Giveaway: Universal Self Instructor - contest closed





I've basically turned Friday into giveaway day around here. Nothing wrong with that. Today we have "Kelly's Universal Self Instructor" - a big thick illustrated reference to just about everything, printed in 1882.

-contest closed, 7/16/11 10:00 am est




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68 comments:

Rud=sux said...

What a beautiful book, Consider me entered!

Highpockets said...

OK, I'm in. I've gotta find out what words of wisdom were being handed out 130 years ago.

TheJoshua said...

That looks like an awesome book. I'm in.

Katie said...

This is beautiful! Count me in!

The Continuity Police said...

Please enter me for this awesome tome!

trubydoll said...

I'd love to win this!

Birch said...

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Stephanie M. Lorée said...

This is incredibly beauitful. First time I've entered into one of your contests; here's hoping!

as the crow flies said...

awesome book! yay!

sinclair said...

Oh my. Oh. My. The book is freaking fantastic. I'm in. Also, you're crazy, but in a good way.

Patricia Elzie said...

This is amazing! I'm totally in!!!

Whistler said...

It's rare to feel booklust such as this. Please enter me a thousand times. My brain is only beginning to fathom this book's awesomeness. Please whoever wins this book have some obscure book publisher do a reprint.

Whistler said...

Regarding my scanning comment: Someone is working on this already! My faith in the Internet is restored! http://universalselfinstructor.com/

Kristin's Mind in Pictures said...

Love this! Count me in!

JS said...

How cool!

ld27 said...

This looks great! I'm in!

Eva said...

I want to self instruct!!!!

LeicaMagazines.com said...

1882 was a good year. Why, I remember when...

Cheryl said...

Lovely book! Count me in, please :)

Dani G said...

what a beautifully illustrated book. I'm in.

Christa said...

So Awesome! I'm in too!

Briony said...

I'm definitely in! The books you put up always look so beautiful, thank you for your generosity.

Bleets said...

Something to hope for. Thanks again for the opportunity.

Jeronimo said...

Definitely going to try to win this one.

Lady Dragoness said...

Awesome-looking book! Count me in.

Nick said...

That looks awesome! Count me in!

AEHelephant said...

That's an awesome book. Please enter me for the giveaway! ^_^

The Bunny said...

Oh I love these kind of guidance books! This is wonderful! I'm in.

Julia said...

oh, that's delightful!! I'm in!

Sheri said...

I really need to brush up on my "Rules of Good Breeding" so winning this tome would be a blessing.

Jeff said...

Looks great!

AuntBeast said...

Een-teresting...

roanefaery said...

This does look amazing.

Mrs. Grievous said...

I love etiquette books! please enter me :)

heidenkind said...

Looks like a great book! Please enter me.

Raghu (a.k.a Salvatore)™ said...

Count me in.

Amy said...

Super cool! Please enter me, too!

ECS said...

I love books like this! It'd go well with my collection of other bizarre instruction books from the 19th century

genna said...

Neat! Count me in.

nodeli.com said...

I require instruction.

8f23aa4c-79b4-11e0-9563-000bcdca4d7a said...

This looks like an amazing book.

musicartwords said...

I would love to win this, and read the wisdom! Thank you for offering it.

Country Girl said...

Looks great! Count me in!

MrCachet said...

I 'LIKE' everything about it! Count me IN!

Madame de... said...

Cool, one entry here!

Terri Beth said...

Oh, I need to have that!

adamwells said...

Such a nice looking book, its a lost art form to make a hard cover book look as amazing as they used to.

Spacebeer said...

So informative!

Julie said...

I hope I'm not too late… This is beautiful.

H-core said...

Looks awesome!

Andrea R said...

omg omg omg! I *love* these kinds of books! If I won something like this, it would certainly go to a good and loving home.

Stephzen said...

I love your twitter comments. Your photos are great. Just love what you do.

Cara said...

I would love to have this book!

Célia Costa said...

So beautiful !!!Love this ! Wonderful giveaway !!!!!!

HAPPY DAY MAIL said...

Wow! I'd love to have this one!! Would really enjoy reading about the etiquette section :> Please put my name in the hat. Thanks!!

guineababy said...

Gorgeous, awesome, and it look like it'd be fun to read!

DellaLuna said...

Wow, that is one amazing book! I've love to win this - count me in!!

BrittanyGale said...

I would love to win this!!!

Natalie said...

Cool book! Enter me please.

missbean said...

Love the illustrations. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Rachel said...

Looks amazing! I'm in.

dulcigal said...

I think I found this just in time - please add me to the drawing for the this beautiful book.

Jery said...

This looks like a seriously awesome book!! The illustrations, the type - and I am sure there are some fantastic nuggets of wisdom contained in its pages. Count me in please!

TorontoViewer said...

Gorgeous book. Please enter me (there has got to be a better way to say this). ;-)

Michael said...

LOL.

Toronto, I've heard it so many times, I've tuned it out.

dirk said...

I love these kinds of books.

Katie said...

Love it! Consider me entered. :-)

Moonshadow said...

Is is too late to enter? Love the old books like this.

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