from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or belonging to the Elzevir family of Dutch printers. See below.
  • Noting a cut of printing-type. See II., 2.
  • noun A book printed by one of the Elzevir family.
  • noun A form of old-style printing-type, with firm hair-lines and stubby serifs, largely used by the Elzevirs of the seventeenth century.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (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.


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