Rose Croix: The History of the Ancient and Accepted Rite for England and Wales
“The Ancient and Accepted Rite of Freemasonry came to England in 1845 when a Supreme Council for England and Wales was formed, but the development of the Rite had begun more than a hundred years earlier. The object of this book is to tell the story of how the Rite started, how it came to England and Wales and how it developed into its present important position.
“The Rite is now a world-wide organisation which has attracted the attention of masonic writers of all nationalities and much detailed research has been, and is still being, carried out about its origins and development. Only one small book has been written previously on the Rite in England, that by the Rev A. W. Oxford in 1933. This touches briefly on early history and omits all reference to the interesting subject of how parts of the Rite were practised in England for some 70 years at least before the Supreme Council was formed. The older have naturally been overtaken by newer information and this makes it possible now to reconstruct a reasonably connected story of the early development of the Rite in the XVIII century and its expansion in the XIX century.”
Rose Croix, A. C. F. Jackson, Lewis Masonic, 1980
Octavo. Hardcover. Red cloth binding. Gold embossed spine. Previous owners name inscribed to endpaper. Cover tanned. A tight copy. No dust jacket.