Fingal, an ancient epic Poem, in six Books: together with…

Fingal, an ancient epic Poem, in six Books: together with several of Poems, composed by Ossian the Son of Fingal. Translated from the Galic Language... by MACPHERSON, James.

~ Fingal, an ancient epic Poem, in six Books: together with several of Poems, composed by Ossian the Son of Fingal. Translated from the Galic Language... London: Printed for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt... 1762.

4to (262 × 211 mm), pp. [16], xvi, 270; without the final blank; title printed in red and black, engraved vignette by Taylor after Wale; small inkstain to Q2–3, scribbles to the fore-margin of p. 135; scattered spotting, light foxing to a few gatherings; contemporary half calf and marbled boards, rebacked, corners worn; contemporary ink ownership inscription of James Agnew, of Bishop Auckland (1719–1777, a British officer killed at the Battle of Germantown).

First edition of the second of Macpherson’s legendary fabrications of the legendary bard. Fingal, Ossian: inventions which captivated Europe more completely than any British literary characters since King Arthur. Rothschild 1349.

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