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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. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A couple of splits to top and tail of spine, with some chipping. Laminate to front cover has mostly be torn off. 1954 indentation to beneath title of front cover. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Painting contest has been DONE. Draw and paint double spread puzzle pages have been DONE. Contents are still lovely and bright.
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. Corners bumped. Evidence of "1973" written to front on annual below "Rupert" (erased but score marks remain). Inscription in ink in belongs to box. Foxing to page margins else clean.
THE BOY'S OWN VOLUME OF FACT, FICTION, HISTORY AND ADVENTURE CHRISTMAS 1865
Written by S.O. Beeton. Illustrated by Various.
Stock no. 1318704
Published by S.O. Beeton. 1865. Good condition.
Embossed green cloth, gilt. B/w text illustrations and plates. 543 numbered pages. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Name plate to front pastedown. Looks like the prelims have been re-inserted/stitched and the front free-endpaper is missing. Browning to verso of the frontis (which is what you see upon opening the front cover). Child's name and address in ink to textblock. Musty smell to contents.
This is the first Rupert annual to be dated on the inside title page. Colour illustrated boards showing Rupert leap-frogging over Bill Badger. First story 'Rupert and the Water-Lily'. 107 pages. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Light damp stain to top corners and top of spine. Light mark to front free-endpaper (from removal of a small label). Belongs to box has been obliterated with blue ink. Price NOT cut. Colouring contest page was neatly and lightly coloured in (mostly erased now), address label has been obliterated with red ink (old address details previously covered with paper). Still a nice copy.
Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Front cover shows Rupert riding in a 'Fish-Plane' with pilot; friends watching from below. ISBN: 9781405244015.
Cover shows Rupert at the seaside holding his suitcase and a bucket and spade. Annual no. 77. ISBN: 9781405263412.
No. 61. Front cover shows Rupert and friends with Little Bo Peep and castle in back ground. ISBN: 1874507600.
RUPERT ANNUAL 1953 (FACSIMILE) - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318643
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 2003. Fine condition.
Collectors' Limited Edition Reproduction. Pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 1904329330. A bright copy. Certificate no. 01616 enclosed.
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 slightly worn. Covers slightly edge rubbed with a dent to lower edge of front cover. Inscription in ink in belongs to box. Price-cut. A few light marks to margins else contents clean.
PIP & SQUEAK ANNUAL 1931
Written by Joyce Lankester Brisley; et al. Illustrated by Joyce Lankester Brisley; Savile Lumley; et al..
Stock no. 1318624
Published by Daily Mirror. 1931. Almost very good condition.
The 9th year of the Pip and Squeak annual. Blue cloth spine. Front covers shows red car driving over a bed of nails! Colour plates & b/w illustrations. Covers edge worn, slightly grubby to rear cover. Spine slightly bumped and rubbed. Name in ink to front free-endpaper. Rear free-endpaper is lightly creased. Some light fingermarks to page margins.
5th Year. Cloth spine. Yellow pictorial front cover. Colour plates and two-tone illustrations. Covers edge worn and slightly grubby. Soine bumped. Name, address and date in ink to front free-endpaper. Joints cracked. Some foxing and grubbiness to contents.
The 8th year. Cloth spine, pictorial front board, shows fish shop. 4 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. Covers are edge worn. Spine bumped. Covers slightly grubby. Crosswords done in pencil. Joints cracked. Contents clean.