or El·se·vier, El·ze·vier
[el-zuh-veer, -ver, -suh-]
- Louis,c1540–1617, Dutch printer: founder of a printing firm at Leyden (1591?) that was operated by his descendants through the 18th century.
- a book produced by this printing house.
- a style of printing type with firm hairlines and stubby serifs.
- of or relating to the Elzevir family or the books it published.
- indicating the type originated by this family.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for elzevir
Brunet as an "Inchruler," 26—his description of an Elzevir Cæsar, ib.
Elzevir Cæsar, Brunet's measurement of, 26—origin of its rarity, 66.
No Elzevir p. 110is valuable unless it be clean and large in the margins.The Library
The Elzevir family became famous on account of its duodecimos.The Book Lovers' Anthology
Difficult as the subject of the Elzevir press is, that of the Aldine press is more so.Book Collecting
John Herbert Slater