Colines, Simon de

Colines, Simon de

(sēmôN` də kôlēn`), d. 1546, Parisian printer. He was associated with the elder Henri EstienneEstienne,
 Étienne
, or, Latinized, Stephanus
, family of Parisian and Genevan printers of the 16th and 17th cent., distinguished through five generations in scholarship as well as in their craft.
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 and continued his work. Colines used elegant roman and italic types and a Greek type, with accents, that was superior to its predecessors. He is believed to have designed some of his types; some were designed by Geofroy ToryTory, Geofroy
, c.1480–1533, Parisian printer, typographer, and author, b. Bourges. After study in Italy, he won distinction as a professor in Paris and became editor to the printer Henri Estienne.
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. His books, often small in format, are superbly crafted.
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