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antiquary

a person who collects, deals in, or studies antiques, ancient works of art, or ancient times
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What's more, appreciable sums of money were changing hands between workmen and London''s antiquaries who were eager to own them.
Volume 1: the excavation, chronology and human burials (Research report of the Society of Antiquaries of London 50).
Professor Tim Darvill of the University of Bournemouth (right) and Professor Geoff Wainwright of the Society of Antiquaries
Celebrating the tercentenary of the Society of Antiquaries of London, the exhibition shows how the desire for knowledge has led to the excavation of ancient remains and the digging up of the odd mediaeval monarch.
Making History: Antiquaries in Britain 1707-2007' celebrates the tercentenary of the Society of Antiquaries with a splendid display of artefacts, books, manuscripts, paintings and engravings.
He became a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1979 and served on its council until 1992.
A team representing the Society of Antiquaries of London take on Oxford's Bodleian Library.
Oxford's Bodleian Library vs the Society of Antiquaries of London.
Stow's model of research, argues Oliver Harris, was distinguished from that of other antiquaries by its combination of archival and textual scholarship with personal memory and firsthand observation.
But while the extensive political literature of eighteenth-century Ireland has received considerable attention in recent years, the work of antiquaries and how their differing interpretations of Ireland's ancient past were used in political debates has not.
Thoreau asserted that the leaves of the earth's strata were not page upon page to be studied by geologists and antiquaries chiefly, "but living poetry like the leaves of a tree.
Antiquaries thus sought to preserve funeral monuments as important historical records, while heralds regarded inscriptions and armorial insignia as crucial evidence in establishing genealogical claims.