Book Details + Condition: Britons Publishing Society (London), 1955. Hardcover. 414 pages. Frontis portrait of Adam Weishaupt. Overview of secret societies by controversial, far-right author Nesta Helen Webster, divided into "Past" and "Present" sections. Groups written about include Freemasons, the Illuminati, and in keeping with Webster's controversial politics, socialists, Judaism, and Islam. From the Preface: "I have felt impelled to devote one more book to the Revolution as a whole by going this time further back into the past and attempting to trace its origins from the first century of the Christian era. For it is only by taking a general survey of the movement that it is possible to understand the causes of any particular phase of its existence. The French Revolution did not arise merely out of conditions or ideas peculiar to the eighteenth century, nor the Bolshevist Revolution out of political and social conditions in Russia on the teaching of Karl Marx. Both these explosions were produced by forces which, making use of popular suffering and discontent, had long been gathering strength for an onslaught not only on Christianity, but on all social and moral order." Tight binding; rubbed corners and edges; light shelf wear to boards, with some discoloration; a bit of discolored area on lower spine; scuffed endpapers; interior is clean and free of markings.