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RUPERT A BEAR'S LIFE
Written by George Perry. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1108578
Published by Pavilion Books; Michael Joseph. 1st 1985. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The history of Rupert traced from the Fleet Street circulation battles through to the present day. Packed with illustrations including rare material never before published. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. 169pp includes bibliography of the Rupert annuals. 9.75 x 7". A little fading along couple of cover edges. Wrapper is faded to spine; some edge-creasing.

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THE TALE OF LITTLE PIG ROBINSON
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 1108577
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1930. Very good condition.

Blue cloth, gilt title. Brown vignette & lettering. Pictorial endpapers. 6 colour plates plus b/w drawings. Larger format than the other "Tales". 96 pages. Reprint. Some uneven browning and marks to covers. Corners are bumped. Foxing and some margin marks.

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THE CHILDREN'S ODYSSEY
Written by Alfred J. Church; Homer.
Stock no. 1108576
Published by Seeley and Co. Limited. 1st 1907. Very good condition.

Green cloth with gilt titles. Pictorial onlays to front cover and spine. Colour plates. Half of onlay to spine has torn off. Wear to cover edges. Bookplate to front pastedown. Some foxing.

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SLIPPERY SAM
Written by Mary Kerr.
Stock no. 1108575
Published by Edmund Ward. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Red boards, black title to spine. A bluejacket story and reading book. Colour illustrations. Some marks and uneven fading to cover. Contents are very good. Wrapper is torn with repair to front panel; heavy surface paper damage to rear panel.

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THE INTERACTIVE ART BOOK
Written by Frank Whitford. Illustrated by Ron Van Der Meer; Paul Crompton; Corina Fletcher.
Stock no. 1402017
Published by Tango Paper. 2012. Fine condition.

This book presents art in a way that is understandable, entertaining and exciting for older children, adults and collectors. Includes an 18 page activity booklet. Glazed white pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Large format. Spine a tiny bit bumped. Contents are fine. Activity book present and unused. Contained in original plastic wrapping.

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LITTLE BILLY BROWN OF LONDON TOWN
Written by Margaret Tournour. Illustrated by Margaret Tournour.
Stock no. 1108574
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1942. Almost very good condition.

Small format. Blue pictorial covers. B/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to a couple of corners. Wrinkling to few pages in prelims. First text page has partially erased French translation in ink.

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US NAVY F-14 TOMCAT UNITS OF OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM
Written by Tony Holmes.
Stock no. 1605352
Published by Osprey Publishing. 2nd 2006. Fine condition.

Card wraps. Osprey Combat Aircraft 52. Colour photos. 96 pages.

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RUPERT A COLLECTION OF FAVOURITE STORIES
No author listed. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1108573
Published by Egmont Uk Limited. Circa 2007. As new condition.

Introduction by Caroline Bott, god-daughter of Alfred Bestall. Large format. Pale blue boards,. Silver titles & vignettes. Colour illustrations throughout. Contained in a fine slip-case that has some uneven fading to a couple of edges. Still in original shrink wrap.

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AV-8B HARRIER II UNITS OF OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM
Written by Lon Nordeen.
Stock no. 1605351
Published by Osprey Publishing. 1st 2011. Fine condition.

Card wraps. Osprey Combat Aircraft 90. Colour and b/w illustrations & photos. 96 pages.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1941 (FACSIMILE) - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1108572
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 1993. Fine condition.

Enjoy Rupert's rarest and most sought-after adventures with this beautiful facsimile of the 1941 annual, widely considered to be the best ever. Everything from the colour of the ink to the specially selected paper is true to the original, the only difference being the addition of a slipcase to keep this collector's item in perfect condition. Contained in fine slip-case that just has very slight edge-wear - this copy is unread - original seal is intact. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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GAMES AND SONGS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN
Written by William Wells Newell.
Stock no. 1501726
Published by Harper And Brothers. 1st 1883. Almost very good condition.

Collected and compared by William Wells Newell. Beige cloth with pictorial front cover, brown titles to spine with decoration at top and bottom. Blue endpapers. B/w frontis. 242 pages. Covers are grubby with a couple of very small areas of damage. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Front joint is cracked between frontis and title page. Endpapers grubby with patch of tape residue to front endpaper. Small area of surface paper damage near top edge of title page. A few light marks and fingermarks to contents but generally clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1950 (FACSIMILE) - ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1108571
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 2000. Fine condition.

Collectors' Limited Edition Reproduction. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Complete with collectors certificate no. 06117. Contained in a very good slip case that has uneven fading to edges.

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