05-31-2014 05-31-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2730B Boston
May 31, 2014 11:00 AMCalender

The Analectic Magazine , Volume IV.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2730B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 31, 2014 11:00AM


The Analectic Magazine, Volume IV. Philadelphia: Moses Thomas, 1814.
Octavo, containing the first publication in book form of the lyrics to the "Star Spangled Banner" by Francis Scott Key, but printed anonymously, entitled, in this first appearance, "Defence of Fort McHenry," frontispiece torn, last few leaves torn away, with loss, leaves containing the "Star Spangled Banner" present and intact, intermittent foxing throughout, binding worn.
Estimate $500-700

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The Analectic Magazine, Moses Thomas, Philadelphia, Francis Scott Key