Friday Giveaway: The Library of Choice Literature - contest closed






Today's giveaway includes this handsome eight volume set, "The Library of Choice Literature," published by Gebbie and Co., 1882 Filled with illustrations, 66 steel engravings. Includes a wide range of authors; George Eliot, Charles Reade, John Keats, Lord Byron, Sophocles, Henry Fielding, Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Scott, Mary Shelley, Wordsworth, Matthew Arnold, Shakespeare... well, you get the picture. Gilt all edges, lovely decorated covers - just a nice old set.

Contest closed, winner announced shortly.

Good luck!

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127 comments:

Nicole said...

Even though my boyfriend would kill me for bringing more books into the house - I would love to own these!

lilliteningpea said...

Congrats on the new baby

Kevin said...

Congrats and enjoy being a father! :)

Mary said...

Lovely!

Laura Ansley said...

Gorgeous set!

Maeve said...

I would love to be considered for this giveaway! Thank you so much for your great blog and generosity!

susied said...

What a lovely set, love the workmanship! Can I please be entered in your contest?
Thank you!
Whitby1734@aol.com

dirk said...

That looks great sign me up

Ana-Maria Arsene said...

It looks fantastic!

Jennifer and Jeff said...

Beautiful books...and congratulation on the new baby!

Nancy B said...

lovely literature!

siilenti said...

Those are gorgeous!

siilentii27 at gmail dot com

John Ryan said...

beautiful set. the winner will be lucky, indeed...

beckcomm said...

Is that pronounced "choice" or "cherce"?

Khy said...

Oh, these are simply gorgeous. I would love to own these. Congrats on being a new father, by the by. :)

Amy said...

Gorgeous! Also, congrats on the baby! :)

Gabby said...

Beautiful!!

Anne said...

Fabulous prize. Such beautiful books. Great giveaway - Cheers

Nokaj said...

Please enter me! These are absolutely beautiful!

Nokaj said...

Please enter me! I think my comment posted?!

Heather said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

barbarabrown said...

A gorgeous set of books.

barbarabrown said...

Absolutely love your blog!! Thanks for brightening my day.

Lindsay said...

What an handsome set of books - And congrats on your new baby :)

Lindsay said...

What a handsome set of books - And congrats on your new baby!

Stephanie said...

So pretty! "Choice" indeed!

sarala said...

Ooh pretty. Please enter me and congrats to you!

Moonshadow said...

Ohhhh, the vintage artwork! Put my name in the hat, please.

S.R.Bradford said...

I have a ten year old daughter who loves to read and while she may not read these now I would love to have them for her.
Suzykarma78@gmail.com

AES said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)

BobbyK said...

Yay! Children!

Jo said...

I don't know where I would put these .... but they look lovely! Consider me entered. :)

Hoss said...

Me! Me! Pick ME! (It never worked in first grade, but maybe it'll work now).

Hoss said...

This is an absolutely beautiful set, from when they really knew how to make books, eh?

Karen said...

Gorgeous set! Thank you for passing such great books around ... hopefully these come my way :)
Karen

MILLICENT said...

Congrats on the new baby - Jan 4 was a good day (it was my bday too)!

Maybe I will be chosen for the Library of Choice :)

Thanks!

Joshua A. Spotts said...

This is an awesome giveaway! author_josh@yahoo.com

Yibbles said...

So excited to find your blog yesterday! Would love to own these
- euxiem@gmail.com

Thaydra said...

I wouldn't mind winning these! =)

Tricia said...

Beautiful covers, beautiful illustrations, and stimulating authors. Count me as interested, please!

[Zé] said...

Those are impressive! They seem to be in really good condition.

junebug67 said...

These would look so lovely in my living room!

J said...

They look amazing! Count me in!

hawkinsce said...

Fantastic giveaway!

Leslie said...

What a beautiful set, and from the father of a beautiful baby girl.

june said...

Wow!! That's my first time here in your blog and you offer a very special giveaway.Well, I wish I could win. Really.
Ciao,
June

EBSanders said...

Wow what a great set! I'd love to win these. Also, congratulations!!!

Margaret said...

Lovely book set. I'd love to win these!

Jaxteachnyc said...

Those are gorgeous! I am trying to slowly collect leather bound books for my personal library!

Nicole Palmby said...

Gorgeous!

Lady Dragoness said...

I would sooooo love to win these.

Bleets said...

Beautiful! Count me in. Happy New Year & congratulations on the baby.

MangMade said...

These look fantastic! Please consider me entered and hopeful..

KimberlyJ said...

Beautiful books, would be a great addition to my collection!

Jodie said...

Congratulations to your growing family!

Tracy said...

These books look beautiful. I don't know where I would put them, but I'm sure I could find a spot!

Congratulations on your new baby. Life is truly a gift....

ocdbloggergirl said...

So gorgeous!

anayelii said...

Thanks for the giveaway and congrats!!!

acornreads said...

I just gave 926 books to my local library....I have room for this good-looking addition. New covers are very colorful & interesting but nothing beats the beauty of these older bindings.

Dangerdom said...

Lovely Books Indeed!

jennie said...

Recently discovered your site and love it! And congratulations on becoming new parents"

Rae said...

I think all books are beautiful, but these are especially gorgeous! I have a special place all picked out to display them. Please let them come live with me....

jennie said...

Recently discovered your site and love it! And congratulations on becoming new parents!

NovelKatie said...

Congratulations on becoming a father! And thanks for giving away such a beautiful set of books.

Katie

Kelly Marriott said...

Another wonderful collection!

Avid Reader said...

I have shelves and shelves of books, but none like these. I just found your sight through a post on pinterest. So glad I'm here. You are one of my new favorites!

Avid Reader said...

I have shelves and shelves of books, but none like thise. I would treasure them! I am so glad to have found your site, located on a pinterest post. You are one of my new favorite things to read for 2012.

LisavVi said...

Lovely! Count me in!

readerwoman said...

OH! HERE is the place to enter! :) Totally love the look of this set of books - awesome! Congrats on fatherhood - the greatest joy of my life was when I found my 4 year old reading to herself (she is 32 now, and still an avid reader!)

Katie said...

Beautiful! Count me in.

The Continuity Police said...

These are nice!
I love your feed, bibliophile porn :)

Ovrelia said...

Lovely! I'm in.

cabri said...

Lovely set, just the kind of thing we read when we were kids - and colored all over.

Min said...

Add me to the give-away. Those books look amazing!

Stacie said...

Wow, they seem to be in really great condition. And congratulations!

JayB1rd76 said...

Congrats on the new arrival! Love the blog.

JayB1rd76 said...

Congrats on the new arrival! Love the blog, keep up the great work.

in defense of retail therapy said...

these are lovely!! congrats on the new baby!

Christina said...

This would be an amazing score to start 2012! Thanks for giving us the chance to own it.

Beth said...

Nice!

Ken said...

Cool giveaway today. Also congrats on the baby!! Get ready - she'll be dating before you know it!!

Luke said...

A great selection for my girls

Pia said...

Gorgeous giveaway!
Congrats on the new baby!

milgwimper said...

WOW That is a beautiful set.

Warren said...

Those are beautiful books, and this is an awesome giveaway. Please consider this my entry to the giveaway!

Birch said...

Oh my! In!

saji said...

These books are amazing and so gorgeous, I literally cannot stop myself from looking at them. Would love to be their caretaker!

Margaret said...

Would love to win these.

Mere said...

I am a bibliophile. If I was a... whatchacallit... a car-o-phile, I would say that these books are as beautiful as a ... y'know... one of those big fancy... CEO's... or something, with the really loud engine and the hand-tooled... I don't know... flywheels or whatever. All I'm sure of is that I want to go for a really long ride in them, and then watch the sunset while lying on the... hardcover. P.S. Congratulations again on the baby!

BrittanyGale said...

I already entered on Facebook. Am I allowed to enter on all 3? If so count me in.

quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

pat1755 said...

Entering! And congrats on la bambina!

Kayla said...

These are absolutely beautiful!! Count me in!!

Jen and Steven said...

Wow, those are in amazing condition for their age! I could get rid of something else to make room for these lovelies.

alan said...

Would love to have choice literature; would improve the library! And congratulations on the new baby --

inkstainedhands said...

I'd love to have this!

Kelric said...

In

NonnieMouse said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Congrats on your new bundle of joy. :)

JDC said...

Oh my, those are some gorgeous books.

Sharon said...

Please sign me up for this great give away. Those books are beautiful! Thanks!

Szappanbubi said...

Warmy Congratulations ^_^
and it's an adorable collection I'd really love them!
porcukorborso at gmail dot com

dschottgen said...

As a teacher this would be a wonderful resourse for me and my students.

Brenda said...

They sound wonderful!! It is a lot of work keeping up with a baby.

Elise said...

Congrats on the new little one. We just welcomed our new nephew into the world yesterday. Would love to have these books would give me and my children more books to read!

John Hooper said...

Beautiful looking books!

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

Congratulations on the new little one!

Kelly Robinson said...

Lovely set! At last I remembered to enter on Friday.

Emblem said...

Beautiful books and wonderful authors. I'd love to add these to my library.

Raj said...

I would adore these books and give them a great home. I've been entering your giveaways since there were maybe twenty people on them, and the chances are not so good anymore, but maybe one day I will win. Congrats again on the sweet new little lady in your lives.

Never That Easy said...

Lovely - and congratulations on the new addition!

Douglas Michael Massing said...

I drool.

cleuchtturm said...

Count me in. :)

Andrea said...

Congratulations, that's one lucky baby to grow up surrounded by books!

Kirsten said...

I literally went bug-eyed when I saw these. I love them! Hope I win.

Terri Beth said...

Yes, please!

Allie said...

Congratulations on the baby! And these books look absolutely beautiful.

Rachel said...

What a pretty set!

Jean Vogler said...

Oh,please please pick me for the giveaway!! You always have amazing stuff to share

Jessie said...

Entering the giveaway, please! My sister would love this gorgeous set.

Miki said...

Awesome <3

wesleyterpstra said...

Big Congratulations on the new baby girl! I just welcomed our first last month!

Arianne said...

I really want this one! :)) Those covers are to die for.

Alexandriaweb said...

Oh wow they're so beautiful :D

Kim from Hiraeth said...

What a beautiful set of books--and great titles/authors, too!

Sign me up, and thanks for the chance!

Penny said...

a baby
and books
a spark of creation is born

Congratulations to you and your wife
Also to whomever the books are gifted too....
A gift to be shared is better then a gift to be coveted.

Sapphire said...

congratulations for the baby girl :)
i'd really like to enter the giveaway :)

whiperwhill said...

Please enter me in contest

whiperwhill said...

Please enter me in contest

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