Friday Giveaway: The Library of Choice Literature - contest closed






Today's giveaway includes this handsome eight volume set, "The Library of Choice Literature," published by Gebbie and Co., 1882 Filled with illustrations, 66 steel engravings. Includes a wide range of authors; George Eliot, Charles Reade, John Keats, Lord Byron, Sophocles, Henry Fielding, Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Scott, Mary Shelley, Wordsworth, Matthew Arnold, Shakespeare... well, you get the picture. Gilt all edges, lovely decorated covers - just a nice old set.

Contest closed, winner announced shortly.

Good luck!

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127 comments:

  1. Even though my boyfriend would kill me for bringing more books into the house - I would love to own these!

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  2. Congrats and enjoy being a father! :)

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  3. I would love to be considered for this giveaway! Thank you so much for your great blog and generosity!

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  4. What a lovely set, love the workmanship! Can I please be entered in your contest?
    Thank you!
    Whitby1734@aol.com

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  5. Beautiful books...and congratulation on the new baby!

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  6. Those are gorgeous!

    siilentii27 at gmail dot com

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  7. beautiful set. the winner will be lucky, indeed...

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  8. Is that pronounced "choice" or "cherce"?

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  9. Oh, these are simply gorgeous. I would love to own these. Congrats on being a new father, by the by. :)

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  10. Gorgeous! Also, congrats on the baby! :)

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  11. Fabulous prize. Such beautiful books. Great giveaway - Cheers

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  12. Please enter me! These are absolutely beautiful!

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  13. Please enter me! I think my comment posted?!

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  14. Absolutely love your blog!! Thanks for brightening my day.

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  15. What an handsome set of books - And congrats on your new baby :)

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  16. What a handsome set of books - And congrats on your new baby!

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  17. Ooh pretty. Please enter me and congrats to you!

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  18. Ohhhh, the vintage artwork! Put my name in the hat, please.

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  19. I have a ten year old daughter who loves to read and while she may not read these now I would love to have them for her.
    Suzykarma78@gmail.com

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  20. I don't know where I would put these .... but they look lovely! Consider me entered. :)

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  21. Me! Me! Pick ME! (It never worked in first grade, but maybe it'll work now).

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  22. This is an absolutely beautiful set, from when they really knew how to make books, eh?

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  23. Gorgeous set! Thank you for passing such great books around ... hopefully these come my way :)
    Karen

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  24. Congrats on the new baby - Jan 4 was a good day (it was my bday too)!

    Maybe I will be chosen for the Library of Choice :)

    Thanks!

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  25. This is an awesome giveaway! author_josh@yahoo.com

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  26. So excited to find your blog yesterday! Would love to own these
    - euxiem@gmail.com

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  27. I wouldn't mind winning these! =)

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  28. Beautiful covers, beautiful illustrations, and stimulating authors. Count me as interested, please!

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  29. Those are impressive! They seem to be in really good condition.

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  30. These would look so lovely in my living room!

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  31. They look amazing! Count me in!

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  32. What a beautiful set, and from the father of a beautiful baby girl.

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  33. Wow!! That's my first time here in your blog and you offer a very special giveaway.Well, I wish I could win. Really.
    Ciao,
    June

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  34. Wow what a great set! I'd love to win these. Also, congratulations!!!

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  35. Lovely book set. I'd love to win these!

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  36. Those are gorgeous! I am trying to slowly collect leather bound books for my personal library!

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  37. Beautiful! Count me in. Happy New Year & congratulations on the baby.

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  38. These look fantastic! Please consider me entered and hopeful..

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  39. Beautiful books, would be a great addition to my collection!

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  40. Congratulations to your growing family!

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  41. These books look beautiful. I don't know where I would put them, but I'm sure I could find a spot!

    Congratulations on your new baby. Life is truly a gift....

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  42. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats!!!

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  43. I just gave 926 books to my local library....I have room for this good-looking addition. New covers are very colorful & interesting but nothing beats the beauty of these older bindings.

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  44. Recently discovered your site and love it! And congratulations on becoming new parents"

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  45. I think all books are beautiful, but these are especially gorgeous! I have a special place all picked out to display them. Please let them come live with me....

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  46. Recently discovered your site and love it! And congratulations on becoming new parents!

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  47. Congratulations on becoming a father! And thanks for giving away such a beautiful set of books.

    Katie

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  48. I have shelves and shelves of books, but none like these. I just found your sight through a post on pinterest. So glad I'm here. You are one of my new favorites!

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  49. I have shelves and shelves of books, but none like thise. I would treasure them! I am so glad to have found your site, located on a pinterest post. You are one of my new favorite things to read for 2012.

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  50. OH! HERE is the place to enter! :) Totally love the look of this set of books - awesome! Congrats on fatherhood - the greatest joy of my life was when I found my 4 year old reading to herself (she is 32 now, and still an avid reader!)

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  51. These are nice!
    I love your feed, bibliophile porn :)

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  52. Lovely set, just the kind of thing we read when we were kids - and colored all over.

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  53. Add me to the give-away. Those books look amazing!

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  54. Wow, they seem to be in really great condition. And congratulations!

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  55. Congrats on the new arrival! Love the blog.

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  56. Congrats on the new arrival! Love the blog, keep up the great work.

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  57. these are lovely!! congrats on the new baby!

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  58. This would be an amazing score to start 2012! Thanks for giving us the chance to own it.

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  59. Cool giveaway today. Also congrats on the baby!! Get ready - she'll be dating before you know it!!

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  60. A great selection for my girls

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  61. Gorgeous giveaway!
    Congrats on the new baby!

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  62. Those are beautiful books, and this is an awesome giveaway. Please consider this my entry to the giveaway!

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  63. These books are amazing and so gorgeous, I literally cannot stop myself from looking at them. Would love to be their caretaker!

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  64. I am a bibliophile. If I was a... whatchacallit... a car-o-phile, I would say that these books are as beautiful as a ... y'know... one of those big fancy... CEO's... or something, with the really loud engine and the hand-tooled... I don't know... flywheels or whatever. All I'm sure of is that I want to go for a really long ride in them, and then watch the sunset while lying on the... hardcover. P.S. Congratulations again on the baby!

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  65. I already entered on Facebook. Am I allowed to enter on all 3? If so count me in.

    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  66. Entering! And congrats on la bambina!

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  67. These are absolutely beautiful!! Count me in!!

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  68. Wow, those are in amazing condition for their age! I could get rid of something else to make room for these lovelies.

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  69. Would love to have choice literature; would improve the library! And congratulations on the new baby --

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  70. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Congrats on your new bundle of joy. :)

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  71. Oh my, those are some gorgeous books.

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  72. Please sign me up for this great give away. Those books are beautiful! Thanks!

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  73. Warmy Congratulations ^_^
    and it's an adorable collection I'd really love them!
    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

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  74. As a teacher this would be a wonderful resourse for me and my students.

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  75. They sound wonderful!! It is a lot of work keeping up with a baby.

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  76. Congrats on the new little one. We just welcomed our new nephew into the world yesterday. Would love to have these books would give me and my children more books to read!

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  77. Congratulations on the new little one!

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  78. Lovely set! At last I remembered to enter on Friday.

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  79. Beautiful books and wonderful authors. I'd love to add these to my library.

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  80. I would adore these books and give them a great home. I've been entering your giveaways since there were maybe twenty people on them, and the chances are not so good anymore, but maybe one day I will win. Congrats again on the sweet new little lady in your lives.

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  81. Lovely - and congratulations on the new addition!

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  82. Congratulations, that's one lucky baby to grow up surrounded by books!

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  83. I literally went bug-eyed when I saw these. I love them! Hope I win.

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  84. Congratulations on the baby! And these books look absolutely beautiful.

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  85. Oh,please please pick me for the giveaway!! You always have amazing stuff to share

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  86. Entering the giveaway, please! My sister would love this gorgeous set.

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  87. Big Congratulations on the new baby girl! I just welcomed our first last month!

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  88. I really want this one! :)) Those covers are to die for.

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  89. What a beautiful set of books--and great titles/authors, too!

    Sign me up, and thanks for the chance!

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  90. a baby
    and books
    a spark of creation is born

    Congratulations to you and your wife
    Also to whomever the books are gifted too....
    A gift to be shared is better then a gift to be coveted.

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  91. congratulations for the baby girl :)
    i'd really like to enter the giveaway :)

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