This rare book, copyright 1896 by Robert Macoy, is The Rite of Adoption, The Standard Rituals of the Degrees of The Eastern Star, The Queen of the South and The Matron’s Administrative Degree. A Complete Book of Instruction for the organization, Government, and Ceremonies of the Rite of Adoption in Every Department. This used book is hardcover and has 206 gilt edged pages with text supplemented with engravings. The book is approximately 6” high, 4” wide and 5/8” thick. Other than one page with a torn bottom corner (see photos, piece included), normal rub marks, light pencil writing inside the front cover and minor wear consistent with its age and light use.
The Rite of Adoption Standard Rituals Degrees of the Eastern Star Masonic, c. 1896