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RUPERT AND REYNARD FOX
Written by Mary Tourtel. Illustrated by Mary Tourtel.
Stock no. 2137502
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.. Fair condition.

Large format. Cloth spine. Paper boards with colour pictorial onlay to front cover. All titles in Little Bear Series listed to rear cover. Pictorial endpapers showing Rupert characters. Line drawings printed in different single colour throughout. Reprint edition. Binding is VERY weak. Spine split for 2/3rds of the way up on rear; fraying to cloth. Fading to spine with wear. Scuffing and wear to covers; a little chipping. Front joint is BROKEN, with front endpaper detached, but loosely inserted. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Browning and some grubby margin marks; a few small margin chips/tears, with a little loss. Rear joint is partially cracked. Scarce Rupert item - but a reading/working copy.

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A HORSE BOOK
Written by Mary Tourtel. Illustrated by Mary Tourtel.
Stock no. 2137491
Published by Grant Richards. 1st 1901. Almost very good condition.

One of Mary Tourtel's first books before she went on to create Rupert Bear! Dumpy Books For Children series No. 10. Small format. Green cloth with dark green titles and stripes. Colour pictures with text facing, printed on one side of the paper only. A delightful little book! Foxing and browning to covers, with some uneven fading. Small nick to cloth at base of spine. Front joint is a bit cracked. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing and browning. A few hinges are a little pulled.

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THE RUPERT STORY BOOK
Written by Mary Tourtel. Illustrated by Mary Tourtel.
Stock no. 1322506
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.. Very good condition.

Coloured pictorial boards and red cloth spine, cover background mainly blue, front cover shows Rupert and Edward on swings with the Nutwood friends. 25mm thick. Two-tone text illustrations. (Originally published 1938 with pictorial spine). Spine bumped, corners bumped and worn. Some slight lifting of surface paper at spine edge of front cover. Inscription in ink and name and address in belongs to box on front pastedown. Some colouring to the painting pages. Two patches of surface paper damage to rear pastedown. Light page browning to contents.

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RUPERT HAS A PICNIC
No author listed.
Stock no. 1321677
Published by Bancroft & Co.(Publishers) Ltd.. 1st 1972. Very good condition.

A Bancroft cloth book. ISBN: 0381023782. Some light foxing to last couple of pages else contents clean. A nice copy of a scarce Rupert item.

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RUPERT AND THE WONDERFUL BOOTS
Written by Mary Tourtel. Illustrated by Mary Tourtel.
Stock no. 2133911
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.. Circa 1948. Almost very good condition.

"Telling you how the Wonderful Boots take Rupert Little Bear flying over villages and castles and into many adventures with Brigands and an evil Ogre". Large format card wrapped book. A Tourtel story reprinted in colour. An advert for the next in the series on last page but no copy has been traced. 14 x 9.25". Couple of small closed tears to covers. Page corner creasing. Browning to covers. Staples have rusted. Some margin marks.

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THE NEW RUPERT INDEX
Written by W.O.G. Lofts; D.J. Adley; John Beck.
Stock no. 2133880
Published by John Beck. 2001. Almost very good condition.

Revised and updated by Beck. Large format. Grey card wraps with colour onlay to front. Bibliography of Rupert Bear with b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0951733818. Some creasing to corners. A few marks to covers. Annotations internally (pencil).

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THE NEW RUPERT INDEX
Written by W.O.G. Lofts; D.J. Adley; John Beck.
Stock no. 1319486
Published by John Beck. 1991. Good condition.

Revised and updated by Beck. Large format. Grey card wraps with colour onlay to front. Bibliography of Rupert Bear with b/w illustrations. ISBN: 095173380X. Covers are grubby and edge worn, small splash mark to top edge of front cover. Some pencil writing to top margin of title-page. Some page corner tips creased. Some pencil annotations and one small piece of text highlighted with a yellow marker.

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RUPERT A BEAR'S LIFE
Written by George Perry. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2131184
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. 169 pages includes bibliography of the Rupert annuals. 9.75 x 7". ISBN: 0907516769. Wrapper is price-cut with faded spine.

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RUPERT ADVENTURE BOOK NO. 1
No author listed.
Stock no. 2130226
Published by Beaverbrook Newspapers Limited. 1973. Good condition.

Pictorial paperwraps. Two super stories of the famous bear - 'Rupert in Mysteryland' and 'Rupert and the Missing Pieces'. Covers are detached with foxing, creasing and some tears.

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RUPERT A BEAR'S LIFE
Written by George Perry. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2127084
Published by Pavilion Books; Michael Joseph. 1st 1985. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than 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. 169 pages includes bibliography of the Rupert annuals. 9.75 x 7". ISBN: 0907516769. Wrapper spine is faded.

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THE MONSTER RUPERT
Written by Mary Tourtel. Illustrated by Mary Tourtel.
Stock no. 2126822
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.. Circa 1953. Almost very good condition.

Front cover shows Rupert pulling small boy out of hole in road. Pale green pictorial boards, red cloth spine. Front cover states that there are 200 cut-outs and five stories. (Later reprints had 120 cut-outs and four stories). This edition states it Contains Rupert in Trouble Again; Rupert and the Old Man of the Sea; Rupert the Witch and Tabitha; Rupert and the Wilful Princess; Rupert Goes Hiking. However, One story is MISSING (published and bound this way) - Missing Rupert, The Witch and Tabitha, it also has 132 cut-outs (NOT the stated 200 or later 120). An early reprint! Spine is unevenly faded and marked. Bumping and wear to cover edges. A few scuff marks. Foxing and browning to outer page edges. No cut-outs have been cut out from book. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. An early reprint.

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THE MONSTER RUPERT
Written by Mary Tourtel. Illustrated by Mary Tourtel.
Stock no. 2126450
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.. Circa 1950. Good condition.

Pale green boards with red cloth spine. Front cover shows Rupert helping a boy from a hole in the ground. A Story and Picture Book with cut-outs in colour. The cut-outs are Tourtel pictures taken from the stories. Numerous other b/w illustrations. (This is a 1950's reprint of the original which was published with 200 cut-outs and five stories). Contains: Rupert In Trouble Again; Rupert and the Old Man of the Sea; Rupert and the Wilful Princess; Rupert Goes Hiking. An early reprint with 132 cut-outs (this includes 'extra's to title pages). Spine is bumped and faded. Bumping to corners. Scuffing along cover edges. Hinge next to 'Rupert and the Old man of the Sea' title is pulled -making the binding a bit weak. Browning. All cut-outs present and not cut-out. Contents are generally very good.

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