]
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