London: Catholic Record Society, 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth. Gilt stamped. Plates. viii, 476p + 24p report from the society. Spine somewhat sunfaded. Corners bumped. Light shelf wear on cover edges. Otherwise a clean and tight book in very good condition. Item #141099
The Catholic Record Society (Registered Charity No. 313529), "the premier Catholic historical society in the United Kingdom", founded in 1904, is a scholarly society devoted to the study of Reformation and post-Reformation Catholicism in England and Wales. Particularly active members in its early years were Joseph Gillow, J. H. Pollen, and Joseph S. Hansom. The society was initially established as a text publication society, with the aim of publishing Catholic historical records. Only later did it become a more general historical society. It has been credited with making much otherwise obscure archival material more readily available.
This volume contains an array of Catholic registers from the 17th - 19th centuries.