Friday Giveaway: Arthur Rackham's 'Mother Goose' - contest closed




This book just came into the shop this week. It's a classic, although fairly hard to find. It's a collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes, illustrations by Arthur Rackham, who's probably best known for his work on Alice. This edition is from 1913.

I posted a scan of the cover on Twitter and Tumblr yesterday, and got a terrific response. I had planned on fixing it up a bit before putting it up for sale, but I'll happy to offer it up to you all instead.

Contest now closed, winner announced shortly.

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80 comments:

Mary said...

Oh wow! I love it!

Will said...

I love Rackham I have a book of his works but this would be awesome !

Jeanne said...

That is a gorgeous book... love Rackham

Sherrie said...

One of my favorite memories as a child is my mom reading Mother Goose nursery rhymes to me. This is such a beautiful book!

Sherrie said...

One of my favorite childhood memories is my mother reading Mother Goose nursery rhymes to me. This is such a beautiful book!

Dorene from Ohio said...

Please count me in the giveaway. Love it!

Darlene said...

Beautiful!

AES said...

Oooo...I love Arthur Rackham! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Lent said...

Wow. This is a super cool prize. I LOVE Mother Goose.

Missy said...

Oh, I love Rackham! Please enter me :-)

kmwikane said...

That is beautiful!

Valerie said...

Lovely book, hope I win

Hammon Wry said...

Ooooh, I think I saw a copy of this in my grandmother's library! I LOVE Rackham's work.

mowithee said...

What an amazing and gorgeous book. I love it!

mowithee said...

Amazingly beautiful. What a great giveaway.

Jen and Steven said...

What a great collection; I'd love to see all of the illustrations.

Ian said...

Mother Goose! Would love to win.

Hoss said...

It reminds me of many books I grew up with. I'm not that old, but many of my family's books were! Would love to win this treasure.

genna said...

beautiful. count me in.

JeanZ said...

Beautiful book. I would love to win.

Gay Idle/Captive Heart said...

Love old books! I'm going to be a grandmother soon and now the children's books catch my eye! I want my grandchild to love books as much as I do!!

Kthompson said...

What an adorable book. Please consider me entered, it's gorgeous!

tatgurl said...

This is great!! Would love to add this to our library!

Kthompson said...

What an adorable book. Please consider me entered, it's gorgeous!

Pete said...

Oh, wow. Gotta have this one.

Michelle said...

that is really neat! lovely illustrations

jasnet said...

I remember sending Rackham Christmas cards when I was in college...so creepy and lovely!

K said...

I remain unconvinced that "wander" and "gander" are a suitable rhyming couple, but with Rackham's artwork, and the beloved poems of the Goosey Matriarch, I'll happily toss my hat in the ring!!

--K. Puppet

sarala said...

Please send me it!

Tyler-Rose Counts said...

Ohh! How beautiful!

Mariana said...

Ah, this is enchanting!

woodenmask said...

I would like this book, please.

MILLICENT said...

Please and thank you for the giveaway!

Margaret said...

So cool! Thanks for the chance to win it!

kjhailey16 said...

Those illustrations are lovely!

Sallie said...

I'd love to win!

Phathead said...

That is a spectacular book, would be great for a collection we are starting for our son.

Nancy B said...

Mother Goose is timeless and this edition is a treasure. Please count me in.

Aparatchick said...

What a wonderful giveaway! He is one of my favorite illustrators.

Melissa said...

It's beautiful! I love how good the illustrations look after so many years.

K. Henderson Art said...

I would love to add this book to my collection!!!!!!!!!

kh@pvtnetworks.net said...

Wonderful book!

M- said...

Another great give-away. Throw my comment in the hat.

K. Henderson said...

Beautiful book.

Robin Johnston said...

If it be a sin to covet old books, I am the most offending soul alive. (With apologies to Henry V) . Please, enter me in this drawing for that gorgeous old book. I adore Rackham's work.

styrofuzz said...

I've seen these illustrations, before! What a great book, I would love to have it in my collection. :)

in defense of retail therapy said...

oh i LOVE rackham and i love love love pre-war children's books/illustration....

Moosemcc said...

I would love to have this please.

wery67564 said...

Would love to have this on the shelf!

Tereza said...

I'd love to have it!
Children's day is on Monday, here in my country. It 'd be a perfect present for my daughter!

Danzel B. said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

SarahA said...

I love Rackham's artwork! Thanks for the great giveaway.

TorontoViewer said...

Those illustrations are beautiful! Please enter my name in the contest.

MrCachet said...

I'm late, but please count me in!

Pinto19 said...

Sign me up!

Audry said...

Two of my favorite things. Rackham and fairy tales.

beanerut said...

Ima gonna leave my comment riiiiiight...here!

That's a beautiful book, I'd love to see more!

KES said...

Love it!

Suzassippi said...

This brings back memories. I probably read this edition as a child--it looks very familiar. I read everything in my school library and town library. (Note, they were not large libraries, so sometimes, I had to start over and read the same book again.)

Emily said...

I can't believe you're giving this away! That is so generous of you :)

mike zim said...

This story reminded me of you! http://evidenceanecdotal.blogspot.com/2012/04/food-for-mind.html

Nicole Palmby said...

I love it! You always have the best giveaways!

Bugs (in the Mojave) said...

Rackham gives me goosebumps~ and so does this Mother Goose Book.

Littlebit said...

Oh, to be so lucky!!

CĂ©lia Costa said...

Beautiful !!!!!! I love it !

Amber said...

Enter me, please! Thank you!!!

Tasha B. said...

That is so awesome. Must have!

shanemotb said...

memories! I would love to own this book!
shane, momma of twin boys

Douglas Michael Massing said...

I remember that cover. My mother's copy entertained her own kids. As far as I know, this volume did not survive the third boy, unlike the battered but rebound "My Bookhouse" standing on the shelves above my desk. A generous offer, sure to please its recipient!

kalagrace said...

What a great find!

sinclair said...

This is beautiful. Do want.

Jessie said...

Oh, gosh, I always love art from this when it comes up on Tumblr. Count me in!

Min said...

I'd like this one...now to teach my little one the appreciation of fine, old things.

Tony said...

I am late....!!!

Amanda said...

I am so in! I adore Arthur Rackham's work.

O. Van Oost said...

Rhyme me in!

Sam said...

Wonderful edition. That would be a great gift to give my soon-to-be first grandchild.

Kelly Marriott said...

The perfect gift for my new baby granddaughter!

DM said...

Love it! Please enter me!

BrittanyGale said...

Beautiful! Please count me in :)

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