The History of Great Britain, from the Restoration, to the Accession of the House of Hanover.

  • Macpherson, James
  • London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell 1775
  • ESTC T96378.

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Description

FIRST EDITION, 2 vols., 4to, pp. xvi, 706, [2]; xii, 656, [24]. Contemporary calf, spines gilt in compartments, red and green morocco labels. Some light spotting in places. Boards a bit scratched, extremities rubbed.

Notes

A very pleasant copy of the most substantial historical work of James 'Ossian' Macpherson (1736-1796). Following 'Temora' in 1763 Macpherson largely kept his head down as the controversy around his most famous works roiled. He was not idle, however, retaining patronage on the basis of his political and journalistic writing, as well as historical studies such as this one, which followed a much shorter 'Introduction to the History of Great Britain and Ireland' of 1771.

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