Antiquarian



pertaining to antiquaries or to the study of antiquities.
of, dealing in, or interested in old or rare books.
an antiquary.
a size of drawing and writing paper, 31 × 53 or 29 × 52 inches.
Contemporary Examples

The Krogers were set up in Britain as antiquarian booksellers.
Inside Spying’s Famous Scandals Stella Rimington July 1, 2010

But the world of antiquarian maps presented powerful temptations.
The Million-Dollar Map Thief Nick Romeo July 29, 2014

Historical Examples

Then they would be under professors with their heads full of antiquarian ideas.
The Growth of a Soul August Strindberg

The antiquary is a collector; the antiquarian a student or writer.
Sir Walter Scott George Saintsbury

Some of the facts could not be denied from the standpoint of the antiquarian.
Elements of Folk Psychology Wilhelm Wundt

He was also a painter of considerable merit, a writer and an antiquarian.
Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete Albert Bigelow Paine

Claudius, who was an antiquarian, made a well-known speech on the occasion of admitting more Gauls to the honour.
British Quarterly Review, American Edition, Volume LIV Various

To be an antiquary is one thing, and to be an antiquarian romancer is another.
My Contemporaries In Fiction David Christie Murray

Erfurt possesses also a picture gallery and an antiquarian collection.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7 Various

I have had a sniff of it already in the proceedings of the antiquarian Society.
The Book-Hunter John Hill Burton

adjective
concerned with the study of antiquities or antiques
noun
the largest size of handmade drawing paper, 53 × 31 inches
a less common name for antiquary
n.

“one who studies or is fond of antiquities,” c.1600, from Latin antiquarius “pertaining to antiquity,” from antiquus (see antique (adj.)) + -an. As an adjective from 1771.

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