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IMEV 4149
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Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclidem’ (a didactic-religious poem under the guise of instruction in the mason’s craft, with extensive borrowings from the Lay Folk’s Mass Book, 5537) — 98 lines in couplets
Note: Cf. 6649.
Title(s): Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclidem
Subjects: masonry, craft of; didactic verse; instruction, religious; courtesy books
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 A.I, ff. 1-32v
Note: A later transcript is London, British Library Addit. 23198.
Facsimiles:
Whymper, Henry Josiah, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps. Constituciones Artis Geometriae secundum Euclydem 2 vols. London: Spencer, 1889.
Speth, George William, ed. Quatuor Coronatorum Antigrapha. Margate: H. Keble, 1889: 1, parts i, viii.
Editions:
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard. The Early History of Freemasonry in England. London, 1844.
Knoop, Douglas, and G. P. Jones. The Mediaeval Mason. Manchester: at the UP, 1933; repr. 1949; 3rd ed. 1967: 261-9.
Jones, G. P., ed. The Two Earliest Masonic Manuscripts. Manchester: University Press, 1938: 104.
Bad Key: Poole1951ww.