An Examination of the Early Masonic Catechisms

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  1. hanzosbm

    hanzosbm Premium Member

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    Greetings all,

    I found a pdf of this book online today and would really like to own a copy, however, the only physical copies I'm able to locate are on Amazon for like $700, which is just ridiculous. If need be, I'll just print off the pdf, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a printed source for this book at a reasonable price.
     
  2. Classical

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  3. hanzosbm

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  4. Classical

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    Wow, thanks! So what you're saying is that collectors of Masonic books need to be wealthy enough to not balk at a $700 price tag for ONE book? ;)
     
  5. hanzosbm

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    Ha! Apparently. Or just need to know where to find them. For instance, Albert Pike's Esoterika is listed for a similar price on Amazon...or you can get it from the Scottish Rite for a fraction of that. So, I'm hoping that somewhere has this one cheaper, because there's no way I'm shelling out that kind of money.
     
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  6. Glen Cook

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    You should see the price of some of my heraldry books.
     
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  7. CHodapp

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    It's an excellent research book, if you are really interested in the earliest forms of the ritual, but not for $700. I think it was first published by QC Research Lodge (too lazy to get up and hunt it down).

    Check AbeBooks regularly. They currently have a paperback Kessinger reprint (which I suspect violated copyright at the time it was printed) in the mid $300's, and a hardback for $475. Also, put in an extended search reminder on Ebay. I got one about 5 years ago for $85.
     
  8. chrmc

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    As people say it's an excellent book. You can also find a number of these on archive.org
     
  9. hanzosbm

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    Thank you both, I'll check out both of these. Another option I'm considering: a brother here knows of a company that will bind individual copies of books from a PDF quite cheaply. I'd rather not do that if I don't have to, but if it's hundreds of dollars or that...
     
  10. Warrior1256

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    Thanks for the link Bro. Hanzosbm. I down loaded it myself.
     

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