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    Rev. S[amuel] F[rancis] Smith. America. Our National Hymn. Boston: D. Lothrop & Co, [1884]. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the daughter of the publisher: "Dear Little Margaret Lothrop / now a choice slip from a noble stock. / May she prove a comfort and blessing / to those who know and love her, and / like her honored parents a fruitful / branch, adorning and benefiting the world. / S. F. S. / Columbus Day, / Oct. 21, 1892." Additionally signed in 1832 with an autograph quotation from his poem "America," the text of which serves as the lyrics for "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Quarto (11 x 8.25 inches; 279 x 209 mm.). Unpaginated. Illustrated. Publisher's blue paper backstrip over cream cloth boards, front board stamped in gilt, blue and red. All edges gilt. Spine very slightly toned; some rubbing, foxing, and thumbsoiling to binding. Front endleaves toned; endleaves foxed; binding overopened in a few places. Binding a bit skewed. Still, a near fine copy with a wonderful association and inscriptions. From the James C. Seacrest Collection.

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