An Authentic Narrative of the Extraordinary Cure performed by Prince Alexandre Hohenlohe on Miss Barbara O'Connor, a Nun, in the Convent of New Hall, near Chelmsford, with a Full Reputation of the numerous false reports and misrepresentations.
An Authentic Narrative of the Extraordinary Cure performed by Prince Alexandre Hohenlohe on Miss Barbara O'Connor, a Nun, in the Convent of New Hall, near Chelmsford, with a Full Reputation of the numerous false reports and misrepresentations.

An Authentic Narrative of the Extraordinary Cure performed by Prince Alexandre Hohenlohe on Miss Barbara O'Connor, a Nun, in the Convent of New Hall, near Chelmsford, with a Full Reputation of the numerous false reports and misrepresentations.

London: G. & W. B. Whittaker, 1823. Second Edition. Hardcover. Slim octavo. 38pp pamphlet. Half fine-grained brown leather binding over marbled paper boards by renowned London book-binder Bernard C. Middleton. Two raised bands, gilt title and decorative rules on the spine. An account of what would now be termed the "distance healing" by prayer of a nun, Barbara O'Connor, in Chelmsford, England, by Prince Alexander of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (1794 – 1849) of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The Prince was a German priest and supposed divine healer who gained international renown for his miraculous cures. This is a sympathetic account of this particular cure and it's circumstances by the Protestant physician to O'Connor's convent, who was was well aware that that people's response to the alleged miracles was often divided along religious lines, with Protestants disbelieving and Catholics prone to belief, irrespective of the strength of the evidence. From the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, with his ex-libris seal blind-stamped on the front free endpaper. Quite scarce in any edition. Page edges a little darkened, minor discoloration to corners of free endpapers, else a lovely VG+ copy. Item #49478

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