|Printers' Devices Record|
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 Reference: Weygand, J.L. Collection of pressmarks p. 64
Go to Page: 63 65
|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|