The Secret Societies of All Ages and Countries. A Comprehensive Account of upwards of One Hundred and Sixty Secret Organisations – Religious, Political, and Social – from the most Remote Ages down to the Present Time. Embracing the Mysteries of Ancient India, China, Japan, Egypt, Mexico, Peru, Greece, and Scandinavia, the Cabbalists, Early Christians, Heretics, Assassins, Thugs, Templars, the Vehm and Inquisition, Mystics, Rosicrucians, Illuminati, Free-masons, Skopzi, Camorristi, Carbonari, Nihalists, Fenians, French, Spanish, And other Mysterious Sects, by Charles William Heckethorn, (2 vols., London: G. Redway, 1897), xxvii, 352; xvi, , 350, , 16. Ex library, with usual stickers, sticker boxes and stamps. 2nd, revised and augmented edition. Publisher’s red cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine and front board, which also has a decorative motif faintly embossed in its centre, gilt top edge. Binding bumped and sunned, library shelfmark on heel of spine in white pen, opening and trail endpapers foxed. Otherwise a good copy with clean pages. A very rare book.