The Freemason's Monitor: or, Illustrations of Masonry

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, American, 19th century, Author Thomas Smith Webb (1771–1819), Author George Chase (19th century), Publisher Brown and Taggard (American, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Overall: 11.1 x 8 x 2.4 cm (4 3/8 x 3 1/8 x 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with wood engravings

Not On View


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Boston: Brown and Taggard; A. W. Pollard, 1861) 11.1 cm; vii pp., [9]-352 pp., plus plate; original publisher’s blind- and gilt-stamped brown morocco with flap (cream-colored phase box).

Author portrait; Masonic symbols, regalia, and ceremonies

Boston: Brown and Taggard; A. W. Pollard, 1861


Lloyd and Vivian Hawes, Wellesley, MA; by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 21, 2000.

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The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection