Les Mysteres De La Franc-Maconnerie by Leo Taxil
Les Mysteres De La Franc-Maconnerie by Leo Taxil, published in Paris undated circa 1890. An unusual work in it’s original French text which is an antimasonic work. Marie Joseph Gabriel Antoine Jogand-Pagès, better known by the pen name Léo Taxil: March 21, 1854 – March 31, 1907), was a French writer and journalist who became known for his strong anti-Catholic and anti-clerical views. He is also known for the Taxil hoax, a spurious exposé of Freemasonry and the Roman Catholic Church’s opposition to it. The original work has been bound into marbled paper cover boards, the boards have shelfwear to the corners and ends and a few of the pages have light staining. A prior owner also wrote a pen notation in the upper corner margin on one page. Text in French.
Majority and Minority Reports of Committee on Rituals and Ritualistic Matter in Relation to the Degree of Rose Croix with the Verbatim Text of the English Work
Majority and Minority Reports of Committee on Rituals and Ritualistic Matter in Relation to the Degree of Rose Croix with the Verbatim Text of the English Work, undated circa 1880’s. A rather obscure and anonymously publshed treatise on a higher degree in Freemasonry. Booklet format with foxing to covers.
Les plus secrets mystères des Hauts Grades de la Maçonnerie dévoilés
Les plus secrets mystères des Hauts Grades de la Maçonnerie dévoilés. Ou le vrai Rose-Croix, traduit de l’Anglois ; suivi du Noachite, traduit de l’Allemand, published in 1778. “The most secret mysteries of the High Grades of Masonry unveiled” TEXT IN FRENCH. A beautiful rare early work on the higher degrees of Freemasonry. Illustrated including fold out diagrams in beautiful condition. Original paper wrapped covers over sew binding, very worn. Would recommend very careful handing or have bound by a good book binder.
Esoteric and Philosophical Musings of a Gyrovague
By Tau Palamas
Coalescence is the amalgamation of a set of recondite and metaphysical teachings and artworks of ‡PALAMAS XVI° which comprise the fundamentals of a precise instrument of the Voudon+Gnostic OTOA-LCN called the Ordo Gyrovagus. Grounded in a humanistic, mystical, and living philosophy–and exploring the very heart and soul of esotericism–Coalescence picks up where Syzygy left off: developing the inner life and practice of the gyrovague; opening a clear path of personal Masonic integration; exploring the nature of aesthetic mysticism; and providing a set of initiatory rituals as vehicles for expansion.
Duly and truly prepared, with a sharpened intelligence which can link scenes, colors, shapes, and forms immediately to a world of correspondences (which suggest the underlying fundamental unity of being), the initiate makes meaning of the phantasmagoria—which, in turn, causes changes to the fluidic and malleable substance of the dreamscape itself. Then, with the audacity and authority of an ancient magus, the initiate wields the true sword of every student of the mysteries: the sovereign will. Suddenly, within what was once a surrealistic landscape with chaotic portents and confusing bits of data strewn about in a gravity- less atmosphere, there appears a dimension worthy of exploration, a state of being with secrets, information, and lessons to be learned, and beings to interact and travel further with. Such is the lifting of the veil…
Limited to 100 Regular Edition copies
Printed on a fine paper with a laid pattern reminiscent of the paper used in Europe in the 12th-19th centuries. Sewn by hand through the fold giving the book strength and durability while allowing the book to open elegantly & rounded and backed by hand in the traditional manner. Silk moire end sheets, and the cover is a fine book cloth adorned with gold stamping with artwork from the author. Profusely illustrated throughout with an additional three fold out color plates.
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Deluxe Editions are published in polished calf with a bookmark ribbon and an author signed bookplate.
Handbook of Freemasonry Edited by Henrik Bogdan and Jan A.M. Snoek
Handbook of Freemasonry Edited by Henrik Bogdan and Jan A.M. Snoek, published in 2014. Sections include: The History of Freemasonry, The Old Charges, The Origins of Freemasonry: Scotland, The Origins of Freemasonry: England, Freemasonry and Templarism, Freemasonry and the Enlightenment, Masonic Historiography, Freemasonry and the Catholic Church, etc. etc. etc. Hardcover with only the very lightest shelfwear.
Richardson’s Monitor of Free-Masonry Being a Practical Guide to The Ceremonies in All the Degrees Conferred in Masonic Lodges, Chapters, Encampments, etc. Explaining the Signs, Tokens and Grips, and Giving All the Words, Pass Words, Sacred Words, Oaths, and Hieroglyphs Used by Masons
Richardson’s Monitor of Free-Masonry Being a Practical Guide to The Ceremonies in All the Degrees Conferred in Masonic Lodges, Chapters, Encampments, etc. Explaining the Signs, Tokens and Grips, and Giving All the Words, Pass Words, Sacred Words, Oaths, and Hieroglyphs Used by Masons, published in 1959. An early expose of freemasonry illustrated with drawings of grips, ceremonies, symbols, etc. Bound hardcover with light shelfwear.
The Triple Tau: An Outline of the History of the Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland by George S. Draffen
The Triple Tau: An Outline of the History of the Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland by George S. Draffen, published in 1955. A rather obscure booklet, limited edition. Bound in booklet format in Mellotex paper with light foxing.
The Facts Stated. Hon. Thurlow Weed on the Morgan Abduction
The Facts Stated. Hon. Thurlow Weed on the Morgan Abduction. A Docutment for the People, published in 1882. An obscure 13 page booklet issued by the National Christian Association. Softcover, paper covers have shelfwear and light soiling with shelfwear and chipping. Would recommend careful handling due to the rarity of the item.
Masonic Ritual Described, Compared and Explained by W. Bro. J. Walter Hobbs
Masonic Ritual Described, Compared and Explained by W. Bro. J. Walter Hobbs, published in 1923. Sections Include: Object and Function of Ritual in Masonry, Growth and Development of Ritual, Authority of Workings Now Current, Anomalies and Peculiarities Explained, Masonic Instruction in General, Lodges and Methods of Instruction, Consideration of the Question of An Authorized Uniform Ritual, etc. etc. Hardcover with light shelfwear only.
Sir Isaac Newton’s Two Treatises of the Quadrature of Curves and Analysis by Equations of an Infinite Number of Terms by John Stewart
Sir Isaac Newton’s Two Treatises of the Quadrature of Curves and Analysis by Equations of an Infinite Number of Terms by John Stewart, published in 1745. Containing the treatises themselves, translated into English with a large commentary, etc. Bound hardback in beauiful marbled paper and quarter leather calf spine. Shelfwear and light cracking to spine but binding is tight and strong. A very early and rare mathematical treatise.
Knight Templars Tactics and Drill for the Use of Commanderies and the Burial Service of the Orders of Masonic Knighthood prepared by Sir Orrin Welch
Knight Templars Tactics and Drill for the Use of Commanderies and the Burial Service of the Orders of Masonic Knighthood prepared by Sir Orrin Welch, published in 1876. Bound hardcover with decorative embossed boards. Shelfwear to corners and ends.
An Examination of the Masonic Ritual by Maj. Meredith Sanderson
An Examination of the Masonic Ritual by Maj. Meredith Sanderson, published in 1923. Sections Include: A Note on Masonic Origins, Preparation, The Ceremony of Initiation, The Lecture, Opening the Lodge on the First Degree, Second Degree The Fellow Craftsman, Third Degree The Master Mason, The Second Tracing Board, etc. etc. etc. From the private library of historian and author C.A. Cuthbert Keeson with his bookplate. Extremely uncommon. Hardcover with very light shelfwear only.
Readings XXXII by Albert Pike
Readings XXXII by Albert Pike. Authored and published Anonymously undated circa 1880. Sections Include: The Words Kadosh and Hierodom, The Templar Dogma, The De Iside Et Osiride of Plutarch, Of Ineffable Words, Pythagoras His Life and Doctrine, Hermes, The Royal Secret, The Symbolic Camp, etc. Hardcover in black with bright gilt lettering on cover. Light shelfwear to corners and ends.
Antiquity of the Holy Royal Arch: The Supreme Degree in Freemasonry by F. De P. Castells
Antiquity of the Holy Royal Arch: The Supreme Degree in Freemasonry by F. De P. Castells, published in 1927. Sections Include: The Elements of the Royal Arch, A Question of Men and Dates, Speculative Freemasonry, Kabbalism, Our Connection with the Kabbalists, The Hebraic Element, The Geometry of the Royal Arch, The Astronomy of the Royal Arch, The Antiquity of the Royal Arch, The Mystery of Aleph, Beth, Lamed, the Mystery of the J.B.O., The Internal Evidence, Degeneracy, R.A. Mysticism, etc. etc. Ownership stamp of Orval Graves on title page and top of chapter one. Hardcover with light shelfwear to corners and ends.
Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences Comprising the Whole Range of Arts, Sciences and Literature as Connected with the Institution
Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences comprising The Whole Range of Arts, Sciences and Literature as Connected with the Institution by Albert Mackey, published in 1917. Illustrated. 1944 pages in length. Contains sections on hundreds of occult and masonic subjects including: Knight Templars, Landmarks, Magic, Magnetic Masonry, Origin of Freemasonry, Royal Alch Masonry, Hermetic Art, etc. etc. Hardcover with light shelfwear only. Previous owners name inside cover.