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.
- El·ze·vir·i·an, adjective
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How to use Elzevir in a sentence
The sphere as an Elzevir Mark will be referred to in the chapter dealing with Dutch examples.Printers' Marks | William Roberts
His collection was especially rich in Elzevir editions, and in rare and beautiful books.
The celebrated Elzevir Cæsar of 1635 is known by this, that the number of the 149th page is misprinted 153.The Book-Hunter | John Hill Burton
The family originally came from Louvain, and there Louis, who first made the name Elzevir famous, was born in 1540.
The fame of the Elzevir editions rests chiefly on the works issued by this firm.