All the 288 pages are very clean, sharp-edged and intact, the only "imperfection" being Raymond Briggs' handwritten signature on the first title page, under his iconic The Snowman illustration (see photo). Blooming Books is an exploration of Raymond Briggs's work from the time he left art school and began illustrating other people's texts, right up to his most recent publications.Always extraordinary and unpredictable, often controversial, he is one of our most distinguished and best-loved artists working today and has created characters that are now icons for more than one generation of children. This is an excellent account of the work of the much-loved story teller and illustrator, and includes many examples of his life's work, including lengthy narrative sections and also complete reproductions. These include Ethel and Ernest, The Elephant and the Bad Baby, Father Christmas, Father Christmas Goes on Holiday, The Bear, and The Tin Pot Foreign General and the Old Iron Woman. Briggs' appeal lies as much with adults as with children and the children's books he originally began illustrating for. With contributions from the well-known journalist, Nicolette Jones, reviewing Raymond's intentions and indicating the underlying philosophy of his themes, this stunning and diverse book makes for a fascinating read. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Books". The seller is "notbadstuff" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, European Union.