Robert Estienne, Title page from a bible, 1543. The second son of Henri Estienne, founder of the Estienne publishing dynasty which, over the course of 162 years, or five generations, printed more that 2,000 editions. Robert was appointed royal printer in Greek. Mark: One of ten devices used by Robert Estienne: Olive tree with falling branch and a figure sometimes identified as St. Paul. Motto: "Noli altum sapere" "Be not high-minded."