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- adjective Of or relating to the House of Elzevir, a celebrated family of
Dutch booksellersand publishersof the 17th and early 18th centuries.
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One has only to look at the common, so-called Elzevirian, volume of thirteenth-century nouvelles to see the Frenchman as he saw himself.
The volumes of this dainty series, while larger in all but thickness than the "Elzevirs," yet make their appeal by much the same qualities, compactness and portability, with a suggestion of the Elzevirian plumpness.