An 1814 first edition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" is heading for the auction block in New York City. It's estimated to go for $200,000 to $300,000 at the sale early next month.
Christie's auction house says it's the only known copy in private hands and one of only 11 first-edition copies known to exist. The others are in institutions or university libraries. The auction is scheduled for Dec. 3.
The poem was then set to music and publisher Thomas Carr rushed the song to print, resulting in typos and Key's name being omitted. The first edition also called it "A Patriotic Song." The song wasn't officially recognized as the national anthem until 1931.
Published at 6:28 PM EST on Nov 22, 2010 | Updated at 12:53 PM EDT on Aug 24, 2015