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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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RUPERT ANNUAL 1968
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2126226
Published by Daily Express. 1968. Slightly better than very good condition.

Colour pictorial boards - Rupert & chums watching large ball coming down from the sky. The last Rupert annual to include Magic Paintings. 10 x 7 inches. 115 pages. Light bumping to spine and a couple of corners. NOT price-cut or Inscribed. A little foxing to outer page edges. Illustrations are lovely and bright! Magic Paintings: One has been partially completed, with a little transfer to painting on opposite page.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1968
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1610693
Published by Daily Express. 1968. Very good condition.

Colour pictorial boards - Rupert & chums watching large ball coming down from the sky. The last Rupert annual to include Magic Paintings. 10 x 7 inches. 115 pages. Spine and corners bumped, with a little wear. Inscription to front endpaper. NOT price-cut. Belongs To box completed in ink. Grubby mark to list of contents. Scattered foxing. Four of the Magic Paintings have been completed; four appear to be untouched.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1973
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1610641
Published by Daily Express. 1973. Very good condition.

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. Spine and corners bumped. Belongs-to box completed in ink. NOT price-cut. A few foxspots.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1976
No author listed. Illustrated by Alex Cubie.
Stock no. 1610508
Published by Daily Express. 1976. Very good condition.

Colour pictorial glazed boards - Rupert waving with a toy train. 1st story Rupert and the Jumping Men. 10x7 inches. 115 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Belongs-To box completed in ink. NOT price-cut.
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RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 2 - RUPERT AND UNCLE BRUNO
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2125104
Published by Daily Express. Very good condition.

A Bestall story originally published in 1938. Story title Rupert and Uncle Bruno. A strange accident to Uncle Bruno leads to a robber's secret hiding place. 9.5x7 inches. 16 pages. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. Some marks to covers. Creasing to rear cover. Inscription in ink to inside front cover. A few light margin marks. Illustrations are still lovely and bright.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1955 (FACSIMILE)
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1317292
Published by Express Newspapers Ltd.. 2004. Fine condition.

Limited edition of 11,000 copies. Reproduction of the 1955 annual. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Some slight foxing to endpapers. Slipcase is slightly rubbed at corners.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1950 (FACSIMILE) - ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1317287
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 2000. Nearly fine condition.

Collectors' Limited Edition Reproduction. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 1902836324. Foxing else a fine copy. Copy no. 4457. Slipcase is a little bumped at spine.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1945 (FACSIMILE) - A NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1317284
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 1997. Nearly fine condition.

Collector's Limited Edition Facsmile of the 1945 soft cover Rupert Annual. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 1874507945. Top rear corner is slightly worn else a fine copy. Copy no. 5142. Foxspots to slipcase and some wear to lower edge.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1944 (FACSIMILE) - RUPERT IN MORE ADVENTURES
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1317283
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 1996. Fine condition.

Collectors Limited Edition. Reproduction of the 1944 Rupert annual. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 1874507694. Copy no. 7574. A fine copy in near fine slipcase (just one tiny bump to lower corner).
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RUPERT: A BEAR'S LIFE
Written by George Perry. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1317281
Published by Pavilion Books Ltd.. circa 1995. Nearly fine condition.

Card wrap edition. An invaluable reference book for Rupert collectors. ISBN: 1857937368. Later printing of this edition.
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