This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...of echoing Croma!" The feast is spread. The harp is ' Inisfail, one of the ancient names of Ireland. heard; and joy is in ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...of echoing Croma!" The feast is spread. The harp is ' Inisfail, one of the ancient names of Ireland. heard; and joy is in the hall. But it was joy covering a sigh, that darkly dwelt in every breast. It was like the faint beam of the moon spread on a cloud in heaven. At length the music ceased, and the aged king of Croma spoke; he spoke without a tear, but sorrow swelled in the midst of his voice. " Son of Fingal! beholdest thou not the darkness of Crothar's joy? My soul was not sad at the feast, when my peoplelived before me. I rejoiced in the presence of strangers, when my son shone in the hall. But, Ossian, he is a beam that is departed. He left no streak of light behind. He is fallen, son of Fingal! in the wars of his father. Rothmar the chief of grassy Tromlo heard that these eyes had failed; he heard that my arms were fixed in the hall. and the pride of his soul arose! He came towards Croma; my people fell before him. I took my arms in my wrath, but what could sightless Crothar do? My steps were unequal; my grief was great. I wished for the days that were past. Days! wherein I fought; and won in the field of blood. My son returned from the chase: the fairhaired Fovar-gormo. He had notlifted his sword in battle, for his arm was young. But the soul of the youth was great; the fire of valourburnt in his eyes. He saw the disordered steps of his father, and his sigh arose.--' King of Croma, ' he said, ' is it because thou hast no son; is it for the weakness of Fovar-gormo's arm that thy sighs arise? I begin, my father, to feel my strength; I have drawn the sword of my youth; and I have bent the bow. Let me meet this Rothmar, with the sons of Croma: let me meet him, Omy father! I feel my...Read Less
Fair. No Dust Jacket. Size: 16mo-over 5¾"-6¾" tall. Text clean. Small number written lightly on front free endpage. Front hinge cracked, but binding still secure. Bookplate on front pastedown. Boards bumped and worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Closed tears and tanning to spine with spine almost loose but still attached. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 122297.
Good in Good jacket. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Text clean & bright; binding tight; moderate wear & chipping to dustjacket, esp. at the top of the spine. A collection of MacPherson's great Ossian hoax poems. 416 pages.
Good Very Good. No Dustjacket. Hardcover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Centenary edition of the Poetry of Ossian. Translated by James MacPherson; with notes and introd. by William Sharp. 417pp, 4pp publisher's catalogue at rear, deckle edges, decorated endpapers. Clean interior. Unmarked except for a name/place in ink to the htp. Tight, square binding, sound hinges. A little light soiling to the green cloth, but no wear. Atractive copy. Weight, 480g.
Good. No Dustjacket. 1888. 298 pages. No dust jacket. Brown cloth decorative boards with gilt to spine and front board. Lightly yellowed pages throughout book. Firm binding. Light rubbing across boards. Scuffs along edges of boards and to the headbands. Faded and tanned spine.
G+ No Jacket. 16mo-over 5¾"-6¾" tall. ***Published by Phillips, Sampson & Co. London, 1858. Good+ cond. hardcover, no dj. Royal blue cloth over bds w/ blindstamped dec on covers & gilt dec & lettering on spine, a.e.g. Mdt bumping & rubbing to wear points. Front hinge tender but holding. Color frontis w/ heavily foxed tissue guard. 492pp. Square, straight, tight & clean, overall G+ cond. Same or next day shipping. Please email any questions.
Fair. No Dustjacket. 492 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth hardcover, with decorative gilt titling on front and spine. Lightly tanned pages with gilt fore-edge. Hinges are very slightly cracked, ffep is slightly loose, yet other pages remain tight. Boards are fair, light bumping and surface wear on corners and spine ends, with light rub markings on front and back. Two black ink stains on right hand edge of front board. Price recently reduced! ! !
Good. No Dustjacket. 1926. 415 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth hardcover, with titling on front and spine. Lightly tanned pages and fore-edge, with firm binding. Boards are good to fair, light spotting on spine, light bumping and surface wear on corners and spine ends, with small mark on front and discolouration along front edge of spine.
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