These Are Days - With Bonus Giveaway



 Photo (quite lovely, I think).
On reverse:

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Found in "Days With the Great Composers - Third Series: Mozart, Schumann, Tschaikovsky." Published by Hodder and Stoughton, circa 1915.

I'm giving away this book and photo I found inside. The book is illustrated with tipped-in color plates, as you can see here:






I'll be announcing the winner tomorrow (April 16th) at 3:00 PM EST.
Comment to enter.
Good luck.



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36 comments:

  1. wow! I LOVE old photographs! *crosses fingers* gl everyone! :)

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  2. count me in please :) i love both!

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  3. Love seeing all the incredible things that you find in books. What a great giveaway.

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  4. Sounds fascinating. I assume each chapter describes what the mannerisms, values, etc of the time/era the composers lived in. Please consider me entered.
    ...Margaret
    @torontoviewer

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  5. What a lovely book & what a lovely photo. I wonder who the people are....

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  6. Unmoderated, your timing is perfect! My 10 year old's class is doing a play about great composers! I am always up for some Bangsian humor so I read the script. The premise being that an assembly of the all-time-greats has been called to iron out some minor detail. Not much driving the plot and even my 6 year old can see that this is just a contrivance to make kids learn about dead guys.

    My son has a very minor role but his friend Jack...Jack is the backup Schubert. You know, in case the winning Schubert is unable to fulfill his duties that go with the title. So if the actual Schubert gets Strep throat, Jack's the man!

    Also...the kids are wearing white wigs made of expanded tampons glued to hats. The first kid to figure it out will lead the mutiny. Cross your fingers it's Schubert. You know, for Jack's sake.

    It would be a treat to win this for my son!

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  7. I love this! Pretty pictures, and especially the mother and child that was inside it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. Real person fanfics in 1915? Just when you think the world can't possibly get weirder...

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  9. Sign me up. Old books and old pictures, love them.

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  10. Beautiful book! The things you find are so interesting...I would love to know the story behind each one, but I guess it wouldn't be as interesting ;)

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  11. Alpha, that's so great. If you don't end up winning, email me, perhaps I can still help out:

    fb@forgottenbookmarks.com

    Tampons.
    Hilarious.

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  12. Your blog has been great for my creative writing. I use your postings when I'm dry of ideas and start asking "What if...," or "What happened...," or "Who would leave that behind and why?"

    I love your blog, I love books, please count me in on the drawing.

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  13. this site is one of my daily pleasures! count me in on the contest. Cheers.

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  14. That's a gorgeous book. Thank you!

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  15. A beautiful book indeed. Please put my name in the hat.

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  16. I love them! Count me in! :)

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  17. I love old books and photos!

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  18. I would like to enter please! The pictures in the book look amazing by the way. As does the photograph. <3

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  19. Been reading for a while first giveaway I managed to catch in time. Count me in! :)

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  20. ZOMG, that book looks awesome!!!!!11!!1

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  21. My son would enjoy the book, I would enjoy the illustrations (and the book, too), so consider this my entry!

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  22. Please enter me - This book is beautiful!

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  23. Please add me to your list for the book and photo. Both are beautiful!

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  24. Old photograph + old book = a journey waiting to be taken.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunities.

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  25. Those are gorgeous! Count me in!

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  26. °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

    A Minuet of Mozart's

    Across the dimly lighted room
    The violin drew wefts of sound,
    Airily they wove and wound
    And glimmered gold against the gloom.

    I watched the music turn to light,
    But at the pausing of the bow,
    The web was broken and the glow
    Was drowned within the wave of night.

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    Would be lovely if the book would travel to the country where Mozart was born and lived - Austria.

    All the best to you and many greetings from Austria,

    Daniela

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  27. A beautiful book! Please enter me!

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  28. Here to enter the contest...

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  29. Just started following you a week ago and I love the blog. Count me in!

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