These Are Days - With Bonus Giveaway



 Photo (quite lovely, I think).
On reverse:

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Found in "Days With the Great Composers - Third Series: Mozart, Schumann, Tschaikovsky." Published by Hodder and Stoughton, circa 1915.

I'm giving away this book and photo I found inside. The book is illustrated with tipped-in color plates, as you can see here:






I'll be announcing the winner tomorrow (April 16th) at 3:00 PM EST.
Comment to enter.
Good luck.



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36 comments:

Alicakes said...

wow! I LOVE old photographs! *crosses fingers* gl everyone! :)

Sara said...

count me in please :) i love both!

Sharon said...

Love seeing all the incredible things that you find in books. What a great giveaway.

TorontoViewer said...

Sounds fascinating. I assume each chapter describes what the mannerisms, values, etc of the time/era the composers lived in. Please consider me entered.
...Margaret
@torontoviewer

Sewicked said...

What a lovely book & what a lovely photo. I wonder who the people are....

Michael said...

Cool photo.

Take Care
Michael

Alpha Monkey said...

Unmoderated, your timing is perfect! My 10 year old's class is doing a play about great composers! I am always up for some Bangsian humor so I read the script. The premise being that an assembly of the all-time-greats has been called to iron out some minor detail. Not much driving the plot and even my 6 year old can see that this is just a contrivance to make kids learn about dead guys.

My son has a very minor role but his friend Jack...Jack is the backup Schubert. You know, in case the winning Schubert is unable to fulfill his duties that go with the title. So if the actual Schubert gets Strep throat, Jack's the man!

Also...the kids are wearing white wigs made of expanded tampons glued to hats. The first kid to figure it out will lead the mutiny. Cross your fingers it's Schubert. You know, for Jack's sake.

It would be a treat to win this for my son!

Laurie said...

I love this! Pretty pictures, and especially the mother and child that was inside it! Thanks for the chance to win!

dirk said...

Enter Me please.

sinclair said...

Real person fanfics in 1915? Just when you think the world can't possibly get weirder...

Moonshadow said...

Sign me up. Old books and old pictures, love them.

Heather said...

Beautiful book! The things you find are so interesting...I would love to know the story behind each one, but I guess it wouldn't be as interesting ;)

unmoderated said...

Alpha, that's so great. If you don't end up winning, email me, perhaps I can still help out:

fb@forgottenbookmarks.com

Tampons.
Hilarious.

Diane J. said...

Your blog has been great for my creative writing. I use your postings when I'm dry of ideas and start asking "What if...," or "What happened...," or "Who would leave that behind and why?"

I love your blog, I love books, please count me in on the drawing.

M- said...

this site is one of my daily pleasures! count me in on the contest. Cheers.

Heather said...

That's a gorgeous book. Thank you!

Leatherdykeuk said...

A beautiful book indeed. Please put my name in the hat.

Mary said...

I love them! Count me in! :)

jmwallach said...

Please to be entering me.

Monica Ingle said...

I love old books and photos!

David said...

I am commentor!

inkstainedhands said...

Count me in please!

Firewing3333 said...

I would like to enter please! The pictures in the book look amazing by the way. As does the photograph. <3

Justin said...

Been reading for a while first giveaway I managed to catch in time. Count me in! :)

heidenkind said...

ZOMG, that book looks awesome!!!!!11!!1

Tricia said...

My son would enjoy the book, I would enjoy the illustrations (and the book, too), so consider this my entry!

Momyerom said...

Please enter me - This book is beautiful!

Country Girl said...

Please add me to your list for the book and photo. Both are beautiful!

Deb Salisbury said...

What a gorgeous book! Thanks!

Jeanne said...

Old photograph + old book = a journey waiting to be taken.

Thanks for the giveaway opportunities.

Beth Tyrrell said...

Those are gorgeous! Count me in!

Daniela & Andreas said...

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

A Minuet of Mozart's

Across the dimly lighted room
The violin drew wefts of sound,
Airily they wove and wound
And glimmered gold against the gloom.

I watched the music turn to light,
But at the pausing of the bow,
The web was broken and the glow
Was drowned within the wave of night.

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

Would be lovely if the book would travel to the country where Mozart was born and lived - Austria.

All the best to you and many greetings from Austria,

Daniela

Bourbonblues said...

classical sauce!

Marie Burton said...

A beautiful book! Please enter me!

shirk said...

Here to enter the contest...

Ash said...

Just started following you a week ago and I love the blog. Count me in!

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