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Bas·ker·ville(băs′kər-vĭl′), John 1706-1775.
English printer and typographer. He produced a notable edition of Virgil in 1757 and designed the typeface that bears his name.
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(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a style of type
[C18: named after John Baskerville (1706–1775), English printer]
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1. John, 1706–75, English typographer.
2. any of various styles of type designed by him.
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