First Edition. Victorian era set novel. "Remarkable picture of the life of the church during this period that conveys most powerfully the strength of feeling which frequently divided laymen and clergy alike." A superfluity of wicked Protestant bishops, effective and godly Ritualist slum priests, abbots who are very bad with money, and earnest country vicars. Very scarce. Near Fine but for contemporary bookplate at front pastedown, in Very Good dustjacket, nicked at spine ends, small abrasion at mid spine.