[MASONRY, South Carolina and Georgia]
The Free-Mason's Vocal Assistant, and Register of the Lodges of Masons in South-Carolina and Georgia
Charleston: Brother F.F. Negrin, 1807. 12mo. (6 7/8 x 4 1/8 inches). , -121, 158-255,  pp. (errors in pagination as issued). Lacks engraved music (as usual, likely not issued with all copies).
Contemporary sheep, flat spine divided by gilt rules, red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment.
An early southern songster and interesting Masonic item.
This scarce Charleston imprint contains ninety-one Masonic songs in English and forty-eight Masonic songs in French, all of which are substantially indexed. In some cases melodies are provided. Following the numerous loyalty songs and odes is a complete list of the rules and regulations for the associated lodges of South Carolina. Of all known copies, only one, at the Massachusetts Grand Lodge in Boston, retains the usually missing sheet music. Similar Masonic tracts are quite scarce, even more so when relating to southern lodges.
Sabin 87840; De Renne I, p. 379; Lowen 336; Shaw & Shoemaker 12620; Wolfe, Secular Music 2863; Walgren, Freemasonry 959; Turnbull I:434.