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.
the door: Yale seal.
Sterling Memorial Library.
band with figures: paper maker, type-caster,
engraver, woodcutter, illuminator,
papyrus and flax plants
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
on each side of the door surmounted by a
bookworm in different stages of development.
panels in the windows on the book tower, repeated:
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.
between windows on bays: Chained book,
Parchment and seal.
on the bays: Meeting of the Trustees to
found the College, Landing of the gift
of books from