New York: Masonic Publishing and Manufacturing Company, circa 1867. Hardcover. 272 pp. Duodecimo. [20 cm]. Red cloth over boards with gilt title and publisher's name stamped on spine, and a freemason's crest stamped in gilt on front board, which also features decorative blind stamping. With a frontispiece of "Jewish-High Priest in Full Sacerdotal Robes". Front hinge broken but boards still holding. Boards are soiled and water damaged, most severe at back board. 1/2 inch of the backstrip of spine at head is missing and tail of spine is heavily frayed with boards peeking through at tail. Good -. Item #64355
Richly illustrated in black and white. Written by past Grand High Priests of Connecticut and New Jersey. Featuring discussions of freemason hierarchical structure, meanings of symbols, songs, duties, and rituals. With a historically relevant inscription to recto of front free end paper, "Theos [Sl...?], Six Years Chapter No 2. Silver City, Idaho"