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Masonry. LALANDE. Abrégé de l'histoire de la Franche-Maconnerie.

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Masonry. LALANDE. Abrégé de l'histoire de la Franche-Maconnerie.
 LALANDE, Joseph-Jérôme Le Français de. Abrégé de l'histoire de la Franche-Maconnerie. [Losanna] A Londres, et se trouve a Lausanne chez Francois Grasset & Comp., 1779

Small 8vo, 180x120 mm; binding in boards, gilt title on label at the spine; pp. I-X, 11-272. Slight yellowing, fine copy.

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Very rare first edition. In this work the famous French astronomer, initiated in Freemasonry in 1768, provides an overview of the history of Freemasonry, starting from the 'Legend' of its foundation seen through the critical examination of the literature that has developed on this theme. during the eighteenth century. Other interesting parts are added to the story: an anthology of prose and poems about Freemasonry, an essay on the mysteries and the true object of the Confraternity of the Freemasons, and finally a curious collection of songs that they sing in assemblies and during their meals. Lalande describes the situation of the Order in Europe and, at the end of the book, also speaks of the initiation of Voltaire, who approached Freemasonry precisely because of the fruitful relationship of friendship that bound them since 1751.
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