Giveaway: 1843 Webster's Dictionary - contest closed



Friday giveaway, right on time.

Today is a old Webster's "American Dictionary" published in 1843 by Harper & Brothers. Full leather binding, big thick book. Meaty. 8 inches by 10 inches with 1079 pages.

Contest is closed, will be announcing a winner shortly.

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60 comments:

  1. WOW that looks great! Count me in.

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  2. Thank you for this delicious visual inspiration :)

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  3. Oh, yes, please count this as an entry!

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  4. I'm a librarian and I would love to have that dictionary. I would give it an amazing home. :)

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  5. I love meaty, in regards to book meat that is.

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  6. Beautiful. My mom is the youngest of four sisters and as the youngest she graduated from college last. It had been a tradition for the four sisters to pass down their mother's dictionary from one to the other and eventually I ended up with it. Though my girlfriend doesn't really understand, that book with all it's coffee stains, ripped pages, scribbled notes and even a duct tape repair is one of my most prized possessions.
    Count me in!

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  7. awesome giveaway. I would look up the word "fanny." I imagine the example sentence looking something like this: "Goodness, Marcus, perchance your gaze has happened upon Gwendolyn's robust fanny?"

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  8. This would make an awesome gift to my wife who is an English professor. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  9. That is a truly momentous book! Wherever did you find it?

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  10. OH MY GOD HOW do you offer these things for free?

    get get get

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  11. Fabulous! I would love to be it's new owner.

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  12. Oh I would so love this as I collect them!

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  13. Amazing this book is still around and looks in great shape!

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  14. Thank you for another giveaway. This would be an awesome Christmas gift for my sister in law (who works for a newspaper) if I don't keep it for myself. Count me in, please!

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  15. I have book envy! I'd love to enter. I have been following your blog for a while now, love it!
    Alyssa

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  16. Oh this looks nice. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

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  17. I'd love it :) Old dictionaries are nifty. Thanks for the giveaway. My email is in my blogger profile...

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  18. I'm interested. Count me in! :)

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  19. I just found this blog, and I must say I want your job. And that book. I want that book.

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  20. Oh yeah, feel some paper between your fingers while you look up words. so much more satisfying than listening to the plastic clicking of the keyboard. I'm in.

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  21. Wow, this is an amazing book!

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  22. Ok, that is so cool. Count me in! Thanks!

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  23. I use Webster's 1828 online all the time (except that no website gives everything that's on the pages of the actual dictionary).

    I so WANT this dictionary! I hope, hope, hope I win! Aren't you wonderful to give it away? (Yes, you ARE!)

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  24. Words, words, words. Count me in! :)

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  25. I love leather... count me in on this one.

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  26. This book is beautiful.

    --fluffy8u@hotmail.com--

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  27. Would love to get this one...put my name in the hat, please.

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  28. Oooh, this one looks interesting.

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  29. I literally squealed when I saw this - does that make me a pathetic nerd?

    You can call me whatever you want if I win!

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  30. I love dictionaries. This is an amazing piece!

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  31. I too use the Webster's 1828 online. Not as good as a real book though. I'm too tactile a person. Most of my books, research and dictionary/thesaurus type are from C19 and I would love to add this. Imagine how many hands have paged through this over the years and what they were looking for.

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  32. Count me in please!!!

    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. Goodness. That thing's absolutely gorgeous. Whoever does end up with the beauty is definitely very lucky.

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  34. This is gorgeous! Please count me in!

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  35. OOOOO! A dictionary! I love words!

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  36. Ohhh this is a piece of art...I really need to smell the pages and feel the binding. My fingers are tingling!

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  37. This is absolutely beautiful. Count me in!

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  38. Wonderful book! I'd be privileged to keep it in my care. Thanks for the give-away!

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  39. Please select me at random! I'm a dictionary nut. Maybe it's something having to do with the way they smell.

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  40. beautiful! reference books are my favorite!

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  41. I am positively lusting for this dictionary!

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  42. This would make an excellent gift for my parents :) Thank you for the chance!

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