Washington Monitor and Freemason’s Guide to the Symbolic Degrees. Compiled by Thomas Milburne Reed. Sixteenth Edition. Grand Lodge of Washington, 1968.

$35.00

The Freemasons are the oldest continuously operating Fraternal Order in the world. Their history dates back to the 13th century. Their stated ideals are straightforward, yet their practices, policies, and rituals are often obscured and subsequently primed for outside speculation. Yet there is literature enough to understand Freemasonry, and this slim volume is a quintessential example. It contains step-by-step instructions for many rituals and practices, including opening the lodge, laying cornerstones, funeral rituals, and translations of their hieroglyphics and symbols. This Freemason’s Guide was published by the Grand Lodge of Washington where Freemasonry has been present since the 1850s, before Washington was even a U.S. state.

This slim edition is in near fine condition. In the original limp faux leather boards, near fine with only rubbing to edges and minor crease to back flap. Text block near fine. Edges dyed blue, only some spotting. Former owner’s signature to front endpaper. Membership certification page is still blank.

A near fine edition of the Freemason’s Guide. A spectacular glimpse inside a most ancient and secretive Fraternal Order.

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Washington Monitor and Freemason’s Guide to the Symbolic Degrees. Compiled by Thomas Milburne Reed. Sixteenth Edition. Grand Lodge of Washington, 1968.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in