Lucille (CONTEST HAS ENDED)

Illustration of "American Fuchias."

Found in "Lucille" by Owen Meredith. Published by Crowell, 1885.

I'll be giving away this book and illustration tomorrow (January 22) at 3:00 PM EST, so comment in this post to enter.

Ed: Congrats, Katie.

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49 comments:

  1. Cool looking book.

    Take Care
    Michael

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  2. That's a beautiful illustration.

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  3. that is gorgeous!

    i am such a sucker for old books and illustrations ^^

    Thank you for the chance.

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  4. So pretty-- both the book and the art.

    I'd love to enter :-)

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  5. What a lovely book and card! It's so period.

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  6. This is BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for the posts every day. :-)

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  7. What an awesome find! I'll cross-stitch that picture. And the book is quite remarkable, too. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  9. What a lovely pairing of book and bookmark. Both are beautiful

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  10. Beautiful book and bookmark!

    Thanks.

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  11. As others have said - how lovely they both are!

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  12. Both the book and bookmark are a lovely reminder of times gone by. I'm wondering who "Lucille" was and what the book has to say about her. Is it fiction, biography, autobiography or maybe even poetry?

    Whatever it is, it is a precious souvenir of a time, place, and person that once was and is no longer. That's the magic of books

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  13. I love the book!!! I am a sucker for old books!

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  14. Very neat.
    The book and the illustration are both beautiful :)

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  15. I love the feel and smell of old books.

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  16. Awesome give-away! That would be a great prize to get!

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  17. I've never heard of the book nor seen the art work before, but I'd really like the book for it's cover (they wouldn't be separated)!

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  18. Fuschias don't look like that anymore...

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  19. Comment! :D
    I'd like to enter. (assuming you take overseas entries...) The book has an interesting story behind it, and it's such a pretty edition.

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  20. Thanks for posting your finds. I love their randomness and the connection they have to the books they're found in.

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  21. Oh my, They are both so beautiful!!

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  22. snuggle - the illustration (bookmark) is included.

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  23. Just beautiful - the book and the card.

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  24. Both the book and the illustration are beautiful!

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  25. I'm the Director of a historic library on Cape Cod, and we love old books...in fact I have a collection of found items that come from books that people return or donate to us. It's a wonderful glimpse into people's lives. I linked your blog on our staff blog so that others could enjoy it, too.

    My name is Lucy, but teachers and others have always tried to change my name to Lucille. I think this book, illustration, and I would be good friends. :)

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  26. Lucy, can I come visit? I love Cape Cod.

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  27. Gorgeous postcard and book binding - although I'm curious as to what the book is about!

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  28. both are fantastic and I'd love to make them part of my bookshelf.

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  29. These are both pretty. I would be a proud owner!

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  30. Oh! Those are both lovely!
    I really hope I win.
    Thanks for choosing these for a give away!

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  31. What a beautiful illustration and book, I'd gladly give them a home. I'm sure I could find a very nice frame for that. Thanks for the chance.

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  32. I love this book and "bookmark". The book is so pretty and vintage botanical prints are a fav!

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  33. I love the illustration. Fuchsias are my favorite flower!

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  34. Gorgeous flowers and they pair well with the book.

    I'd love to toss my name in the hat.

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  35. Nope, today (Friday, Jan. 22) at 3:00 PM EST

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  36. I love all the things you find and share!!

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  37. My wife would love this. Don't forget about me!

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  38. "Perchance 'twas the fault of the life that they led;
    Perchance 'twas the fault of the novels they read."

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  39. What a charming book. I'm glad for the lucky person who won it. My Grandmother's name was Lucille. I didn't know that there was a book like this one.

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