Description:8vo, pp. 492 + ads. Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and...8vo, pp. 492 + ads. Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Page edges gilt. Macpherson (1736-96) purported this to be a translation of an early Scottish epic, and upon its publication, the book caused a stir in Scotland. A committee appointed after Macpherson's death found that "Macpherson had liberally edited Gaelic poems and inserted passages of his own; subsequent investigation supports this view." [Oxford Companion to English Literature, 5th ed. ] Spine ends tattered with some loss, edges scuffed, cloth splitting at ends of joints, bookplate to pastedown, owner's signature to ffep (dated 1850), fep torn at top of hinge, some foxing-chiefly to plates; binding sound, most of text remains clean and bright; good-. engravings.
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