Friday Giveaway: The American Cyclopedia - contest closed




This week's giveaway includes volumes 1 through 7 of "The New American Cyclopedia" edited by George Ripley and Charles A. Dana. Published by D. Appleton and Co., 1863. Sadly, there are sixteen volumes in the full set, so you'll be getting just the first half. The volumes are bound in three-quarter brown leather with gilt lettering on the spine. They have marbled endpapers are in fairly good condition for their age.

Contest closed, winner announced shortly.

Good luck!

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24 comments:

Unknown said...

They are lovely! I miss the days before Wikipedia and Google.

LBabroski said...

Even half is still pretty cool. :)

Marion T. Librarian said...

[waving hand madly in the air] Pick me! Pick me!

Emily Hannah! said...

Oh yes please and thank you!

bookworm said...

Lovely, cool and 1863. I would love to win this. Thank you.

Stuart said...

I always enjoyed doing research from books then online means.

Tyler-Rose Counts said...

Ooh. Pretty! Consider me entered.

Kathy said...

Cool - particularly in these days of only internet cyclopedias.

Unknown said...

Ditto oh yes please!

jc said...

I would love to have these

MILLICENT said...

Pretty please with sugar on top :)

SarahA said...

These would be so much fun to read. I love old books!

Joseph Finn said...

Oooh, what lovely spines!

C T said...

old stuff is cool

David W.Suddarth said...

This would be wonderful. It is a wonderful set.

Rachel said...

I'd love these!

Little China Dragonfly said...

Oh what fun! Like half a time capsule!

Natalie said...

These would look amazing in my library!

DM said...

I'm in!

Make!Do! said...

I bet there are amazing images on the inside...yes please!

K. Henderson said...

What beautiful books!

June said...

I want these books! I'll give them a good home of my wall of bookcases.

Mariana said...

These look beautiful- I love encyclpedias!

Unknown said...

This is awesome! I can only imagine the illustrations!

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