When was the first Book of Constitutions published?

The Constitutions of the Free-Masons containing the History, Charges, Regulations, &c. of that most Ancient and Right Worshipful Fraternity: For use of the Lodges was the first official publication of Grand Lodge in 1723. It was the work of Revd. Dr. James Anderson (1680-1739), who also produced a second edition in 1738. Anderson’s Constitution contained a “traditional” history of Freemasonry, rules and regulations of the Craft and some songs and music for use in Lodges. Copies of both the first and second edition can be viewed in the Library and Museum under the following class mark: BE 94 GRA. (MC, April 2003)