The champions of freedom, or the mysterious chief, a romance of the nineteenth century, founded on the events of the war, between the United States and Great Britain, which terminated in March, 1815. Samuel Woodworth.
The champions of freedom, or the mysterious chief, a romance of the nineteenth century, founded on the events of the war, between the United States and Great Britain, which terminated in March, 1815

The champions of freedom, or the mysterious chief, a romance of the nineteenth century, founded on the events of the war, between the United States and Great Britain, which terminated in March, 1815

New-York: printed and published by Charles N. Baldwin, bookseller, no. 49 Division-street, 1816. 12mo, 2 volumes in 1, pp. viii, 280; 336; title page of the first volume mounted; text toned and occasionally spotted; contemporary quarter red roan over marbled boards; spine chipped at the top with a 1½" x ¾" piece missing; front joint neatly reattached; all else good and sound. Novel based on events in the War of 1812 by the author of the poems "The Old Oaken Bucket" and "The Hunters of Kentucky." He also edited the New York Mirror and Ladies' Literary Gazette, and The New-Jerusalem Missionary and Intellectual Repository. Woodworth’s only popular success other than “The Bucket” was his drama, The Forest Rose, which held the stage for many years after its first production in 1825. The play’s popularity was largely due to the character of the Yankee, Jonathan Ploughboy. American Imprints 39861; BAL 23325; Wright I, 2760. Item #57743

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