The first edition of The Star Spangled Banner contains the mispelling of the word "patriotic" (5 of 9)
Capitalizing on the great popularity for the song, the enterprising Baltimore music publisher
Thomas Carr (1780-1849) quickly engraved and printed words and music together. Because
it was a rushed job, there are many typos in the first edition including the name of the poet,
Francis Scott Key, was omitted, and the heading proclaimed the song to be "A Pariotic
Song." Pre-sale estimate: $200,000 to $300,000. SOLD FOR $506,500 (including the buyer's premium) SETTING A NEW WORLD RECORD FOR SHEET MUSIC SOLD AT AUCTION.