Friday Giveaway - contest closed

This is the last giveaway before the book comes out, so I thought I would make it a little special. Today's giveaway will have three separate prizes; first, second, and third. Let's start with the big one:




Twain's classic "Huckleberry Finn" published by The Easton Press, 1994. Bound in rich red full leather with gilt decoration on spine and front cover, four raised bands on spine, archival quality paper - Golden Tan Moire Silk end papers and Golden Tan Satin ribbon book mark, gilt all edges. A lovely book.

Second prize is this great set of collected stories by English authors, put out by Scribners in the early 1900s.



Includes authors like J.M. Barrie, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy, Sir Walter Scott and dozens more.

Finally, the third prize is this quaint set, "Hours In A Library" in four volumes by Leslie Stephen. Published by G.P. Putnam, 1907. "New" edition, with additions.


Stephen was a well-known author and critic, and father of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. These four volumes contain short vignettes on the books of various authors. Included are pieces on Defoe, Hawthorne, Walpole, George Eliot, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Charlotte Bronte and others.

Contest closed, results in a moment.

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53 comments:

  1. Nice stuff! Love the Stories by English Authors set!

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  2. All of these look great, but the Stories By English Authors is magnificent.

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  3. *swoon* Count me in :) Lovely giveaways this week...LOVELY.

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  4. I would love the Huck Finn book best but the other two look very interesting as well. Good luck with your book launch! I've put it on my Christmas list :-)

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  5. That isn't the crazy sanitized version of Huck right? LOL

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  6. they all look great! count me in!

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  7. oh my God...I can't bribe you to win the 'stories by English authors' set, can I? :p

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  8. The Stories by English Authors is very nice-please include me in.

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  9. I really need the Hours in a Library set. But I'd be the proud caretaker of the others too.

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  10. I'm giving someone else a chance, so if I'm drawn - draw again!

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  11. If I don't win this time, I'll shed manly tears. Congrats on your book!

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  12. beautiful books, all of them!

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  13. Love the Library set. It looks like something odd that I would totally enjoy.

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  14. These all look great, particularly the second and third set of books.

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  15. oooohhhhh!!! Would love to have any of those!!! :o)

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  16. Oh, yeah, I'm definitely in. Like almost everyone else, the idea of owning Stories by English Authors makes me feel a little faint. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  17. Greeeeat! A real stack of treasures.

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  18. I'd be madly happy if I won any of these amazing books!

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  19. OK, these are all awesome. Fingers crossed. And Yay on the book coming out!

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  20. OH, they are all so lovely :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. all gorgeous books! have to say I'm hoping for the Stories by English Authors ;)

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  22. Those are all so lovely <3 Count me in! :)

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  23. All of them would be a great prize!
    -Jen

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  24. Great collection! Please enter me :)

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  25. Please add me in this contest for the 'English Authors' Set. Cheers.
    @torontoviewer

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  26. I must say that, as nice as that edition of "Huckleberry Finn" is, I think I would prefer the collection of stories by English authors. Good luck with your book!

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  27. I would be very happy to win any of these. Thanks!

    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. What a wonderful give-away. Huckleberry Finn is one of my favorites.

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  29. Awesome giveaway! :) Count me in.

    Thank you!

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  30. A very nice (even compared to the all the other great ones) giveaway today.

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  31. I love the Huckleberry Finn, I'm a Twain fan !!
    Thanks for the chance !!

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  32. Any of these books would look lovely on my bookshelf. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  33. Pretty please - may I throw my hat in the ring?

    Thank you :)

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  34. Count me in! Thanks for the opportunity to win some awesome books.

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  35. They're all beautiful, but I'm particularly keen on the English Authors set!

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  36. Michael, all the time I've squandered on Stumble was repaid in full recently when I discovered your site. It is quite literally wonderful (i.e., filled with wonders), not to mention mysterious and poignant. I enjoyed the WSJ piece, and learned from it that we are neighbors; I'm in Albany, which has a fine used bookstore of it's own, but I think a drive to Oneonta is soon in order. Congratulations on your forthcoming book. Like many here, I see the British Authors as the big score this week, but the Library quartet looks scrumptious too.

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  37. Hours in a Library sounds HEAVENLY! Counting the days until your book.

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  38. Eep! I almost missed the deadline. Count me in, please!

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