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Family of Dutch booksellers, publishers, and printers, 15 members of which were in business between 1587 and 1681. Members of the family operated at The Hague, Utrecht, and Amsterdam. They were best known for their books or editions of the Greek New Testament and the classics. Though their work enjoyed an almost legendary reputation for excellence of typography and design, it is now regarded as merely typical of the high quality that prevailed in their day in Holland.
Variants of ELZEVIR FAMILY
Elzevir family or Elsevier family
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