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56 x 25 mm.
© Trovillion Private Press
Printer/Publisher: Trovillion Private Press. Trovillion, Hal W., 1879- . Trovillion, Violet, b. 1890
Country: Illinois (U.S.) City: Herrin Date: 1925
Keywords: horses, fleur-de-lis, gondolas
Mottoes, Text: Time tryeth troth
Names, Initials: Violet & Hal W. Trovillion Herrin Illinois
Device Designer:
Device Reference: Weygand, J.L. Collection of pressmarks p. 64
Go to Page: 63 65
Usage Period:
Notes: "America's oldest private press uses a device that is a combination of 3 devices. First is the bowpiece. While in Italy many years ago Hal Trovillion was intrigued by the bowpiece on the gondolas that plied the Venetial canals. And there is the swimming horse. And also the fleur-de-lys, first connected with printing when used as a watermark in Italian paper in 1314, a compliment to Violet Trovillion, who is of French descent." © James Lamar Weygand
Weygand, James Lamar.
A collection of pressmarks gathered from America's private presses and from others not so private.
Nappanee, Ind., Private Press of the Indiana Kid, 1956.
Location: University of Florida