Briggs, Raymond ~ The Tin-Pot General and the Old Iron Woman : Signed By The Author
Hamish Hamilton, London : 1984
The First UK Printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1984. The scarce Hardback format with laminated coloured boards. No Wrapper as issued. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. A hint of bumping at the spine ends. Profusely illustrated in colour throughout by the author. The book has been signed by the author to the front blank end-paper: 'For john, Raymond Briggs, 1998'. The book is protected in a loose Mylar archival cover. 'ready-made satire it was like a fairytale. There were two giants, larger-than-life, and both apparently puffed up with their own pride and vanity'. The metallic depictions of Galtieri as the 'tin pot foreign general' and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as the 'iron lady' are exaggerated, depicted in a style that intentionally alludes to the work of political satirist and cartoonist Ralph Steadman.[Comics Bulletin, 2015]. One of the scarcest Briggs' titles to find signed. Very scarce with such attributes.
CONDITION: Near Fine