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The Snowman : Inscribed And Signed By the Author by  Raymond Briggs - Signed First Edition - 1978 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB and Biblio.com

The Snowman : Inscribed And Signed By the Author

by Briggs, Raymond

Condition: Very Good++/No - As Issued


The First UK Printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1978. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. A hint of toning to the boards edges. Internally, tight binding and just a hint of toning to the text block with a little spotting to the title and printing details page. Light toning to the page edges. Previous owner's gift inscription to the front upper pastedown. Inscribed by the author to the front blank end paper: 'For Chris, with best wishes, from Raymond Briggs, 7 January 1980'. No wrapper - As issued. The basis for the highly acclaimed TY adaptation. A very nice copy with such attributes and extremely scarce to find as a signed title. Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

Raymond Briggs was born in London in 1934.  At the age of 15, he  went to Wimbeldon Art School to learn how to draw, as he wanted to become a cartoonist.  But there he was told that cartooning was not a profession for gentlemen and that he ought to be a painter.  Raymond then went on to the Slade School in London to study painting as a full-time student.  During his spare time, he began work on a portfolio of illustrations of all kinds, including jackets and a wide selection of drawings to take to publishers.  After illustrating for advertising, newspapers and books, Raymond discovered that book illustration inspired him the most, since it offered far greater variety and freedom than anything else.  Raymond has always found it unfavorable to sustain a consistent illustration style for a long period of time.  He is always seeking to try something else new and different with his work.  Some of Raymond's best known works are The Snowman , The Man , and The Bear .  The setting for The Snowman is based on Raymond's own house and garden, which is in Sussex, England at the foot of South Downs, a few miles from Brighton.  




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