CODE MASON (LE), ET LA MUSE MÇONNE. [The... - Lot 54 - Pescheteau-Badin

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CODE MASON (LE), ET LA MUSE MÇONNE. [The... - Lot 54 - Pescheteau-Badin
CODE MASON (LE), ET LA MUSE MÇONNE. [The Hague, Rutgerus van Laak, 1773]. 3 parts in 2 volumes bound in an in-8 volume, pink half-basin with corners, spine ribbed and decorated with gilt geometrical motifs and a gilt Masonic iron with the initials "U P", speckled edges (period binding). viii-120-(2 of which the second is blank)-46-157-(3) pp. including a general faux-title and 3 individual titles, one of which is printed in red and black; copy signed by the publisher; worn binding. ["CODE DU BOIS"]. De Pligten, Wetten, of algemeene Reglementen der Vrye Metzelaaren ; in een nieuwe Order geschikt, en goed gekeurt by de Groote Loge der Zeeven Vereenigde Nederlanden, met eene amplitie, &c. - Les Devoirs, statuts, ou règlemens généraux des Francs Maçons ; mis dans un nouvel ordre, & approuvés par la Grande Loge des Sept Provinces Unies des Pays-Bas, avec un supplément, &c. In 'sGravenhage, by Rutgerus van Laak, 1773. New edition of this double Dutch and French translation of Anderson's Constitutions by Jean-Pierre-Isaac Du Bois, originally published in 1761. It is followed, also in bilingual French and Dutch, by an "Extract uit de resolutien van de Groote Loge der Vereenigde Nederlanden; dienende tot ampliatie - Extrait des résolutions de la Grande Loge des Provinces-Unies; servant de supplément". Following this, a "Lyst der Loges gehorende onder het Groot Meesterschap in Holland" [List of Lodges under the Grand Mastership of Holland]. A second part contains, in French only, the Statutes and Regulations of the Most Respectable Grand Lodge of France, for its government, as well as for that of the regular Lodges, concerning their relationship with it, adopted by deliberation of the said Grand Lodge on August 14, 1771 [...] with a supplement, adopted on December 17, of the same year; and two circular letters from the R. R. G. L. to all the regular Lodges of France. The new statutes of the Grande Loge de France had originally appeared in 1771, in the supplement. LA MUSE MAÇONNE, ou Recueil de poésies diverses, odes, cantates et discours, en vers et en prose, concernant la Maçonnerie. ORIGINAL EDITION OF THIS ANTHOLOGY by the same Jean-Pierre-Isaac Du Bois; "Part One" the only one published. Texts mainly in French or Dutch, sometimes in German. MASONIC PATTERN BINDING. Provenance: possibly the Lodge L'Union Provinciale de Groningue, which was founded in 1772 (initials "U P" on spine); then Grand Orient des Pays-Bas (ex-libris stamps on titles and last page).
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