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Two Books Owned by Commodore Stephen Decatur's Wife and Son

 
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2900T Location: Boston Date / Time: June 01, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Two Books Owned by Commodore Stephen Decatur's Wife and Son, The Life and Character of Stephen Decatur (Middletown, Connecticut: Clark & Lyman, 1822) with "Stephen Decatur" [the Commander's son] ownership inscription on front endpaper with marginal notes on pages 312-313 regarding Commodore James Barron's absence from service during the War of 1812; and The Book of Common Prayer (Oxford: Dawson, Bensley, and Cooper, 1807) with presentation inscription "To Mrs Decatur/from/Mr. G.P. Wise," book ht. 7 1/2, wd. 4 1/2 in.
Estimate $800-1,200


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Keywords

G.P. Wise, Oxford, Middletown