London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1894. First edition. Hardcover. [viii], 317 pages. Signed by the author. Hardcover, in very good condition. Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and rules on spine. Top edge gilt, and fore and lower edges uncut. Dark blue endpapers. Mildly rubbed, with a little fraying at tips and head of spine. Light foxing to endpapers and preliminary and final leaves. Front hinge a bit weak but intact. Item #836
Signed on verso of half-title page, "yours truly,/W. D. Latto,/("Tammas Bodkin.")/Dundee Nov 24 1894./[flourish]". Fictional autobiography of the nineteenth-century Scottish tailor Tammas Bodkin, a character created by Latto for the Dundee People's Journal, the pioneering working-class, progressive newspaper he edited from about 1861 to 1898. His Bodkin stories are considered a fine example of Scots vernacular of the time.