El"ze*vir (?), a. Bibliog.
Applied to books or editions (esp. of the Greek New Testament and the classics) printed and published by the Elzevir family at Amsterdam, Leyden, etc., from about 1592 to 1680; also, applied to a round open type introduced by them.
The Elzevir editions are valued for their neatness, and the elegant small types used.
Brande & C.
© Webster 1913.