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Kirk, John:

KIRK'S EXPOSITION OF ODD-FELLOWSHIP, INCLUDING THE SECRET SIGNS, GRIPS, PASSWORDS AND CHARGES OF THE FIVE DEGREES, AS PRACTISED BY THE ORDER IN THE UNITED STATES. BY JOHN KIRK, AN EXPELLED MEMBER OF THE MANHATTAN LODGE, NO. 36. ILLUSTRATED WITH THIRTY-SIX ENGRAVINGS.

Published by the Author., New York: 1857 54, [10 advts.] pp, many illustrations. Original printed wraps [light wear, spine ends chipped]. Front wrapper illustration of blindfolded Initiate, his hat falling from his head, riding a goat. Clean text, Very Good. A satire on secret rituals of this Society, with initiation rites and ceremonies for the various Degrees. Amusingly illustrated. The advertisements are for Stearns & Co.'s books and prints. FIRST EDITION. OCLC 15127578 [9] [as of October 2014]. Not in Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker.


Book Id: 22448

Price: $450.00

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