Paz, D. G. The Priesthoods and Apostasies of Pierce Connelly: A Study of Victorian Conversion and Anticatholicism; (Studies in American Religion, volume 18). Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1986. First Edition. ISBN: 9780889466623. 
Blue cloth with bright gilt titles, no dj (as issued), 6 x 9 inches, scuff mark & outline of a removed bookplate inside front cover. xxiii., 422 clean pp., tight. Good. Hardcover.
A study of the life of Pierce Connelly (1804-1883), as representative of the tumultuous changes during the nineteenth century regarding Catholicism & anticatholicism. Connelly was an Episcopal priest in Philadelphia, who converted to Catholicism, entered the Catholic priesthood, and then later renounced Catholicism and received Anglican orders, becoming priest of the American Parish of St. James, in Florence, Italy.
Chapters: Nineteenth-Century Apostate Priests; Pierce's First Priesthood; The Roman Catholic Conversion; The Search for a Vocation; His Second Priesthood; An Anticatholic Interlude; His Last Priesthood; Concluding Remarks; Appendices, Bibliography, Index.