THE POEMS OF OSSIAN.
THE POEMS OF OSSIAN.
THE POEMS OF OSSIAN.
THE POEMS OF OSSIAN.
THE POEMS OF OSSIAN.

THE POEMS OF OSSIAN. With Engravings on wood, by Alexander Anderson.

New-York: Printed [by D. & G. Bruce] for Ezra Sargeant, 1810. Two vols. 4 x 7. 346; 348 pages + 8 full page wood engravings by Alexander Anderson. Bound in full green leather, spines faded to brown. A "composite" binding with central embossed plaque framed by a wide gilt border; spines richly gilt, board edges gilt at corners, marbled endpapers. Wear to edges and joints; some spotting to covers of Vol. I. Still, very good. Early owner's name, Sylvia C. Sampson, calligraphed with flourishes on title pages. Three of the plates have closed tears: one is brief; one several inches; one torn in half horizontally. These could be repaired on the reverse with archival tissue. Item #16448

The central plaque (& one ornament on the spine) is identical to Edwin Wolfe's no. 2. (ip. 43). Translated by James McPherson.

Price: $195.00