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BY LAWS of the " CALIFORNIA BODIES " Ancient and Accepted Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States. Valley of San Francisco, Anon.
1 Anon. BY LAWS of the " CALIFORNIA BODIES " Ancient and Accepted Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States. Valley of San Francisco
[1903] Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
California Lodge of Perfection, No. 10, California Chapter, No. 7, Knights Rose Croix, California Council, No. 7, Knights Kadosh, California Consistory, No. 5. Adopted November 25, 1903. Approved, W. Frank Pierce, 33 , Sov. Grand Inspector General. Maroon stapled wraps with silver lettering, includes General Regulations of the "Calfornia Bodies", By-Laws and list of Charter Members of each chapter. Rare, with no institutional copies located in a Worldcat search and none currently in the trade. ; 4-1/2" x 5-3/4"; 31 pp; Slight cover wear, clean and unmarked within. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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CONSTITUTION, By-Laws and Rules of Order for Grand, Subordinate, and County Lodges, I.O.G.T. of the State of California Containing all amendments, including those of the Twenty-seventh Annual Session, and a Digest of Decisions of the Grand Lodge of California., [Independent Order of Good Templars]
2 [Independent Order of Good Templars] CONSTITUTION, By-Laws and Rules of Order for Grand, Subordinate, and County Lodges, I.O.G.T. of the State of California Containing all amendments, including those of the Twenty-seventh Annual Session, and a Digest of Decisions of the Grand Lodge of California.
Sacramento H. S. Crocker & Co. 1887 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Authorized Edition. Tan wraps, Good Templars' Home for Orphans at Vallejo pictured on rear cover. Signature of Frank A. Davis on front cover and on completed Certificate after title page. The Certificate notes that Frank was a Charter Member of the Constitution Lodge No. 130, located at Berkeley. Frank also signed as C.T. (Chief Templar) and noted No Seal As Yet. Quite scarce, OCLC locates only a handful of copies of various editions and has no listing at all for this issue. ; 4 x 6"; 88 pp; Wraps soiled and edgeworn, missing part of spine covering, pages show wear at corners, no tears, a few pages with brief notes. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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DIGEST of the LAWS AND ENACTMENTS of the NATIONAL GRANGE, including the Decisions of the Masters, Executive Committees, and Court of Appeals From the Organization of the Order to March 1st, 1878. To Which is Appended the Parliamentary Guide, Declaration of Purposes, &c. Issued by Authority of the National Grange., Anon.
3 Anon. DIGEST of the LAWS AND ENACTMENTS of the NATIONAL GRANGE, including the Decisions of the Masters, Executive Committees, and Court of Appeals From the Organization of the Order to March 1st, 1878. To Which is Appended the Parliamentary Guide, Declaration of Purposes, &c. Issued by Authority of the National Grange.
Louisville, KY. Printed at Courier-Journal Book Rooms 1877 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Earliest result of the 1875 Eighth Annual Session of the National Grange recommendation "That our members may know the laws and usages they are obligated to obey, I deem it advisable that, at an early day, a Digest of our Constitution, laws, usages, and rulings be prepared, under proper supervision, and published in book form." It would have been presented in draft form at the Tenth Annual Session and completed shortly after (March 1, 1877 per the preface). Original black pebbled cloth, blindstamped "Digest" on front. 1877 date on title page. Copyright 1877 by the National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry. Uncommon in this earliest edition.; 4.5 x 7"; 140 pp; Cloth lightly worn and fraying at edges, signature of prior owner inside front cover, pencil doodles on a page at the rear. Scattered light foxing to some pages. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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History of the Order of Eastern Star of the Golden State Grand Chapter: Rite of Adoption, California and Jurisdiction, Prince Hall Affiliation, Osborne-Marsh, Vivian
4 Osborne-Marsh, Vivian History of the Order of Eastern Star of the Golden State Grand Chapter: Rite of Adoption, California and Jurisdiction, Prince Hall Affiliation
[Oakland, California] 1948+1956 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
History covers period 1878 - 1948. Also included is History of the Order of Eastern Star of the Golden State Grand Chapter, Prince Hall Adoptive Rite covering the period from 1948-1956. First publication in blue wraps, later publication in black wraps. Both with gold emblem and lettering to front cover, illustrated with photographs. Latter title signed by author at bottom of title page. Both titles are uncommon, with institutional copies located via Worldcat only at UC Berkeley. ; 8-1/2" x 11"; 62+42 pp; Clandestine Masonry for the second time introduced to colored people in California; Signed by Author; Light wear to covers, toning to paper in 1956 publication. Both titles with ownership inscriptions penned by Mrs. Rose C. Randle, in the latter title also identifying her as Worthy Matron - Regina Chapter #67. Text otherwise clean and unmarked. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Tales from the Operas, Pardon, George Frederick
5 Pardon, George Frederick Tales from the Operas
New York Carleton, Publisher 1864 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Original publishers brown cloth, embossed Carleton on covers, gilt spine lettering, frontispiece, 8 page publishers catalog dated 1864 at rear. Ex-library of the Elgenbrodt Library, Crusade Lodge No. 93, I.O.O.F., Alvarado California, bookseller stamp of Fred E. DeWitt of Oakland, Cal. ; 5 x 7.5"; 263, 8 (ads) pp; Library marking is solely 19th century bookplate inside front cover. Spine rubbed and sunned, corners and top/bottom of spine worn, pages foxed. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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THE HISTORY of Royal Arch Masonry In California, Friis, Leo J.
6 Friis, Leo J. THE HISTORY of Royal Arch Masonry In California
[Anaheim, California] Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of California 1948 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Stiff red wraps, perfect bound, gilt lettering to front cover. Scarce, with OCLC only showing two holdings - at UC Berkeley and UC Irvine. ; 6" x 9"; 121 pp; Covers lightly rubbed and worn at corners, rear cover with offsetting from another document, faint spotting seen inside each cover, otherwise clean and unmarked. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The MASONIC MANUAL. A Pocket Companion for the Enitiated : containing elucidations of the Symbolic Degrees of Freemasonry, adapted to the Work and Lectures, and Embellished with upwards of 200 Engravings, illustrating the emblems and symbols of the order., Macoy, Robert
7 Macoy, Robert The MASONIC MANUAL. A Pocket Companion for the Enitiated : containing elucidations of the Symbolic Degrees of Freemasonry, adapted to the Work and Lectures, and Embellished with upwards of 200 Engravings, illustrating the emblems and symbols of the order.
New York Clark, Austin & Co. 1852 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Publishers olive cloth, blindstamped decorations to both boards, gilt decorations to front, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, all edges gilt, illustrated. First Edition, with 1852 dates on title and copyright pages. ; 3" x 4-1/2"; 128 pp; This copy with tipped-in note describing prior ownership by Capt. Stephen Barrett (most likely of Honeoye Falls, a village in Monroe County, New York, and its President from 1841-42). In 1849, Macoy founded Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co.; Macoy Publishing is still in business today.; Little wear to boards, scattered light foxing, unmarked within apart from tipped-in inscrption. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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8 Anon. [Berkeley] Constitution and General Laws of the Patriotic Order Sons of America, with subordinate camp constitution for the government of camps working directly under the jurisdiction of the National Camp of the U. S. P.O.S. OF A. Containing also Provisional Rules of the Patriotic Guard.
Cincinnati Johns, Brumback & Co. 1891 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Adopted October, 1890. Red stapled wraps. Notation in pencil on cover reads Recording Secretary's Copy. Laid inside this copy is a handwritten list of names for the charter of Constitution Lodge #130, Berkeley, Cal. ; 4.25 x 5.75"; 86, [2] (index) pp; Wear to now delicate wrappers including small pieces missing from spine and front. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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