The Poems of Ossian
1926, a very nice copy of Ossian's prose poems.
First thus, hardback, bound in the original blue cloth with gilt titling and design to spine and blindstamped Ossian to upper board. Top edge gilt, outer edge untrimmed. 20 × 12.5cm, xxiv + 417pp, 1pp ads.
Ossian was a legendary Celtic warrior and bard, son of Fingal, said to have lived in the 3rd century. Poems said to be Ossian’s were published in 1760 in ‘Fragments of Ancient Poetry Collected in the Highlands of Scotland’—‘translated’ by James Macpherson (1736–96), from Kingussie. Their authenticity was doubted by many and in all probability, Macpherson was the author. The poems here are in prose, and includes Fingal, Cath-Loda, Comala and many more.
A nice clean copy. There is light rubbing to the boards edges. The pages edges are a little tanned but the inner binding s tight and the pages are clean bar a little isolated foxing.
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