Giveaway: 1843 Webster's Dictionary - contest closed



Friday giveaway, right on time.

Today is a old Webster's "American Dictionary" published in 1843 by Harper & Brothers. Full leather binding, big thick book. Meaty. 8 inches by 10 inches with 1079 pages.

Contest is closed, will be announcing a winner shortly.

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60 comments:

Ken said...

WOW that looks great! Count me in.

trish said...

Thank you for this delicious visual inspiration :)

shannon said...

ooh how fun! count me in, too!

jmwallach said...

Count me in please :)

Sarah Bohr said...

Oh man, I am so in.

MrCachet said...

I'm in! Please.

Melissa Dow said...

Oh, yes, please count this as an entry!

Becky_Sharp said...

I'm a librarian and I would love to have that dictionary. I would give it an amazing home. :)

Marie said...

I love meaty, in regards to book meat that is.

Wes Scheffler said...

I can haz book please? :)

99counties99pounds said...

Beautiful. My mom is the youngest of four sisters and as the youngest she graduated from college last. It had been a tradition for the four sisters to pass down their mother's dictionary from one to the other and eventually I ended up with it. Though my girlfriend doesn't really understand, that book with all it's coffee stains, ripped pages, scribbled notes and even a duct tape repair is one of my most prized possessions.
Count me in!

sellita said...

awesome giveaway. I would look up the word "fanny." I imagine the example sentence looking something like this: "Goodness, Marcus, perchance your gaze has happened upon Gwendolyn's robust fanny?"

Beau A.C. Harbin said...

This would make an awesome gift to my wife who is an English professor. Thanks for the opportunity.

Ted Hobgood said...

That is a truly momentous book! Wherever did you find it?

Birch said...

OH MY GOD HOW do you offer these things for free?

get get get

JWiedenfeld said...

Lovely!

somcak said...

Fabulous! I would love to be it's new owner.

InGothWeTruss said...

Oh I would so love this as I collect them!

Julia said...

yes please!!

SalT said...

Love old dictionaries. ...

Karen said...

Amazing this book is still around and looks in great shape!

bookworm said...

Thank you for another giveaway. This would be an awesome Christmas gift for my sister in law (who works for a newspaper) if I don't keep it for myself. Count me in, please!

AuntBeast said...

AWESOME.

Alyssa said...

I have book envy! I'd love to enter. I have been following your blog for a while now, love it!
Alyssa

Amanda said...

Oh this looks nice. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

AES said...

I'd love it :) Old dictionaries are nifty. Thanks for the giveaway. My email is in my blogger profile...

DM said...

I'm interested. Count me in! :)

Amanda said...

I just found this blog, and I must say I want your job. And that book. I want that book.

Artephius said...

Oh yeah, feel some paper between your fingers while you look up words. so much more satisfying than listening to the plastic clicking of the keyboard. I'm in.

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

Wow, this is an amazing book!

Margaret said...

Ok, that is so cool. Count me in! Thanks!

Alison said...

What! That is awesome!

Nancy said...

I use Webster's 1828 online all the time (except that no website gives everything that's on the pages of the actual dictionary).

I so WANT this dictionary! I hope, hope, hope I win! Aren't you wonderful to give it away? (Yes, you ARE!)

Marco said...

Words, words, words. Count me in! :)

dirk said...

Words... WORDS!

Lady Dragoness said...

I love leather... count me in on this one.

Ellen said...

I'm in!

fluffy8u said...

This book is beautiful.

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HAPPY DAY MAIL said...

Would love to get this one...put my name in the hat, please.

genna said...

Awesome! Count me in!

Bob and Lauren Hay said...

Yes please.

Jeronimo said...

Oooh, this one looks interesting.

Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said...

I literally squealed when I saw this - does that make me a pathetic nerd?

You can call me whatever you want if I win!

mcpherrinm said...

I love dictionaries. This is an amazing piece!

nightsmusic said...

I too use the Webster's 1828 online. Not as good as a real book though. I'm too tactile a person. Most of my books, research and dictionary/thesaurus type are from C19 and I would love to add this. Imagine how many hands have paged through this over the years and what they were looking for.

BrittanyGale said...

Count me in please!!!

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William said...

I'd love that. Gimme an entry!

Nalan Hikari said...

Goodness. That thing's absolutely gorgeous. Whoever does end up with the beauty is definitely very lucky.

Rachel said...

Ooo, me me!

Rachel said...

This is gorgeous! Please count me in!

Moonshadow said...

WORD!

Rose said...

OOOOO! A dictionary! I love words!

Nacho Mamma's Librarian said...

Ohhh this is a piece of art...I really need to smell the pages and feel the binding. My fingers are tingling!

itsjustina said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Count me in!

The Junk-It Folk said...

Wonderful book! I'd be privileged to keep it in my care. Thanks for the give-away!

doris said...

Please select me at random! I'm a dictionary nut. Maybe it's something having to do with the way they smell.

Hannah Elizabeth said...

beautiful! reference books are my favorite!

joemmama said...

oh my..this is beautiful!

Leaflet said...

I am positively lusting for this dictionary!

Sara said...

This would make an excellent gift for my parents :) Thank you for the chance!

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