Definitions

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  • adj. Of or relating to the House of Elzevir, a celebrated family of Dutch booksellers and publishers of the 17th and early 18th centuries.

Etymologies

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Elzevir +‎ -ian

Examples

  • One has only to look at the common, so-called Elzevirian, volume of thirteenth-century nouvelles to see the Frenchman as he saw himself.

    Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

  • 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.

    The Booklover and His Books

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