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[KEY, FRANCIS SCOTT.] The Star Spangled Banner. 2 facing pages, 13 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches, on one folding sheet; disbound, moderate foxing, inked additional page numbers. New York: Geib & Co., circa 1816-17
First New York printing of the national anthem as we know it today (though composer James Hewitt had published Key's words over an entirely new melody earlier in 1816). Filby & Howard, Star-Spangled Books S13.
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