London: Burns & Oats, 1954. First edition thus. 12 mo., original red cloth, original dust jacket. A fine book in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Item #280
"ENGLAND WAS WET WITH THEIR TEARS AND WITH THEIR BLOOD. WHEN THE CROSS PRESSES ON US, SHALL WE NOT OFTEN SAY -- MARTYRS AND CONFESSORS UNDER THE PENAL LAWS, ORA PRO NOBIS"
Fine mid-century edition of Taylor's enduring depiction of the English martyrs. For centuries, Tyborne (or Tyburn) was a site of capital punishment on the outskirts of London.Frances Taylor left the Church of England to convert to Catholicism in 1855. She went on to found the Poor Servants of the Mother of God in 1872, shortly after she took her final vows as Sister Mary Magdalen. Tyborne was first published anonymously in 1859 and has merited several new editions over the past 150 years. With a Preface to the 1954 edition by the Rt. Rev. Mgr. Charles H. Duchemin, dated "23 November, 1953."