- an 18-point type of a size larger than Columbian, formerly used for Bibles.
Origin of great primer
Examples from the Web for great primer
Historical Examples of great primer
It was not until 1757 that he published his first work, a Virgil in royal quarto, with great-primer letters.This Simian World
I saw all this as plainly as if it had all been printed in great-primer type, instead of working itself out in her features.The Poet at the Breakfast Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
- (formerly) a size of printer's type approximately equal to 18 point