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Entrance Hall Bay
ENTRANCE HALL BAY
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     Six low seals on the Rare Book Room wall: Lamp, seal 
of Connecticut, seal of the United States, coat of arms of 
Elihu Yale, Yale seal, and Lux et Veritas.

ENTRANCE

      Above the door: Yale seal.
      Panel: Sterling Memorial Library.
      Decorative band with figures: paper maker, type-caster, 
engraver, woodcutter, illuminator, printer, binder.
      Corbels: papyrus and flax plants
      Panel in the arch above the inner door: Roman reading 
a roll (suggested by a photograph of a sarcophagus in the 
garden of the Villa Balestra, Rome, in Clark's The Care of 
Books).
      Lanterns on each side of the door surmounted by a 
bookworm in different stages of development.
      Lead panels in the windows on the book tower, repeated:
 
Open book
Retort
Palette
Lyre
Dividers
Scales
Axe
Transit
Microscope
Caduceus

YORK STREET FAÇADE

History of the Yale Library.

     Two high shields on the book tower: Ivy and laurel, 
Oak and grape. 
     Two low shields near the corner of Wall Street: Seal of 
New Haven, Seal of Connecticut.
     Two shields between windows on bays: Chained book, 
Parchment and seal.
     Two shields on the bays: Meeting of the Trustees to 
found the College, Landing of the gift of books from 
Jeremiah Dummer.



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