Washington DC: The Supreme Council, 33 , Southern Jurisdiction, 2008. Corrected Edition. Hardcover. 949pp. Thick quarto [26cm]. Brown paper over boards, with gilt title on spine, and gilt stamped design on front board. Edges are lightly bumped. Faint staining at head of textblock. In a dust jacket with very light wear. Due to the weight of this volume, extra shipping charges may apply. Near fine / near fine. Item #58445
"Subjects include: Introductory material for new members; A study on the nature and purposes of Freemasonry and the Ancient and Accepted Rite in particular; The origins of the Ancient and Accepted Rite and its ritual development; The structure of the Rose Croix system, its officers and their duties, and much more. Members' and officers' regalia, rings, jewels, caps, etc. are fully described and illustrated. Rose Croix symbols are depicted and described degree by degree. This book includes large extracts from the rituals and ceremonies of the 4°-32°, as well as the actual lectures for the degrees. Also included is a study of masonic calendar systems, and a collection of early Rose Croix documents (including the complete 4° ritual of 1801), a study of foreign phrases in Freemasonry, Rose Croix Alphabets and ciphers, suggested Masonic reading, and more."