Works of Byron - Contest has ended.

Contest has ended.


Giving away these five books, volumes 1,2,4,5 and 6 of the 8 volume set "The Works of Lord Byron" from 1825.

Books are in rough shape, leather covers detached, some illustrations missing, but I though they still had a neat shelf look and, well, they are 185 years old.

Comment to enter, I will be taking entries here and on Twitter and Facebook. Winner announced tomorrow at 10:00 AM EST.

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61 comments:

A Banta said...

Love!!

Andrea R said...

I love to rescue books like these.

Heather said...

WANT!

Jennifer said...

What a treasure!!!!

Hamish MacDonald said...

My folks are visiting me at the moment here in the North Highlands; after this they're going to visit my mum's cousin, who lives in Aberdeenshire at the Gallowhill of Gight — right next to the ruins of the castle where Byron spent the early years of his life, and, they tell me, was first corrupted by his nurse-maid!

I figure that, tangentially, makes my comment relevant. And the books look beautiful!

janflora said...

Amazing gift...I love old books, no matter the condition :)

Tara Rose Stromberg said...

Delicious books!

Silent Doug said...

What, no bookmarks in them?

unmoderated said...

Silent D - There may be something in there...

Jeff said...

Looks sooo cool! I'm in.

5280point5 said...

Ooh, awesome give-away. I'll comment to enter, absolutely!

Lauren said...

Adore these!

Julie (Okami) said...

Great giveaway, count me in!!

Design. Photos. Stuff. said...

I have recently found (and enjoyed) two old-ish copies of Baudelaire and Rimbaud. This was the first time when I persevered at reading poetry, although I am an otherwise avid reader. I Really enjoyed the experience, and I started looking at other poets work - Byron came up of course but I haven't got around to actually buy and read any of his works! So I'd love to rescue these volumes, and well as to read them...

Kate said...

They're pretty! I want them.

notnamed said...

Lovely!

Finn said...

Whoa! I'd love to give these books a good home.

Nicole said...

Please enter me!

Firewing3333 said...

Wow, 185 years old..amazing!

Tricia said...

It would be amazing to own a 185 year old book!

Alpha Monkey said...

These would be the oldest set on my shelf by 1 year!

Jennifer said...

Wonderful!

MrCachet said...

Alrightythen! Can't see what the covers look like, but if I'm lucky I will. Anything like the edge, and I'll be really happy.

unmoderated said...

Mr. C - they are plain leather covers, except one, which has a gold border.

David said...

Nice!

Alison said...

Love this blog, love Byron.

shirk said...

Enter me too, please. Thankee!

JWiedenfeld said...

If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver.

Jossie Posie said...

Stunning books!

Catherine said...

Please enter me! These are so beautiful!

Maggie said...

Absolutely gorgeous books for a equally gorgeous writer :)

inkstainedhands said...

Pretty!

Laura Marcella said...

Ooo, I LOVE old books! I have the first editions of John Greenleaf Whittier's complete poetry (my parents found that for a high school graduation gift for me) and Alfred Lord Tennyson's complete poetry, another amazing find from my parents in a New England B&B! I can't remember the name of the B&B, but it has lots of books you're allowed to have. :)

I would love love love this collection!!! Thanks for having the contest! :)

Adele said...

Those are so neat!

B. L. said...

I enjoy this blog. Thanks for your work and for the opportunity to win this set of books.

kinfolknews said...

Lovely old books. Maybe they could be mine. =^)

Angie said...

I should have my aunt/uncle visit your shop. & agreed, gorgeous books!

Angie said...

I need to have my aunt/uncle stop by your shop sometime... Gorgeous books, agreed!

Meg said...

These are beautiful!

John Steward said...

Me like words

Mike said...

Rough shape or not, these look wonderful.

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

These are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to hang out with them...

Brittskrieg said...

Very cool!

Linda Banche said...

Wow! 185 year old books. Even with the detached covers, they look good for their age. *g* Sure, I'd like to have them.

Jessie said...

holy moly! I hope I win!

Jeff said...

I sent this blog to my friend who should enter this contest, but since I don't think he's checked his e-mail yet I will!

Thanks for the cool blog & contest!

Claytonius3 said...

Holy Hannah that's sweet. If I win I'll have to scour ebay for books 3 and 7...

Claytonius3 said...

Ebay has 1-5 for $60...

Ted Trembinski said...

Would love!

CaRiiToO said...

OMG!
I want it!

Tara said...

So cool!

DeeCee said...

Nifty!

mobyus said...

Count me in - I'm sorely lacking in reading Byron, and what fun it would be to read them in a great old set like this one!

mustng0sally said...

How cool! :)

Daniela & Andreas said...

Beautiful old books, would like to enter the contest :-) Thanks!

Sabrina said...

Wow. That's a beautiful & well-loved set! I would rather enjoy carrying on that tradition if given the chance... :)

Sabrina said...

Wow. That's a beautiful & well-loved set! I would rather enjoy carrying on that tradition if given the chance... :)

Michael Massing said...

Dare I mention how they would look on the shelf with my two similarly battered volumes of Pope (1757), or does that disqualify me?
For that matter, is the Pope of any use to you? It's "The Works"—volume V, The Dunciad and other pieces, and volume IX, "Being the THIRD [volume] of his LETTERS".
Best,
M.

SusanKMann said...

I would love to give these beautiful books a home.

Holly said...

These books will look just perfect on my shelves.

Carey said...

More beautiful for their wear. Well loved!

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