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1 Galsworthy, John A Modern Comedy - With ALS
London William Heineman 1929 First Edition Limited/Numbered Full-Leather Near Fine No Jacket Signed by Author
A Modern Comedy is part of The Forsyte Saga (1886-1926) in which Galsworthy pictures the life of a large, middle-class family against a carefully detailed background of English life. It is a true classic and has stood the test of time. Apart from its important literary value, this novel (which is solid and very readable) is important as a social document of the various currents of British life in the 1920's. The volume is composed of three long sections - The White Monkey, The Silver Spoon, and Swan Song. These were originally published as separate novels. This remarkable copy, which was published by William Heineman LTD was limited to 1030 copies of which this is #221. The book is bound in vellum and there is some slight wear and aging to the vellum boards but the vellum is still beautiful. There is a bookplate present which was kindly placed on the inside of the back cover so as to be non-obtrusive. The top-edge is fully gilt and the gilt is in great shape. The volume is signed on the limitation page by John Galsworthy with a short inscription. Apparently the original owner of this book could not quite read what Galsworthy had written in the inscription and must have written to him to ask him what it said. The note that Galsworthy wrote in answer is written and signed by Mr. Galsworthy on his stationary from "Bury House" in Sussex. The book contains the geneological fold-out chart that is so important to The Forsyte Saga. The book is printed on very thin Bible type paper and there are 1088 pages. A satin ribbon bookmark is bound-in. Although showing a bit of wear this book is nevertheless in Very Good plus condition and there is no foxing to the textblock. The pages are very clean. A signed Galsworthy limited, numbered book as well as a hand-written note by the author makes this a rare and important offering. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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2 Galsworthy, John Bookman Portfolio Christmas 1928: Portrait of John Galsworthy with Scenes Illustrating the Forsyte Saga
London Hodder & Stoughton 1928 First Edition Wraps Very Good No Jacket 
The Bookman Portfolio of 1928 contained four laid-in prints (suitable for framing). Three are in full color that illustrate scenes from John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga', and one marvelous photographic portrait in black and white of John Galsworthy. The photograph was executed by Raphael. This copy is in at least very good condition. The outer enclosing envelope is somewhat split at the crease and although it is still attached to itself, it is fragile. This is a tall (13" by 8 1/4") quarto printing and the four prints start with a very fine black and white portrait of John Galsworthy done by Raphael. Then there are three beautiful full color paintings that depict scenes from the book. There is a quote from the book at the bottom of every print. The paintings were done by A.C. Michael and they are beautiful. On the inside of the outer folder there is a description paragraph for each of the prints regarding how they relate to the 'Forsyte Saga' as well as page numbers from the book where the quotes or paragraphs can be found. The top left corner of each print has the tiniest of turning. It will not be visible if the prints are framed because they are truly very small. All-in-all, if you are a Galsworthy collector I think that you would love this portfolio. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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