A History of Secret Societies. Arkon DARAUL.

A History of Secret Societies.

New York, NY: Citadel Press, 1962. First US Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 256pp. Orange cloth with black lettering to spine, b&w illustrations, index. From the publisher: "Almost every social system throughout history has produced its secret societies. Here is a unique study of such societies from earliest recorded times to the present, along with an analysis of their forms, rituals, and beliefs. The author has traveled extensively to gather documentation. The Charcoal Burners of Italy, the Castrators of Russia, the Old Man of the Mountains, and the Gnostics are but a few of the many described." Covers a little chafed at edges, spine ends and corners lightly bruised, pages lightly toned but fresh and unmarked. Overall a tight, clean VG+ copy in near VG dust jacket (Dust jacket is edgeworn with a few chips and short closed tears, rear panel darkened with some creasing to upper edge, not clipped. Now in mylar cover). Item #66957

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