Monday, September 12, 2011

Follower Appreciation Gift

In grateful appreciation to loyal Followers of The Devoted Classicist blog, a Give-Away drawing will be held next week with the gift being a pair of limited edition prints.  In the process of considering reproduction of some of the original pen-and-ink drawings by John J. Tackett, some prints were made to study size and color.  While these prints are not of the quality of an 18th century engraving, they do have a decorative quality and are signed in pencil and the very, very limited number is indicated.  This pair of prints in the following two images, without the blue watermark lettering of course, will be prize.
Each print would fit into a standard 8" x 10" frame, or larger if matted.  But to enable easy mailing, the prints are neither matted nor framed, so Followers from other countries are also eligible for the drawing. For customs and/or tax reasons, the value of the envelope will be declared as $0 as there will be no comparable prints ever available for sale.
The only qualification to enter the drawing is to be listed as an official Follower in the sidebar at the right. The order of Follower registration is divided into two parts with those having an image and those who do not, so scroll through to verify status.  Those wanting to become a Follower can sign up any time prior to the close of the drawing, Monday, September 19, 2011, at noon Central time;  click on JOIN THIS SITE.  To enter the drawing, Followers can just leave a comment and the pair of prints will be awarded based on a number drawn to correspond with the order of the entry.  Make sure your comment is shown with the same name as your registration as a Follower;  use the name/url option in leaving a comment if necessary to make the identification match.  If you are reading this from the Follow-By-Email version, please be advised that you are not necessarily registered as a Follower and should go directly to the blog site  to verify status and enter the drawing.  The winner will be revealed in a blog post and asked to send a mailing address to receive the prize.  Thanks to all who are regular readers of this blog, The Devoted Classicist.

New readers will want to visit the selection of books on architecture, interior design, and all the decorative arts available for purchase through The Devoted Classicist Library, in affiliation with Amazon.  For books that were especially selected in conjunction with the Central Gardens Home and Garden Tour, see the Historic District category here.


  1. Would I sound to eager if I said I hope I win! These are wonderful!

  2. We follow in grateful appreciation for the Devoted Classicist blog and to the Devoted Classicist himself who makes the blog speak with a human, humane voice.

  3. I would love to have these! Your blog has become my absolute favorite. I've been following in Google Reader but I just registered as a follower on your blog page.

  4. I follow you on Google reader and will register by email.

    Your blog is one of my favorites. There is no other like it!!!!
    It is always interesting, varied, and inspirational.
    I look forward to your posts and so appreciate your unique blog!

  5. The winner of the drawing, chosen entirely at random, is commenter #4, Judith. But all are winners really, because all will receive a gift. Judith, Nick, Terry, and David: please send your mailing information to to receive your prints. Many thanks for your participation!


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