Fingal, A Poem in Six Books, by Ossian: Translated from the Original Galic [sic] by Mr Macpherson, and Rendered into Verse from that Translation.

  • Macpherson, James
  • Oxford: Printed for J. and J. Fletcher 1772
  • ESTC T137508.


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8vo, pp. viii, 180. Later half dark blue calf, marbled boards, spine divided by double gilt rules, green morocco label, edges sprinkled red. First and last leaves damp-marked to margins and lightly toned. Binding a little rubbed, spine dulled. Ownership inscription of Northcomb to title-page.


An anonymous rhyming translation of the first of Macpherson's Ossian poems, which was first published in Macpherson's blank verse in 1762. A version in 'English Heroic Verse' by Islay clergyman John Wodrow had appeared in an Edinburgh printing in 1771 but this is a different translation, one which was popular enough at least to reach a second edition in 1777.

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