An Introduction to the History of Great Britain and Ireland: or, an Inquiry into the origin, religion, future state, character, manners, morality, amusements, persons, manner of life, houses, navigation, commerce, language, government, kings, general assemblies, courts of justice, and juries, of the Britons, Scots, Irish, and Anglo-Saxons.
James MacPherson:

An Introduction to the History of Great Britain and Ireland: or, an Inquiry into the origin, religion, future state, character, manners, morality, amusements, persons, manner of life, houses, navigation, commerce, language, government, kings, general assemblies, courts of justice, and juries, of the Britons, Scots, Irish, and Anglo-Saxons.

London: for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1772. Second edition, revised and greatly enlarged. [xii], 347, (i), [9] index, [3] adverts. Some toning, foxing or soiling to first and last few pages. Text very clean with occasional light spotting. The 'discoverer' of Ossian, speaking of himself, says in the preface: 'An enemy to fiction himself, he imposes none on the world. He advances nothing as fact without authorities; and his conjectures arise not so much from his own ingenuity, as from the proofs which the ancients have laid down before him.' Takes a great interest in the Irish versus the Scottish claims to be the originators of Celtic culture. Quarto, in a new craftsman binding of half brown calf with marbled boards, spine with five raised bands ruled gilt and two spine labels. A very handsome copy. Very Good in Fine binding.
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