Friday giveaway - contest now closed


Today's giveaway are these two vintage references; the recipt book is a general almanac/encyclopedia of facts, recipes, how-to hints, and other assorted affairs of "domestic science." It was published in 1916. The other is a guide for "womankind," which means assorted essays and illustrations on health, beauty, being a good mother, and how to clean the house - just the sort of antiquated ideas you'd expect from 1901.

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62 comments:

Katrina said...

ohh old books, entering please!

AuntBeast said...

OOoooo, now those look like fun! :o)

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

These would look great with my small collection of vintage books! Would love to win these!!

Kelric said...

I think my fiancee would get a kick of these. Entered.

Courtney said...

Would love to win these--they look like a lot of fun!

Birch said...

FEED ME BOOKS

AES said...

What lovely books. I especially like the cover on Feminology :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

~*sim*~ said...

HAH, as a wellesley college alumna i would *love* to delve into the guide for womankind! entered! :-D

MrCachet said...

Count.Me.In. My spouse would get 'em, but not before I scan the important parts. ;o)

Mary said...

So cool! I love these book!

Whistler said...

wow, gorgeous!

Gwen@ChewDigestBooks.com said...

I need a guide to womanhood, still haven't figured it out yet;)

Suz and Allan said...

I would love this! I'm sure there is some great and very entertaining tips in these books!

Sarah Bohr said...

Oh god, I MUST have that Feminology book!

MILLICENT said...

As always, a wonderful prize to hope for, fingers crossed!

thisgirlremembers said...

Oh, what fun! Count me in, please. :)

Allyson said...

Those could be excellent coffee table books.

The Continuity Police said...

By this post, I thy contest enter.

Isabel said...

As a historian and fan of your blog, please count me in!

SeeryusMama said...

I love that you posted these for a giveaway. Last year I bought several early 1900 how-women-should-act-in-public books from our local library book sale.

hersteria said...

Oh please, I'd LOVE to win Feminology! It'd be perfect reference material for my blog, Hersteria (in which I give vintage sex and marriage advice).

*fingers crossed*

Ellen said...

I'd love to enter!

Madame de... said...

I love this kind of thing!

Heather said...

Oooh, me! Me! Me! Me!

Karen said...

These look like some very interesting books ... love looking at them and seeing how much things have changed!

Natalie said...

These look like they would be fun to read.

Min said...

Add me if you could.

TheUnSoccerMom said...

Would love to read these! Thanks for the chance to win! :o)

Chagovetz said...

I love old book and how-to hints OH MY!!!

Sheyen said...

EEEEE I love old books!!! I have this one that is called (I promise you no lie!) "Sex Searchlights and Sane Sex Ethics" it came out in 1922, some of the things in it are hilarious!

Mrs. Grievous said...

I would love to have these, please enter me. :)

Robbiesgirlshop said...

This would be a perfect chrimbo present for my best friend : )

Shannon said...

beautiful! entered!!

Robbiesgirlshop said...

This would be a perfect gift for my best friend : ) Awesome!

KatyjeanMachine said...

Count me in!! :)

jdoogan said...

Hey, those are pretty. :)

Raj said...

Sign me up. Curious to see what a receipts book might contain.

The Junk-It Folk said...

These look awesome! Thanks for the give away!

ECS said...

I love books like this!

Saragrace said...

I need to study up on Feminology.

Aishling said...

These books look absolutely amazing!!

The English Teacher said...

Ooh! I would LOVE these!

nodeli.com said...

Any idea from a century ago will be - by definition - antiquated. Take alcoholism, for example.

Jeronimo said...

Now these would be...interesting...to own.

DellaLuna said...

Oh holy cow, how I would loooove to win these!! Entered!

Country Girl said...

I could use some info on being a domestic goddess. Sign me up please!

Rachel said...

These look awesome!

Lady Dragoness said...

I'm in.

lola said...

beautiful books. Yes!

Natalie said...

Ooh! I'd love to win!!

bookworm said...

I want to dive right into these books. Thank you again for these giveaways.

BrittanyGale said...

I would LOVE to have the Feminolgy book. Please count me in!

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EK said...

How awesome!

saji said...

Oh my, so fabulous! A trove of vintage inspiration just perfect for my artwork. Entered.

DokGonzo said...

Please count me in.

Cat B said...

Those have got to be fascinating reading. I'm particularly curious what the guide for womanhood says.

Lisa Shafer said...

Ah, these would help so much with my current WIP! Please enter me into your competition.

Beth said...

Love them both! :D

HAPPY DAY MAIL said...

fantastic pair of books! please add my name....LAWteatime@aol.com

Moonshadow said...

Fantastic giveaway. Would LOVE to win these!

George Wittner said...

Lovely pretty books. I'm entering

Evie said...

Books like this are so much fun! Thank you for the chance to win.

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