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Baskerville

[bas-ker-vil] /ˈbæs kərˌvɪl/
noun
1.
John, 1706–75, English typographer and manufacturer of lacquered ware.
2.
a style of type.
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  • He was delighted to see Baskerville and Mrs. Luttrell, the latter being to him, as to most men, an ever blooming tree of delight.

    Mrs. Darrell Foxcroft Davis
  • Yes, it is a statement of a certain legend which runs in the Baskerville family.

  • I know it, replied Baskerville, with perfect sincerity, and I tried to show my appreciation of them.

    Mrs. Darrell Foxcroft Davis
  • "And I went to look at the folk in the park," said Baskerville.

  • The text of this book was set on the linotype in Baskerville.

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  • My own was in the same wing as Baskerville's and almost next door to it.

  • And yet, consider that every Baskerville who goes there meets with an evil fate.

  • Baskerville stopped and spoke with great cordiality to the party.

    Mrs. Darrell Foxcroft Davis
  • And it was due to Baskerville that the evidence to convict had been found.

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  • Mr. Baskerville is very highly esteemed by the bishop of the diocese, he said.

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British Dictionary definitions for Baskerville

Baskerville

/ˈbæskəˌvɪl/
noun
1.
a style of type
Word Origin
C18: named after John Baskerville (1706–1775), English printer
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Word Origin and History for Baskerville

typeface style, 1802 (the type was created in the 1750s), named for John Baskerville (1706-1775), British type-founder and printer.

The initial version were cut by John Handy under Baskerville's watchful eye. The result is the epitome of Neoclassicism and eighteenth-century rationalism in type -- a face far more popular in Republican France and the American colonies than in eighteenth-century England, where it was made. [Robert Bringhurst, "The Elements of Typographic Style," 1992]

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