- John,1706–75, English typographer and manufacturer of lacquered ware.
- a style of type.
Examples from the Web for baskerville
Historical Examples of baskerville
But there are also other features of excellence about these books of Baskerville's.A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898
Henry R. Plomer
The text of this book was set on the linotype in Baskerville.This Simian World
The book showed that two names had been added after that of Baskerville.
My own was in the same wing as Baskerville's and almost next door to it.
"And I went to look at the folk in the park," said Baskerville.
- a style of type
Word Origin for Baskerville
typeface style, 1802 (the type was created in the 1750s), named for John Baskerville (1706-1775), British type-founder and printer.
The initial version were cut by John Handy under Baskerville's watchful eye. The result is the epitome of Neoclassicism and eighteenth-century rationalism in type -- a face far more popular in Republican France and the American colonies than in eighteenth-century England, where it was made. [Robert Bringhurst, "The Elements of Typographic Style," 1992]