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    [Francis Scott Key]. Early Appearance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in The Analectic Magazine, Volume IV, 1814. Four issues of the magazine bound together in one contemporary half calf volume. Very good.

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    The Analectic Magazine, Containing Selections from Foreign Reviews and Magazines ... Volume IV. Philadelphia: Moses Thomas, 1814.


    Octavo. August, October, November, and December issues bound together (missing September) . iv, 89-176, 265-496 pages.


    Contemporary half calf over decorative boards. Gilt lettering on spine. Inked names and notations from previous owners on front and rear endpapers. Missing two leaves (pages 173/174 and 345/346), some loss to the lower portion page 381/382 as well as the lower portion of the final ten pages. Some significant bumping and shelf wear. Overall a very god copy.


    The November issue includes the first magazine appearance of Francis Scott Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner," here under its original title, "Defence [sic] of Fort McHenry," proceeded by an introductory paragraph ( pages 433-434.) The BAL lists six newspapers which printed the poem previous to this issue, between September 20 and October 14 of 1814. Above the first stanza is the line, "Time - Anacreon in Heaven," indicating that the poem is to be sung to the tune of the popular British drinking song "To Anacreon in Heaven."


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