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  • Pictorial. Memorial. 114x144 mm. American Antiquarian Society. / [seal:] NEC POTERIT FERRUM. NEC EDAX ABOLERE VETUSTAS. / SAMUEL FOSTER HAVEN. | BORN 1806. DIED 1881 / Gift from / Samuel F. Haven. Seal of the American Antiquarian Society, showing Time with hourglass and sickle, sitting on globe, foot on ruined column and classical buildings in background, "Amer. Antiq. Soc." on entablature, "1812" on step. Portrait of Samuel Foster Haven. glob... more
    Pictorial. Memorial. 114x144 mm. American Antiquarian Society. / [seal:] NEC POTERIT FERRUM. NEC EDAX ABOLERE VETUSTAS. / SAMUEL FOSTER HAVEN. | BORN 1806. DIED 1881 / Gift from / Samuel F. Haven. Seal of the American Antiquarian Society, showing Time with hourglass and sickle, sitting on globe, foot on ruined column and classical buildings in background, "Amer. Antiq. Soc." on entablature, "1812" on step. Portrait of Samuel Foster Haven. globe, books. Motto: "Nec poterit ferrum, nec edax abolere vetustas" = Nor sword, nor the gnawing tooth of time shall ever be able to destroy (Ovid, Metamorphoses XV, 872). less
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  • Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; For more information, please contact the Rare Book and Manuscript Library: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/7016277