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THESE BOOKS are not to be considered authorized or definitive. Although no one man speaks for Freemasonry, the following authors are recognized as having given Freemasonry a proper study and the opinions expressed are worthy of our consideration.
The first list is of books currently in print, the balance may not be readily available other than from second hand bookdealers.
ANTI-MASONRY BIBLIOGRAPHY
BIOGRAPHICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
ACADEMIC STUDIES
CRITICAL READING
A short bibliography
Complete Idiots Guide to Freemasonry
S. Brent Morris, Ph.D
Alpha Books, New York, 2006
Paperback. 187 x 232mm. 352 pp.
ISBN : 9781592574902

The Freemason at Work Harry Carr, revised by Frederick Smyth. Ian Allan Lewis Masonic Ltd. Riverdene Business Park, Molesey Road, Hersham Surrey KT12 4RG. ISBN: 0 85318 189 6 hc 404 pp.

Symbolism in Craft Freemasonry Colin Dyer. Lewis Masonic, Ian Allen Regalia Ltd., Terminal House Shepperton Surrey. ISBN: 0 85318 130 6 pb 1983 [0 85318 102 0 clothbound, 1991]. 184 pp.

Workman Unashamed, The Testimony of a Christian Freemason Christopher Haffner. Lewis Masonic, Ian Allan Regalia Ltd, Terminal House Shepperton Surrey. ISBN: 0 85318 167 5. hc. 271 pp.

Early Masonic Pamphlets Reprinted and edited by Douglas Knoop and G.P. Jones and Douglas Hamer. Q.C. Correspondence Circle Ltd. 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5BA: 1978. ISBN: 0 9502001 3 1. 338 pp. [tel: 0171-405 7340, fax: 0171-404 8131]

Fundamentalism & Freemasonry, The Southern Baptist Investigation of the Fraternal Order Gary Leazer. M. Evans and Company, Inc. 216 East 49th Street, New York, New York 10017. ISBN: 0-87131-775-3 (cloth). 252 pp.

Freemasonry, A Journey through Ritual and Symbol
W. Kirk MacNulty.
Thames and Hudson Inc.,
500 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10110:
Reprinted 1999.
ISBN: 0-500-81037-0. pb. 96 pp.

Freemasonry, The Study of a Phenomenon Alexander Piatigorsky. The Harvill Press, 2 Aztec Row, Berners Road, London N1 0PW: 1997. ISBN: 1 89046 265 0. pb. 398 pp.

The Freemasons
Jasper Ridley (1920 - 2004).
Constable & Robinson Ltd,
3 The Lanchesters, 162 Fulham Palace Road, London W6 9ER: 1999.
1-84119-238-4. pb 340 pp.

Born in Blood, The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry
John J. Robinson.
M. Evans and Company, Inc.,
New York, New York: 1989.
ISBN: 0-87131-602-1

A Pilgrim’s Path, Freemasonry and the religious right John J. Robinson. M. Evans and Company, Inc., New York, New York: 1993. ISBN: 0-87131-732-X

The Origins of Freemasonry : Scotland’s Century, 1590-1710
David Stevenson.
Paperback,
Cambridge University Press: 1990

Bede, Elbert. Five-Fifteen Minute Talks.
126p. 1990. Repr. of 1972 ed. Paper. (ISBN 0-88053-042-1, M 091). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Bede, Elbert. The Landmarks of Freemasonry.
56p. 1980. Repr. of 1980 ed. Paperback text edition. (ISBN 0-88053-020-0, M 069). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Bede, Elbert. Three-Five-Seven Minute Talks on Freemasonry.
9th ed. xii, 116p. 1985. Repr. of 1978 ed. Paper. (ISBN 0-88053-048-0, M-306). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Beless, James W. Freemen & Freemasons: A Masonic Reader.
09/1993. (ISBN 0-533-10672-9). Vantage Press, Incorporated.
Blackmer, Rollin C. The Lodge & the Craft.
viii, 295p. 1992. Repr. of 1987 ed. Paper. (ISBN 0-88053-043-X, M 092). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Carr, Harry., editor. The Early French Exposures.
510p. 02/1993. Paper.(ISBN 1-56459-325-8). Kessinger Publishing Company.
Cerza, Alphonse. The Courts & Freemasonry.
105p. 1986. (ISBN 0-935633-03-0). Anchor Communications.
Churchward, Albert. The Origin & Antiquity of Freemasonry.
75p. (Orig.). 03/1992. Paper. (ISBN 1-56459-107-7). Kessinger Publishing Company.
Claudy, Carl H., editor. Foreign Countries:
A Gateway to the Interpretation & Development of Certain Symbols of Freemasonry. 148p. 1988. Repr. of 1925 ed. Hardcover text edition. (ISBN 0-88053-039-1, M-88). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Clegg, Robert I. Mackey’s History of Freemasonry.
7 vols. rev., enl. ed. 2400p. 09/1993. Set. Paper. (ISBN 1-56459-380-0). Kessinger Publishing Company.
Coil, Henry W. Coil’s Masonic Encyclopedia.
LC 60-53289. 749p. (ISBN 0-88053-054-5, M 316). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Coil, Henry W. A Comprehensive View of Freemasonry.
(Illus.). xiv, 256p. 08/1985. Repr. of 1954 ed. Hardcover text edition. (ISBN 0-88053-053-7, M 314). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Coil, Henry W. Conversations on Freemasonry.
ix, 282p. 1980. Repr. Paper. (ISBN 0-88053-035-9, M084). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Curl, James S. The Art & Architecture of Freemasonry.
LC 92-35041. (Illus.). 272p. 08/1993. (ISBN 0-87951-494-9). Overlook Press.
Darrah, D. D. History & Evolution of Freemasonry.
(ISBN 0-685-21969-0). Wehman Brothers, Incorporated.
Denslow, William R. Ten Thousand Famous Freemasons.
4 vols. 1979. Repr. (ISBN 0-88053-072-3, M664). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
De Hoyos, Art. The Cloud of Prejudice: A Case-Study in Modern Anti-Masonry.
170p. 11/1992. Paper.(ISBN 1-56459-287-1). Kessinger Publishing Company.
Grimshaw, William H. Official History of Free Masonry among the Colored People in North America.
LC 74-91257. (Illus.). 12/1969. Repr. of 1903 ed. (ISBN 0-8371-2051-9, GRF&, Negro U Pr). Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated.
Hamill, John M.. The Craft. Antiquarian Press: London. [Covers the whole of Masonic history from its known and reputed origins right up to the present day.] Trade Paperback ISBN 0 85030 460 1
Haywood, H. L., editor. How to Become a Masonic Lodge Officer.
vi, 228p. 1991. Repr. of 1958 ed. Paper. (ISBN 0-88053-028-6, M-77). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Haywood, H. L. More about Masonry.
3rd ed. xxviii, 220p. 1980. Paper. (ISBN 0-88053-031-6, M081). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Haywood, H. L., editor. The Newly Made Mason.
What He & Every Mason Should Know about Masonry. 6th ed. (Illus.). 256p. 1990. Repr. of 1973 ed. Hardcover text edition. (ISBN 0-88053-030-8, M-80). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Henderson. Masonic World Guide.
xviii, 416p. (ISBN 0-88053-079-0, M016). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Hunter, C. Bruce. Masonic Dictionary.
LC 86-62666. xi, 105p. 1993. Paper. (ISBN 0-685-72796-3, M329). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Janes, William H. Masonic Musical Manual.
iv, 96p. 12/1969. Repr. Paper. (ISBN 0-88053-012-X, M-044). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Johnston, E. R. Masonry Defined:.
A Liberal Masonic Education That Every Mason Should Have, Compiled from the Writings of Albert G. Mackey & Many Other Eminent Authorities. rev., enl. ed. 937p. 09/1993. Paper. (ISBN 1-56459-379-7). Kessinger Publishing Company.
Jones, Bernard E. Freemason’s Guide and Compendium.
George G. Harrap Ltd. & Company Ltd., London: 1950. Hardcover, 604 pp.
Knoop, Douglas. The Early Masonic Catechisms.
260p. 02/1993. Paper. (ISBN 1-56459-324-X). Kessinger Publishing Company.
Knoop, Douglas. The Genesis of Speculative Masonry.
05/1994. Paper. (ISBN 1-56459-438-6). Kessinger Publishing Company.
Laschet, Nikolaus J. Freemasonry: For He Who Knocks, the Door Will Be Opened.
10/1993. (ISBN 0-533-10512-9). Vantage Press, Incorporated.
Lennhoff, Eugen The Freemasons. Lewis Masonic. [history of world Freemasonry up to 1930] 464pp ISBN 0 85318 111 X
Lester, Ralph P. Look to the East.
(ISBN 0-685-19484-1). Powner, Charles T., Company, Incorporated.
Mackenzie, Kenneth R. The Royal Masonic Cyclopaedia.
790p. 01/1994. Paper.(ISBN 1-56459-420-3). Kessinger Publishing Company.
Mackey, Albert G. Encyclopedia of Free Masonry.
1046p. 12/1991. Repr. of 1917 ed. Paper. (ISBN 1-56459-099-2). Kessinger Publishing Company.
Macoy, Robert. Dictionary of Freemasonary.
704p. 12/1989. (ISBN 0-517-69213-9). Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated.
Macoy, Robert. General History, Cyclopedia Dictionary of Freemasonry:
Containing an Elaborate Account of the Rise & Progress of Freemasonry, & Its Kindred Associations, Ancient & Modern. Also, Definitions of the Technical Terms Used by the Fraternity. (Illus.). 710p. 03/1994. Repr. of 1873 ed. Paper. (ISBN 1-56459-428-9). Kessinger Publishing Company.
Masonic Quiz: Ask Me Another, Brother.
(ISBN 0-685-19487-6). Powner, Charles T., Company, Incorporated.
Melissinos. Ten Minute Addresses.
Paper. (ISBN 0-88053-356-0, S411). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Morris, Woodrow W. The Greatest of These:
Quotations on Fundamental Truths of Charity - The Teaching of Freemasonry. Chancellor, Ann L., illustrator. Ford, Jim, illustrator. (Illus.). xiv, 111p. 05/1985. (ISBN 0-88053-080-4, M 328). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Moshinsky, George. General Erich Ludendorff:
The Nazi Persecution of Masonry, Vol. I. (Illus.). 300p. 1988. (ISBN 0-938103-02-4). Z Z Y Z X Publishing Company, Incorporated.
Newton, Joseph F. The Builders: A Story & Study of Freemasonry.
10th ed. (Illus.). xxx, 315p. 1989. Repr. (ISBN 0-318-42073-2, M301). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Newton, Joseph F. The Great Light in Masonry.
92p. 01/1992. Repr. of 1924 ed. Paper. (ISBN 1-56459-046-1). Kessinger Publishing Company.
Newton, Joseph F. The Men’s House: Masonic Papers & Addresses.
xx, 241p. 1990. Hardcover text edition.(ISBN 0-88053-037-5, M-86). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Newton, Joseph F. Short Talks on Masonry.
x, 243p. 1988. Repr. of 1969 ed. Paper.(ISBN 0-88053-036-7, M-85). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Petersen, William. Masonic Quiz.
(ISBN 0-685-22032-X). Wehman Brothers, Incorporated.
Pick, Fred L. & G. Norman Knight. Pocket History of Freemasonry. revised by Frederick Smyth. Lewis Masonic 350pp
Prater, Burt. Family Masonic Education Workbook:
Using Masonic Symbolism in Daily Life. (Illus.). 192p. (Orig.). 03/1993. Paper. (ISBN 0-9635766-0-7). Source Productions.
Roberts, Allen E. Craft & Its Symbols.
7th ed. LC 73-89493. (Illus.). xii, 90p. 1990. Repr. Hardcover text edition. $8.75. (ISBN 0-88053-058-8, M 321). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Robinson, John J. Born in Blood.
LC 89-23703. 396p. 01/1990.(ISBN 0-871 31-602-1). Evans, M., & Company, Incorporated.
Robinson, John J. A Pilgrim’s Path.
One Man’s Road to the Masonic Temple. LC 93-9178. 192p. 02/1993. $17.95. (ISBN 0-87131-732-X); Paper. (ISBN 0-87131-722-2). Evans, M., & Company, Incorporated.
Sadler Masonic Facts and Fictions.
Sandbach, R.S.E. Priest and Freemason, the life of George Oliver Aquarian Press: London [Freemasonry and religion in 19th century England.] 192pp Hardcover, ISBN 0 85030 627 2
Shepherd, Silas H. Little Masonic Library.
5 vols. 06/1987. Repr. of 1977 ed. Set. cloth. (ISBN 0-88053-005-7, M-5). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Sibley, W. G. The Story of Freemasonry.
114p. 1968. Repr. (ISBN 0-7873-0791-2). Mokelumne Hill Press.
Simons, George E. The Standard Masonic Monitor.
large type ed. 248p. 1993. Repr. of 1978 ed. Paper. (ISBN 0-88053-010-3, M-033). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Stevenson, David. The First Freemasons: Scotland’s Early Lodges & Their Members.
(Illus.). 280p. 05/1989. Hardcover text edition. (ISBN 0-08-036418-7, Aberdeen U Pr); Paperback text edition.(ISBN 0-08-037724-6). Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated.
Thorn, Richard P. The Boy Who Cried Wolf:
The First Book to Break Masonic Silence. 04/1994.(ISBN 0-87131-760-5). Evans, M., & Company, Incorporated.
Tudhope, George V. Freemasonry Came to America with Captain John Smith in 1607.
13p. 1993. Repr.(ISBN 0-7873-0898-6). Mokelumne Hill Press.
Vibert, Lionel. The Rare Books of Freemasonry.
1987. Repr. of 1923 ed. Paper.(ISBN 0-916411-73-7, Sure Fire). Holmes Publishing Group.
Voorhis, H. V. Facts for Freemasons.
x, 237p. 1979. Hardcover text edition. (ISBN 0-88053-016-2, M-65). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Waite, Arthur E. A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.
Vol. I & II. (Illus.). 1991. Set. (ISBN 0-517-19148-2). Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated.
Walkes, Joseph A., Jr. Black Square & Compass:
200 Years of Prince Hall Freemasonry. rev. ed. LC 79-112352. xvi, 176p. 1989. Repr. of 1981 ed. Hardcover text edition. (ISBN 0-88053-061-8, M 324). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, Incorporated.
Ward, J. S. Freemasonry: Its Aims & Ideals.
233p. 10/1993. Paper. (ISBN 1-56459-387-8). Kessinger Publishing Company.
Ward, J. S. The Higher Degrees in Freemasonry.
100p. 01/1994. Paper. (ISBN 1-56459-422-X). Kessinger Publishing Company.
Ward, J. S. An Interpretation of Our Masonic Symbols.
160p. 10/1993. Paper. (ISBN 1-56459-385-1). Kessinger Publishing Company.
Ward, J. S. Told Through the Ages: A Series of Masonic Stories.
240p. 10/1993. Paper. (ISBN 1-56459-386-X). Kessinger Publishing Company.
Weisberger, R. William. Speculative Freemasony & the Enlightenment.
A Study of the Craft in London, Paris, Prague, & Vienna. 320p. 07/1993. (ISBN 0-88033-264-6, 367). East European Quarterly.
Willets, Walter E. Master’s Book of Short Speeches.
rev. ed. xiii, 61p. 1993. Repr. Paper. (ISBN 0-88053-050-2, M310). Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company,Incorporated.
Wilmshurst, W. L. The Meanings of Masonry.
216p. 06/1993. Paper. (ISBN 1-56459-373-8). Kessinger Publishing Company.
Wilmshurst, W. L. The Masonic Initiation.
223p. 03/1994. Paper. (ISBN 0-89540-288-2, SB-288). Sun Publishing Company.
Wright, Dudley. The Ethics of Freemasonry.
88p. 01/1992. Repr. of 1924 ed. Paper.(ISBN 1-56459-042-9). Kessinger Publishing Company.
Zeldis, Leon. Masonic Chronology in Context.
100p. 09/1993. Paper. (ISBN 1-56459-382-7). Kessinger Publishing Company.
More Light.
(ISBN 0-685-19492-2). Powner, Charles T., Company, Incorporated.
Pocket Lexicon of Freemasonry.
(ISBN 0-685-19495-7). Powner, Charles T., Company, Incorporated.
Worshipful Master’s Assistant.
(ISBN 0-685-19506-6). Powner, Charles T., Company, Incorporated.

Illustration of Temple steps reproduced from Albert G. Mackey’s Lexicon of Freemasonry McLure Publishing Co., Philadelphia: 1911. Subscription sales book. unnumbered plate. Illustration of books taken from The Square Vancouver: c.1925.

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