THOM, William. Rhymes and recollections of a hand-loom weaver. Smith, Elder and Co. 1845.
8vo. Original green cloth, gilt vignette and lettering with blind-stamped border to upper baord, gilt lettering to spine; frontispiece portait of author with facsimile of manuscript below; some sunning to lower board, partially uncut, very good.
Second edition, ten poems added. This is book represents the author's most substantial work and includes his most famous poem, "The Blind Boy's Pranks". William Thom (1799-1848), a native of Aberdeen, was indeed a hand-loom weaver but he became known as a popular Scots language poet.