Is The Order of R.R. & A.C. to Remain a Magical Order? This Essay must not be given to any but Adepti of the Order of R.R. & A.C. Written in March, 1901, and Given to the Adepti of the Order of R.R. & A.C. in April 1901. Pp 30, uncut and unopened. A near fine copy in publisher's brown wrappers printed in black. [Wade 33]. One of the very rarest Yeats items, probably rarer than anything except Mosada. Printed for the author in an edition of 50 or less. The Order Rubidae Rosae & Aureae Crucis was apparently a section of the Order of the Golden Dawn, the mystical society to which Yeats belonged. Each member adopted a motto, usually in Latin, and was known in the Order by the initials of the motto; Yeates adopted name was 'D.E.D.I' (Daemon Est Deus Inversus). Copies were distributed privately to the members of the mysterious Order of the Golden Dawn, including such as Maud Gonne, Pamela Colman Smith, Annie Horniman, MacGregor Mathews and others. Yeats’ essay was written to protest against changes in the rules of the Order, which he felt would undermine important principles of order and hierarchy. According to Foster (v. 1, 1997, p. 244), it holds an important place in W.B.Y.’s canon.