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RUPERT ANNUAL 1956 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1320202
Published by Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd.. 1956. Almost very good condition.

Colour laminated boards - Rupert flying through the air on a sledge. 107 pages. Painting page, cinema show and puzzle pages. A Daily Express annual. Not published in facsimile form as some of the content was considered politically incorrect. Spine and corners bumped, 1cm loss to top and tail of spine. Covers otherwise bright and clean. Name in belongs to box. Price cut. Painting contest page completed but not removed. Cinema strip unused.

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RUPERT ADVENTURE BOOK No. 35 - WINTER ADVENTURES
Written by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2129237
Published by Daily Express; Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd.. Circa 1958. Almost very good condition.

Pictorial paper wraps. First story Rupert and the Angry Dolls. Second story Rupert and Will o' the Wisp. Colour illustrations. Snowman to front cover has been outlined in blue biro. Creasing to covers, with chipping and a bit of loss along bottom edge of front cover. Creasing to page corners throughout. A few margin marks, but illustrations are still bright.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1956 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2123543
Published by Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd.. 1956. Good condition.

Colour laminated boards - Rupert flying through the air on a sledge. 107 pages. Painting page, cinema show and puzzle pages. A Daily Express annual. Not published in facsimile form as some of the content was considered politically incorrect. Large split (3-4") to top of spine; some loss to backstrip. Small tear to base of spine; some chipping. NOT price-cut. Inscription in ink to belongs to page. Cinema Strip to page 81 has been cut off and is MISSING! Garden Puzzle to page 4 is outlined in pencil.

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PISTOLS FOR TWO
Written by S.G. Hulme Beaman; Betty Hulme Beaman. Illustrated by Kenneth Lovell.
Stock no. 1609178
Published by Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd.. 1st 1962. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Orange pictorial glazed boards. Colour illustrations. Toytown Book 16. Spine bumped, board edges worn. Contents very good indeed. Wrapper is a little browned, with a couple of closed tears.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1956 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1813764
Published by Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd.. 1956. Slightly better than good condition.

Colour laminated boards - Rupert flying through the air on a sledge. 107 pages. Painting page, cinema show and puzzle pages. A Daily Express annual. Not published in facsimile form as some of the content was considered politically incorrect. Backstrip worn with loss. Front joint split due to damage to backstrip. Slight loss to base of front endpaper. NOT price-cut or inscribed. Painting contest clean. Cinema strip unused. Grubby marks to contents.

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RUPERT ADVENTURE BOOK No. 33 - SUMMER ADVENTURES
Written by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1405692
Published by Daily Express; Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd.. Almost very good condition.

Pictorial card wraps. Two stories are Rupert and the Speckled Seaweed and Rupert and the Scent Garden. Colour illustrations. Small split to bottom of spine. Corners are rubbed. Rear cover a little grubby. Top corner of one page looks slightly singed. A little foxing to page edges otherwise contents are generally clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1956 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2119366
Published by Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd.. 1956. Almost very good condition.

Colour laminated boards - Rupert flying through the air on a sledge. 107 pages. Painting page, cinema show and puzzle pages. A Daily Express annual. Not published in facsimile form as some of the content was considered politically incorrect. Top 1" of spine is MISSING; some tape repair. Larger piece of loss to base of spine (2-3"). Corners are bumped, with some chipping. NOT price-cut. Belongs to box has name erased. Some foxing/damp marking, especially to bottom page margins. Cinema strip is MISSING!

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THE EXTRAORDINARY AFFAIR OF ERNEST THE POLICEMAN
Written by S.G. Hulme Beaman. Illustrated by Kenneth Lovell.
Stock no. 1207971
Published by Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd.. 1st 1962. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A Toytown Book. Pictorial blue boards. Bright colour endpapers. Book corners lightly rubbed. Wrapper edge-rubbed with a few small closed edge-tears.

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THE ARKVILLE DRAGON
Written by S.G. Hulme Beaman. Illustrated by Kenneth Lovell.
Stock no. 1310207
Published by Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd.. circa 1963. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A Toytown Book (20). Pictorial boards. Colour illustrations throughout. Ex-lib with remains of labels to front endpapers and old tape mark to rear pastedown. Contents bright and clean. Some light rubbing to spine and corners.

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RUPERT ACTIVITY BOOK 2
No author listed.
Stock no. 446307
Published by Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd.. 1959. Very good condition.

Recreational and educational for young children. Games, stories and colouring pages. Pictorial paper wraps. Name in red pencil crayon to front cover. Some grubby marks/foxing to covers. Colouring pages have been completed.

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