Friday Giveaway: Arthur Rackham's 'Mother Goose' - contest closed




This book just came into the shop this week. It's a classic, although fairly hard to find. It's a collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes, illustrations by Arthur Rackham, who's probably best known for his work on Alice. This edition is from 1913.

I posted a scan of the cover on Twitter and Tumblr yesterday, and got a terrific response. I had planned on fixing it up a bit before putting it up for sale, but I'll happy to offer it up to you all instead.

Contest now closed, winner announced shortly.

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80 comments:

  1. I love Rackham I have a book of his works but this would be awesome !

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  2. That is a gorgeous book... love Rackham

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  3. One of my favorite memories as a child is my mom reading Mother Goose nursery rhymes to me. This is such a beautiful book!

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  4. One of my favorite childhood memories is my mother reading Mother Goose nursery rhymes to me. This is such a beautiful book!

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  5. Please count me in the giveaway. Love it!

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  6. Oooo...I love Arthur Rackham! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  7. Wow. This is a super cool prize. I LOVE Mother Goose.

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  8. Oh, I love Rackham! Please enter me :-)

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  9. Ooooh, I think I saw a copy of this in my grandmother's library! I LOVE Rackham's work.

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  10. What an amazing and gorgeous book. I love it!

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  11. Amazingly beautiful. What a great giveaway.

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  12. What a great collection; I'd love to see all of the illustrations.

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  13. Mother Goose! Would love to win.

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  14. It reminds me of many books I grew up with. I'm not that old, but many of my family's books were! Would love to win this treasure.

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  15. Beautiful book. I would love to win.

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  16. Love old books! I'm going to be a grandmother soon and now the children's books catch my eye! I want my grandchild to love books as much as I do!!

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  17. What an adorable book. Please consider me entered, it's gorgeous!

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  18. This is great!! Would love to add this to our library!

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  19. What an adorable book. Please consider me entered, it's gorgeous!

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  20. Oh, wow. Gotta have this one.

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  21. that is really neat! lovely illustrations

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  22. I remember sending Rackham Christmas cards when I was in college...so creepy and lovely!

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  23. I remain unconvinced that "wander" and "gander" are a suitable rhyming couple, but with Rackham's artwork, and the beloved poems of the Goosey Matriarch, I'll happily toss my hat in the ring!!

    --K. Puppet

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  24. Please and thank you for the giveaway!

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  25. So cool! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  26. That is a spectacular book, would be great for a collection we are starting for our son.

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  27. Mother Goose is timeless and this edition is a treasure. Please count me in.

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  28. What a wonderful giveaway! He is one of my favorite illustrators.

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  29. It's beautiful! I love how good the illustrations look after so many years.

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  30. I would love to add this book to my collection!!!!!!!!!

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  31. Another great give-away. Throw my comment in the hat.

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  32. If it be a sin to covet old books, I am the most offending soul alive. (With apologies to Henry V) . Please, enter me in this drawing for that gorgeous old book. I adore Rackham's work.

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  33. I've seen these illustrations, before! What a great book, I would love to have it in my collection. :)

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  34. oh i LOVE rackham and i love love love pre-war children's books/illustration....

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  35. I would love to have this please.

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  36. Would love to have this on the shelf!

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  37. I'd love to have it!
    Children's day is on Monday, here in my country. It 'd be a perfect present for my daughter!

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  38. I love Rackham's artwork! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  39. Those illustrations are beautiful! Please enter my name in the contest.

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  40. I'm late, but please count me in!

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  41. Two of my favorite things. Rackham and fairy tales.

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  42. Ima gonna leave my comment riiiiiight...here!

    That's a beautiful book, I'd love to see more!

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  43. This brings back memories. I probably read this edition as a child--it looks very familiar. I read everything in my school library and town library. (Note, they were not large libraries, so sometimes, I had to start over and read the same book again.)

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  44. I can't believe you're giving this away! That is so generous of you :)

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  45. This story reminded me of you! http://evidenceanecdotal.blogspot.com/2012/04/food-for-mind.html

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  46. I love it! You always have the best giveaways!

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  47. Rackham gives me goosebumps~ and so does this Mother Goose Book.

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  48. Enter me, please! Thank you!!!

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  49. That is so awesome. Must have!

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  50. memories! I would love to own this book!
    shane, momma of twin boys

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  51. I remember that cover. My mother's copy entertained her own kids. As far as I know, this volume did not survive the third boy, unlike the battered but rebound "My Bookhouse" standing on the shelves above my desk. A generous offer, sure to please its recipient!

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  52. Oh, gosh, I always love art from this when it comes up on Tumblr. Count me in!

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  53. I'd like this one...now to teach my little one the appreciation of fine, old things.

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  54. I am so in! I adore Arthur Rackham's work.

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  55. Wonderful edition. That would be a great gift to give my soon-to-be first grandchild.

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  56. The perfect gift for my new baby granddaughter!

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  57. Beautiful! Please count me in :)

    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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