SYMBOLICAL MASONRY: INTERPRETATION OF THE 3 DEGREES - H.L. Haywood, 1st/1st 1923
SYMBOLICAL MASONRY: AN INTERPRETATION OF THE THREE DEGREES — By H.L. Haywood — 1st Edition / 1st Printing, 1923 — Secret Societies, Masons, Freemasonry, Occult
Publisher: New George H. Doran and Co., New York (1923)
In exceedingly well preserved condition. 380 pages. Blue boards with gilt decorations on front and on spine. The boards and binding are solid and tight with minimal shelfwear. The pages are crisp and clean save for front endpaper reattached by scotch tape and previous owner ex-libris stamp on the front endpaper. Symbolical Masonry is a treasure-house of Masonic lore, including discussions of key concepts of the first three degrees, along with an extensive study guide. Haywood goes into details about such mysteries as the Letter 'G', the two pillars, and the legend of Hiram Abiff. Not merely a rote discussion of the rituals and regalia of the lodge, Haywood attempts to get the reader to think critically about the background of these topics, enhancing their understanding of the rich history of Freemasonry.