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Fragment of Blackfriar's Monastery ... 146
ANTIQUARIAN, &c.

Historical Anachronisms on the Stage Frescoes in Exeter Cathedral ..
and Canvas

Human Skeletons found at Thetford ..
Agglestone, The
Historical Oak Sti

St. Faith': An Incised Slab at Little Hasted, ** Sussex ... ...

Iron Coffin, An, ... ... ... 123

Interments
Antiquities of Wessex

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109, 12, 137 Inscribed Cromlechs

Suffolk
Archrological Researches Ephesus 212

"Keys" of Thames Street, London ... Interesting Discoveries "ät Büry Sä. Bodmin Ivory Casket

O* ..

... 106
Mark Lane, Roman Remains in,

Edmunds

132, 181 Brasses at Addington, Kent

99
Maiden Newton

Inscribed Stone at Aldborough..
Buried Cruciform Platform

. ... 110 Nailing Rats, Stoats, &c., on Barn shire

Lako Dwellings, Scotland

131, 177 ... British Museum, Trustees' Report

Doors ...

214 | New-Battle Abbey, Discoveries a Conservation of Monuments Newborough Stone, The

Old Flemish Wall-Painting .

... Do la Pryme, the Yorkshire Antiquary

Notes on the Introduction of Parish Old Tobacco Pipe .... ... ... 8

Registers ... Drewsteignton Cromlech ...

" " ...

Phænician Tomb at Malta

197 147

... 144 Danish Works of Art Observations on Paper. making ... 187, 198 Roman Remains at Cordova

... 179 ...

Old Song, “ The Groves of Blarney”... 199 Goths in Paris

- Pavement in London ...

122 ,

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Opening of Tumuli in East Surrey
Gibbs' Collection of Anglo-Saxon ob-

... 214
--Coins in Madras

122 Pickle for the knowing ones .. ... 131

Villa at Finchley

... 44 jects at the South Kensington MuPre-Historic Antiquities of N. America 216

--Coins at Luxemburg

45 seum ... ... Preservation of Ancient Remains

- Remains at Lincoln ... 15, 48 Half-hours at London Dealers in Ar

Portrait of Swedenborg ...

40

- Remains at Croydon ..
ticles of Vertu, No. 1, Mr. George
Davis's Rooms...
Query ... ...... ...

- Remains in Park Lane
148
Roman Pavement at Bognor

Runic Plate found in Ireland, A,
John Hunter's Residence at Kensington
| Roman Villa at Northleigh

Rosbach Medal found at Birmingham 40 Jottings on the Rudston Monolith in Ray's Notice of Stonehenge .

| Singular Discovery at Bideford ... Yorkshire Remains of Dogs found in the Graves

Saxon Remains at Acklam, Yorkshire On a Circle of Stones called the

144 Bishops ... "Dawns Men," near the Land's End

... .

Submerged Forest at Barking ...
Review
Our Literary Scope

Sarcophagus and Bones of St. Ambrose. ... ... ... 2 Ruins of Baalbeck ...

197 Milan Our Plans and Prospects ..

... Roman Remains ncar Andover... ... 71 Plea for the Preservation of Avebury ... 151

Roullet, Jean Louis, Engraver ... 142, 156 Essex Paintings t'. Decay...

Stowmarket Explosion, The, and the St. Alban's Abbey, Discoveries at, Preservation of Ancient Remains :8, 13

Painted Glass in Comb's Church ... 118 Silver Coins, Find of, in Scotland Pleasures of Studying Archeology ... 37 Skeletons at Waltham Abbey...

60 | Table, Painted by Holbein .. Round Towers of Ireland

Some Account of the singular Custom Waltham Abbey, Discoveries at Roman Cemetery at Dunton, Northants 180

of the Order of “The Gathering and Wall Painting' in Coppard Church, Recent Discovery of Roman Remains at

Yearly making of the Wardstaff of

County Essex ... Finkley, near Andorer

... ... 158, 184 Stone Period in Greece

the King," in the Hundred of Ongar, 20

Essex Stringed Musical Instruments of the

...

DEMOLITIONS, LOSSES, &c. "The Groves of Blarney"... 216 Antiquities at Samos ...

122 Ancients...

6
The Newborough Stone ...

| Abbey of La Trappe, near Montague, Sundry Notes on M n Newtown, Threatened Destruction of Dorsetshire

Orne ...

. County Dorset...

Antiquities ..
... 173 | Burnt at Chicago ... ...

181 The Times on Archäological Excursions Unpublished lines to Ca

| College House, Chichester Visit of the Royal Archeological Insti.

Unknown or lost Books ... tute at Cardiff ...

• ... PRS

... Documents of the Palace of Bourges ... 09

91 87

Destruction of Books by Paris ComWhite Tower of London ...

munists ... ... ...

194 DISCOVERIES, ANTIQUARIAN.

Fire at Warwick Castle ...
CORRESPONDENCE, ANSWERS, &c.
An Ancient Urn ... ... ... ..

Gobelins Tapestry destroyed by Paris Admission to Medal-room, British Mu

-Arch

... 72
Communists ... ... "

194 seum ... ... 118, 119 - Stone Chimney-piece . 50 Last London Turnpike ...

110 An Inscribed Cromlech

... ... 143 | All Souls' College, Oxford, Discoveries Missal of Jaques Juvenal des Ursins ... Ancient Feasting ... ..

.. ... 156
at ..

Nottingham Castle

193

"roo" Ancient London ...

Anglo-Saxon

" ...
Old Depford Dockyard .

205 Ancient Modes of Burial ...

| Archäological Discoveries in the Pun Priory of St. Bartholomew, London ... Ancient Pottery from Malta jab ..

134 Ancient London ... ... 156, 164, 174 | Bibliographical Discoveries by Mr. E. St. Clements Danes

169 Body of Alice Hackney ... ... ... 131 Arber ... ... ... ... 194 "Ship” Tavern, Bristol ... Burials in Churches

... 142 Bone of an Elk found at Dungannon ... Chaucer's Early Life Chronologically Brunton Church, Gloucestershire, Dis.

EXPLORATIONS, &c. arranged... ..

coveries at ... ... ...

172

Argylcshire ... ... " Notes on the Estates con. Canoe found at Waterford, Ireland ... 54 Ceylon ... ... nected with the Chaucer Family ... Caxton Fragments, Find of

Cassell Coch .. -- A resident of Aldgate

Chichester Discoveries in the Lady Expedition to Troy ... Combs Glass, The... : 164 Chapel ... ... ...

Explorations in Rome ... Copper Coin, described by General

Coins, Find of, at Ashby-de-la Zouch... Marquis of Lothair's Border Estates ... 92

Constantinople, Discoveries at ... ... 84 Palestine Exploration Fund 16, 44, 67, 147, "Crazy Jane” . Cavern at Stainton, North Lancashire 4

168, 178 Dance of Powllys, The,

108 Curious Discovery in a Belfry ... Dogs buried at the feet of Bishops

... 163
Decorations by Holbein ...

MEETINGS, &c., OF SOCIETIES, Discoveries at Waltham Abbey... ... 6.1 Discoveries in the Guano Deposits of

LONDON Dunstable Bells ...

Peru ... ... Fines, Amerciaments and Ablatas

Discovery at Ja

... ... 212 Anthropological Society ... ... ... 170

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P.IGE Archæological Institute of Great Bri. Ancient London

• 160, 180 Japanese Ceramic Ware ... .. tain ... 21. 27, 41, 43, 78, 140, 175, 200 | An Ancient MS. ... .

132 ones" of Uriconium

112 Meeting at Cardiff 87, 101 | An Anglo-Saxon Cemetery ... ... 72 Jersey Currency, The ... ...

ng at Southamps Ancient Serpent Worship in the East... 120 June, Memorabilia for ... ... ton (1872) ... ... ... ... 200 An Ancient" Tichborne Trial"

85 King Stephen's Burial Place ... ... 114 Asiatic Society ... ... ... 67, 192 Archrology in India

204 | L'Academie des Inscriptions ct BellesBritish Archäological Association 3, 98, 126, Arms of Cardiff, The ... ...

Lettres ...
Aztecs Calender Stone. The

130

Lahore Central Museum ... British Architectural Association .. | Bethnal Green Museum

Last Metropolitan Turnpike ... Burlington Fine Arts, Club Conver

Berkshire a Thousand Years

50 Llanychacr Old Church ... sazione. Biblical Archäology .

| Laver-Marney Church, Essex ... Numismatic Society of London, 3, 27, 52, 168, Biggleswade Old Meeting House Cente. ” Leadenhall, and Sir Simon Eyre 192 1 nary ... ...

Library of the Luxemburg Palace Palestine Exploration Fund 16, 44, 67, 142,

Lines to Camden, Unpublished ... r68, 178 Bone Caves ...

24, 84

Liverpool Art Exhibition ... Institute of British Architects ... ... 53 | Book Hunters in Paris .

121

London Crypts Society of Arts ... ... 53 | Border Tumuli

Loss by Fire ... ... Royal Society of Antiquaries 3, 21, 27, 52, i “Boyds' Inn," Edinburgh ... ... 182 Maltese Curiosities 67, 114, 155, 175, 192, 200 Breeches' Bible, Notes on a ...

Master of the Mint... Society of Literature

... 192 Breech-loading Ordnance of the Middle Memorabilia for Way Society of Biblical Archaeology 12, 21, 29, 41, Ages ... ... ...

155 Middle Aston, Birmingham
52, 67, 114, 155, 175, 192, 200, 211 Brewers' Company, The ...

Midsummer Custom
The City Library ... ... ... ... 212
British Museum, Purchase for the 83, 134 M. de Saulcey ...

...47, 18 The Victoria Institute ... ... ... 211

British Burial Places, &c.,
... 200 Mont Cenis Rock ...

... 170
Brighton Race Cup, 1871...
PROVINCIAL.

... 86 Monuments in Churches, Preservation Brighton Museum, Proposed

... 60 of ... ... Archäological Society of Durham and

... Buckles and Shoe-ties Northumberland

...

... 47 Vorpeth Old Cross...
181, 192
Ashmolean Museum
Bury Fair in the Past ...

Vounds in Argylshire
B
Bust of the late Mr. Grote

Museum for Dublin...

114 Bath Field Club Excursion

Cabinet Council, Origin of

78 Museum at Florence
Captain Cook, Memorial to
... 145 Nancy Museum ...

170 Bedfordshire, Architectural and Archæ

Cardiff Museum L ological Society ...

New Library at Windsor Castle ...

... 62, 74

...

191

... Castellani Collection ...

"Nine Men's Morris," Game of

53 Birmingham Architectural Society ... 145 Cave at Elephanta, Defacing the

National Gallery, The ... Birmingham and Midland Institute ... 167

178 Cellini Cross, A. Brighton and Sussex Natural History

Notes on the Pre-historic Archäolo
Centenarians

of East-Devon ... ...

113 Society ... ... ... ... ... II Chester Archæological Society ...

16 | Nottingham Castle, Ruins of ...
Charles the First's Ribbon of the Garter
... 43

Chaucer a Resident at Aldgate...
Cumberland and Westmoreland Anti

Obscenitics at Orissa ...

150 Christchurch, Twinbam ...

Old Kentish Plaster Work quarian Archæological Society 73, 115

00 Chronology of Romish Forms and

Old London House... Ely Archäological Society

... Customs...

122 ) Old License Laws, The ... Essex Archäological Society

100
Cicero on the Ballut

Old Market House, Shrewsbury
Exeter Naturalists' Club ...

...
Hawick Archäological Society ... 96
City of Samaria, The

Old City Mansion in Mark Lane
Coggleshall Abbey...
Kent Archæological Society

08 Old Rye House, The
... 54, 68, 105

... ... Leicestershire Architectural and Archic

Colchester Museum

...39, 69 | Old Superstition regarding Swallows 182 Communists' Documents ...

... Ojold Warwickshire Game, An ... ological Society ... ... ... 201

55 Conservation of Monuments

... 185 Old Paris ... ... ... Leicester Philosophical Society Excursion 33

...

182 | Cordwainers' Hall ... Leicester Architectural Society

32 Oldest English Canal, The

85
44
Cromwell Arms," The

Oldest Man in Europe, The
Liverpool Numismatic Society 155, 176, 191,
Cromwell's House ...

Origin of the “H” Enigma
201
Middlesex Archaeological Society

Crosby Hall, Sale of

36 Origin of Horse-racing in England ...

rigin of the Life Guards North Oxfordshire Archäological So

Curious Circumstance, A...
Curious Old Story ...

Origin of Liveries ... ciety

...

...
...
Curious Dance

Order of St. Patrick, The...
ciety
Dance of Powlly's, The

187 | Painted Hall at Greenwich, Additions Oxford'Architectural and Historical Death of an Old Ringer ...

to the ... ... " Distillers' Company

186 Passion Plays Periodical Walks ...

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W ho *** 41, 42, 176, 191, 203, 208
Dr. Darwin's Artesian Well

179 Patriarch of the Press, Philosophical Institute of Canterbury, Dr. Johnson's Chair

| Patriarchial Trec, A New Zealand ...

Early London ...

17 ..

...

Proceedings in Rome, i ...

Ir. Parker ... ... ... 45

54 Royal Institute of Cornwall ... 28, Eighty Years in a Workbouse

| Peg Tankards ...
End of an Old House ...

Peter the Great's Bi-Centenary
Royal, Historical, and Archeological'
Association of Ireland ... 79, 166

Etchings by Mr. Palmer ...

... 182 Photography for Tourists... Somerset Archrological Society 109, 12; Excursion to Kenilworth ...

Pictures at the Louvre ... Sheffield Architectural and Archæolo

Extraordinary Superstition

... 200 Pictures and Violins, Mr. Gillot's co Fact for Geologists, A

lcction of ... ...

.
gical Society
...

...
...
21

120

... ... Society of Antiquaries of Scotland ...

* Flint Jack"
... 5, 30 Pictures and Porcelain ...

12 Four Generations Co-existing ...

Pole Family, The De La ... South of England Literary and Philoso.

139 First Recorded Licensing Act ... phical Society ...

... 82

186 :

Portrait of Swedenborg ... ...

... 70 Suffolk Archäological Society ...

French Republic, 1871, Numismatics of 9 Priory of St. Bartholemew the Great Surrey Archäological Society ...

Franco-German Frontier, 1871 ...

107

Receipt Tax, The ...
Funeral Rites, Tombs, and Monuments
Sussex Archrological Society ...

Records of the Artillery ...
The Teign Field Naturalists' Club
Garrick's Villa

Relics of a Bye gone Age
Hartland Point Lighthouse
Warwick Archäological Society

Relic of Letcombe Castle
Heel-bone of Edward IV.
Worcester Architectural Society

Rival Preachers under H
Wiltshiro Archtological and Natural

Hicratic Papyrus, A ...
History Society
Hay" Egyptian Collection, The

Rome, Modern changes in
Yorkshire Archäological and Topo-
Head of Marino Faliero, The.

Roman Photographs, Mr. Parker's col Historical Cottage, A ... graphical Association ...

lection ... ... ...
Historical Oak Stick, A ..

Ruins of Rotten Row, Derby
MISCELLANEA.
“Hertford” Pictures, The

Rothschild Centenary, The
Abanas Crown, The Abyssinia ...
Hotel Cluny, The ... ...

Round Towers of Ireland...
Art Collections, Mr. Davis's

24 Hotel de Ville, The, and the Commi Ruins in Paris Art Treasures of the Louvre

71
71 nists ... ... ...

Royal Pension to M T. R. Planche
Albert Durer, Birthday of
House of Alderman Beckford

“Sally in Our Alley," Origin of the Antiquities of London ...

39 Imperial Byzantine Cross

... ...

Ballad ... antine Cross

... Antiquities of the Neilgherry Hills

.
122 Industri R
2 Industrial Museum at Turin

Saltwood Castle Anecdotes Characteristic of the Law. Inscription for the Sculpture Gallery, Samuel Wesley's Bible. less state of Society in the reign of

British Museum ...

Savoy Palace, Remnant of, Edward IV. ... ... . ... ... 32 | Jerpoint Abbey, Possession of ...

Serpent Mound of Lochmell Ancient City Architecture .. ... 5 Jewish Relic, T ...

... ... 170 Shakespeare's Birthplace and Museum

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NOTES ON SALES, &c.

An Inscription at Foxbere Church ... 743 Signet Ring found in a Fish ... 85 Antique Furniture ... ...

Coin dug up at Wylecaston, Lincoln. Sir S. Duffus Hardy's Public Record Egyptian Sketches, by Mr. Godall, R.A.

shire

119 Report ... ... ...

Earl of Egmont's Collection of Portraits 98 Coins and Medals of Oliver Cromwell 119 Sir Walter Scott Exhibition

... 59
Cembala, Sale of an old .... ... ... 85

Curious Silver Medals ... ... ... 156 Sir William de Walworth “Chill October," Mr. Millais ...

| Curious Custom among Farmers

190 Skeletons of the Giants of Bashan

182 Curiosities, Sale of, by Messrs. Puttick Is the word “ Kil” Highland-Scottish ? South Kensington Muscum

& Simpson, Leicester Square
II Jean Lucas ...

110 Spurions Pictures in the N Sale of the “Hay" Egyptian Collection 9 John Locke ...

95 Gallery ... ... ... ..**

06 Sales at Messrs. CHRISTIES, MANSON Letter of a Liveryman ... ... St. Gothian's Oratory, Cornwall

& Woods, King Street, St. James's, Notes and Queries, A. H. Statue to Oliver Cromwell 123 London

Norfolk and Norwich M.D's ...
Statue to Jiles Standish ...

... 134
Auber's effects ... ...
21 Pickbone or Pigbone Family

... 166 Stowmarket Church, Injur I 20 Drawings and Paintings

22 Relic of King Charles I. ..

190 Strawberries... Early Porcelain and Pottery ... ... 35 | Roullet, Jean Louis, Engrayer,

... 131 * Steeple Jack," A" ...

179

Jewels ... ... ... ... *** St. Alban's Restoration Fund 141 Majolica and Sculpture ... ... 22

RESTORATIONS. St. James' Tower, Taunton 08 Modern Pictures and Drawings ... 34 Amotherby Church, Yorkshire ...

194 St. Mildred's, Poultry

Modern Pictures ... ... ...
23 | Bath Abbey ...

181

: St. Ninian's Cave, Whitham

Old Sevres Porcelain ..

Bere-Ferrers Church, Devon Tablet of Canopus ...

Pictures and Drawings of Messrs. Berkhamstead Church ... The 34th Regiment, (The Cumberlands) 112 Gambert & Co. ... ... ...

Boldero Church, Lymington - Temple of Diana at Ephesus

82 Valuable Pictures Tichborne Dole 16. 61 Water Colour Drawings and Sketches Boulton Church .

... 44 - Trial Sales at Messrs. SOTHEBY, WILKINSON Bury St. Edmunds ...

132, 170 Tomb at St. Denis 71 & Hodge's rooms, 13, Wellington Byfield Church, Northants

... 51 Unrewarded Search 144 Street, Strand, London

Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin

... 179 Vendome Column, The, ..

29
Antiquities ... ...

Dunstable Priory ... ...
Venus of Milo, The, at the Louvre

Bibliotheca Corneiana ...

East Harling Church, Norfolk. Visit of Archäologists to Waltham

Books and MSS.

Gloucester Cathedral
Abbey ...
Old English Porcelain and Pottery

Hornchurch Church, Essex
Water Gate at the end of Buckingham Sale of Mr. Woodgate's Collection o Holy Trinity Church, Hull
Street, Strand, London

Works of Art, &c. ... ...

Harberton Rood Screen ... Waverley Mementos ...

Horseshoe Cloisters, Windsor Castle 85 Well-dressing at St. Alkmund's... 44

OBITUARY.

Icomb Church, Worcester
Wells, The use of, ...
CENTENARIANS :-

Llangollen Bridge ...
Western Family, The, of Felix Hall, Arthur, Mary, of Chesterfield ...

Lincoln Cathedral ...

... 68 Kelvedon 138 Carter, Mrs.. Boston

181 | Rochester Cathedral

1, 120, 133 White Tower of London, The, ...

Howes, Mr. Robert ...

Salisbury Cathedral ...

... 144 Yorkshire Coin Collector, A, ...

119
Smith, William ...
158 South Brent Church, Devon

.. 119 Wheelhouse, Mrs. Mary, Cornwall .. South Hill Church, Cornwall

143 NOTICES AND REVIEW'S. White, Mrs.

Southleigh Church ...

189 American Antiquarian, The, ...

... .. ...

Clarke, John, Editor, Ohio, U.S“ 60

Shrimpling Church, Suffolk

85 "Ancient Dorset," Mr. Charles Warne 178 Dexter, Mr. J. P. .... ...

Stepney Church . Ancient Chinese, Work on the, Dr. Gaetans de Minicis, Mon.

Stradbroke Church, Suffolk ...
Bretchneider ... ... ... ...

Sturton Church, Gainsborough...
170
Moseley, Sir Oswald ....

97 Archæological Journal, The ... 7 Macowy, Mon., Welsh Bard

St. Alban's Abbey ...

...19, 54 Čambrensis, Editor of ... 122 Marsden, J., Bellringer, Holmfirth

Fund ... ... ... 141 "Bewick's Fables," Bickers & Sons ... 788 Paster, Rev. Beale, LLB.

Dunstan's, Stepney ... ... ... 85 Bookbuyer's Guide, The 121 Pundjeeb, Prince ...

George's, Hanover Square...
Brandt's "Narrenschift"...
Piquet, M. Joseph ...

Giles", Reading
Callot's "Misères de la Guerre"
Roscoe, Mr. Thomas

- Margaret's, Ipswich...
Catalogue of MS3., British Museum ... 134
Ryves, Mrs. ...

Margaret's, Lowestoft

97 Debrett's Titled Men

Saunders, oid Servant at the British - Mary-le-Wigford, Lincolnshire Early English Tract Society, Books of

Paul's, Covent Carden ... ... 158 the Scott, Miss, niece of Sir Walter Scott

The Tuileries, Offer to Rebuild

121 Feudal Manuals of English History ... Scott, John, “ Old Glory" ... ... 158

| The Tal at Agra

188 History of Assurbanipal ... ... Texier, M. ...

Vendome Column, The

181 Idol in Horeb, The, Dr. Beke. Watson, Mrs., daughter of Southey the Vale Crucis Abbey...

IIO Lincolnshire Tokens, Mr. J. Simpson ... 110 Poet ...

Windsor Castle, Additions to ... Medals, Clasps, and Crosses, M. J. W.

Zahn, Professor Wilhelm ... ... ... 122 Window of St. Martin's, Bowness Fleming.

Withington Church

56 Memoirs of the British Museum, Mr. PRESENTATIONS, BEQUESTS, &c. Winterborne Church Cowton .. Altar-cloth of the 14th Century ...

York Minster

. 169 Norwich Cathedral, Dr. Göülbons Archäological Professorships ...

... 08 Work on... ... ...

193

British Museum

*** New Books, &c. . 200 Colchester Museum

39, 160 Numismatique de la Te

Cordwainers Company

65

ILLUSTRATIONS, Penn Family, The ...

86 Dr. Filkin's MSS... Record of St. Michael's Co

Maidstone, Museum for

... 120 Ancient Stone Chimney-piece ... Revue, Archeologique

National Gallery ...

146, 168

Bottle found at Waltham Abbey Round Games, an amusing Exercise Paintings and Works of Art Presented Dr. Johnson's Chair

31 in Grammar ...

to the Town of Aberystwith

87 Egyptian Musical Instruments ... ... 6,7 Rude Stone Monuments, Mr. Ferguson 181 Reference Library, Birmingham ... 158 Gold Medal presented by Charles Stafford, Past and Present, W. Palin, 131 Testimonial to Dr. Bloxham, Rugby 85 to Sir. R. Welch

188 M.A. ... ... 204

Imperial Byzantine Cross

177 Surrey Archeological Collections .. QUERIES.

... 31 "Trajan's Column,” by Mon. Rothschild 170 Admission to the Coin Room, British Peg Tankards

...18, 19 Transaction of the Society of Biblical

Museum ...

... 110 Silver Medal presented by George III., Archäology ... ... ...

... 134 1 A Norman Window, Westminster Hall 981 to Captain Ewing ..
...

.. ... 189 134' A.

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THE ANTIQUARIAN.

OUR PLANS AND PROSPECTS. reports will have a retrospective and future as well as a present

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