[Coffeyville: Plaindealer Print, 1910]. 92pp. 16mo. Original gray wrappers printed in black. Minor wear and soiling to wrappers. Bottom corner of a few leaves creased, occasional light spotting to text. Very good. Item #3616
A very rare work relating to the Knights of Pythias of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, an African-American fraternal organization formed in 1869 when African-American petitioners were refused membership in the larger Knights of Pythias in Richmond, Virginia. This edition was revised from an earlier 1904 edition, which is also exceedingly rare. The text includes the Grand Lodge Constitution and By-Laws, beneficiary laws, and the constitution and by-laws for subordinate lodges. The cover title of this work reads, "Constitution By-Laws and Laws Governing Subordinate Lodges Knights of Pythias Jurisdiction of Kansas." OCLC locates just a single copy of this work, at the University of Kansas.