’Father Christmas’ written and illustrated by Raymond Briggs. Published by Hamish Hamilton. 1973. UK 1st edition. Laminated pictorial boards. The book is in very good condition with no marks and a gift inscription on the inside cover page dated 1973. Evidence of page turning. The dust wrapper is also in very good condition and is price clipped. There is some light wear to the top and base of the spine and light creasing to the rear and corners. A rare early Briggs book, and a Christmas classic.