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Lost Keys of Masonry The Legend of Hiram Abiff by Manly Hall. Second Edition.

Lost Keys of Masonry The Legend of Hiram Abiff by Manly Hall. Hall Publishing Company. 1924. Second Edition. 4 3/4" x 7" 125 pages Hardcover with no dust jacket. Bright gilt lettering on the front cover. Gilt lettering is quite faded on the spine. Wear is heavy on the back of the spine, less so on top and bottom of the spine and cover tips. Library markings and gifting inside the front and back covers. No library markings outside the book. Sparse pencil underlining and bracketing in the text. A library rubber stamp on one of the interior pages of text. I find no other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. sHI10a

"Hiram Abiff (also Hiram Abif or the Widow's son) is the central character of an allegory presented to all candidates during the third degree in Freemasonry.
Hiram is presented as the chief architect of King Solomon's Temple. He is murdered inside this Temple by three ruffians, after they failed to obtain from him the Master Masons' secrets. The themes of the allegory are the importance of fidelity, and the certainty of death." - Wikipedia