These are the famous royal types—typi regii—as Estienne did not fail to indicate on the title-pages of his works.
The Estienne or Etienne family is probably the most important and interesting of the sixteenth century printers of Paris.
Estienne's goodness of heart as well as his knowledge were matters of common repute.
Estienne was, next to Aldo Manuzio of Venice, the most learned of printers, and deserves to be held in due reverence.
On the other hand, the Estienne, Giunta, and Plantin presses are comparatively neglected.
His family name was Estienne, but, according to the fashion of the time, he used the Latin form of the word.
For real scholarly merit the editions of Gryphius or Estienne are much to be preferred, but this makes no difference.
Though they printed for the King, both Naebor and Estienne had their own private printing offices.
All the Estienne household, even the children, conversed in Latin, and the very servants are said to have grown used to it.