October 27, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Miami, FL, USA
Lot 95: Samuel Francis Smith
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Description: Beautifully penned AQS on an off-white 5.75 x 12 sheet, signed at the conclusion in ink, “S. F. Smith.” Smith pens the four original verses of ‘America’ in their entirety, in part: “My country, ’tis of thee, / Sweet land of liberty, / Of thee I sing; / Land where my fathers died, / Land of the pilgrims’ pride, / From every mountain side, / Let freedom ring.” In fine condition, with old tape reinforcement to fold separation on reverse, and paper loss to lower left corner affecting a couple of words of text. A highly appealing display piece enhanced furthermore by its lovely penmanship.
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