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RUPERT ANNUAL 1963
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 588677
Published by Daily Express. 1963. Very good condition.

Laminated pictorial boards showing Rupert sitting on a rock having just caught a Merchild in his fishing net. 1st story Rupert and the Birthday Present. 115 pages. Spine and corners are bumped and worn. Some chipping to top and tail of spine. Inscription in ink in belongs to box. Small biro doodles on page 9. A few repaired margin tears. Magic paintings done neatly.NOT price cut.

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THE LITTLE BEAR AND THE OGRES
Written by Mary Tourtel. Illustrated by Mary Tourtel.
Stock no. 737272
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. 1st 1922. Almost very good condition.

Square format. Cream boards with illustration to front. 83 pages. Brown and black illustrations with verses below. Spine and corners worn with minimal loss to top and tail of spine and slight chipping of surface paper to rear edge of spine. A few tiny dents to cover edges. Light vertical creases to front cover. Covers are a bit grubby. Neat inscription in ink to front endpaper. Endpapers very lightly browned. A few light foxspots to contents and a few pages have a very light vertical crease to centre. Overall a nice copy of a very scarce Rupert Bear book.

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THE MONSTER RUPERT
Written by Mary Tourtel. Illustrated by Mary Tourtel.
Stock no. 431000
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.. 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 120 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. Spine is bumped and damaged - looks like it has been re-glued; also has some fraying to cloth. Some scuff marks and a few ink marks to covers. Corners and cover edges are very worn, with some bumping. Half of 1 of 1st pages with cut-outs on has been torn off. Top corner of 1 page is torn off, with a bit of loss to picture and a little to text. A working copy.

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THE RUPERT PICTURE STORY BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 430996
Published by L.T.A. Robinson Ltd.. Good condition.

Large format. Red cloth spine. Pictorial boards, front shows Rupert hiking and gnome on a hare. Colour illustrations. First story is "Rupert and the Enchanted Princess". Spine is faded and worn. Corners are bumped and worn. A few marks to covers. Front joint is cracked. A few small page margin tears. Crossed out name and name in ink to belongs to box. Ageing tape repair to title page. A working copy only.

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RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 23 - RUPERT AND THE SNOW SPORTS
Written by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 487046
Published by Daily Express. Circa 1955. Almost very good condition.

Title story Rupert And The Snow Sports. Also includes Rupert And The Vanishing Pet. 24 pages. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. Covers are a bit creased and browned. Top of spine is split for just over an inch - also a small split to base of spine. Drawing lesson puzzle has been coloured in. Some margin marks - but contents are generally very good.

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THE FOLLOWERS OF RUPERT IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHN HARROLD
No author listed.
Stock no. 582118
1990. Slightly better than very good condition.

Large format. Pictorial card wraps. An edited transcript of the meeting held on September 17th 1988 at Brighton. SIGNED by John Harrold to bottom of front cover - 'To Lesley, with very best wishes!'. Also on an internal page, a humerous edit - also signed by Harrold. Spine and couple of cover edges are browned. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 31 - RUPERT AND THE SNOW PRANKS
Written by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 428727
Published by Daily Express. Almost very good condition.

Title Story Rupert And The Snow Pranks. Also includes Rupert And The Shy Coconut. 9.5x7". Pictorial card wraps. Covers are creased, with some grubby marks. Staples have rusted. A few marks to outer page edges. Contents are generally clean, apart from the odd margin mark and some creasing to page corners.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 2003
Written by Ian Robinson. Illustrated by John Harrold.
Stock no. 428698
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 2003. Fine condition.

Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Front cover shows Rupert ringing handbells. ISBN: 1904329268. SIGNED by John Harrold - 'To Stuart' on front pastedown. Not price-cut or inscribed - a lovely fine copy! This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 25 - RUPERT AND THE FRENCH POODLES
Written by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 733153
Published by Daily Express. Almost very good condition.

Pictorial cardwraps. Second story is 'Rupert and the New Jersey'. 22 pages. Colour illustrations. Covers a bit grubby with light dampstain to rear cover and some pink ink doodles to front cover. Inscription in ink to top margin of inside front cover. A few light margin marks and some corners lightly creased.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1974
No author listed. Illustrated by Alex Cubie.
Stock no. 733148
Published by Daily Express. 1974. Almost very good condition.

Pictorial laminated boards - Rupert in the snow holding a chick made of snow. 1st story Rupert and the Iron Spade. The first cover design and endpapers by Alex Cubie. Spine and corners slightly bumped and worn. No names. Price creased but not cut. Foxing to page margins. First gathering of pages slightly loose.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1997
Written by Ian Robinson. Illustrated by John Harrold.
Stock no. 427269
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 1997. Nearly fine condition.

No. 62. Tall format, glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert in his special pond skates. ISBN: 1874507856. Light foxing to top edge of covers and text block. Has 2 Rupert postcards loose inside the front cover.

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MONSTER RUPERT 1934
Written by Mary Tourtel. Illustrated by Mary Tourtel.
Stock no. 575808
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1934. Almost very good condition.

Orange boards and spine. Front cover shows Rupert and his friend Peter in a room with two barrels and a trunk. Coloured picture of Rupert on spine. 6 stories, first one is 'Rupert at the Seaside'. Colour frontis as cover. 50mm thick. 9 x 6". Unpaginated. Cover edges and sides of spine worn. Slight surface paper loss at top and tail of spine. Rear cover a little scuffed. Covers unusually bright and clean with very little wear to spine. Foxing to endpapers. Some neat colouring to contents. Two closed tears, one approximately 4" and repaired, the other 1". Both have old tapemarks. A couple of pulled hinges, some small closed margin tears, one page has corner tip missing. Otherwise the contents are bright and clean with no foxing. A nice copy. REDUCED FROM £750!

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