Book. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. N.d. circa 1880s. 492 pp. One of the great counterfeits of literature. Supposedly the verse of third century Irish bard Ossian that were discovered in the 1760s, these were in fact mostly a pastiche of verses of James Macpherson, the alleged translator, and some traditional Irish verse passed on by oral tradition. Despite the spurious source of the poems, they are justly celebrated in their own right, and in terms of the authenticity, they do nobly capture the essence of ancient Irish folktales and epic. Some soilage on decorated boards. Toning to pages. Generally clean. Tight. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Poems of Ossian, to which are prefixed a...
Publisher: John W. Lovell Company; Belford Clarke & Co.
Publication Date: 1880
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Published by Baynes and Son, et al., London, 1825. , 422 pages, with vignette title page new edition , edges of boards and spine rubbed, tears at edges of upper panel of spine, few light scuffs to boards, owner's bookplate on front pastedown, owner's signature on front blank, vignette title lightly spotted, text clean, in good condition , full black patterned calf with decorative gilt borders and spine ends, gilt titles at spine, raised bands, marbled edges and endpapers, gilt dentelles 12mo, 13 x 7.5 cm Hardback ISBN: Seller Inventory # 47857
Book Description Printed for Ernest Fleischer, Leipsic [Leipzig], 1834. , viii 1-195 pages, contains various dissertations alongside the poetical works of Ossian New Edition , corners and edges rubbed, joints repaired, foxing within, previous owner'sbookplate to front pastedown, good condition , half black calf with decorative black cloth, gilt title and blindstamped decoration on the spine, marbled endpapers and edges , octavo, 24.5 x 15 cm Hardback ISBN: Seller Inventory # 72408