The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest ...Read MoreThe 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.Western literary study flows out of eighteenth-century works by Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Frances Burney, Denis Diderot, Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others. Experience the birth of the modern novel, or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++British LibraryT010103In fact, by James Macpherson. A reissue of the first edition, with a cancel titlepage. Titlepage in red and black, followed by an advertisement leaf. With a final advertisement leaf also.London: printed for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1762. , xvi,270, p.; 4Read Less
Poor Condition. No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Leather spine and corners & marbled paper over boards, engraved title page illustration, , xvi, 270 pages, . Boards detached but present, title page detached from text block but attached to front board, pencil notations on title page, previous owners' names on front paste down, boards considerably scuffed and worn, leather on spine brittle and only pieces remain, leather on back board missing and covered with masking tape, corners bumped & worn, offsetting between two pages from a newspaper article left there, some toning and occasional small spots, but generally text pages in very good condition. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Poetry. Inventory No: 009623.
Good with no dust jacket. 4to 11"-13" tall; , xvi, 270,  p. pages; Large paper edition (double inner margin measures 60mm). Hinges starting, but holding tightly. Leather title label lacking on spine. Title vignette engraved by I. Taylor after S. Wale. Title page printed in red and black. "A dissertation concerning the antiquity, &c. Of the poems of Ossian...": p. [i]-xvi. Publisher's advertisements:  p. At end. References: ESTC T132461 ESTC N7970.
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