Giveaway: CONTEST CLOSED


Hey, win this book.

1939 Heritage Press edition of Beowulf (William Ellery Leonard translation). Illustrated (awesomely I might add) by Lynd Ward.

Just reply in the comments to enter, or let me know on Twitter or Facebook.

I will announce the winner tomorrow afternoon (Feb. 4th) at 3:00 PM EST.

Good luck, and sorry for that blurry photo.

-Contest has ended, announcing winner shortly.

-Click to enlarge photos-

82 comments:

Yvette said...

That looks awesome! Want! :D

Ramblings on - A blog by Nikki said...

Ooooh pick me pick me!!!!
I love your site and I'd love a copy of that!!

Emily Hannah! said...

Yup, that's pretty awesome! I would love it! And, I'm a librarian!

Courtney Brady said...

That book is awesome!

Jenzarina said...

What a GORGEOUS book!
Jen

LibraryFrog said...

I took a class during undergrad where I got to read this in the original old English, tons of fun! :)

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Ooh ooh ooh! Pick me pick me! Id never ask for anythign else ever again! Pleeeeeeeease! *cheesy grin*

Moonshadow said...

It would make a wonderful addition to my library. :)

the daydreamer said...

Whoever wins this will be super lucky!

I'd like to be super lucky...

Just sayin.

the daydreamer said...

Whoever wins this is super lucky.

I'd like to be super lucky. Just sayin...

Jaeyde said...

ooo shiny!

Gavin said...

I adore Lynd Ward's work - his Frankenstein has pride of place on my bookshelves.

Clay said...

Awesome! I'd love to get my greasy hands on that!

FairiesNest said...

I'm in!!!

Merry Di's Life and Travels said...

What great prints...

Katelyn P said...

me, me, me please!! :) thanks for always having great giveaways.

Deb Salisbury said...

Oh! Too cool! I'd love to have that book.

Taly said...

WOW, what an AWESOME giveaway. Thanks for putting it up for grabs!

Heather said...

Oooooo, nice!

nodeli said...

> Two bits. <

NHershberger said...

Ooh goodness, that is gaaawww-geous! Hope you pick me! :) (thanks for giving this away - it is a neat, neat present to receive, whoever ends up getting it)

Amy Croley said...

I would love to own that book!
Thanks for the giveaway.

Alpha Monkey said...

"With hand grip only I'll grapple with Grendel..."

(...or anyone else for that matter!) Good-golly that's a great giveaway.

Flicts said...

What else can I ad to win that book? That you'd have to send it overseas? That i love bookmarks and have over 3.000? That i'd love to spend the day surrounded by books and collect unique bookmarks as you do? :)

Sniperman said...

what a wonderful book!

Auntie Karen said...

Throw a fellow bookseller a bone, or a book. Thanks!

inkstainedhands said...

I love it!

bettyl said...

Cool looking book! Would be a great thing to win!

hackaday said...

Hello it's my first time in your blog ever. It 's really cool. Keep up with the good work. Now please pick me. I love books. Pick meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!
If you want check out my blog: http://cyglobe.blogspot.com. Greetings from Greece.

kanmuri said...

Always wanted to read the book, since the movie disappointed me so much!

Rose said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous. :)

Leatherdykeuk said...

How fabulous a prize! Please enter my name.

nightsmusic said...

I'll "forgive" the blurry photo. I know how hard it is to hold something with one hand and try to work the camera with the other :o)

Awesome giveaway!

Matt said...

Fantastic illustrations!

dirk said...

Oh Please, Oh Please, Oh Please. Pick Me!

Julia said...

Alaska is calling this book home!

Pam said...

I've loved Beowulf ever since I studied it as a Junior in HS (which was a looong time ago). I'd love to own this beautiful copy.

Country Girl said...

Beowulf...I remember reading it in college many, many years ago! Please enter me in your giveaway!

Andrew said...

yes please!

Amanda Acquard said...

What an amazing giveaway! Hope I win:-)

Diana Troldahl said...

Oh I hope I win this! My husband would ADORE it. What a great surprise to help cheer up his winter :-}

bwebster said...

Hand up here!

MatthewT said...

I'd love it, it looks awesome.

shirk said...

Hoisting a glass of mead in hopes of the book coming my way. Thanks!

snugglebug said...

If I liked that book I would enter, but I don't. I couldn't stand reading it (twice) in high school.

tori said...

I would love to win this!!!

finski said...

So very cool! I just got done reading 'The Thirteenth Warrior.'

metaStable said...

This looks great, please include me.......

oiploi said...

I want! I want!

Everett Howe said...

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! I'd love an illustrated Beowulf!

A.J. said...

Wow, what an amazing looking book!

Momyerom said...

Beautiful book! I hope I win :)

Michael Hartford said...

Lovely illustrations! If I win I promise to take very good care of it.

Spacebeer said...

Beautiful book, count me in!

Park Avenue Princess said...

oh my ...it's GORGEOUS! I'd LOVE to win it! Thank you for hosting this giveaway! LOVE this! Did I already say that?

Thanks!
Amy

IAmHiMaintenance@aol.com

Colonial said...

I would love this! Hope it's me!

jociegal said...

Oh my - I would love to win this won. I had to read this my Senior year of high school. I remember when we started, I hated it but, before long, I found myself totally in love with the story and just the history of it all. This is a great giveaway.

Daniela & Andreas said...

This Beowulf Book is just great, I would absolutely love to win it.
We love your blog, it's every morning in our e-mail and my husband and I read it daily, thanks for that, it's really an inspiration and great fun.

Daniela

Mary-Beth said...

this is amazing. hope I'm not entering too late. ;)
Mary-Beth

TexasRanger said...

I will definitely love and cherish this.

Rob said...

Hope it is coming to Kauai. Please enter my name too. Thanks! Rob molokaisurfer(at)gmail.com

Adele said...

That looks so cool, I would love to toss my name in the hat.

oranjeflamingo said...

I was talking about Beowulf just the other day and would love to have a copy, especially such a great illustrated one. Please count me in!

Dani G said...

t=That's a lovely copy. the illustrations are beautiful. please enter me into the competition too. Dani.

s.luv said...

I'd like to enter as well. Never owned an old book, but would treat it well.

Eva Marie Sutter said...

Imagining it in my hands.....desire building.....want it! Oh Beowulf!
Eva Marie

Virginia said...

That looks beautiful

SpinningErin said...

I so want this. Argh!

MontaGael said...

This is a cool give-away. It would be amazing to win it.

Just found your blog by the way. I think it's a great idea, interesting and funny and strange too...

Once I gave a bunch of books to a small private school for their library. A few years later I went to a benefit at the school and found they were selling some of the books I gave them. I bought a few back and in one of them I found the 4 consecutively numbered $5 bills that I'd stuck in there one day on the way home from the bank. I'd totally forgotten them.

I guess no one in that school was interested in reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

TXC said...

I'd like to win it for a friend named Beowulf!

Auntie Nettie said...

That is so beautiful. I've loved Beowulf since I was first introduced to it in 7th grade by a history teacher. I think it inspired me to continue with English and Medieval lit. in college.

Thanks for sharing all of your great finds.

unmoderated said...

Wait... you have a friend named Beowulf?

sinclair said...

Fantastic! Too bad book illustrators are not famous and public domain archives tend to make only text available, not the pictures. There are some real gems out there that humanity's missing.

Tricia said...

I would love to see those illustrations in person!

novelinsights said...

How absolutely lovely. Yes please count me in...

RMb said...

this is one of the most clever blogs i've ever visited. :)

Steve said...

Oh that's terrific! Very nice.

MrCachet said...

I'm interested in bookplates and bookmarks and books that have illustrations and bookplates. Very nice cover, and something that doesn't often get done 'properly' any more.

christine (booktumbling) said...

Gorgeous! What a great giveaway!

Sph33r said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

DC said...

I'll enter, hope i get lucky ;)

TinaGirl said...

One of my most favorite books (and I have a lot of favorites but only a few MOST favorites) from High School Lit class. I would love to be in the drawing!

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