Hamish Hamilton, 1973.
First edition, first printing. 4to. Illustrated boards by Raymond Briggs. Pictorial dustwrapper. A near fine copy with clean boards & unbumped corners. No marks to textblock edges. A small patch of light spotting to halftitle. No inscriptions. The very good+ priceclipped dustwrapper is fresh & clean with light wear only to spine extremities. An attractive copy.
Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal from the Library Association for best childrens book by a British subject. The book outlines Father Christmas' festive rounds as he deals with a range of quite unsuitable residences while taking welcome breaks with food & drink left out for him; his last stop is Buckingham Palace.