Boston: D.C. Heath & Co., 1895. First American Edition. 12mo. Green flexible cloth boards; paper title label; 100,pp. Straight, tight, Very Good or better copy. Account of progress and aims of the Backworth Classical Novel-Reading Union, a working-class literary society founded in Northumberland in 1890. Includes the Union's reading-list (twenty-five novels over four years), heavy as might be expected on Dickens, Reade and Thackeray, also with a number of works translated from the French; only one American work (Elsie Venner by O.W. Holmes) was included on the list.