Definitions: (1) possessing an old-fashioned charm; (2) peculiar or unusual in an interesting or amusing way; (3) skillfully or cleverly made; (4) picturesque

A precious, mouldering pleasure ‘t is
To meet an antique book,
In just the dress his century wore;
A privilege, I think

His quaint opinions to inspect,
His knowledge to unfold
On what concerns our mutual mind,
The literature of old …
—  Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (1830–1886) American poet