Bibliographic Note.

The following works of Ossian were published by Macpherson:

These were published in a combined edition:

And finally, in a revised edition as

Most subsequent editions (including this one) are reprinted from the 1773 edition. The text of this version of The Poetical Works of Ossian is taken partly from a copy published by Crosby and Nichols, Boston, 1863 (The Poems) and partly from a copy published by Philips, Sampson & Co, Boston, 1852. (Front matter and illustrations). These two copies appear to have been printed from the same plates as they are identical in layout and pagination. The front matter and illustrations were transcribed by John B. Hare whose edition is on the Sacred Texts Web Site (Thank you, John!)

 

Title Page of the Phillips, Sampson & Co. edition (39 kb)

Title Page of the Crosby & Nichols edition (256 kb)

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