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RUPERT ANNUAL 1948 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 816160
Published by Daily Express. 1948. Almost very good condition.

Pictorial paper wraps. Front cover shows Rupert running with a little dog on a lead. A rainbow is in the background. 1st story is Rupert and Jack Frost. 120 pages. 9.5 x 7 inches. All edges of covers strengthened with tape. Covers foxed. Belongs to box completed and scribbled out in ink. NOT price-cut. Tape to last page. Ink date to bottom of title page.

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RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 9 - RUPERT AND THE NEW ROSE
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 629080
Published by Daily Express. 1951. Very good condition.

Title story Rupert and the New Rose. Also includes Rupert and the Ticking Box - 2 original Bestall stories for the series. Front cover shows Rupert holding a black and white rose. 24 pages. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. Name in ink to front cover. Rear cover is lightly creased. First page a little grubby.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1963
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 812442
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 with small split to top of spine, repaired with magic tape. Inscription in ink in belongs to box. Front endpaper has corner creased. Not price-cut. Magic Paintings Done.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1952 - MORE RUPERT ADVENTURES
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 487412
Published by Daily Express. 1952. Almost very good condition.

Pictorial boards - Rupert waving from tree branch. 1st story Rupert & the Mare's Nest. 120 pages. 10 x 7 ins. 1" split to base of spine. Some chipping to corners and top and tail of spine. Grubby marks and some foxing to covers. Front endpaper is creased. Price-cut. Inscription in ink in belongs to box. Light creasing to some page corners. Contents are very good.

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RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 20 - RUPERT AND THE WILD GOOSE CHASE
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 487331
Published by Daily Express. Very good condition.

Title story Rupert And The Wild Goose Chase. Also includes Rupert And The Glowing Pool. 22 pages. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. This is a very nice copy - all except that the staples have been removed - so it is no longer bound - but all pages appear to be present and in their correct place.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1944 - RUPERT IN MORE ADVENTURES
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 487272
Published by Daily Express. 1944. Almost very good condition.

Pictorial card wraps showing Rupert with chums, waving from a tree. First story Rupert and Rollo. 119 pages. 9.5 x 7 inches. Spine is damaged and has been partially repaired. Just over an inch loss to base of spine. Couple of splits to spine that have not been repaired. Covers are worn and creased. Some page corners internally are creased. Price-cut. Name in ink in belongs to box. Foxing to outer page edges and a few pages internally. Reduced from £200.

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RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 5 - THE BIG GAME HUNT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 738993
Published by Daily Express. Good condition.

Rupert's Big Game Hunt and Rupert and the Banjo. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. Cover edges rubbed and covers grubby. 1.5" split to base of spine. Contents are grubby and part detached at lower staple.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1968
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 738976
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 and just slightly worn with small split to top of spine. Previous owner's name in ink to belongs to box. price-cut. Colouring (not water) to two of the magic paintings, the rest are untouched, top corner of last magic painting page torn out. Light foxing to outer page edges. One hinge pulled.

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RUPERT FUN
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 590532
Published by Express Newspapers Ltd.. 1988. Fine condition.

Blue glazed pictorial boards. Colour pictures throughout. ISBN: 0850791782.

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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 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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THE PLAY'S THE THING!
Written by Enid Blyton; Alec Rowley. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 576252
Published by The Home Library Book Company; George Newnes Limited. 1st 1927. Very good condition.

12 musical plays for children aged 8 to 15. 24 full-page b/w drawings by Alfred Bestall and music by Alec Rowley. Very large format. Russet cloth, gilt title and decorations to spine. Pictorial endpapers. 240 pages. A few marks to front cover. Spine and corners just very slightly bumped. Small piece missing from lower margin of page 109. Small closed margin tears on pages 111, 113 and 161. A few faint foxspots to endpapers and a few faint margins marks else contents bright and clean. A very nice copy of this handsome book.

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