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Synonyms for antiquarian

an expert or collector of antiquities

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It seemed then to be your opinion, that the charm lay entirely in the art with which the unknown author had availed himself, like a second M`Pherson, of the antiquarian stores which lay scattered around him, supplying his own indolence or poverty of invention, by the incidents which had actually taken place in his country at no distant period, by introducing real characters, and scarcely suppressing real names.
In this manner, a man of talent, and of great antiquarian erudition, limited the popularity of his work, by excluding from it every thing which was not sufficiently obsolete to be altogether forgotten and unintelligible.
To take an illustration from a sister art, the antiquarian details may be said to represent the peculiar features of a landscape under delineation of the pencil.
wheels, so as to support the weight of Antiquarian learning;
But Monsieur Filon's stories sometimes end as merrily as they begin; and always he is all delicacy--a delicacy which keeps his large yet minute antiquarian knowledge of that vanished time ever in service to a direct interest in humanity as it is permanently, alike before and after '93.
Another of its conspicuous dates is 1765, the year of the publication of the 'Reliques [pronounced Relics] of Ancient English Poetry' of the enthusiastic antiquarian Thomas (later Bishop) Percy.
Besides the kitchen, there were two bedrooms, a good-sized parlour, and another smaller one, which I destined for my studio, all well aired and seemingly in good repair, but only partly furnished with a few old articles, chiefly of ponderous black oak, the veritable ones that had been there before, and which had been kept as antiquarian relics in my brother's present residence, and now, in all haste, transported back again.
Andy Geoghan kicked the stiletto with the toe of his shoe curiously, like an antiquarian who has come upon some ancient weapon unknown to his learning.
Antiquarians hold we are,--and--and we have an old seal, marked with a ramping lion on a shield, and a castle over him.
Antiquarians concede that such a personage as Hercules did exist in ancient times and agree that he was an enterprising and energetic man, but decline to believe him a good, bona- fide god, because that would be unconstitutional.
Unlocked and presented to the online occult community this afternoon is the much-anticipated unveiling of Tahuti Antiquarian, a brand-new and innovative antique occult bookstore and content-driven website with both the collector and occult connoisseur in mind.
Antiquarian Hall, American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury St.
The Pope's Book Binder: A Memoir is the autobiographical saga of David Mason, an antiquarian bookseller whose devotion to books has led him down many trails.
Contract notice: Framework agreement antiquarian expert.
In his introduction, Schnapp outlines the 'Roots of antiquarianism' and makes a pitch for the utility of a broad definition of antiquarian practice, encompassing the collection and valorisation of past material culture across both time (from the Palaeolithic to the present) and different societies.