[FREEMASONRY]. A Ritual and Illustrations of Freemasonry.

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[FREEMASONRY]. A Ritual and Illustrations of Freemasonry. W. Reeves, London, [n.d].

8vo. Original green cloth, titled and decorated in gilt to spine; pp. 254, [24, ads]; a neat, sound copy with a small nick to the spine, some scuffing to rear endpapers.
Collected into a single volume, this anonymously written volume contains a long series of masonic rituals, transcribed down to the letter, including those relevant to various branch families of freemasonry. The book contains over 30 pages of illustrations depicting some of the more complex rituals being performed, with adherents being trampled underfoot, mobbed by people holding chairs/hammers, strapped to strange devices, engaging in candlestick-adjacent shenanigans and performing secret handshakes. Towards the end, the narrator curves into a long speech about the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity, accusing it of being a cover for the illuminati and of a variety of unsavoury characteristics.

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