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RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 9 - RUPERT AND THE NEW ROSE
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2135861
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. Wear to spine, with small nicks to top and tail. Light page corner creases. Some marks to covers.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1969
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2135820
Published by Daily Express. 1969. Very good condition.

Colour laminated boards - Rupert sitting on rock looking into stream. 1st story Rupert & the Whistlefish. 10 x 7 inches. 115 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Belongs to box is clean. Price-cut. Page edge browning; a few marks to outer page edges.

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THE BOY NEXT DOOR
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2135597
Published by George Newnes Ltd.. 2nd 1945. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Three children, home for the holidays find a mysterious boy living next-door. Red cloth, black titles. Black and white illustrations. 184 pages. Bumping to spine and a couple of corners. Name and address in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is creased with edge-tears and chips; some loss; faded to spine. q

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1936 (FACSIMILE) - THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2135417
Published by Daily Express. 1985. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Collectors numbered edition. Facsimile of the first Rupert annual (1936). Red/black pictorial cloth. Red, black and white illustrations throughout. A collectors item in itself. ISBN: 0850791499. Offset browning/yellowing, which looks a little like foxing to endpapers and first and last few pages of book, all in the same place. Rest of contents are excellent. This is copy No. 12192. Still has wrapper and original wrap around band which has a few browning marks; light wrinkling along a couple of edges. Original postal box is still present with some foxing/marks.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1946 - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1321732
Published by Daily Express. 1946. Very good condition.

Colour pictorial card wraps - Rupert looking out through a window. 1st story - Rupert on Coon Island. 120 pages. 9.5 x 7 inches. This annual has not been reproduced in a facsimile edition. Covers are rubbed at edges with some light foxing and light crease to lower front corner. Name and date in ink in belongs to box, slight transfer of ink to facing page (inside front cover). Price NOT cut. Some vertical creases to pages and some light page browning. A nice, bright copy overall.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1941 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1822382
Published by Daily Express. 1941. Fair condition.

The last hardcover annual to be published during the war years and widely considered to be the best Rupert annual ever. Front cover shows Rupert holding a paddle and waving while Algy looks on from a little boat. First story Rupert and the Red Egg. 118 pages. Spine missing, edges rubbed & worn. Boards a little dull. Front joint cracked. Rear joint starting to crack. Name in belongs to box. Heavy pencil erased from verso of title page and also belongs to box. Page 77 has loss to lower margin but this does not affect the text. Contents browned and a little grubby. A good reading copy.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1960
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2135126
Published by Daily Express. 1960. Fair condition.

Glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert with lantern, pulling a large sledge of holly. Magic painting pages. 115 pages. Top 1-2" of spine are MISSING. Rest of spine has varying amounts of splitting to both sides. Corners are bumped with wear. Belongs to box has name erased. NOT price-cut. Grubby marks. Some doodles in places (e.g. front endpaper), some crayoning in, crayon also to Magic Paintings - which are DONE. Some creasing to pages and grubby marks. This is a WORKING copy ONLY!

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1969
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2135125
Published by Daily Express. 1969. Almost very good condition.

Colour laminated boards - Rupert sitting on rock looking into stream. 1st story Rupert & the Whistlefish. 10 x 7 inches. 115 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Top 1" of spine is MISSING. Belongs to box has name erased. NOT price-cut. Some margin marks. Puzzles are clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1954 - THE NEW RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2134856
Published by Daily Express. 1954. Almost very good condition.

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. Splits to top and tail of spine; a bit of loss to base of spine; chipping to laminate. Bumping to corners. A few marks to covers. NOT price-cut. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Painting contest is DONE. Foxing to outer page edges; some margin marks.

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BLACKIE'S CHILDREN'S ANNUAL 25TH YEAR
Written by Madeline Barnes; Constance Heward; Jessie Pope; Eleanor B. Simeon; et al. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall; Rene Bull; Harry Rountree; H.R. Millar; Anne Anderson; S.G. Hulme Beaman; et al..
Stock no. 1321154
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Very good condition.

Large format. Orange cloth spine with black titles. Colour pictorial front board shows boy and girl hanging balloons and decorations. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. First story A Couple of Guineas. Spine and corners bumped, cover edges rubbed. Name plate to front pastedown (name not filled in). Foxing, mainly to textblock. Tobacco smell to contents.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1991
Written by James Henderson; Ian Robinson. Illustrated by John Harrold; Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1821806
Published by Daily Express. 1991. Fine condition.

Tall format glazed boards - Rupert on rock at seashore with dove. Pictorial endpapers by Alfred Bestall, cover design by John Harrold. ISBN: 0850792428. A fine copy.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1939 (FACSIMILE) - THE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1321015
Published by Daily Express. 1991. Very good condition.

Facsimile of the 4th Rupert annual (1939). Colour pictorial boards, red cloth spine. Black/red/white illustrations throughout. 125 pages. The 'look and feel' of the original perfectly captured by this magnificent reproduction. ISBN: 085079241X. Small nick to lower edge of front cover. Cover edges slightly rubbed. Top corner of front cover slightly worn and colour has been touched up (not particularly well). Light foxing to top edge of textblock.

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