Ode: Adams and Liberty. Written For and Sung at the 4th Anniversary of the Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, 1798

By: Payne, Robert Treat

Price: $50.00

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Book Condition: Good+


One loose sheet. (4to). Top fore corner torn away just affecting border; a few tears, one longish one near top that extends slightly into text and another from bottom edge into text. Overall, G+ to VG-An early patriotic ode resurrected for the North at the start of the Civil War, by Ross & Tousey, publishers, strong supporters of the Union cause. Robert Treat Paine (1773-1811), was a poet and lawyer. His song Adams and Liberty was perhaps the most popular political song of its era. "Paine captured the surge of patriotism during the 1798 crisis with France by writing several very popular nationalistic songs. Responding to the request of the Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, he wrote catchy lyrics for "Adams and Liberty." Ross & Tousey reprinted the song at the start of the Civil War. Ross & Tousey are listed at the 121 Nassau St. address in New York City directories from 1857/58 to 1861/62, though Tousey bought out Ross in early 1860. WorldCat locates at most three copies of this printing: NY Historical Society, Harvard and American Antiquarian Society.; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1 pages

Title: Ode: Adams and Liberty. Written For and Sung at the 4th Anniversary of the Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, 1798

Author Name: Payne, Robert Treat

Categories: Music,

Publisher: New York, Ross and Tousy: ca. 1860

Binding: Ephemera

Book Condition: Good+

Seller ID: 16641

Keywords: Music American Revolution Civil War Patriotism Early American Music