London: Burns and Oates, Ltd., 1900. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 286p; 24p. Hardcover book in very good condition. Navy boards with gilded lettering. Tissue covered frontispiece illustration of St. Benedict's death. Corners and board edges rubbed. Repaired front hinge. Light foxing to some pages. Otherwise clean and tight. Item #126724
Rev. P. Peter Lechner was the prior of the Benedictine Abbey of Scheyern in Bavaria, and this copy was translated into English from the original German by the Benedictines. His hagiography of St. Benedict provides details about Benedict's early life, his career as a monastic, and the saints, kings, and notable figures who were his contemporaries.