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Book Description

Oxford, J. & J. Fletcher & T. Payne & J. & F. Rivington, 1772. 8vo, 210 x 135mm. 180pp. Hardcover in original full leather bindings with 5 raised bands to spine.Ossian is the narrator and purported author of a cycle of epic poems published by the Scottish poet James Macpherson from 1760. Macpherson collected word-of-mouth material in the Scots Gaelic said to be from ancient sources, and that the work was his translation of that material. Ossian is based on Oisín, son of Finn or Fionn mac Cumhaill, anglicised to Finn McCool, a legendary bard who is a character in Irish mythology.
Author MACPHERSON, James (Translator)
Date 1772
Binding Hardcover
Publisher 1772
Condition Leather is a little worn at corners and hinges are weak.

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