Friday Giveaway: 12 Antiquarian Books - contest closed





I'm giving away these twelve books this week, there are some as old as 1767.

To enter, leave a comment below. You can also enter on Facebook, Twitter or via email.

I will gather up all the entries and select a winner at random tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM EST.

While you're here checking out this week's giveaway, I'd like you to know the bookshop is having a Spring clearance sale. I figured I might as well let you all in on it, even if you make it to the shop. I've set up a coupon for Forgotten Bookmarks readers on Biblio.com, just enter "FORGOTTEN" when you're checking out for 30% off our books. Feel free to use the search form below.



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65 comments:

  1. Oh my these are wonderful - can just see them sitting on my bookshelf!

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  2. Thanks for offering this giveaway! This week is a dreamer!

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  3. Thanks for offering this giveaway! This week is a dreamer!

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  4. What a great collection of wonderful books!!!!!

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  5. I would absolutely love these. I actually prefer older books to the new book. These have so much character. would be an honor to have them.

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  6. deeply impressed , i could find a spot in the home for redundant volumes , probably next door to the Victorian Swedish medical book and A Russian volume ive never deciphered

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  7. Those are gorgeous. And what it wonderful about pre-1820 books is that the paper quality is much higher than that of books produced later. Eighteenth century paper was typically cotton-based and had a low acidity level. Thus, it is still pretty supple; whereas later nineteenth century paper is typically acidic and brittle.

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  8. OMG! These are beautiful books. Please I want to win it...pretty please!

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  9. What a special collection, thank you for the possibility to receive one!

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  10. These are amazing! I would be thrilled to have these in my library! Thanks for a chance. Enjoy your weekend!

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  11. These would make a beautiful shelf in my Steampunk library portion. And I love reading really old books,it's like time travel.

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  12. Very nice of you to give these books away. It's so hard to find beautiful books that old.

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  13. Love hand-stitching on the binding. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  14. This is amazing, those look so nice.

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  15. Those are some beautiful books! Thanks for the giveaways!

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  16. It would be so special to own these wonderful books! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  17. Looks like a nice stack of books! Thanks for giving them up!

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  18. wow...I think I need these in my life :)

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  19. What a lovely bit of history!

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  20. These are a great addition to any book collection. Love your site!

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  21. Very nice! Thanks for the contest.

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  22. THOSE ARE BEAUTIFUL! WANT, WANT, WANT!

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  23. Lovely. My fingers are itching to handle them.

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  24. My heart skipped a beat looking at those beautiful old books.

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  25. When it comes to good writing age/condition is no object.

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  26. Wow! There is nothing so beautiful as an old well-bound book. Thank you for offering these. :)

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  27. these are absolutely gorgeous! would love these :)

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  28. Those have my name written all over them. Count me in!

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  29. Please sign me up! I've always been interested in book circa 1800.

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  30. What a fabulous giveaway!
    I treasure old books!

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  31. Beautiful beautiful, how enriched are our lives with books like these!

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  32. In this day of facebook, the nook, etc. There is still nothing like holding a beautiful book in your hands, especially an old book and read it as the author meant his/her words to be read. It's comforting in so many ways. Somehow you feel the connection so much more. I would truely love to have these books. I would like to past this feeling
    down to my great-grand children. These books would be a great start.

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  33. I can't imagine owning a book from the 1700's. These are beautiful.

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  34. Oh! They're beautiful! I think I'm in love. Thank you so much for offering these. Please sign me up!

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  35. These are beautiful :) what an amazing giveaway.

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  36. Oh please these are amazing, and I'm getting experienced with taking care of antique books! I'd LOVE them so much!

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  37. I can't wait to add these to my summer reading list!
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  38. What a lovely set of books!! You are awesome for being so generous to your fans!! :) Good luck 2 all!

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  39. I am so beyond in love with these. I have never been so taken by books... And I've been very taken with quite a few.

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  40. One of the wonderful thing about books this old is their history...I wonder who held them, what sort of life they've led, what they've been witness to. I'm so glad you and the people on here have such appreciation for these wonderful tomes.

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  41. Oh, beautiful and wonderful to read! I'd love to share these books with my students as we look at book history....

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  42. You have the best job!!!!
    I hope to win this time. :)

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  43. Yes please! No idea what I'd do with them, but the very idea of having books this old is irresistible.

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  44. Don't usually enter as I have too many as it is, but I GOTTA GET IN ON THIS ONE

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  45. Thank you for the giveaway! My husband and I would both enjoy these books; he would like that book of sermons in particular. I am really enjoying your blog; thanks for sharing all of the interesting findings with us! sarah@forrussia

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  46. I would love to win these as a present for my mom!

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