The book is leather bound with a folding cover that has no distinguishing markings. It measures 4 inches wide by 5.5 inches long. ~250 pages with numerous illustrations. The pages are all very clean and free of marks except for pages 82 and 83 where it appears someone was learning the Geometry speech of the middle chamber and made a few pencil notations.
The titles pages reads:
Standard Masonic Monitor
of the degrees of
Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason
As Exemplified Under the Sanction of the
Grand Lodges of the United States
Together with the
Installation of lodge officers, laying cornerstones, dedication of masonic temples
Pre-Rogatives[sic] and Duties of the Master, Parliamentary Law and the Masonic Burial Service
George E. Simons
P.M., P.A. Grand Secretary, P.A. Grand Lecturer, etc.
with many useful additions
by Robert Macoy, 33
Revised in 1899 by
RW William H. Whiting, 32, Grand Lecturer
W. William Harkness, 32, Ass't Grand Lecturer
of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York
The Table of Contents reads: Opening the Lodge Prayer at Opening Charge at Opening Entered Apprentice Degree Presentation of Apron Presentation of Working Tools Second Section Third Section Symbolism of the Degree Charge of Initiation Address at Initiation Fellow Craft Degree Second Section Orders of Architecture Human Senses Arts and Sciences Symbolism of the Degree Charge at Passing Master Mason Degree Second Section Third Section Symbolism of the Degree Charge at Raising Charge at Closing Closing Prayer Election and Installation Duties of the Master Parliamentary Law Laying Cornerston Dedicating a Hall or Temple Funeral Service New Service Parliamentary Table Masonic Calendar Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I generally ship by media mail with tracking and insurance if the final price of the auction reaches above a certain level. Always happy to ship by other methods provided we can agree on a price for increased shipping. Not looking to rip anyone off on shipping.
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