I've been reading Fr. Martin von Cochem's Die heilige Messe fur die Weltleute (TAN 1997 reprint in English is re-titled The Incredible Catholic Mass, 453pp. paperback, 10 copies $5 ea.). It was written in 1702 which is 74 years before America was born.
Neil, I have a book by this same priest: The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Explained, printed privately ($8 PER BOOK or $25 BOX of 10) http://www.bacaustralia.com.au/home/bac-australia-publishing/ (312 pages and re-Englished by Fr Paul Power MSC). Mine is dated 18th October, 1996. I'm sure you could never find this book in a Catholic bookshop (of the new order), although I know that the person responsible for this printing is not an adherent of tradition. Nevertheless he does amazing things for the good of mankind for the love of God. I must get this book out and read it. Thanks for the reminder.
Apparently your book is the same one under a different title:
By far the most popular of his works, and universally acknowledged as the best, is the present book on the Mass, titled in its original English edition, Cochem's Explanation of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and often simply called An Explanation of the Mass. (Also well known to English readers is the author's book, The Four Last Things -- Death, Judgment, Hell, Heaven, TAN, 1987, which has been instrumental in the conversion of many people.)
Your edition won't have that Preface in it, obviously, but you probably can find the quoted pages from above in Chapter 1, THE NATURE OF HOLY MASS, in the section beginning on my page 10: THE ATTACKS MADE BY HERETICS UPON THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS.
Your 312 pages could easily be less than my 453 pages due to a larger format. My paperback is 4-1/2 x 7 and if yours is larger, it can have more text on each page.
The part I copied above begins in the second paragraph, "At the commencement of the twelfth century, the impious Albigenses appeared in France; ..."
The first paragraph of this section highlights the fact of the heresy of Berengarius of Tours as "the first who presumed to speak and write against the Holy Mass," after the first 10 centuries of the Christian Church during which "teachers of heresy were indeed not wanting, but none of them ventured to assail the Mass; much less did they attempt to do away with it."
Fr. Cochem somehow skips over the historical fact that the Elevation of the Host and the Chalice had not been a rubric of the Roman Rite until after the refutation of Barengarius in the 11th century. It was introduced following the Council of Rome, 1079, when the Berengarius heresy was condemned, and it's an excellent example of "organic development of the Mass" since these two elevations were inserted into the universal Roman rubrics to seal the subject by showing the newly consecrated Blessed Sacrament to all present. It is also a good example of "Rome has spoken, the subject is closed" or Roma locuta, causa finita est.
We can well remember this every time we see the priest raise the Host and/or the Chalice at Holy Mass.
Similarly, we can observe the break at Vatican II at the genuflection of the priest immediately after speaking the form of each consecration (first the Host, then the Chalice). He genuflects, AND the altar bells are rung. For with the changes of Newmass, the priest no longer genuflects before raising the species, and no bells are rung.
(They got rid of the bells entirely.) While Vatican II parades the excuse of "organic development" it is only talk, and not reality, because what they actually did was not organic at all but an accommodation toward the Protestants, which is a destruction of the Mass. Recall, above, for the first 10 centuries there was no destruction of the Mass, but only development.
Someone needs to go through this fine book with a score sheet keeping track of all the numerous ways that the Newmass departs in a malevolent way from Sacred Tradition in the Latin Mass.