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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No, it was indeed published … A splendid Elzevir edition, or an impeccable copy of their trademark style.
Photographs courtesy of Home, which is an Elzevir Films-Europacorp co-production.
However, he had never succeeded in loving any woman as much as a tulip bulb, nor any man as much as an Elzevir.
Elzevir to pay for a carriage in which to go thither.
In this were displayed black-letter volumes and books in the clear pale types of Aldus and Elzevir: in the next, you might see the Penny
Foote paid Lord Monboddo the compliment of saying, that he was ‘an Elzevir edition of Johnson’.
Speak of the moderns without contempt, and of the ancients without idolatry; judge them all by their merits, but not by their ages; and if you happen to have an Elzevir classic in your pocket neither show it nor mention it.
In 1654 there was printed at the Hague an Elzevir volume -- "morum exemplar," _Latin_ characters by one Louis du Moulin.
_Défenses_ may be seen in fourteen closely printed Elzevir 18mos.
The basis of the early printed editions -- the Elzevir and those of Robert Stephens the celebrated