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Colour pictorial boards - Rupert at front of a huge snow scene. 1st story Rupert and Doctor Lion. 124 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Spine has split along rear edge and has been glued down. Slight loss to to top of spine. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Contents clean.
Pictorial laminated boards - Rupert playing in a tree. 1st story Rupert and the Bouncers. The last cover design by Alfred Bestall - and the first with a white-faced Rupert. This change caused Bestall to resign. 115 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Minimal bumping to corners. NOT price-cut or inscribed. Some faint foxing else contents clean.
RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 17 - RUPERT AND THE DOUBLE DREAM
Written by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1821807
Published by Daily Express. 1953. Good condition.
Title story Rupert And The Double Dream. Also includes Rupert and the Pink Sheep. 22 pages. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. Covers grubby and creased, tiny closed tear (no loss to top edge of front cover). Windmill puzzle done in biro. Clear tape repair to inside lower half of gutter (neat). Creasing and tiny closed tear to first couple of lower page margins. Creasing & grubby marks to contents from fingers turning pages.
RUPERT ANNUAL 1939 (FACSIMILE) - THE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1321015
Published by Daily Express. 1991. Very good condition.
Facsimile of the 4th Rupert annual (1939). Colour pictorial boards, red cloth spine. Black/red/white illustrations throughout. 125 pages. The 'look and feel' of the original perfectly captured by this magnificent reproduction. ISBN: 085079241X. Small nick to lower edge of front cover. Cover edges slightly rubbed. Top corner of front cover slightly worn and colour has been touched up (not particularly well). Light foxing to top edge of textblock.
Pictorial card wraps - Rupert running after a tiny dragon. 1st story Rupert and the Top Hat. Covers are very worn and creased. Old tape repairs to spine and cover edges. Rear cover is detached but held on to binding with old browned tape. Name and address in biro to belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Island puzzle done. Contents are a bit grubby throughout.
Colour pictorial laminated boards - Rupert and friends building a snowman. 1st story Rupert and the Friendly Sea-Lion. 123 pages. 10x7 inches. Not published in facsimile form as some of the content was considered politically incorrect. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Some loss to top of spine and a further split. Child's name and age in pencil in belongs to box. Painting contest done. Puzzles to pages 42 and 98 done. NOT price-cut. Some fingermarks to page margins throughout.
Colour pictorial boards - Rupert on snow-covered hill pulling a dog on a sledge. 1st story Rupert and the Lost List. Magic Painting pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some chipping to laminate on spine. , which is also browned. Gold name label stuck to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Magic Paintings are DONE. Page edge browning. Illustrations are still lovely and bright!
Glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert carrying a Christmas tree. 1st story Rupert & Gaffer. Magic Painting pages. 115 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Browning to spine, which also has some laminate chipping, mostly at base. Gold name label stuck to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Magic Paintings are Mostly done - a couple only have small amounts of colour to them. Pages 109 - 114 have spotting/foxing to margins.
Pictorial laminated boards showing Rupert on a swing. 1st story Rupert and the Hearth-Rug. Includes puzzle page and Magic Painting pages. Spine is browned and bumped. Wear top corners. Couple of inch splits to top and tail of spine. Front joint is cracked with stitching showing and pulling - binding is becoming weak. Yellow crayon to endpapers. Front endpaper is partially torn out at top. Name in ink with gold name label stuck over in belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Magic Paintings are DONE! A few damp/brown marks to margins on last few pages.
Annual format returns to hardback with this issue but is much thinner than earlier hardbacks. Pictorial boards - Rupert riding a huge seashell. 1st story Rupert's Silver Trumpet. 120 pages. 10x7 ins. Backstrip is missing. Corners worn, covers edge rubbed and foxed. Small ink mark to front free-endpaper. Inscription in ink (blue biro) to belongs to page and child's biro writing in belongs to box. Price-cut. Slight margin loss to pages 9-12 (text not affected). Grubby marks to page margins throughout.
Colour laminated boards - Rupert sitting on rock looking into stream. 1st story Rupert & the Whistlefish. 10 x 7 inches. 115 pages. Spine and corners bumped. NOT price-cut or inscribed. Light printing error of faint black streaks just besides the price on title-page. Contents clean.
Glazed boards - Rupert throwing a snowball on front cover. Magic painting pages. 115 pages. Spine is browned; small split to base. Bumping to corners; a few marks to covers. Names in ink; one scribbled out, with gold name label stuck over to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Foxing and a few other marks to outer page edges. A few margin marks. Magic Paintings are DONE.