Early Gaelic Book Collections

Ossian Collection

'Ossian Collection' contains the following 216 items:

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(1) Poems of Ossian [ID: 76001848]

"Literally translated from the Gaelic, in the original measure of verse".

Publisher: Blackwood, William, 1776-1834

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Date published: 1887

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(2) Report of the Committee of the Highland Society of Scotland, appointed to inquire into the nature and authenticity of the poems of Ossian [ID: 76520043]

Includes texts in Gaelic with translations into Latin and English. "Drawn up, according to the directions of the Committee, by Henry Mackenzie".

Publisher: Archibald Constable & Co.

Compiler: Mackenzie, Henry, 1745-1831

Author: Highland Society of Scotland

Printer: Edinburgh University Press

Date published: 1805

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(3) Essay on the authenticity of the poems of Ossian [ID: 76589370]

"... in which the objections of Malcolm Laing Esq are particularly considered and refuted".

Publisher: James Ballantyne and Co.

Contributor: Richardson, William, 1743-1814

Author: Graham, Patrick, 1754?-1835

Date published: 1807

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(4) Gaelic bards [ID: 76062507]

"... and original poems by Thomas Pattison ; edited, with a biographical sketch and notes, by John George Macneill". Glasgow : A. Sinclair, 1890.

Author: Pattison, Thomas, 1828-1865

Publisher: Sinclair, Archibald

Editor: Macneill, John George, 1844

Date published: 1890

(5) Reliquiae Celticae [ID: 76749834]

Texts, papers and studies in Gaelic literature and philology left by the late Rev. Alexander Cameron, LL. D., ed. by Alexander Macbain, M.A., and Rev. John Kennedy. 2 volumes.

Compiler: Cameron, Alexander, 1827-1888

Editor: Macbain, Alexander, 1855-1907

Editor: Kennedy, John, 1819-1884

Date published: 1892-1894

(6) Poems of Ossian [ID: 82814347]

In two volumes. Translated by James Macpherson, Esq.

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Publisher: Mudie, George, fl. 1776-1802

Date published: 1792

(7) Reliquiae Celticae [ID: 82833901]

Texts, papers, and studies in Gaelic literature and philology left by the late Rev. Alexander Cameron, LL.D. / edited by Alexander Macbain and John Kennedy.

Compiler: Cameron, Alexander, 1827-1888

Editor: Macbain, Alexander, 1855-1907

Editor: Kennedy, John, 1819-1884

Date published: 1892-1894

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(8) Folk tales and fairy lore in Gaelic and English [ID: 79217490]

Collected from oral tradition by James Macdougall ; edited with introduction and notes by George Calder.

Publisher: Grant, John, bookdealer, of Edinburgh, Scotland

Compiler: Macdougall, James, 1833-1906

Editor: Calder, George, b. 1859

Date published: 1910

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(9) Poems of Ossian [ID: 77737766]

"Lately discover'd by Edmond Baron de Harold, Colonel Commander of the Regiment of Konigsfeld" ... . In fact by Edmond de Harold, written in imitation of 'The poems of Ossian' by James Macpherson.

Author: Harold, Edmund von

Publisher: Daenzer, John Cretien

Date published: 1787

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(11) Phingalēis, sive Hibernia liberata [ID: 77734568]

"Epicum Ossianis poema e Celtico sermone ... ab Alexandro Macdonald". Scottish Gaelic poetry translated into Latin.

Printer: Moir, John, fl. 1790-1846

Author: Macdonald, Alexander, 1755-1837

Date printed: 1820

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(12) Book of Deer [ID: 82539300]

Edited for the Spalding Club by John Stuart.

Editor: Stuart, John, 1813-1877

Publisher: Spalding Club (Aberdeen, Scotland)

Date published: 1869

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(13) Report of the Committee of the Highland Society of Scotland, appointed to inquire into the nature and authenticity of the poems of Ossian [ID: 81748745]

Drawn up, according to the directions of the Committee, by Henry Mackenzie ... ; with a copious appendix, containing some of the principal documents on which the report is founded.

Publisher: Archibald Constable & Co.

Author: Mackenzie, Henry, 1745-1831

Date published: 1805

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(14) Fingal [ID: 79173658]

An ancient epic poem. In six books: together with several other poems, composed by Ossian the son of Fingal. Translated from the Gallic language by James Macpherson.

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Publisher: Wilson, Peter, 1720?-1802

Date published: 1763

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(15) Enquiry into the authenticity of the poems ascribed to Ossian [ID: 79089880]

By W. Shaw.

Publisher: John Murray (Firm)

Author: Shaw, William, 1749-1831

Date published: 1781

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(16) Our Gaelic proverbs [ID: 81095705]

" ... a mirror of the past." Reprinted from the "Caledonian medical journal", January, 1928.

Author: Macgillivray, Angus, President of the Caledonian Medical Society

Date published: 1928

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(17) Poems of Ossian [ID: 82630518]

Translated by James Macpherson, with notes, and with an introduction by William Sharp.

Publisher: Geddes, Patrick, Sir, 1854-1932

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Date published: 1896

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(19) Copy 1 - Temora, an ancient epic poem, in eight books [ID: 82189725]

Together with several other poems, composed by Ossian, the son of Fingal. / Translated from the Galic language, by James Macpherson..

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Publisher: T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt

Date published: 1763

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(20) Copy 2 - Temora, an ancient epic poem, in eight books [ID: 82193306]

Together with several other poems, composed by Ossian, the son of Fingal. / Translated from the Galic language, by James Macpherson..

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Publisher: T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt

Date published: 1763

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(21) Fingal [ID: 77433523]

"... an ancient epic poem in six books together with several other poems composed by Ossian the son of Fingal. Translated from the Galic language by James Macpherson". (Imperfect: wanting advertisement leaf preceding p. 1 and final advertisement leaf.) (There is another copy at Oss.4, DOD ID 77436960.)

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Publisher: T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt

Date published: 1762

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(22) Fingal [ID: 77436960]

"... an ancient epic poem in six books together with several other poems composed by Ossian the son of Fingal. Translated from the Galic language by James Macpherson". (Imperfect: wanting advertisement leaf preceding p. 1 and final advertisement leaf.) (There is another copy at Shelf mark: Oss.3(1), DOD ID 77433523.)

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Publisher: T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt

Date published: 1762

(23) Works of Ossian, the son of Fingal [ID: 77978618]

Printed for I.G. Fleischer (Frankfurt, 1783). 4 volumes bound in 2.

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Contributor: Clark, John, d. 1807

Publisher: Fleischer, I. G.

Date published: 1783

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(24) Dàna Oisein Mhic Fhinn [ID: 78775998]

Air an cur amach airson maith coitcheannta muinntir na Gaeltachd.

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Publisher: M'Lachlan and Stewart

Date published: 1859

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(25) Critical dissertation on the poems of Ossian, the son of Fingal [ID: 78747819]

Anonymous. By Hugh Blair.

Author: Blair, Hugh, 1718-1800

Publisher: T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt

Date published: 1763

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(26) Critical dissertation on the poems of Ossian, the son of Fingal [ID: 77431599]

Anonymous. By Hugh Blair. (Titlepage and preliminary advertisement leaf misbound in previous item in volume.) (Another copy at Cam.1.b.1(2), DOD ID 77128234.)

Author: Blair, Hugh, 1718-1800

Publisher: T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt

Date published: 1763

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(27) Poetry of nature [ID: 77961642]

"Comprising, a selection of the most sublime and beautiful apostrophes, histories, songs, elegies, &c. from the works of the Caledonian bards. The typographical execution in a style entirely new, and decorated with the superb ornaments, of the celebrated Caslon". Selections from Macpherson's Ossian.

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Publisher: Cooke, J. P.

Editor: Potter, Mary, fl. 1789

Date published: 1789

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(28) Carmina gadelica [ID: 78426727]

"Hymns and incantations with illustrative notes on words, rites, and customs, dying and obsolete orally collected in the Highlands and islands of Scotland and translated into English by Alexander Carmichael". Volume 3 only. (Volumes 3-4, translated and edited by James Carmichael Watson from the author’s unfinished manuscripts, published 1940-41.)

Publisher: Oliver and Boyd (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Editor: Watson, J. Carmichael (James Carmichael), 1910-

Date published: 1940

(29) Carmina gadelica [ID: 82833902]

Hymns and incantations with illustrative notes on words, rites, and customs, dying and obsolete / orally collected in the Highlands and islands of Scotland and translated into English, by Alexander Carmichael.

Publisher: T. and A. Constable

Compiler: Carmichael, Alexander, 1832-1912

Date published: 1900

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(30) Essay on the authenticity of the poems of Ossian [ID: 78059820]

In which the objections of Malcolm Laing, Esq. are particularly considered and refuted. By Patrick Graham ... To which is added an essay on the mythology of Ossian's poems, by Professor Richardson ....

Contributor: Richardson, William, 1743-1814

Author: Graham, Patrick, 1754?-1835

Date published: 1807

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(31) Selections from the Gaelic bards [ID: 76665573]

Metrically translated with biographical prefaces and explanatory notes also original poems.

Author: Pattison, Thomas, 1828-1865

Date published: 1866

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(32) Selections from the Gaelic bards [ID: 78069628]

Metrically translated with biographical prefaces and explanatory notes, also original poems.

Publisher: Sinclair, Archibald

Date published: 1866

(33) Cochruinneacha taoghta de shaothair nam bard Gaëleach [ID: 77848504]

= A choice collection of the works of the Highland bards : collected in the Highlands and isles [by] Alexander and Donald Stewart. (Bound as 2 volumes, each volume has a title page.)

Printer: Stewart, Charles, d. 1823

Compiler: Stewart, Alexander, 1764-1821

Date printed: 1804

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(34) Sean dana [ID: 77328574]

" ... le Oisian, Orran, Ulann, &c. Ancient poems of Ossian Orran Ullin &c. Collected in the western Highlands and Isles being the originals of the translations some time ago published in the Gaelic antiquities. By John Smith, D.D. Minister of the Gospel at Campbelton." A collection of Gaelic poems, edited by Smith.

Publisher: Elliot, Charles, d. 1790

Editor: Smith, John, 1747-1807

Date printed: 1787

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(35) Gaelic bards [ID: 79279029]

And original poems by Thomas Pattison ; edited, with a biographical sketch and notes, by John George Macneill.

Author: Pattison, Thomas, 1828-1865

Publisher: Sinclair, Archibald

Editor: Macneill, John George, 1844

Date published: 1890

(37) Waifs and strays of Celtic tradition [ID: 82814360]

5 volumes: I. Craignish tales -- II. & III. Folk & hero tales from Argyllshire, Gaelic & English -- IV. The Fians, Gaelic & English -- V. Clan traditions and popular tales. [Titles of individual volumes taken from spines.]

Publisher: Nutt, David

Date published: 1889-1895

(38) Highlanders of Scotland [ID: 82833903]

Their origin, history, and antiquities : with a sketch of their manners and customs, and an account of the clans into which they were divided, and of the state of society which existed among them / by William F. Skene.

Publisher: John Murray (Firm)

Author: Skene, W. F. (William Forbes), 1809-1892

Date published: 1837

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(39) Tuilleadh dhuilleag bho m' leabhar-latha mu chunntas mo bheatha anns a' Ghaidhealtachd [ID: 82344977]

Bho 1862 gu 1882.

Author: Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901

Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons

Date published: 1886

(40) Popular tales of the West Highlands [ID: 82833870]

Orally collected / with a translation by J.F. Campbell. (4 volumes)

Compiler: Campbell, J. F. (John Francis), 1822-1885

Publisher: Edmonston & Douglas

Date published: 1860-1862

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(41) Poems of Ossian [ID: 77838565]

Translated by James Macpherson ; with dissertations on the era and poems of Ossian ; and Dr. Blair's critical dissertation.

Contributor: Blair, Hugh, 1718-1800

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Publisher: Bohn, Henry G. (Henry George), 1796-1884

Date published: 1844

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(42) Leabhar na Feinne [ID: 80029928]

Heroic Gaelic ballads collected in Scotland chiefly from 1512 to 1871 ... / arranged by J. F. Campbell.

Compiler: Campbell, J. F. (John Francis), 1822-1885

Printer: Spottiswoode & Co.

Date published: 1872

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(43) Songs of the Gael [ID: 82035900]

By L. Macbean.

Author: Macbean, L. (Lachlan), 1853-1931

Date published: 1920

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(44) Ossianic controversy [ID: 81085792]

A lecture delivered to the Greenock Highland Society by John M'Pherson.

Publisher: A. Mackenzie & Co.

Date published: 1873

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(46) Fragments of ancient poetry, collected in the Highlands of Scotland [ID: 79239792]

" ... and translated from the Galic or Erse language".

Publisher: Hamilton and Balfour (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Date published: 1760

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(47) Fragments of ancient poetry, collected in the Highlands of Scotland, and translated from the Galic or Erse language [ID: 77456707]

The second edition. (Also Edinburgh: 1760.) (With a final advertisement leaf.)

Publisher: Hamilton and Balfour (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Date published: 1760

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(48) Fragments of ancient poetry, collected in the Highlands of Scotland, and translated from the Galic [sic] or Erse language [ID: 77455866]

Edinburgh: 1760.

Publisher: Hamilton and Balfour (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Date published: 1760

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(50) Enquiry into the authenticity of the poems ascribed to Ossian [ID: 76700212]

By W. Shaw.

Publisher: John Murray (Firm)

Author: Shaw, William, 1749-1831

Date published: 1781

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(51) Fingal [ID: 77440375]

"... an ancient epic poem in six books together with several other poems composed by Ossian the son of Fingal. Translated from the Galic [sic] language by James Macpherson". The second edition, London: 1762. (There is another copy at Oss.6, DOD ID 77443856.)

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Publisher: T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt

Date published: 1762

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(52) Fingal [ID: 77443856]

"... an ancient epic poem in six books together with several other poems composed by Ossian the son of Fingal Translated from the Galic [sic] language by James Macpherson". (2nd edition, London: 1762.) (There is another copy at Oss.5, DOD ID 77440375)

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Publisher: T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt

Date published: 1762

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(53) Fingal, an ancient epic poem [ID: 77447271]

"In six books: together with several other poems, composed by Ossian the son of Fingal. Translated from the Galic language, by James Macpherson."

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Publisher: Fitzsimons, Richard, bookseller in Dublin

Date published: 1762

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(55) Fingal of Ossian [ID: 82603728]

An ancient epic poem in six books. Translated from the original Galic language, by Mr. James Macpherson; and now rendered into heroic verse by Ewen Cameron..

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Adapter: Cameron, Ewen, fl. 1776-1777

Publisher: Robson, James, 1733-1806

Date published: 1777

(56) Fingal [ID: 77852324]

"... an ancient epic poem. In six books. By Ossian the son of Fingal. Translated into English heroic rhyme, by John Wodrow, M.A., one of the ministers of Islay. In two volumes." (Edinburgh: 1771)

Author: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796

Adapter: Wodrow, John, M.A.

Date published: 1771

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Early Gaelic Book Collections > Ossian Collection
Ossian Collection
Permanent URLhttp://digital.nls.uk/76750236
DescriptionSelected books from the Ossian Collection of 327 volumes, originally assembled by J. Norman Methven of Perth. Different editions and translations of James MacPherson's epic poem 'Ossian', some with a map of the 'Kingdom of Connor'. Also secondary material relating to Ossianic poetry and the Ossian controversy.
Early Gaelic Book Collections
DescriptionSelected items from five 'Special and Named Printed Collections' and other Gaelic books. Includes books in Gaelic and other Celtic languages, as well as works about the Gaels, their languages, literature, culture and history.