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Secrets of the High Degrees of Freemasonry: The Allegorical Conversations
By Arturo de Hoyos, 33, G.C., Grand Archivist and Grand Historian; and S. Brent Morris, 33, G.C., Managing Editor of the Scottish Rite Journal.
This extremely interesting and rare work, translated from the original French edition published in parts between 1763 and 1766, was the first printed text of the catechisms of high degree Freemasonry, some of which later became part of the Scottish Rite. Originally prepared as an aid to Freemasons, by Brother Erasme Pincemaille, the work was quickly suppressed by Masonic authority, although a few copies survived.
It presents early forms of thirteen of the most popular degrees and includes variations of rituals which migrated into other Masonic rites, orders, and systems.
Contents include: Introduction; Translation Notes; Acknowledgements; Apprentices; Fellowcrafts; Masters; Perfect Masters; Irish Masters; English Masters; English Masters; Masters Elect of the Stranger; Masters Elect of the Fifteen; Illustrious Masters; Scots; Sublime Scots; Perfect English Masters.
Includes a complete facsimile of the original edition, with a translation on facing pages! Also includes high quality reproductions of all the original woodcuts.
Hardbound (7 1/2" x 5") with decorative cover; illustrated; includes new glossary and index. 276 pages.
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