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Encyclopedia > Elzevir

The Elzevier family were booksellers and publishers in the Netherlands in the seventeenth century. As publishers of new work by Descartes, Galileo, and Grotius, they were part of the reason for Bertrand Russell's comment that it "is impossible to exaggerate the importance of Holland in the seventeenth century, as the one country where there was freedom of speculation."


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ELZEVIR - Online Information article about ELZEVIR (0 words)
long regarded as the earliest Elzevir, but the first is now known to be Drusii Ebraicarum quaestionum ac responsionum libri duo, which was produced in 1583.
Isaac, born in 1593, established a printing press at Leiden, where he carried on business from 1616 to 1625; but none of his editions attained much fame.
Skjold; the origin is doubtful, but may be referred to the root seen in " shell " or " scale "; another suggestion connects it with Icel.
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