Publisher, Strahan & Co, London, 1872. (thus, 1st Edition, with dedication from the author to ‘Colonel Chester’.)
Hardback, bound in brown book-cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and gilt decoration to front cover + black banding on top and bottom of the cover, pp. xx + 368.
Condition, Used, Very Good, The case of the book is in very good condition with some shelf-wear, the spine is slightly crushed, the contents are tight and clean book apart for a dedication, dated 1873, from the author on the title-page. A Library stamp of Dean Savage’s Library is on the front end-paper.
Francis George Lee was trained in Cuddesdon Theological College, and ordained to priesthood 1856 by the Bishop of Oxford, Samuel Wilberforce. Lee became together with Ambrose de Lisle and others, a co-founder of the Association for Promoting the Union of Christendom (A.P.U.C.). He founded a clandestine Anglo-Papist society, the Order of Corporate Reunion, to continue the work of the A.P.U.C. and to restore the apostolic succession through re-ordinations as a means for reunion. Lee was consecrated a bishop by some Roman Catholic prelates whose names were kept secret. Later, however, Lee became disillusioned and recognized that he had made a mistake. He was received into the Roman Catholic Church in 1901, shortly before his death.
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