The book was written in 1901, my copy doesn't have a date of publication but it must be quite close to that time.
There's a name inside the cover, Megan Evans, and it's written in fountain pen. I wonder if the lady herself has ticked off the titles of the books printed on the back page. Pencil was used so perhaps it's titles she hoped to read one day. Fountain pen would have been a firm commitment. There's more than one story to be had in a second hand book and I like being the keeper of that until it's someones else's turn.