MASONIA. EIN BLICK IN EINE ANDERE WELT. Leipzig: Max Hesses Verlag, 1905. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-v] vi-viii [ix] x  2-488 [note: first leaf is a blank] original maroon pebbled cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges plain. First edition. The protagonist spends time on the planet Masonia whose society is based on the principles of Freemasonry. He returns home and applies those principles to his life and promotes them to the public. Bischoff later in his life was “the chairman of the Association of German Freemasons. His various writings are major foundations of modern philosophy of Freemasonry” - Deutsche-Biographie online. Lexikon 1, p. 44. Kretzmann, The Pre-War German Utopian Novel (1890-1914), Ph.D. diss., Brown University, May, 1936, p. 210. Negley, Utopian Literature 110. Bloch (2002) 429. Small label removed from front cover, a bright, very good copy with fine interior. (#136924).
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