First edition of the Memoir of Commodore David Porter, a biography written by his son, Admiral David D. Porter and inscribed by Admiral Porter’s son.
Octavo, ix, , 427pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt, decorative stamped illustrations. Frontispiece portrait of Commodore David Porter with 25 full page illustrations. Light toning to blue cloth at spine, some shelfwear. Clean text throughout, free of any marks or soiling. (Sabin 64225) Inscribed by Richard Porter, the son of Admiral David D. Porter: “To Mr. Harrington – With compliments of his friend – Richard Porter. Oct. 31st, 84.”
Additional laid in note from Richard Porter to Rear Admiral Thomas H. Stevens, requesting that the admiral serve as a pallbearer ?on the day of our dear departed father?s funeral.? The request is dated 14 February (1891), the day after Admiral David Dixon Porter?s death. Admiral T.H. Stevens served under Admiral David Farragut during the Civil War and later commanded the Pacific Squadron of the United States Navy.