john baskerville

Baskerville

[bas-ker-vil]
noun
1.
John, 1706–75, English typographer and manufacturer of lacquered ware.
2.
a style of type.
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Baskerville (ˈbæskəˌvɪl)
 
n
a style of type
 
[C18: named after John Baskerville (1706--1775), English printer]

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Baskerville
typeface style, 1802, named for John Baskerville (1706-1775), type-founder and printer.
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