"Even at art school, where it was not a highly valued skill, Raymond Briggs had a talent for drawing from memory, a prerequisite for being an illustrator": First edition of Raymond Briggs: Blooming Books
Raymond Briggs: Blooming Books.
Jones, Nicolette. Foreword by Raymond Briggs.
Item Number: 89016
London: Johnathan Cape, 2003.
First edition of this compendium which includes the complete works of English illustrator Raymond Briggs. Quarto, original boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
English illustrator Raymond Briggs is best known in Britain for his story The Snowman, a charming tale of a little boy who wakes up on a snowy day and befriends a special snow man. Told entirely though full color illustrations, the 'book without words' was adapted into a twenty-six-minute animated television special in 1982, the annual screening of which has become a popular British cultural event.