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The poems of Ossian, the son of Fingal / translated by James Macpherson, Esq.

Author/Creator:
Macpherson, James, 1736-1796.
Publication:
Philadelphia : Printed by Thomas Lang ..., MDCCXC [1790]
Format/Description:
Book
[2], vii, [6], 12-502, [2] p. ; 22 cm.
Edition:
A new edition, carefully corrected and greatly improved.
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Standardized Title:
Ossian
Fingerprint:
e.is 8777 d.p- fewi (3) 1790 (R)
Subjects:
Ossian, active 3rd century -- Poetry.
Literary forgeries and mystifications -- Early works to 1800.
Mythology, Celtic -- Ireland -- Poetry.
Bards and bardism -- Poetry.
Celts -- Poetry.
Place of Publication:
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Notes:
The purported translations from the Gaelic are actually Macpherson's own works, written in English.
Signatures: [A]⁴ b² B-3R⁴ (leaf 3R4 blank).
Local notes:
RBC copy 2 presented to the Penn Libraries in 2016 by Joseph B. Dallett.
RBC copy 2 has ms. ownership inscriptions ("Apollos King's Booke. Apollos King's Booke."), struck through, followed by another dated 19th-century ms. ownership and purchase inscription ("Thaddeus Leavitts Book bought at auction Dec[ember]. 27th. 1810"), on front free endpaper. The first owner is Apollos King (1766-1810) of Suffield, Conn.; the second is probably either his brother-in-law Thaddeus Leavitt (1750-1826) or his son Thaddeus Leavitt (1778-1828).
RBC copy 2 has dated 19th-century ms. ownership inscription ("T. Leavitts Book 1810") on back pastedown, probably of either Thaddeus Leavitt (1750-1826) of Suffield, Conn., or his son Thaddeus Leavitt (1778-1828).
Penn Provenance:
Pemberton, Susan, Miss (donor) (RBC copy)
Dallett, Joseph B. (donor) (RBC copy 2)
King, Apollos (former owner) (inscription) (RBC copy 2)
Leavitt, Thaddeus (former owner) (inscription) (RBC copy 2)
Penn Chronology:
1790
Cited in:
ESTC W27707
Evans 22633
Contributor:
Lang, Thomas, 1763?-1793, printer.
Contains:
Blair, Hugh, 1718-1800. Critical dissertation on the poems of Ossian, the son of Fingal.
OCLC:
4121673