Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 254

Price Realized: $ 10,625
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Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
FIRST PRINTING WITH THE FLAG (WAR OF 1812.) [Key, Francis Scott.] Star Spangled Banner. 2 printed pages, 13 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches, on 2 detached sheets; foxing, moderate dampstaining, stitch holes, moderate wear to inner margin. Philadelphia: A. Bacon & Co., circa 1814-16

Additional Details

First printing of Bacon's publication of the National Anthem. It closely follows the first printing issued in Baltimore, but with the addition of an engraved American flag--the first printing to bear the flag. It was issued before the addition of the plate number "17" and the 25¢ price; it was later reissued with this engraving by other publishers (see the next lot). Dichter & Shapiro, page 37; Filby & Howard S12. One other example traced at auction since 1942.