John, 1706–75, English typographer and manufacturer of lacquered ware.
a style of type.
Historical Examples

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.
The Hound of the Baskervilles A. Conan Doyle

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 Hound of the Baskervilles A. Conan Doyle

The text of this book was set on the linotype in Baskerville.
This Simian World Clarence Day

My own was in the same wing as Baskerville’s and almost next door to it.
The Hound of the Baskervilles A. Conan Doyle

And yet, consider that every Baskerville who goes there meets with an evil fate.
The Hound of the Baskervilles A. Conan Doyle

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.
Mrs. Darrell Foxcroft Davis

Mr. Baskerville is very highly esteemed by the bishop of the diocese, he said.
Mrs. Darrell Foxcroft Davis

a style of type

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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