(full book description) Phillips, Sampson, and Co., Boston, MA, 1857. 1st Ed(AsSuch) Later Printing, Good+, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=5"x7.5", 492pgs. B/W Plates. Tooled cover designs, gold spine lettering & design. Cover chipped head of spine, rear endpapers white spotted, presentation bookplate inside front cover to Church in Livingston, NY, o.w. clean, bright & tight. text in Fine Almost New condition. Tissued frontispiece. 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Poems of Ossian
Publisher: Phillips, Sampson, and Co.
Publication Date: 1857
Illustrator: B/W Plates
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description hardcover, leather bound. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: None, as issued. Edinburgh: J. Elder No. 7 & and T. Brown No. I, 1797, A New Edition. Clean, tight-bound, two 12mos. Vol. 1, 282pp and Volume 2, 318pp. Volume 1 is tight-bound, the front cover is loose but extant, clean and intact. Volume 2 is fully bound. Leather is soft and pliable, and somewhat rubbed, edges are lightly scuffed. Tips are lightly bumped. Volume 2 has a chip out of the head of the spine. They both have book plates from "Joseph Gregg Layne" on the front pastedown and signature of "Jessie Layne" (Joseph Gregg's father) on the ffes. Joseph Gregg Layne (1885-1952) was a leading authority and bibliographer of Californiana as well as president, member of the board of directors and, editor of the Quarterly for the Historical Society of Southern California and an organizer for E Clampus Vitus. It is believed that Ossian is a translation of an epic cycle of Scottish poems from the early dark ages. Ossian, a blind bard, sings of the life and battles of Fingal, a Scots warrior. It caused a massive cultural impact during the 18th-19th centuries Napolean carried a copy into battle; Goethe translated parts of it; Selma, Alabama was named after the home of Fingal, and it carried much, much more historical significance. These are very rare tomes and quite beautiful. More scans and info available. Seller Inventory # 15770