Archaeological Curiosities of the Rituals of Freemasonry, as Displayed in the so Called Exposures of Freemasonry That Have Appeared Since the Revival of Masonry in 1717. Consisting of a Faithful Reprint of Some of the Rarest and more Curious of those Pamphlets. Number 1, 2 (Grand Mystery of Free-Masons Discover'd Wherein Are the several Questions put to them at their Meetings and Installations: As Also Their Oath, Health, Signs, and Points, to know each other by. As they were found in the Custody of a Free-Mason who Dyed suddenly. And Now Publish'd for the Information of the Publick / Masonry Disected; Being A Universal and Genuine Description of All its Branches, from the Original to the Present Time. As it is delivered in the Constituted Regular Lodges Both in City and Country, According to the Several Degrees of Admission. Giving an Impartial Account of their Regular Proceedings in Initiating their New Members in the whole Three Degrees of Masonry / The Beginning and First Foundation of the Most Worthy Craft of Masonry, with the Charges thereunto belonging. By a Deceas'd Brother, for the Benefit of his Widow.
Cincinnati, OH: Published by the Masonic Archaeological Society, 1867, 1867, 1876. Limited Edition. Leather bound. 12; 22; 16pp. Octavo [22 cm] Contemporary 3/4 leather binding with marbled boards and 'Rituals of Freemasonry' gilt stamped on backstrip. Very good. Backstrip sunned. The leather along the edges is abraded, and there is a thin 1" long chip in the leather of the rear board, near the head of the spine. The covers are lightly scratched. Elaborate Masonry bookplate attached to front pastedown. The pages are clean and show no foxing. Ex-libris Kent Walgren with a few minor notes in his hand. Item #35741
Number 18 of an edition strictly limited to 125 copies. These scarce three volumes bound together in an attractive binding. The volumes included, particularly Prichard's, have been reprinted many times in the last two and half centuries.