Works of Byron - Contest has ended.

Contest has ended.


Giving away these five books, volumes 1,2,4,5 and 6 of the 8 volume set "The Works of Lord Byron" from 1825.

Books are in rough shape, leather covers detached, some illustrations missing, but I though they still had a neat shelf look and, well, they are 185 years old.

Comment to enter, I will be taking entries here and on Twitter and Facebook. Winner announced tomorrow at 10:00 AM EST.

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61 comments:

  1. I love to rescue books like these.

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  2. My folks are visiting me at the moment here in the North Highlands; after this they're going to visit my mum's cousin, who lives in Aberdeenshire at the Gallowhill of Gight — right next to the ruins of the castle where Byron spent the early years of his life, and, they tell me, was first corrupted by his nurse-maid!

    I figure that, tangentially, makes my comment relevant. And the books look beautiful!

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  3. Amazing gift...I love old books, no matter the condition :)

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  4. Silent D - There may be something in there...

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  5. Ooh, awesome give-away. I'll comment to enter, absolutely!

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  6. I have recently found (and enjoyed) two old-ish copies of Baudelaire and Rimbaud. This was the first time when I persevered at reading poetry, although I am an otherwise avid reader. I Really enjoyed the experience, and I started looking at other poets work - Byron came up of course but I haven't got around to actually buy and read any of his works! So I'd love to rescue these volumes, and well as to read them...

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  7. They're pretty! I want them.

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  8. Whoa! I'd love to give these books a good home.

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  9. It would be amazing to own a 185 year old book!

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  10. These would be the oldest set on my shelf by 1 year!

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  11. Alrightythen! Can't see what the covers look like, but if I'm lucky I will. Anything like the edge, and I'll be really happy.

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  12. Mr. C - they are plain leather covers, except one, which has a gold border.

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  13. Love this blog, love Byron.

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  14. Enter me too, please. Thankee!

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  15. If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver.

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  16. Please enter me! These are so beautiful!

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous books for a equally gorgeous writer :)

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  18. Ooo, I LOVE old books! I have the first editions of John Greenleaf Whittier's complete poetry (my parents found that for a high school graduation gift for me) and Alfred Lord Tennyson's complete poetry, another amazing find from my parents in a New England B&B! I can't remember the name of the B&B, but it has lots of books you're allowed to have. :)

    I would love love love this collection!!! Thanks for having the contest! :)

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  19. I enjoy this blog. Thanks for your work and for the opportunity to win this set of books.

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  20. Lovely old books. Maybe they could be mine. =^)

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  21. I should have my aunt/uncle visit your shop. & agreed, gorgeous books!

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  22. I need to have my aunt/uncle stop by your shop sometime... Gorgeous books, agreed!

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  23. Rough shape or not, these look wonderful.

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  24. These are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to hang out with them...

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  25. Wow! 185 year old books. Even with the detached covers, they look good for their age. *g* Sure, I'd like to have them.

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  26. I sent this blog to my friend who should enter this contest, but since I don't think he's checked his e-mail yet I will!

    Thanks for the cool blog & contest!

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  27. Holy Hannah that's sweet. If I win I'll have to scour ebay for books 3 and 7...

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  28. Count me in - I'm sorely lacking in reading Byron, and what fun it would be to read them in a great old set like this one!

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  29. Beautiful old books, would like to enter the contest :-) Thanks!

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  30. Wow. That's a beautiful & well-loved set! I would rather enjoy carrying on that tradition if given the chance... :)

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  31. Wow. That's a beautiful & well-loved set! I would rather enjoy carrying on that tradition if given the chance... :)

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  32. Dare I mention how they would look on the shelf with my two similarly battered volumes of Pope (1757), or does that disqualify me?
    For that matter, is the Pope of any use to you? It's "The Works"—volume V, The Dunciad and other pieces, and volume IX, "Being the THIRD [volume] of his LETTERS".
    Best,
    M.

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  33. I would love to give these beautiful books a home.

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  34. These books will look just perfect on my shelves.

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  35. More beautiful for their wear. Well loved!

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