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The Poems of Ossian (Two Volumes-Complete)

By: MacPherson, James, Esq.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: London, A. Strahan and T. Cadell: 1790

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Seller ID: 528

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Bound in contemporary full leather, spines in six compartments separated by gilt borders, gilt lettering in two compartments on red panels, gilt decoration in other compartments, gilt borders on covers, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. In 1760, James MacPherson (1736-96), published "Fingal, an Ancient Epic Poem" his first translation of an ancient Gaelic poem composed by the warrior/poet Ossian a thousand years before. Praised by Schiller, quoted at length by Goethe, and beloved by Napoleon, a complete translation of the works of Ossian followed quickly upon the heels of its predece... View more info