Two 1930s auctions featuring manuscripts of "The Star-Spangled Banner"

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American Art Association / Anderson Art Galleries. Two 1930s auctions featuring early manuscripts of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Sales 4073 (Jan. 4-5, 1934) and 4201 (Nov. 13-14, 1935). Totaling ca. 900 lots, several ills. Very good paperbounds (light cover soil). No prices realized. ** Sale 4073 (Rare Books, Autographs, Manuscripts, Drawings) offers "the earliest complete and earliest extant autograph manuscript of "The Star-Spangled Banner," with long description. Also Jefferson letters and manuscripts, Shakespeare folios, Kipling letters, the Merle Johnson Wilsonia collection (2500+ items), and "a remarkable collection of Christian Science literature." Sale 4201 (First Editions Autograph Letters and Manuscripts) offers the Cist copy, "one of the five known autograph manuscripts of 'The Star-Spangled Banner,'" together with "the original autograph manuscript account" of its first printing and related material, with long description. Also the Dean Sage Charles Lamb collection, Napoleon's first autograph letter to Josephine, three manuscripts by Robert Fulton, and "a magnificent autograph letter by Whitman describing President Lincoln,"

Price: $50.00

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