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Mallet, p. 192 (17  May  1801) Mallet, Paul HenriIntroduction à l'histoire de Dannemarc, ou l'on traite de la religion, du loix, des moeurs et des usages des anciens Danois. 1755
Mallet, Paul HenriMonumens de la mythologie et de la poesie des Celtes et particulierement des anciens Scandinaves pour servir de supplement et de preuves à l'Introduction à l'histoire de Dannemarc. 1756
These two works were combined into a two-volume edition in 1756. WG probably read Mallet in this translation on 1801-05-17:
Mallet, Paul HenriGöransson, Johan (translator of the Edda)Percy, Thomas (translator)Northern antiquities, or, A description of the manners, customs, religion and laws of the ancient Danes, and other Northern nations, including those of our own Saxon ancestors. With a translation of the Edda, or a system of runic mythology, and other pieces, from the ancient Islandic tongue. In two volumes. 1770
‘Translated from Mallet's Introduction à l'histoire de Dannemarc, &c; with additional notes by the English Translator and Göransson's Latin version of the Edda.' The translation of the Edda is in the second volume. (WorldCat)
WG cites in his biography of Chaucer:
Percy, Northern Antiquities, Vol. II (1:179), as well as:
Mallet, Introduction à l'Histoire de Dannemarc (1:32).
WG's sale catalog lists:
Mallet's Northern Antiquities, with translation of the Edda or System of Runic Mythology, by Bp. Percy, 2 vol. 1770 (item 511).

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