Item #125145 The Forsyte Saga. John Galsworthy.

The Forsyte Saga.

1922. London: William Heinemann, 1922.

8vo, xvi, 1104 pp. Folding (to the right) genealogical chart following the dedication; no period after "jon" on p. 784. Original green cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt (browned), upper cover with blind-ruled border, gilt title and decorative stamp, lower cover with Heinemann windmill blind-stamp, top edge stained green (faded), endpapers browned. Foot of backstrip worn slightly, a few faint dark marks on the upper cover, folding chart without tears, a good copy at best of the uncommon first issue of text and chart.

§ First collected edition of all the books of the Forsyte Saga: The Man of Property (1906), In Chancery (1920) and To Let (1921), with the two connecting interludes “Indian Summer of a Forsyte” (1918) and “Awakening” (1920). This once famous book sold for $150 in 1929 (today about $2500), a classic example of fashion affecting book values. Item #125145

Price: $75.00

See all items by