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elzevir


elzevir


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elzevir  \El"ze*vir\,  a.  (Bibliog.) 
  Applied  to  books  or  editions  (esp.  of  the  Greek  New  Testament 
  and  the  classics)  printed  and  published  by  the  Elzevir  family 
  at  Amsterdam,  Leyden,  etc.,  from  about  1592  to  1680;  also 
  applied  to  a  round  open  type  introduced  by  them 
 
  The  Elzevir  editions  are  valued  for  their  neatness,  and 
  the  elegant  small  types  used  --Brande  &  C.