London: J. walker, etc. 1812. Three quarter calf. Twelvemo,  Frontis, xxxv, 489pp. Three quarter calf over marbled boards, marbled eps, frontispiece and tp vignette engraved by C. Heath after designs by T. Unwin. Sports a 2cm tear at the head of the spine, joints and boards rubbed, corners rounded and abraded, first few leaves age toned and some offsetting from frontis onto tp, otherwise clean throughout with occasional rust spot or toning along outer margin. Good. Item #487
First published in 1765, The Poems of Ossian were an international success and influenced pre-romantics like William Blake, the Romantic movement and the Gaelic revival. The poems are believed to have been written by James McPherson, who based them on collected folk tales.