Giveaway: CONTEST CLOSED


Hey, win this book.

1939 Heritage Press edition of Beowulf (William Ellery Leonard translation). Illustrated (awesomely I might add) by Lynd Ward.

Just reply in the comments to enter, or let me know on Twitter or Facebook.

I will announce the winner tomorrow afternoon (Feb. 4th) at 3:00 PM EST.

Good luck, and sorry for that blurry photo.

-Contest has ended, announcing winner shortly.

-Click to enlarge photos-

82 comments:

  1. Ooooh pick me pick me!!!!
    I love your site and I'd love a copy of that!!

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  2. Yup, that's pretty awesome! I would love it! And, I'm a librarian!

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  3. I took a class during undergrad where I got to read this in the original old English, tons of fun! :)

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  4. Ooh ooh ooh! Pick me pick me! Id never ask for anythign else ever again! Pleeeeeeeease! *cheesy grin*

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  5. It would make a wonderful addition to my library. :)

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  6. Whoever wins this will be super lucky!

    I'd like to be super lucky...

    Just sayin.

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  7. Whoever wins this is super lucky.

    I'd like to be super lucky. Just sayin...

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  8. I adore Lynd Ward's work - his Frankenstein has pride of place on my bookshelves.

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  9. Awesome! I'd love to get my greasy hands on that!

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  10. me, me, me please!! :) thanks for always having great giveaways.

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  11. Oh! Too cool! I'd love to have that book.

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  12. WOW, what an AWESOME giveaway. Thanks for putting it up for grabs!

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  13. Ooh goodness, that is gaaawww-geous! Hope you pick me! :) (thanks for giving this away - it is a neat, neat present to receive, whoever ends up getting it)

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  14. I would love to own that book!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. "With hand grip only I'll grapple with Grendel..."

    (...or anyone else for that matter!) Good-golly that's a great giveaway.

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  16. What else can I ad to win that book? That you'd have to send it overseas? That i love bookmarks and have over 3.000? That i'd love to spend the day surrounded by books and collect unique bookmarks as you do? :)

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  17. Throw a fellow bookseller a bone, or a book. Thanks!

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  18. Cool looking book! Would be a great thing to win!

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  19. Hello it's my first time in your blog ever. It 's really cool. Keep up with the good work. Now please pick me. I love books. Pick meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!
    If you want check out my blog: http://cyglobe.blogspot.com. Greetings from Greece.

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  20. Always wanted to read the book, since the movie disappointed me so much!

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  21. It looks absolutely gorgeous. :)

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  22. How fabulous a prize! Please enter my name.

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  23. I'll "forgive" the blurry photo. I know how hard it is to hold something with one hand and try to work the camera with the other :o)

    Awesome giveaway!

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  24. Oh Please, Oh Please, Oh Please. Pick Me!

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  25. Alaska is calling this book home!

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  26. I've loved Beowulf ever since I studied it as a Junior in HS (which was a looong time ago). I'd love to own this beautiful copy.

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  27. Beowulf...I remember reading it in college many, many years ago! Please enter me in your giveaway!

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  28. What an amazing giveaway! Hope I win:-)

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  29. Oh I hope I win this! My husband would ADORE it. What a great surprise to help cheer up his winter :-}

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  30. Hoisting a glass of mead in hopes of the book coming my way. Thanks!

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  31. If I liked that book I would enter, but I don't. I couldn't stand reading it (twice) in high school.

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  32. So very cool! I just got done reading 'The Thirteenth Warrior.'

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  33. This looks great, please include me.......

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  34. Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! I'd love an illustrated Beowulf!

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  35. Wow, what an amazing looking book!

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  36. Beautiful book! I hope I win :)

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  37. Lovely illustrations! If I win I promise to take very good care of it.

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  38. oh my ...it's GORGEOUS! I'd LOVE to win it! Thank you for hosting this giveaway! LOVE this! Did I already say that?

    Thanks!
    Amy

    IAmHiMaintenance@aol.com

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  39. I would love this! Hope it's me!

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  40. Oh my - I would love to win this won. I had to read this my Senior year of high school. I remember when we started, I hated it but, before long, I found myself totally in love with the story and just the history of it all. This is a great giveaway.

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  41. This Beowulf Book is just great, I would absolutely love to win it.
    We love your blog, it's every morning in our e-mail and my husband and I read it daily, thanks for that, it's really an inspiration and great fun.

    Daniela

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  42. this is amazing. hope I'm not entering too late. ;)
    Mary-Beth

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  43. I will definitely love and cherish this.

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  44. Hope it is coming to Kauai. Please enter my name too. Thanks! Rob molokaisurfer(at)gmail.com

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  45. That looks so cool, I would love to toss my name in the hat.

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  46. I was talking about Beowulf just the other day and would love to have a copy, especially such a great illustrated one. Please count me in!

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  47. t=That's a lovely copy. the illustrations are beautiful. please enter me into the competition too. Dani.

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  48. I'd like to enter as well. Never owned an old book, but would treat it well.

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  49. Imagining it in my hands.....desire building.....want it! Oh Beowulf!
    Eva Marie

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  50. I so want this. Argh!

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  51. This is a cool give-away. It would be amazing to win it.

    Just found your blog by the way. I think it's a great idea, interesting and funny and strange too...

    Once I gave a bunch of books to a small private school for their library. A few years later I went to a benefit at the school and found they were selling some of the books I gave them. I bought a few back and in one of them I found the 4 consecutively numbered $5 bills that I'd stuck in there one day on the way home from the bank. I'd totally forgotten them.

    I guess no one in that school was interested in reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

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  52. I'd like to win it for a friend named Beowulf!

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  53. That is so beautiful. I've loved Beowulf since I was first introduced to it in 7th grade by a history teacher. I think it inspired me to continue with English and Medieval lit. in college.

    Thanks for sharing all of your great finds.

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  54. Wait... you have a friend named Beowulf?

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  55. Fantastic! Too bad book illustrators are not famous and public domain archives tend to make only text available, not the pictures. There are some real gems out there that humanity's missing.

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  56. I would love to see those illustrations in person!

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  57. How absolutely lovely. Yes please count me in...

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  58. this is one of the most clever blogs i've ever visited. :)

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  59. Oh that's terrific! Very nice.

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  60. I'm interested in bookplates and bookmarks and books that have illustrations and bookplates. Very nice cover, and something that doesn't often get done 'properly' any more.

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  61. Gorgeous! What a great giveaway!

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  62. I'll enter, hope i get lucky ;)

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  63. One of my most favorite books (and I have a lot of favorites but only a few MOST favorites) from High School Lit class. I would love to be in the drawing!

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