Giveaway: Great Men and Famous Women: CONTEST CLOSED

We had a fantastic week over on bookperdiem, so let's celebrate with a giveaway.

This antiquarian set was featured last week on bpd; It didn't sell, but now you can win them:



"Great Men And Famous Women: A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches Of The Lives Of More Than 200 Of The Most Prominent Personages In History" edited by Charles F. Horne. Published by Selmar Hess, New York, 1894. Complete in eight volumes.

68 photogravures with tissue guards (including the frontispieces), 126 wood engravings and typogravures and many text illustrations. Many of these illustrations are full page.

Three-quarter leather bindings with raised bands on spine. Gilt lettering and design on covers and spine. Pebbled cloth inset. Marbled endpapers.

Interior pages of these volumes are in terrific shape, paper is white and bright. Illustrations look as good as the day they were printed. There is wear to the leather, especially at the tops and bottoms of spines.


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50 comments:

angelamickey said...

Wow - neat books!

Andrea R said...

Oh, my grown daughter would love to have a set like this.

Kristine said...

Those look amazing! I'd love to win them. I have a thing about old books like that.

Jedediah Baker said...

Wow, those are gorgeous.

baileythebookworm said...

Wow, these are GORGEOUS. I would love to add these to my (ever-growing) collection of books.
baileythebookworm(at)gmail.com

Natasha said...

Would love to have this set!

Karen said...

These look like some interesting books and I love history and old books!

Rachel said...

Yes, please!

AUDRENCE said...

heeey!!! this is me leaving a comment for entry into this amazing weekly contest!!! i haven't won yet!!! but i'm gonna eventually and add some of these amazing books to my... already rather large... collection :D<3 this blog always makes my day!!!

Leigh Ann said...

be still my heart! love old books like this. looks like such a great collection

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Julie said...

Oooh, beautiful!

Beau A.C. Harbin said...

Awesome giveaway! They would look great in my library. Many thanks.

scribe said...

these would fit on my bookshelf right next to the "library of work and play" and the set of dickens my mother got from her father and passed down to me...

pepe said...

Would love to put them in my little student room to balance out all the ugly paperbacks...

Rae Frazier said...

These books are so lovely. I would love to own and treasure them.

Mike said...

Sign me up!

mike said...

Please include me in the giveaway!

JWiedenfeld said...

Marvelous~!

Cara said...

I would love to win these books!

J said...

Great giveaway - sign me up!

The Goob said...

I want the books.

wagrobanite said...

I'd love this set! Enter please

dirk said...

Please Please Please

Leslie said...

I bet these smell amazing. I love them. :3

Katie said...

These are beautiful!

elegantly wasted said...

i'm not famous but (one day) i might be great (well, ok, could be... with much luck).
this means that, by sending me those books, you could very well be the spark that marks the beginning of something grand... so do it! (please?) ehehe

cheers! xoxo
*t

Emily Hannah! said...

Yes, please! These are awesome!

HereBeDragons said...

Eeeeeeexxxxcelent!

ollie1976 said...

cool books.
-Jen

Heather said...

Very nice!

dulcigal said...

Your giveaways are always excellent - I would love to read this beautiful set. Please add me to your drawing!

Brenden said...

Great set. I would love to win those.

Birch said...

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muddsnyder, Mudd said...

Ooooh, awesome! I love all the stuff you show on this site.

Megan said...

Cool books! They'd look nice on my shelf....

David M. Williams said...

The smell of leather bindings and aging paper! I cherish old books. Such a fine subject, as well. I'm curious to see if these men and women have stood up to the test of time.

Missy said...

Yes, please!

nodeli.com said...

Please provide a complete, annotated list of all the two-hundred Prominent Personages. THANKS!

Scott said...

So kewl -- Would be a welcome addition to my book family. My books come to life at night and have fantastic adventures.

Bleets said...

What a treasure! Would love to own them.

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Sal said...

I was rummaging through boxes of biographies yesterday, looking for Lillian Hellman's three-fer (An Unfinished Woman, Pentimento, Scoundrel Time). This would make a great addition to my stassh.

Eva Marie Sutter said...

I'd give those great men and famous women a warm home for life gratefully.

dawt said...

What a wonderful give-away, thank you! Lovely site!

Lady Dragoness said...

I'm interested...

MrCachet said...

Just for the covers, you understand...

Wendy said...

Oh gorgeous! What a beautiful set of books!

Nora said...

finally on the internet at the right time to enter one of these contests!

Catherine said...

Would LOVE to have these!!!!

patent medicine said...

sign me up! fortune's wheel

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