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by Alfred Bestall

Illustrated by Alfred Bestall

Published by Daily Express. 1936

Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. The very first Rupert annual and the first Rupert book to be illustrated by Alfred Bestall. Red cloth with illustration of Rupert sitting reading on front cover. Black, red and white illustrations. The first time Rupert appeared wearing his now famous red jumper. (Tourtel's Rupert was dressed in blue). 124 pages. First story is Rupert and the Wonderful Kite.

Spine and corners bumped, some slight darkening of cloth at lower edges. Child's name in ink in belongs to box. Foxing to contents. Painting pages UNTOUCHED. Some light fingering but contents generally clean. Dustwrapper is edge chipped with loss to base of spine and slight loss to top of spine and corners, grubby and lightly foxed. Dustwrapper is not as bad as it sounds - an excellent copy in a scarce dustwrapper.

Stock no. 1319929

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