|The Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Charles Sumner Lobingier, 33°, GC|
I'm enjoying "The Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry" by Charles Sumner Lobingier, 33°, GC. This was a Bonus Book from the Scottish Rite Research Society, mailed out to members last year.
This extremely interesting and rare work is a type of pre-history of the Scottish Rite, and was published a year after Lobingier’s The Supreme Council, 33 appeared in 1931. The present work was somewhat controversial, because it attempts to explore the esoteric and philosophical undercurrents (including Kabbalah) which contributed to the formation of the Scottish Rite.
Ill. Lobingier was Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska. He served as a Judge of the United States Court for China in Shanghai, a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, a lawyer for the Securities and Exchange Commission and a legal adviser to the U.S. Military government of Korea. He was elected to the Thirty-third Degree in 1913, and received the Grand Cross of Honour in 1925. He served as Deputy first for the Philippine Islands, and later for China.
Includes a complete facsimile of the original edition, with reproductions of all the illustrations.
Hardbound (7" x 1- 1/4"); illustrated; 166 pages