Bookplate of James H. Duncan

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

ca. 1850

GUSN

GUSN-222872

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

Descriptive Terms

bookplates
paper (fiber product)
ink
Bookplate

Inscription

"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.),

Additional Identification Number

P599

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Documentary Artifact

Dimensions

10 5/16 x 7 4/16 x 10/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1022