brevier

Related to brevier: breviary, nonpareil

brevier

(brəˈvɪə)
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (formerly) a size of printer's type approximately equal to 8 point
[C16: probably from Dutch, literally: breviary; so called because this type size was used for breviaries]
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Pearl, 184 | Nomparel, 150 | Brevier, 112 | Long-Primmer, 92 | Pica, 75 | English, 66 | Great-Primmer, 50 | Double-Pica, 38 | Two-Lin'd English, 33 | Great-Cannon.
The short preface merits a full quotation: "Um dies werk witterte ein missverstandnis je erklarlicher desto unrichtiger: der dichter habe start der entruckenden ferne sich auf das vordergrundige geschehen eingelassen ja ein brevier fast volksgultiger art schaffen wollen .
Mayette knew that Brevier had been reinterpreting classics for decades (including his 1985 gospel reworking of Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus).
When he states parenthetically "(Not nonpareil, brevier, bourgeois, long primer merely)," he means that these points of type (listed in ascending order of size: 6-, 8-, 9-, and 10-point) are to be regarded as more than inert characters, "pallid slivers" though they may be; they are expressive of character, and must be enlisted by the page-bound poet as part of a carefully orchestrated system of vocal notation (PP, 614).
The Drapiers at the time compiled and published by contract with the Indiana General Assembly the Brevier Legislative Reports.
18 Ludwig Nohl has simply 'Aus Plutarch': Beethovens Brevier, Leipzig, 1901, p.
If Monica would like enlightenment on ems, picas, Ruby, Brevier, points, camels, stones, side-sticks, quoins, thick, thins and middles, or any other old printers' terms, I would be happy to oblige.
Konstanze von Franken, Der Gute Ton: Ein Brevier fur Takt und Benehmen in allen Lebenslagen (Berlin, 1951/1957), 367.