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QuoteThese include two freestanding devils on the parapet above the main entrance and a relief carved devil's head, directly above the entrance. Traditionally, devils are a symbol of the printing trade, generally accepted as representing printer's apprentices. These details were sculpted by well known Sydney sculptor, William P MacIntosh.
QuoteMinerva, High Petergate and Minster Gates, YorkMinerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, sits on the corner of Minster Gates and High Petergate, leaning on a pile of bookswith an owl, to advertise the bookseller's shop below, where authors and literary readers met as members of one of Britain's earliest book groups.The inscription reads THE FIGURE ABOVE IS THAT OF MINERVA GODDESS OF WISDOM AND OF DRAMA BY JOHN WOLSTENHOLME 1801