Macpherson, James, tr.
The Poems of Ossian. New edition. London, Printed by Dewick and Clarke, 1806.
Illustrated. 2 vols., small 8vo, contemporary black straight grain morocco, gilt tooled, gilt edges.
A fine painting of a Scottish landscape appears on the fore edge of each volume. In each picture the dominant feature is a castle overlooking a lake. The volumes are interestingly bound in a contemporary style in what was evidently an early form of a de luxe binding for the book trade. The fore edges of the covers are stamped with the name of Taylor and Hessey, a well known firm of publishers and booksellers which brought out the original edition of Keat's "Endymion" and "Lamia" and of Lamb's "Essays of Elia."