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One who studies, collects, or deals in antiquities.
1. Of or relating to antiquarians or to the study or collecting of antiquities.
2. Dealing in or having to do with old or rare books.

an′ti·quar′i·an·ism n.


an interest in the customs, art, and social structure of earlier peoples and civilizations. — antiquarian, n., adj.
See also: Antiquity
interest in the culture of antiquity, especially that of classical Greece and Rome. — antiquary, antiquarian, n.antiquarian, adj.
See also: Past
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Filon's very lively antiquarianism carries with it a genuine air of personal memory.
Archaism and the Antiquarianism in Korea and Japanese Art, Chicago: Center for the Art of East Asia, University of Chicago and Art Media Resources, 2013, 54-73.
Macpherson's Gaels supplied a native, non-classical pantheon of heroic forebears (<< nos ancetres, les Gaulois >>) during the Republican and Napoleonic eras; Dawson traces Ossian's post-Napoleonic eclipse by the more reliably indigenous figure of Vercingetorix, Gallic nemesis of Julius Caesar, once French antiquarianism came up to speed.
His greatest impact was in the fields of historical linguistics, historiography, antiquarianism, and historical geography.
By tracing writings across the Scottish Enlightenment to Romantic-era antiquarianism, Rowland demonstrates how Wordsworth's notion was not only possible, but also inevitable.
She provides the literary and historical context in the first chapter, including the cultural significance of the calendar and the Fasti's transmission, then describes the development of interest in the poem in the last half of the 15th century by Marsi; the appeal and interest in the poem due to Roman antiquarianism; and the Renaissance reading of the poem according to Roman antiquarianism.
Deliberate antiquarianism marks the various sections' names: "Intrada", "Sarabande," "Coranto," "Madrigal.
The libretto, by Ferdinando Galiani, brilliantly spoofs the prevailing intellectual obsession with antiquarianism, which had been fuelled in no small measure by the discovery earlier in the century of the buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Although the author does not deal with larger cultural concerns, students of the period will recognize the hallmarks of midcentury German liberal historicism in Brahms's approach--the notion that past styles and genres serve only as a starting point and must be integrated convincingly with contemporary cultural trends to hold any aesthetic validity--a position that stands in direct opposition to antiquarianism and its concomitant political conservatism, both attitudes erroneously attributed to Brahms at various points in the past.
The curators have determinedly avoided the most obvious kind of ruin show, which would have gathered the masterpieces of Romantic antiquarianism and let us feast on broken arches.
Archaism and Antiquarianism in Korean and Japanese Art