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[American Music- The Star Spangled Banner.]. The American Musical Miscellany: A Collection of the Newest and Most Approved Songs, Set to Music. Northampton, Mass: Andrew Wright, 1798. First printing. Twelvemo. Contemporary and probably original sheep. Discreet repair to inner hinge. E1, E6, and W1 genuine but inserted. A lovely copy.
First edition containing early American secular music, including patriotic and anti-slavery songs with tunes. Noted as containing the first American appearance of the tune to the Anacreontic song, which would become the basis for the Star Spangled Banner. "Contains words and music of 'Adams and Liberty' ('Ye sons of Columbia, who bravely have fought') at page 211."This is apparently the first American book publication of the music"--Star-Spangled Books B8. A very nice copy of this scarce book. Evans 33294; Sabin 1163. (#kfk457) $2,250.00

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