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FREEMASONRY IN MANITOBA, 1864-1925., Douglas, William.
1 Douglas, William. FREEMASONRY IN MANITOBA, 1864-1925.
Research Committee of The Grand Lodge of Manitoba A.F. and A.M., Winnipeg, 1925, first edition. 
266 pp + Appendix, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold banding and lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w plates. Contents: Beginning of Manitoba; Freemasonry Introduced; Old Northern Light; The Lodge Opens; Members of the Lodge; Settlement Troubles of '70; Prince Rupert's Lodge; Lisgar Lodge; Early District Deputies; Ancient Landmark Lodge; Grand Lodge Formed; Early Developments; Schism of '78; The Regulars; The Schismatics; Peace Restored; Before The Public Eye; In Morocco; Distringuished Brethren; Benevolence; Passing Events; Our Jubilee Year. Book lightly cracked at pages 132/3 - pages are held firmly, previous owners stamp on front pastedown, minor wear to gold band at bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 47.50 USD
 
 
THE SECRETS OF ROSSLYN., Martine, Roddy.
2 Martine, Roddy. THE SECRETS OF ROSSLYN.
Birlinn, Edinburgh, 2006, reprint. 
200 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 184158438X Colour photographs. "Ever since its creation in the mid fifteenth century, Roslyn Chapel has cast a mesmerising spell over all who have visited it. Nestling in an exquisite glen barely se ven miles from the centre of Edinburgh, it exudes an extraordinary atmosphere, serene yet charged, as if it holds the secret of some vast, unearthly mystery. Almost 600 yers after its creation it remains an enigma that continues to confoun d a n d i n t rigue thousands of people, inspiring stories of The Knights Templar, the Holy Grail and a myriad of esoteric beliefs. Now, with the film of Dan Brown's best-selling 'The Da Vinci Code', Rosslyn is set to capture the imagination of c ou n tl es s o th er s. In this book, Roddy Martine sifts through mounds of unfounded conjecture and fantasy to make sense of it all. (This) is the only book that lets the facts speak for themselves, showing ultimately that the truth is no less a maz in g t han f ic tio n." S mall bump to top corner of pages and covers, soft crease at top corner of rear cover, three very tiny dints on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CHAINS OF EMPIRE: ENGLISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MASONIC CABALISM, HISTORICAL CAUSALITY, AND IMPERIAL CLUBDOM., Rich, P.J.
3 Rich, P.J. CHAINS OF EMPIRE: ENGLISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MASONIC CABALISM, HISTORICAL CAUSALITY, AND IMPERIAL CLUBDOM.
Regency Press, London, 1991. 
266 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0721208061 Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "The Raj and the Empire are endlessly interesting, but unappreciated is how great a part in the Imperial drama was play ed by the English public school, the gentlemen's clubs, and the Masonic lodges. 'The real secret of the Empire', P.J. Rich claims, 'was its passionate love of secrets and ritual - and of the splendid Imperial mumbo jumbo that owed more to Eto n t h a n Waterloo ever did'. His provocative discussion of the old boys' totems and taboos should infuriate both the schools' critics and defenders. This entertaining and highly original book explores why and how the British ruled a large part o f t he w or ld . Dr. Rich relates the history of education to developments in the sciences, such as theories of chaos and Rupert Sheldrake's hypothesis about morphic resonance. He is interested as well in the study of 'ritology' and in reconsider at io ns of Imp eri alism, which he views as a surrogate for an old boy 'religion' employing a symbolism 'that would make any High Churchman blush'. Those puzzled as to why 'so few governed successfully so many for so long' will find that Paul Rich ha s s urp ris ing answ ers." Book very slightly cocked, small bump at corners of boards and at top of rear hinge area, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board, tiny light stain on fore -edg e of fre e fr ont endpa per. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny chips. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO ST. CROSS HOSPITAL, NEAR WINCHESTER.  WITH THE TEXT OF THE SCHEME OF MANAGEMENT.  SECOND EDITION., Warren, William Thorn.
4 Warren, William Thorn. ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO ST. CROSS HOSPITAL, NEAR WINCHESTER. WITH THE TEXT OF THE SCHEME OF MANAGEMENT. SECOND EDITION.
Warren & Son, Winchester, 1909, 2nd edition. 
66 pp, 7 1/4" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, drawings, ads. Gives a brief history of the Hospital of St. Cross, founded in 1136 by Bishop Henry de Blois (a grandson of William the Conqueror), which at the time of printing was still distributing i ts 'Wayfarer's Dole' of a horn of beer and a slice of white bread to, on average, thirty people a day. Shows architectural details and also outlines the management of the institution to date. Interior - small soft bump to top corner of p a g e s , s m a l l bump to bottom of gutters, first page has small piece missing from bottom corner and small crease at gutter. Exterior - bump at bottom of spine, creases at bottom corners of covers, light soiling and rubbing, small piece missin g fr om b ot t om o f sp ine, very light browning, small edge tears (archivally taped) and small soiling mark on rear cover. Good- reading copy only. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Webster, Nesta H. LOUIS XVI AND MARIE ANTOINETTE BEFORE THE REVOLUTION / LOUIS XVI AND MARIE ANTOINIETTE DURING THE REVOLUTION. 2 VOLUME SET.
London Constable 1936 First Editions Hard Cover Good Fair 
353 pp, 539 pp, 8 7/8" H - 2 volume set. First editions - Vol. I (1936) & Vol. II (1937). B&w illustrations. Vol 1 is slighly cocked, has soft bump at top corner of both boards, a few tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, very small split in paper on inside rear hinge, scattered foxing marks on spine causing light discoloration. Vol 2 is slightly cocked, has one corner bump, scattered very small foxing marks on top/bottom of text block and on endpapers. Dust jackets are price-clipped; have foxing on inside; edge wrinkling, creases, wear and chips; light to moderate soiling; rubbing; old tape repairs on inside of vol 2. Both jackets are now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 


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