The History of the Imperial Council Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America. Second Edition. 1872-1921
Place Published: Cincinnati, OH
Publisher: The Abingdon Press
Date Published: 1921
Edition: Second edition
Book Id: 45745
282pp. Octavo [23 cm] Green cloth over boards with gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Very good. The extremities are bumped and marginally rubbed.
Compiled and Edited by The Committee on History. From the text- "The Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine is an American Institution which uses Oriental paraphernalia, signs, tokens, etc., for its own purpose. The motives of those who originated the Shrine, in adopting these Arabic and Egyptian symbols, are not known with any certainty, but from the character of the gentlemen who first selected them and used them, we feel we can truthfully say that they were used for histrionic rather than for esoteric and historical purposes."