The Rules of Engagement

I've been working on a giveaway on Twitter, and I wanted to make sure I opened it up to everyone. Here's a pic of the books in the giveaway:


The books included are:

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Lewis Carroll: Macmillan, 1909
The Little Prince; Antoine de Saint=Exupery: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943 (5th ptg)
Fantastic Mr. Fox; Roald Dahl: Knopf, 1970 (First Edition)
In The Night Kitchen; Maurice Sendak: Harper & Row, 1970 (First Edition)
The Poetical Works of Longfellow, Volume II: Houghton Mifflin, 1882.


Winner takes all. To enter, comment in this thread, comment on Facebook, or reply on Twitter.

I was going to announce the winner today, but I will wait until Monday to let things circulate and give you all a chance to enter. I will announce the winner at 5:00 PM on Monday, so that should be enough time. Good luck.

-Click to enlarge photos-

108 comments:

Marie said...

Please enter me! That sounds like an incredible giveaway! :-) Thank you!

CarrieMarie said...

Those look like fantastic books! I've always wanted to read The Little Prince, but haven't had the opportunity. Maybe this is my shot! : )

Carrie Marie

Jenera said...

I would love to have a chance to win!

Thanks!

English Teacher said...

Wow...all great books! I would love to win them.

Missy said...

Please enter me, too! What a great set of books!

Anne1Texas said...

Please enter me.

TXC said...

Please enter me. I only recently found your blog, but I enjoy it quite a bit.

pRiyA said...

That's a fantastic collection of books. I'd like a shot at winning them please :-)

Momyerom said...

Wonderful books! Please enter me! Thanks!

Hoss said...

Me! Me! Me! Pick me! Pick me! Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! (by the way, love the blog, it's in my Google Reader, I am a bibliophile and LOVE seeing all your forgotten bookmarks)

Glory von Hathor said...

Woo! Please.

Bookish said...

Please enter me too! I love your blog and wish I had thought to start it :)
(I shelve books at my local library)

unmoderated said...

Bookish, there's nothing stopping you from submitting what you find. Love to see what else is out there.

jjf3 said...

Count me in, would love to win these!

Viewtiful_Justin said...

I would love more than almost anything else to win this! Seriously. How friggin cool!!!

Alpha Monkey said...

Yes, please! (You know, when you mail the winning bundle, that you have to hide a little something in one of the books, right?)

What an amazing selection of books!!

unmoderated said...

Alpha, you know I will. Can't reveal what it might be, however.

NP said...

Please enter me! What an incredible collection of books to receive!

Moonshadow said...

Wow! I almost missed getting my entry posted here. What a wonderful collection to giveaway.

Jake said...

This is an awesome comment. Just look at all the letters!

MrCachet said...

This is outstanding!!! The covers alone are worth the the price of admission! I have a second edition of The Little Prince. As a matter of fact, I've read ALL of his books and have them in my library. I'd certainly enjoy adding them all to my overloaded shelves!

lag123 said...

Oh! Please enter me. I would love this.

lag110@mchsi.com

Emily Hannah! said...

through this whole Wild Things craze I have been standing proud with my love of In The Night Kitchen! I would love to have a copy, since mine was sold in a tag sale against my will!

Alisia Brijlall said...

Would love a chance to win this prize! I just recently found your blog and truly enjoy it. I actually gave a little shout out this morning in my most recent post to this blog before you posted this giveaway. Check it out at: http://ab-musings.blogspot.com/2009/10/blogs-i-like.html. Regardless of who the winner is, I will continue to read your posts. A truly original idea and I'm glad to have found it!

-alisia brijlall

jociegal said...

What a FANTASTIC giveaway. MY fiance worked on the film "Fantastic Mr. Fox" that is out now and I would love to be able to give this to him as a gift. Thank you!

Sarah Janet said...

Great selection of books--would love to have these on my shelf. Also, great blog--always interesting to see the bits of ephemera people leave between the pages.

tori said...

I'm so glad you opened to us non-twitters! I can't seem to figure the twitter thing out. Thanks! The books look awesome!

unmoderated said...

you're not missing all that much, tori. besides, the site is always first in my heart.

jess said...

What an awesome prize! Whoever wins will be a very luckyduck!

Leah said...

OH, please enter me! I would love to win this, and I would adore you forever!

Thanks!

Gigi said...

I love your blog and would be thrilled to win these books! Thanks for the opportunity to enter. When I was little, my sister and I would sit in the window seat of our grandparents' attic and browse their collection of "old" books--such happy memories!

Pam said...

How exciting. I opened your blog expecting to see a Forgotten Bookmark and find this awesome giveaway. I'd love to be entered. Thanks!

martha said...

I would like to comment and say how I love your posts and the bits of personal history that you find and share with us :) consider this my entry post.

martha said...

I would just like to say how cool it is you share with us the little pieces of history you find in your books and share them with us. :) consider this my entry post.

A Creative Dream... said...

I LOVE this blog! A friend of mine owns a used book store and we've always laughed about the things one can find in old books. This is wonderful...and I love your give away!

Adrienne said...

Consider me entered! I am rather obsessed with the first three you mentioned (especially the first, heck the second third of "Alex" is an homage to it).

I'll keep my fingers crossed! In the meantime, happy Halloween!

Fernando said...

Mamma mia, those books look terrific.

unmoderated said...

I see what you did there, Fernando.

Maeve said...

This give away is incredible! Please include me. What a bounty!

Kristie Lynne said...

Ah! I need these! Please consider me!

laurs said...

Oh I LOVE old books SO much. My grandmother's cousin has a copy of Cranford from 1900 in mint condition. I wanted to steal it LOL. I love the smell of old books :)

downtown guy said...

Great books. Please enter me.

NLPhilia said...

Such a wonderful collection. I have to wonder who let them go.

JRose said...

please enter me. What a fantastic giveaway.

Brenda said...

I would love to win! This is great and my oldest daughter who is 21 love's Alice still!

Kate Harris said...

please, please, please - I want these books so very badly. :)

Grace said...

I entered early on - Please don't forget me. I was flogging your blog months ago. (I'm being pathetic now, aren't I?)

karen said...

A blog about bookmarks,oh my!
This is better than pie in the sky!
And old books to peruse,
You really can't lose,
I hope the winner am I.

(The old recipe blog is equally as cool)

Andrew said...

thanks for such an awesome contest! I'd love to win them. -Andrew

kinfolknews said...

Great set of books! Hoping they are on their way to me! ;^)

Leatherdykeuk said...

Fantastic giveaway! Please put my name in the hat!

Alice said...

Ooh. I'd love one of these pretties.

Logan Thomas said...

I've been blog-stalking this blog for a while and I LOVE it! It's fun to find things in old books.

The giveaway looks like a great one and I know just who I would gift these books to!

Thanks!

tarrsah said...

I am so thrilled by this giveaway!! My dad read my the first three books when I was younger and I would love to have these exquisite copies to share with my two kiddos!

Jeanne said...

Your giveaways are always fantastic. Thank you for the chance to enter here at your blog.

I enjoy your found recipes blog, too; crazy, what we leave in books.

Your Hallucination said...

Ooh! Pick me! I'm a total biblophiliac and I love this blog! I love finding things in books and I'd love to find these books in my mailbox! So please, please pick me!

ajar said...

Why not.

ajar said...

Great books. Thanks for your site. My little piece of unexpected each day.

Laurie said...

What a generous giveaway! I'd love to win!

Rae said...

Hello,

I would like to enter. Thank you :)

alex b. said...

Oof, those are lovely.

inkstainedhands said...

Count me in!

These would be a great addition to my antique book collection.

Claire said...

best give away ever! please enter me :]

unmoderated said...

ever? i don't know about that.

booksandbakes said...

I just heard about your blog - it's wonderful!

And nice choice of books, too!

Rosie of BooksAndBakes

kittyism said...

Beautiful blog, wonderful contest! please enter me!

Thank you.

Carey said...

Oh, the Little Prince. I've such a tender spot for St. Exupery. If I win, I'd be happy with just that book:) Thank you for the opportunity!

Wonderboy said...

I would love to have these books. I hope I win.

Cassandra said...

Please put me in! What a fantastic prize, however can you part with such great books?!

Chris said...

I would love to read all of those - I'm in love antique books.

unmoderated said...

It's my job, Cassandra. I have to say goodbye to awesome books every day. It's a little more fun giving them away. The Lewis Carroll is specially nice... I hope whoever wins will enjoy them.

Everett Howe said...

I love the blog, and I'd be honored to enter the contest!

Katie said...

Please enter me!

Davina said...

I'd love to enter! Alice is one of my favouritest books ever.

oiploi said...

pick me! pick me!

Jim do little said...

Wow, the only one I've read is "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"! I don't twitter and had no idea about this giveaway. Nice.

Farah said...

great selection. would love to win this lot of books. consider this an entry.

Meerkat Woman said...

This is an awesome giveaway. I would love to win!!

Mommy Cracked said...

What an amazing collection! Please enter me.

Professor Batty said...

I will shamelessly plead "Pick Me! Pick Me!

SandyPie said...

Your site is always so interesting, thank you the opportunity to win a chance to create my own eventual "forgotten bookmark"!

sevana said...

I'll definitely enter this contest. Those books are lovely! Thanks for this chance!

C Dog said...

Sweet, a contest! I'm in! Enjoy the posts.

Julia said...

This is a wonderful contest! I'd like in too!

giulia said...

What a lovely contest. Thank you for keeping it open for those of us who are taking a FB/Twitter break.

Count me in, some of my favorites. Would make lovely gift (for self or someone else). Love your blog.

Susan

Liz said...

I just started following your blog a few weeks ago and am really enjoying your finds! Even if I don't win the books, I still love it :-)

kanmuri said...

Thanks for the opportunity!! I would love to get those books!!!

Diane J. said...

Ooohhhh! Enter me please.

I, like everyone here, am an avid book lover and would be thrilled. The only book I wouldn't keep would be the Littlest Prince. My mother gave me a copy of that book many years ago. She has been having a very rough year and I would be thrilled to pass her a copy, too.

What a great giveaway,
Diane J.

Lil Hobo said...

Wow, amazing collection of books. Regarding Fantastic Mr. Fox, I'm a little frightened of the new stop-motion animation version coming out soon.

JoeyHepatitis said...

I would like to have those

A wittering idiot said...

Great stuff - love the website, thanks for donating so much time and effort to it. It's much appreciated.

armyofcats.com said...

Hope I'm not too late to enter! Cheers!

aoisakana said...

awesome collection of books!! please enter me too!

Michael Hanscom said...

Great collection, that'd be fun!

Angelika said...

Whoa! Generous giveaway!

Heliotrollop: said...

I would love these and care for these like they were children. ;) Hope it's not too late to enter!

Stacey said...

I'll take a crack at winning! Thanks!

seb said...

me! pick me!

Emmaleigh504 said...

mememememe!

Tara Rose Stromberg said...

I have to admit, that upon my daily review of your blog, my heart skipped a beat at the offerings of this contest. I would love to enter!

Books are my guilty pleasure, and I am so glad to see that other people share my curiosity in finding mementos in their fragrant yellow pages.

Alice and the Little Prince are my all time favorites. To win them would make my year! Thanks so much for the opportunity, and keep bringing us great bookish finds!

Best, Tara Rose

sleepyfacedmoon said...

Those books look great, I would love a chance to win!

sleepyfacedmoon said...

I would love a chance to win! The books are all great, especially the Alice in Wonderland.

GMR said...

Definitely been following the contest on Twitter. Would LOVE to win these...count me in for certain!

bwebster said...

Not that I need more books, but I'd love to have these. Consider me entered. ..bruce..

Melanie said...

These look amazing! I'd love to win. =)

bashtree said...

Great books! Thanks for the chance to win!!

James said...

Enter me puh-leeze!

Kathryn said...

Love your blog! Thank you for the little smile you give me with each post!

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