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Bookplate of James H. Duncan

2006.44.1022 (RS10601)

Description

Bookplate belonging to James H. Duncan. The image is a coat of arms. Above the sheild is a helmet with a ship ontop of it. On the shield in the upper corners are two flowers. Seperating two thirds from the bottom third is an upside down "V". In the other third of the shield is a three leaf clover with a hunting horn. Surrounding the shield is a garland of flowers and the family's motto on a banner.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1850
Inscriptions
"DISCE PATI / James H. Duncan" (printed)
Book Plate of / James H. Duncan / of Haverhill / my grandfather / about 1850. / The arms are those of / Duncan Earl of Cumbertown / to which he probably had not right. It is / mentioned in Allens / checklist of Book Plates. / The original copper plate / was given by my mother / to James H. Duncan of / Searsport, Maine. / Labelled by Stephen W. Phillips. / Salem 1928" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
ink
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Descriptive terms
Bookplate
bookplates
ink
paper (fiber product)
People and organizations
Duncan, James Henry, 1793-1869
Dimensions
10 5/16 x 7 4/16 x 10/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1022
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
222872

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