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Item specifics

Binding:

Hardcover

Special Attributes:

Illustrated

Subject:

Fraternal, Social Organizations

Origin:

American

Topic:

Freemasonry, Masonic, Freemasons

Publication Date:

1850


RARE 1850 ANTIQUE MASONIC Book FREEMASONRY Occult FREEMASON Knight Templar Illus

(((RARE))) BEAUTIFUL PLATES~ALL DEGREES~TRESTLE BOARD


 

THE NEW MASONIC TRESTLE BOARD: 2 PARTS (1850)

By 

Charles W. Moore


 

A Rare Piece of Masonic History!

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Here is the original 1850 Edition of "THE NEW MASONIC TRESTLE-BOARD, adapted to the work and lectures of lodges, as practised in the United States of America," by Charles W. Moore.  Published by Charles W. Moore, Boston. Stereotype Edition.


Condition is overall FAIR+ to GOOD-.  Binding is tight with all pages firmly intact. There is a slight lean to the right.   Hinges are solid and strong.  Covers are in fair condition only with corner bumping and edgewear through to the boards.  Also some loss of cloth at the spine.  Covers are lightly soiled and have some of the gilt rubbed off in places.  Pages are lightly soiled with some toning, foxing and a few pencil notations.  Page 61 has the remnants of a sticker at the top, but this doesn't interfere with text.  See pics.  Previous owner's name and stamp inside book.  No smoky or musty smells.  No dampstains.  Overall, a fair to good copy of this rare one hundred and sixty-two year old book.


Pre-Civil War Era Masonic Writings


Freemasonry has long been shrouded in a cloak of mystery.  What goes on behind lodge doors is known only to the Masonic brethern.  For many centuries nothing was written down regarding Freemasonry rituals, rites, ceremonies, initiations and more.  Rather knowlege was passed mouth to ear.  Eventually it became realized that some form of written communication would be helpful to Masonic brothers.  Now you can own such a book written just prior to the Civil War era.   

The Masonic Trestle-Board includes both the Masonic Trestle-Board and The Masonic Trestle-Board part II bound into one volume.  It is a complete and accurate working book for all degrees from the first degree to that of the Knight Templar.


Complete with intriguing text, beautiful plates and illustrations this rare volume would make a fantastic addition to any Freemasonry library.

Below you will find a complete table of contents, book features, a sampling of several of the pictures/pages in the book and a short biography/summary of the author or subject.



CONTENTS INCLUDE:



CONTENTS OF PART I


The Apron

Architecture, Definition of    

Antiquity of  

Orders of  

Tuscan 

Doric 

Ionic 

Corinthian  

Composite  

Invention of   

Arithmetic 

Astronomy 

Address to Grand Master at his

Installation 

At the Initiation of a Soldier 

Badge of a Mason 

Brotherly Love 

Benediction 

Candidates, Qualifications and

Duties of   

Admission of  

Ceremonial Illustrations  

Ceremony of Constituting a

Lodge 

Of Consecration   

Of Installation  

Of Laying Foundation Stones  

Dedicating Masonic Halls 

At Funerals  

Charges at Opening 

At Closing 

On the Private Duties

Of Masons  

On Duties as Citizens  

On Duties in the Lodge 

On Duties as Neighbors 

On Duties towards a Brother 

Charge at Initiation to the First Degree 

At Initiation to the Second Degree  

At Initiation to the Third Degree 

Upon the Installation of he Officers of a Lodge 

Closing a Lodge   

Common Gavel 

Consecration, Ceremony of  

Constituting a Lodge 

Corner Stones, Laying of    

Covering of Lodges 

Declaration to be assented to by a Candidate 

Dedication of Masonic Halls 

Of Lodges 

Emblems, the

Three Steps 

Pot of Incense    

Bee-hive 

Book of Constitutions

Sword pointing to a Naked Heart   

All-seeing Eye  

Anchor and Ark  

Forty-seventh Problem of Euclid  

Hour-glass  

Scythe 

Feeling 

First Degree 

First section of   

Second do  

Third do  

Five Senses 

Form of a Lodge 

Form of Petition for a New Lodge, 

Dispensation for a New Lodge 

Charter, or Warrant   

Power for Constituting a New Lodge  

Commission for Dist. Dep. G Master   

Form of Commission re-appointing D. D. G. M.   

Proxy for Representation in G Lodge 

Fortitude 

Freemasonry, Definition of 

Funeral Ceremonies 

Service  

Geometry 

Advantages of  

Moral Advantages of  

Globes, Use of 

Grammar   

Hearing 

Installation, Ceremonies of 

Jewels 

Justice 

Laying Foundation Stones  

Lamb Skin 

Lodge Definition of 

Its Organization  

The Form of 

The Covering of 

The Furniture of  

The Ornaments of   

The Jewels of 

To whom dedicated  

Speculative 

Logic 

Masonry, Operative 

Music 

Opening of a Lodge 

Operative Masonry 

Ornaments 

Past Master's Degree 

First Section 

Second Section 

Third Section 

Fourth Section 

Fifth Section 

Petition for Degrees 

Plumb Line 

Prayers at Opening      

Prayers, general, at Closing 

Prayer (Benediction) 

Prayer at the Initiation of a Candidate 

Prayer at Initiation to 2nd Deg  

Prayer at Initiation to 3rd Deg  

Prayers at Initiation, 

Prayer at Opening the G Lodge  

Prayer at Constituting a Lodge  

Procession at Constituting a Lodge 

Procession of G Lodge at do  

Procession at laying Foundation Stones  

Procession at Dedications  

Procession at Funerals, 

Prudence 

Point within a Circle 

Remarks on the First Degree   

On Second 

On Third 

On Past Master's Deg  

Relief 

Rhetoric    

Second Degree 

First Section 

Second Section 

Seven Liberal Arts and Sciences 

Seeing 

Smelling 

Six Days   

Speculative Masonry  

Support of Lodge 

Tasting 

Temperance 

Third Degree, Remarks on   

First Section 

Second Section 

Third Section 

Trowel 

Truth 

Twenty-four Inch Gauge  



CONTENTS OF PART II


The Degree Of Mark Master

The Degree Of  Past Master 

The Degree Of  Most Excellent Master  

The Degree Of  Royal Arch 

The Degree Of Royal Master 

The Degree Of  Select Master  

Installation Of Councils Of Royal And Select Masters 

Order Of High-priesthood 

Consecration And Dedication Of Chapters   

Installation Of Chapters 


ENCAMPMENT ORDERS


Knights Of The Red Cross 

Knights Templars 

Knights Of Malta 

Constitution And Dedication Of Encampments 

Installation Of Encampments  


FEATURES

  • Marbled Hardcover
  • Pages:  98 and 104 (Total 202)
  • Measures 5" x 7.5" (19 cm)
  • Illustrated

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A Little Freemasonry History


The Freemasons have been the subject of much intrigue, speculation and discussion for centuries.The true origins of Freemasonry are not known. The knowledge has been lost to history, which leaves room only for speculation.

Some researchers believe that the origins go as far back as either the Ancient Mysteries, the Crusades, the Jewish religion, the Rosicrucian’s or the Knights Templar. Although all of these theories have been considered, no firm conclusions have ever been reached.

According to some legends the brotherhood dates back to the construction of King Solomon’s Temple. These legends appeared to be substantiated when the British Archaeologist and Egyptologist, Sir William Petrie, towards the end of the 19th century, unearthed papyrus records in the Liberian desert describing meetings of these guilds. Some scholars however do not feel that there is sufficient data to fully substantiate the claims.

Along with speculation on the origins of Freemasonry, there have also been hundreds of conspiracy theories that have plagued Freemasons from as early as the late 1700’s. Generally these theories fall into just a couple of categories: Political Domination and Anti-Christian or Devil Worship.

Likely these are a result of the esoteric nature of the Masonic rituals and symbols, misinterpretations of Masonic doctrines and the repetition of false claims. In fact, in the late 1890’s author Leo Taxil, decided to mock not only Freemasonry but also the Roman Catholic Church for their opposition to Freemasonry.

He wrote 4 volumes filled with ‘damning eyewitness accounts’ from people who allegedly participated in demonic worship as Freemasons. Prior to writing his books, he had undergone a ‘fake’ conversion to Catholicism.

One of the eyewitnesses in his book was a woman by the name of Diana Vaughn who claimed to have been involved with Satanic Freemason rituals. His book even received the praise from the Pope.

Taxil called a press conference in late 1897 where he promised to introduce Diana Vaughn to the world. Instead he announced that all of his writing was fictitious and a hoax and he thanked the Clergy for giving press to his wild claims.

Yet, still to this day his fictitious writings are used against Freemasons.. Some of the other theories are that Freemasons are secretly working towards a New World Order where one world Government controlled by a secret elite will govern the entire world.

There have been suggestions that Freemasons were behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Others have claimed that they secretly back a Jewish front for world domination. In fact, because of this theory Adolph Hitler outlawed Freemasonry.

Some believe that Freemasons secretly control the United States and United Kingdom governments.

This may come from the fact that many prominent politicians—Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and thirteen other United States Presidents--in the history of the United States were indeed Freemasons.

Also there is much speculation about ‘hidden symbols and numerology in our National Seals, architecture, dollar bill and even streets in Washington, D.C. Many prominent men throughout history have been Freemasons. This may have led to the mistaken theory that Freemasons ‘control’ governments, etc.

Yet, these famous Masons have come from all walks of life. With so many powerful members how is rank decided upon in a Freemason Lodge?

It matters not what a man’s religion (except no atheists are permitted), wealth, or station in life is behind the Lodge doors. In fact, the only significant rank in a Masonic lodge is Masonic rank, and that is conferred by vote of the members.

A sergeant in the army can be master of and preside over a lodge that includes generals and other high-ranking officers among its membership, which has often happened.

It has been reported that when Theodore Roosevelt became a Mason he discovered his gardener was serving as master of the lodge—the presiding officer. Men of high station outside Masonry evidence no resentment when men of lower outside station occupy positions of greater Masonic authority.

Prominent Freemasons have included the likes of Benedict Arnold, Four of Napoleon Bonaparte’s brothers, though not the great Emperor himself, Sir Winston Churchill, Joseph Smith, fourteen American Presidents, Buffalo Bill, Davey Crocket, Henry Ford, Jack Dempsey, Clark Gable, King George VI, John Hancock, Harry Houdini, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Norman Vincent Peale, Mozart, Albert, Richard Pryor, Paul Revere, Mark Twain, John Wayne and Steve Wozniak to name just a few. 

 

 

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