long primer

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Initially from primer (prayer book) from its use in those volumes in Protestant England. The qualifier was subsequently added to distinguish it from great primer[1] and may derive from early editions published on long duodecimo paper.[2]

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long primer (uncountable)

  1. (printing, dated) The size of type between bourgeois and small pica, standardized as 10-point.

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  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed. "primer, n.1". Oxford University Press (Oxford), 2007.
  2. ^ The Practice of Typography, p. 65.