Title Form of Funeral Ceremony, Castle of Sorrow, and Dedication Ceremony for Knights of the Golden Eagle
Book Condition Good Minus
Size 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall
Publisher Baltimore, MD 1890
Seller ID 007563
Presumed early edition, possibly a first. Printed by James Young. Olive drab cloth binding. Blind-stamped covers with gilt-stamped lettering on the front cover. Some spotting and soiling to the binding. . 5.75 x 4.5 inches. The text block is present but is disbound. With 18 numbered pages. Minor age toning and scattered light marginal smudging, else a clean interior. Rated a Good Minus copy. Scarce in any condition. With thanks to Wikipedia for the following: "The Knights of the Golden Eagle was a fraternal organization founded in Baltimore in 1872. The order's original objectives were to help its members find employment and aid them while unemployed. Membership was open to white males over 18, without physical or mental handicaps, who were able to write and support themselves, were law abiding of sound moral character and of the Christian faith. There was a female auxiliary called the Ladies of the Golden Eagle. In the early years of its existence the group received assistance from other secret societies and fraternal groups. The Odd Fellows helped them become established in Philadelphia in 1875 and the Knights of Pythias helped them become established in Massachusetts in 1880. Local lodges were called Castles, statewide structures were called Grand Castles, and the overall group Supreme Castle. In the early 1920s the Knights were headquartered at 814-816 North Broad Street, Philadelphia. The last known headquarters of the group was in North Wales, Pennsylvania."