Title Bookman Portfolio Christmas 1928: Portrait of John Galsworthy with Scenes Illustrating the Forsyte Saga
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher London Hodder & Stoughton 1928
Seller ID 005438
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.