Giveaway:UPDATE - CONTEST HAS ENDED

UPDATE: Ok, due to the gigantic amount of entries, I will set the deadline for Sunday night, 11:59 EST. Will announce winner at noon EST on Monday. Good luck everyone.



Hey guys - I thought I would throw up a contest for the weekend. Up for grabs is a 1941 Heritage Press edition of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass," complete in one volume. Contains the Tenniel illustrations and comes in a nifty slipcase. Just leave a comment below to let me know you're interested in entering. I'll announce the winner on Monday around noon.

Contest is closed. Thanks to all who entered.

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The Biblio Brat said...

SWEET !!! Yes, I know I didn't give this story the highest marks in my review. But...the more I discuss it with others, the more I learn and the more I like.

Am thinking I will have to do a...re-review. LOL

Thanks for the opportunity. Hope you're having a good weekend!

GypsiesThread said...

I would love to win this!!! One of my fave books!!

gypsiesthread@yahoo.com

Liyana said...

YES! Count me in! I haven't read this. loony_balooga_91@hotmail.com

April said...

I would love to be entered for a chance to win!

Thanks!

ajpohren@iowatelecom.net

Russell said...

Beautiful. Please consider me "interested." Enjoying your bookmark pics.

Lyn said...

Interested for sure!

mehetebel said...

most interested. it is a favorite text. I'm trying to get my daughter interested in a cheapo dover edition and I have a falling-apart-from-repeated-use Dial edition from 1931 that really needs to be retired or repaired or both.

aside from the ruthless self-interest, I am really enjoying your posts. I haven't found any great bookmarks of late and I'm living vicariously through you.

Valerie said...

I'm interested
I havent read this
KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

Cassandra said...

Please count me in. I'm a member of a community on Livejournal that is all about literary tattoo's and so many people there get "We're all mad here" and i'm curious about it as i've never read the book before. I've watched the Disney movie edition but I hear the book is so very different and supposedly even better.

thatwemightfly AT gmail DOT com

Thanks!

Mike McC said...

I am also interested in entering. This would make the perfect gift for someone I know.

Deni_r_c said...

count me in. Enjoying the posts, keep it up.
Denielle_cazzollaAThotmail

Rashada said...

Wow! Would LOVE to win these fantastic stories!

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alex said...

enter please! this looks awesome

koala.ex[at]gmail

Blinding Stars said...

Totally count me in—this is one of my favourite stories, and I'm a complete book design junkie.

Fingers crossed!

blindingstars [at] gmail dot com

bart said...

count me in.

i haven't read it yet but it's waiting for me in my collection.

bartzottola@gmail.com

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fionabca said...

A real favorite--would be overjoyed to have it and love the binding.

lxf2 at comcast dot net

LibraryFrog said...

A very merry um-birthday to me (if I get this book!!)

thislooks said...

Oh man I want in. I love this book and love old books in general!

CruxOp said...

I'm totally interested in entering, but since you didn't announce rules--I'm assuming you're just picking the winner arbitrarily.

=( Not a very good chance for me then.

Mr. Neighborly said...

Ooo I like this binding.

Kim said...

I have just found your site, but I have it bookmarked now :) I love this sort of thing, found objects and old books!

I have been looking for vintage Alice in Wonderland copies in used bookstores and antique stores with no luck, it is one of the books that got me introduced into reading.

Anyway, consider me interested in this giveaway, and I have added this to my list of blogs to check daily :]

myloosescrews@hotmail.com

Freddy said...

That's a beautiful book, and a great site.
Please count me in. Greetings from Chile!

freddy at delacruz dot cl

Yossarian said...

why yes i will enter, that's a beautiful book

Lord_Pall said...

Hooray for contests!

IllVes said...

Always wanted a copy of that edition, I'll have to put my name in. vespucci.ism@gmail.com

Kelseyg said...

I'm definitely interested!

kelseyg youknowwhatgoeshere gmail!

Chris said...

I would love this!

well versed said...

Awesome, thanks a lot! :)

Arixula said...

This is my all time favourite book, as you can see from my email... My current copy is from the early 40s and falling apart so much that I'm afraid to read it. You would make ma very very happy person if you considered my comment for your copy.

Nake555 said...

This would make a lovely gift for my niece. I also have been collecting bookmarks in old books and ramdom found items for my whole life!

Anonymous said...

nifty! allie@mythsandmountains.com

daniel509 at verizon.net said...

Love it. Count me in!

goldenratiophi said...

Definitely! ( goldenratiophi@gmail.com )

hellokitty said...

Lewis Carroll GET

Karl said...

It occurs to me that I have never actually read these, and it looks like a very pretty edition. Call me interested. irony.or.death@gmail.com

Andree said...

I'm new to your site. That's a beautiful book, count me in!

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Margaret said...

Yes, please!

Hayden said...

That is a pretty book.
I would like to have it.

Zed Lopez said...

You sure know how to get me to comment!

Andrew said...

I am so interested. It looks gorgeous and older books have so much character.

oranjeflamingo said...

One of my favorite books! I'd love to have such a gorgeous copy of it.

Marina said...

Wow, I would love this. Such a good prize. It's one of my favorites.

Mark said...
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Sam Pierson said...

I'm in this to win this! Is the answer "Eat me"?

Brandhast said...

Would love to enter the contest. Thank you.

Mark said...

A most worthy and decorous prize!

Sign me up!

octoberose said...

I would definitely love to have this book!
octoberose@gmail.com

dylan said...

Awesome contest! I would like to enter...

Dejital said...

Yes, my mum loves this book! It would be great to get her this for her birthday. :)

Janet Martin said...

I would love to win this. Thanks so much.

Adam said...

Hey,

Kinda an odd story, but I'd like to enter the contest with the hope that this will be an amazing gift for a dear friend and mentor.

Jump back about a year. I went to college at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), where last year we did a production of Alice and Wonderland with a truly amazing director, Jim Orr. He worked with 60+ deaf students to build a world of Alice in Wonderland that was new and inviting, creative and funny. Yes, it was Lewis Carroll, but it had an air of freshness and playful spirit that I never saw in any other spoken or signed (ASL) production. I mean how do you take the genius of Carroll, translate it into another language (sign language), and then put it on stage and keep the youthful emotions and adventures of the original text on a page?

Jim is such a supportive, nurturing, and creative person that he touched me in a way I wasn't expecting. I've been hunting for a gift for him for a long time (nearly a year) that would be worthy, and this is the first thing I found that's right.

It's hard to find a single gift to thank one of your favorite mentors.

That said, if you chose to give me the book, you'll have made my year. Hopefully, his too.

(So you know this story is legit: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=52844722205 )

Thanks so much,
Adam

nadav said...

this sounds amazingly cool. also, a favorite book of mine. Entry, please! You've got a great thing going here.

Dafashizzle said...

Awesome contest item. Thanks for the giveaway!

Ri ver a l (at) gm ail (d0t) co m

Gavin said...

Would love to have this!!!!

13tongimp@gmail.com

Chan said...

That is a truly beautiful book. I would love to own it.

chan (at) mefightclub . com

Frik said...

Count me in.

I'd love to have these for my little baby, Alice, when she gets a little older and grows out of the Dr Seuss books.

erikheppler AT gmail DOT com

Brendan said...

I'm in! I'd love to have that book!

bloqmon at gmail[dot]com

Aardvarkm said...

Wow, very cool edition of one of the greatest books ever written. Count me in!

aardvarkm [at] gmail.com

Andy Baio said...

Yes, please!

Amber Vaesca said...

Count me as one of the potential beneficiaries of this magnificent reward.

Christopher Bird said...

Here via Metafilter, not willing to let a chance like this pass me by.

mightygodking@gmail.com

The Wrong Shirt said...

Count me in!

Amber Vaesca said...

Postscript, oops! amber.vaesca ^at gmail/com

jk said...

sure, spam me up. I MEAN SIGN ME UP. killbam@gmail.com

Savannah said...

"Ever drifting down the stream-
Lingering in the golden gleam-
Life, what is it but a dream?"

leapinglark@gmail.com

Matt said...

I think that it was fate that I came here from a random Reddit link. These books are my all-time favorites. I would love to have a copy with the original illustrations. Sign me up for a chance!

Nick said...

Yes, I too am interested!

Andrew said...

Paint me interested and tie me to the queen's kilt!

therumpledacademic@gmail.com

Aeo said...

I have just discovered your site - I love it! I would love to be entered in this contest as well :)

Eternal said...

Me! I'll be Mad as a Hatter if I don't win!

-Chris

Vinh said...

Yes, please.

Josh said...

I would like to enter!

Ross said...

been meaning to read this. color me interested.
locke459@gmail.com

Timur said...

I'm in! tcsahin @ gmail /dot/ com!

Yoni Goldstein said...

Here's my entry! Wow!

07yoni /at/ gmail

shinypuff said...

i'm in! that is a beautiful book.

m3talst0rm17 said...

Would love to win this, thanks so much for the contest.

m3talst0rm17 said...

Would love to win this, thanks so much for the contest.

Akuma said...

I would love to win this, please count me in!

LouisC said...

Uh, hell yes!
I love Alice in wonderland. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There" are two of my favorite books of all time. I first read them in around 5th grade. I found the book (very old and beat up, not this edition but very similar, both books were combined in one volume, like this) in my elementary school library. I used to read a lot more back then, but I was very young. I read it again more recently, and it was better than the first time. But I've never actually owned a copy (:

lofipi said...

What a beautiful edition - that spine, oh! - and the colours, the illustrations... I keep telling myself I'm going to make a feast of this story one day because I've never read it, seen it, or had it told to me, and I know there are lessons and laughs aplenty to be had. If I won this stunner, I'd be over the moon. But if I didn't, I'll seek it out eventually. This competition might just be the impetus I needed. I was saying just last week that I want to read it soon. Btw, you're very generous to give this up! I've only just found your blog and I've only read this post so far, but so far, so brilliant. :D

Kristine K. said...

YES!! Count me in!!!

Kristine K. said...

Oops. Forgot my email address:
sweets9933@aol.com

:D

alvarete said...

Incredible prize! Write me down in the "interested" column.

Jason said...

Com. Ment!!!! Definitely interested. That's a beautiful printing.

jason17 AT gmail.com

toufic said...
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toufic said...

how very generous of you! I just discovered the site through metafilter and saw that entry at the top :-D

quite the collection of found objects, keep up the great posts!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! I would *love* to give these to my son!

oliver dot rando at umassmed dot edu

Robert said...

I just started reading this site, and noticed the giveaway. My wife is a huge Alice fan, and would love this book, so consider me interested. Bulgaroktonos2@gmail.com

Casey said...

I'm interested!
caseyurbancic@hotmail.com

brent said...

VERY INTERESTED!!! Love both of these classics.

Thanks!

Jonah said...

That would be amazing. I'd love to read this to my daughter. Love your style.

Charles said...

My daughter just started reading 'in Wonderland and adores the story. I would to present her with an edition she could treasure.

Dan said...

Wow, this would be great! I am starting a book collection for my soon to be born kid, and this would be a great start!

danfyke@hotmail.com

Nathan said...

Oh, yes. Count me in, please.

Ian said...

Holy GOD yes.

irg1231491@gmail.com

kahuna said...

Please count me in as well! Lovely!

Nikki said...

My husband would positively freak out if I won this book.

Eric said...

That's a gorgeous looking set. However, I wouldn't it so much for myself as much for my wife. After taking care of both my burns and our son, she deserves it.

natalie said...

Please enter me as well!

nl2922a@american.edu

nosila said...

I don't think they play at all fairly, and they all quarrel so dreadfully one ca'n't hear oneself speak–and they don't seem to have any rules in particular: at least, if there are nobody attends to them–and you've no idea how confusing it is all the things being alive: for instance, there's the arch I've got to go through next walking about at the other end of the ground–and I should have croqueted the Queen's hedgehog just now, only it ran away when it saw mine coming!

Er..I mean...count me in. And piling on the "excellent blog idea and execution" bandwagon. Cheers!

rigley said...

Oh yes, please, I'd love to be in on this. That is a beautiful book.

Thanks for this contest!

markrigley @ gmail.com

polak said...

that would be wonderful. thanks

Anonymous said...

ooh add me!

marmeeshell@gmail.com

Rail 16 Photography said...

wow, just found this site and found the gem of a little contest!

Thomas L. Strickland said...

One of my favorite books. Of course.

And a beautiful edition.

ben said...

this looks great, I'm in. merewindATgmail

KK said...

Sure, I'll get an entry ticket.
sportschick769@gmail.com

Emily said...

Yes Please!

Wil said...

Consider me entered!

Why don't more books come with slipcovers? Slipcovers are the armor books need!

esperanca said...

What an exquisite book! Definitely interested to gift my niece this so we can read this together over at our tea-parties.

Thanks for the giveaway!
esperanca@gmail.com

The Queen said...

Oh, I re-read these books every two years or so- love the Tenniel illustrations - they are permanently etched in my mind.

becca jo said...

oh wow! love this book! directed to your site via metafilter and already i can tell that it's going to be goooooooood.......

Chris said...

COOL PRIZE! I can't believe you want to give it away. And yet, I would happily accept it.

JiBB said...

Ooh, lovely!
---JiBBerish WHORL gmail FULL STOP com

Arne Jonny said...

I would love to win this.
razorhack@gmail.com

Myca said...

I'm very interested. It looks like a really lovely edition!

---Myca

Lisa Mantchev said...

Please!

lisa at lisamantchev dot com

Darla said...

Count me in!

Keep up the good work.

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please! Thanks.

Rue said...

My daughter is 12 and an avid book collector. Her favorite bookmark find is a beautiful little pressed flower.

She'd so love to win this book!

Yana said...

I want this so bad it's not even funny.

Grobstein said...

Am I ever!

Rick said...

That's such an amazing find. I'd like to throw my name into the hat as well.

ytsemaddy said...

Wow, that's absolutely gorgeous, and I'd love to have it. :)

theotherbaldwin said...

Wow. I'm very interested! PLease sign me up!

Angel York said...

My, that's one pretty book.

Lola (L. Colleen) said...

I hope it's not too late to enter! I'm definitely interested!

James said...

This is indeed relevant to my interests.

Maxim said...

I am extremely interested in this! Beautiful book.

arnie said...

Please include me!

Carole said...

Enter me in the contest, too, please. I know just the person to give this book to.

Chris Millward said...

Color me interested! That book is gorgeous.

(me) said...

Another interested person.
i dot like dot parentheses at gmail

Alex said...

Entry number one million.

pH said...

Ha, yes, I'd love to have that.

Martin Langeveld said...

Please enter me in your contest!

J. H. said...

Very interested in the book - thanks!

Calypso Quinn said...

I have dreams of opening up my own library (thousands of volumes), but, only to those whom treat books well. Having worked in 3 libraries and at a bookstore, I have seen the love of books and the abuse. This would make a wonderful addition! A boxed edition... (sigh and swoon)
kimberly.s.dunham@gmail.com

XcentricOrbit said...

Two of my favorite things... old books and Lewis Carrol. Looks wonderful; thank you for the opportunity to win this.

Sandi Van Winkle said...

Yes! Please enter my name. One of my favorites. Thank you for your offer.

anukhatan said...

kidney tastes like uni, sea urchin
so am i the lucky one

Aaron Szymanski said...

Would love to win this! Definitely interested.

aaronisme2525(at)hotmail.com

Josh said...

Love the books, just found but already love the blog, would love to win.

Rosa and Robin said...

What a terrific site. Thanks for sharing these--tiny glimpses into the reading life of other people, which is usually so private...

Alice is one of my all-time favorites. Please consider me for the contest, too!

Cheers!

MTS said...

Certainly I'd love to be considered for such a fine copy of a fine book

dirtdirt said...

Great site, would love the book!

TC said...

Found this link through Language Hat - love the site, and consider me entered in the contest!

hap hazard said...

Um, wow, that's lovely. Always been one of my favorite books. Please do consider this an entry in your giveaway.


trashroman@gmail.com

Daniel said...

Please consider this my entry.

Bob Hale said...

I have 300 plus editions of the Alice books. You should definitely give this one to someone else. But it's a nice prize. It is, as you may have guessed, my favourite book in the English language. If I were you, I'd give it to someone who has never read it.

Joy said...

Oooo! Beautiful. My copy of Alice is an old beat-up paperback from the 70s ;)

tomg@math.brown.edu said...

To fall through a tunnel into this strange and wonderful website and then to win the book, too, would be a dream dream too good to be true.

Alice said...

Oh that's absolutely lovely. Count me in.

pearwaldorf-at-gmail-dot-com

Tim said...

That's a beaut!

If I get lucky, find me at tim.t.fister at gmail dot com

kalin said...

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.

Joseph said...

pick me!

Blue said...

I would absolutely love a copy of that! My email is: blue milker at gee mail

irregulargalaxies said...

What a lovely edition - I'd be thrilled to get the chance to read it.

Momos said...

I would be very interested in entering this contest. This would be pretty awesome to win!

pennifer said...

Please accept my entry as well. Wonderful book that I can read to my son.

R.J. said...

never read this before. Looks like its in great condition.




did I win yet?

maxqnz said...

Wow! It looks in great condition. If I'm not too late I'd definitely like to throw my name in the hatter's hat for this one.

FusilliBernie said...

ooh! I'm interested!

Eli said...

Ohh, looks quite pretty.

Paul Shannon said...

Awesome. I would love to win!

nimsey said...

Fantastic!!

Danny said...

Several years ago I found a note from Wallace Nutting in an old book. The note included a block print that Nutting used as his letterhead and a handwritten note about an upcoming Quaker meeting that he was to attend.
Being a shameless capitalist I sold it on E-bay to someone who could enjoy it more than I...and forgot where in the book it had been placed as a page marker.

DV said...

Yay, I'm interested. I love the book.

Joshua Royal said...

That's a treasure there sir. One I would love to have in my collection.

Laura R said...

This is fabulous! I'm loving the blog and thanking a facebook friend for sharing.
(please enter me, too)

Lance said...

Definitely interested, love the book.

lance dot eason at inovis dot com

Babs said...

I need to win to prove that my luck is changing!

Anonymous said...

Count me in !

GvonR

Ali said...

Yesssss please!

Travis said...

I'd like to own this.

VolubleAce said...

I would absolutely love to win this!

Us said...

Yes, please, I would love to enter.

keith said...

i'd like to enter if it's not too late. keith@vespagraphics.com

Greg said...

Wonderful idea for a prize - even leaving aside the story, Tenniel's illustrations alone would make this worth winning!

questionsandanchors said...

This is lovely; I've a collection of Alice in Wonderland books.

Rebeca said...

Please add me to the list of interested people.

rebeca [at] inbox [dot] com

Cherie said...

I once found, in the library stacks of a religious college, a set of several dozen thick old (18-19th c.). That wasn't the interesting part. The interesting part was opening them -- apparently nobody had leafed through them in a long time, because I found pressed in them flowers, stems, and leaves, as well as bits of paper and things indicating they were bibles from a mission to China. I don't know if the botanica was Chinese or from "home," wherever that was for the missionaries. I wanted to take a flower, but I left them as I found them. I wonder if they are still there?

Wrongtree09 said...

Count me in. I just found your site via languagehat - fun! Used to sort library donations in a wealthy area and found all manner of weird things.

windrower said...

Would love this volume for my oft-described-as-how-can-anyone-have-this-many-books collection.

AND, my birthday and wedding anniversary are this month. (Well, since you asked: Mumble-mumble years old; 36 years wedded.)

Thank you for your blog--the forgotten bookmarks and unfamiliar books are both intriguing--and I've made sure all my writer friends know about it.

jrogers AT collinscom DOT net

John said...

Please enter me to win. I love this book.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! dgsma@hotmail.com

Maggie said...

Found someone's link to this while stuck in Bush Int'l. Love the bookmarks and would give multiple hugs to a copy of Alice.

Jeff.Bragg said...

This looks really neat. I would like to enter your contest.

jeff dot bragg at gmail dot com

Ben Z. said...

Throw me into the pot, please!

Simon Holloway said...

Haha! Yep, count me in (along with the 200-or so other interested parties) :-)

simon at benabuya dot com

elstiko said...

Oh, yes! Yes, please!

Jamie Dunham said...

I love your site. I am the chief of leaving ephemera in books I love - four leaf clovers, favorite notes from relatives, old menus and quotes from events I attended. It is anthropology for today. And I certainly identify with Alice. I feel like I am always at the Mad Hatter tea party of life. Thanks!

Cutthroat Stalker (Scott) said...

I'm tossing my hat into the ring.

rocklady54 said...

Brand new subscriber. Love your kewl bookmarks. Would love to be entered in your giveaway too. Thanks and keep on keeping on!!!

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