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American Antiquarian Society
American Antiquarian Society
OriginatorAmerican Antiquarian Society
StyleBook plate
Bookplate TypePictorial
Bookplate FunctionMemorial
Institutional or PersonalInstitutional
Dimensions114x144 mm
Coverage-SpatialWorcester (Mass.)
Subject/IconographyHaven, Samuel F. (Samuel Foster), 1806-1881
Bookplate TextAmerican Antiquarian Society. / [seal:] NEC POTERIT FERRUM. NEC EDAX ABOLERE VETUSTAS. / SAMUEL FOSTER HAVEN. | BORN 1806. DIED 1881 / Gift from / Samuel F. Haven.
DescriptionSeal 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.
NoteMotto: "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)
RightsRare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; For more information, please contact the Rare Book and Manuscript Library:
Collection TitleJohn Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collection
Local Identifierexlibris0370.jp2
RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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