FREEMASONRY ILLUSTRATED: A COMPLETE EXPOSITION OF THE FIRST THREE MASONIC DEGREES
Book Details + Condition: Ezra A. Cook (Chicago, Illinois), 1900. Softcover. 374 pages. A critical look at Masonic degrees and rituals by Jacob O. Doesburg, a Past Master of a Michigan Masonic Lodge, and Jonathan Blanchard, an abolitionist and leader of the Anti-Masonic Party. This volume is subtitled "A historical sketch of the institution and a critical analysis of the character of each degree." Topics include the allegedly false connection of Freemasonry to antiquity, its anti-Christian values, the caste-like system of the degree hierarchy, initiation rituals, and more, with illustrations throughout. Softcover remains in very good condition, with tight binding; light wear to original covers; interior is clean and free of markings.