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RUPERT A BEAR'S LIFE
Written by George Perry. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1327748
Published by Bramley Books. Circa 1985. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

The history of Rupert traced from the Fleet Street circulation battles through to the present day. Packed with illustrations including rare material never before published. ISBN: 1858339782. 4th printing of this edition.

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LITERARY AND DRAMATIC READINGS: INTRODUCTORY BOOK
Written by M. Partington; H.M. Spink. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall; George S. Dixon.
Stock no. 1327677
Published by Schofield & Sims Ltd.. 1945. Good condition.

Blue cloth, gilt titles. 8 colour plates by Bestall, b/w text illustrations throughout by Bestall and Dixon. 144 pages. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Light creases to centre of covers. Joints cracked. Some light finger marks/creases to pages else contents clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1972
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1327435
Published by Daily Express. 1972. Very good condition.

Pictorial glazed boards - Rupert and chums enjoying a picnic. 1st story Rupert's Deep Sea Adventure. 115 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Spine and corners bumped. Tiny rubbed patch to lower edges of covers. Name and date in ink in belongs to box. Price cut. Light musty smell and some light fingering to margins else contents clean.

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THE GIRL'S OWN ANNUAL - VOLUME 57
Written by Gladys M. Spratt; Elsie J. Oxenham; Alfred Bestall; et al; Elinor M. Brent-Dyer. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall; M. Sankey; et al..
Stock no. 1327267
Published by The Girl's Own Paper Office. Good condition.

Large heavy format. Green cloth with gilt title to spine and embossed title to front cover. Colour plates and b/w text illustrations. Includes Oxenham story "Peggy and the Brotherhood" and Brent-Dyer story "The Robins Make Good". Spine and corners bumped and worn. Some damp staining to covers. Name and address in ink to front free-endpaper. Some page browning and foxing and some light fingermarks to page margins. Generally contents clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 2015
Written by Stephanie Milton. Illustrated by Stuart Trotter; John Harrold; Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1327144
Published by Egmont Uk Limited. 2015. Nearly fine condition.

Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. The 80th year! Front cover shows Rupert in diving suit, riding sea monster, with key in his hand. Contains stories and illustrations from different previous Rupert annuals. ISBN: 9781405279000. Small binding error to lower corner of inside front cover else a fine copy.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1955
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1327074
Published by Daily Express. 1955. Very good condition.

Colour laminated boards - Rupert hiking in a field. 1st story Rupert and Poll Parrot. 10x7 inches. 107 pages. Slight bumping to spine and corners and light foxing to front cover. Endpapers are lightly browned, J.F.31 written in pencil(?) to front free-endpaper. Child's name and address in heavy pencil in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Painting contest page has been neatly started. A nice copy.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1957
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1326802
Published by Daily Express. 1957. Very good condition.

Glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert in air balloon with springs. 1st story is Rupert & the Crackerjack. 10x7 inches. 107 pages. Spine very slightly bumped and rubbed. Covers ever so slightly warped. Name and address in pencil in belongs to box. Price-cut. Colouring contest page untouched. Contents clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1944 - RUPERT IN MORE ADVENTURES
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1326738
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 slightly worn with small nicks at top and tail. Creases to lower corner of front panel. Name and address in ink to belongs to box, child's writing in ink to inside front cover. Foxing to textblock. Some lower page corner tips creased.

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RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 9 - RUPERT AND THE NEW ROSE
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1326718
Published by Daily Express. 1951. Almost 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. Spine edge & corners rubbed. Rear cover just a little grubby/lightly browned. Staples rusty. Small one inch split at base of spine up to the first staple.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1970
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1326613
Published by Daily Express. 1970. Slightly better than good condition.

Colour pictorial glazed boards - Rupert climbing up a slope and waving. 1st story Rupert and the Outlaws. 10 x 7 inches. 115 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Tiny nick to top of spine. Front free-endpaper/contents page almost detached. Some hinges lightly pulled. Grubby fingermarks to page margins and a light stain to top margins of first few pages.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1968
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1326511
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. No facsimile produced for this year. Spine and corners very slightly bumped. Front cover very slightly bowed and not sitting 'quite right'. Not inscribed and price NOT cut. Magic Paintings UNTOUCHED. Some pale page browning and some light foxing to textblock. A very nice copy.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1972
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1326450
Published by Daily Express. 1972. Almost very good condition.

Pictorial glazed boards - Rupert and chums enjoying a picnic. 1st story Rupert's Deep Sea Adventure. 115 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Grubby mark to top corner of front cover. Name in belongs to box has been blotted out with black ink, child's name written above in black ink. Price-cut. Some faint foxing else contents clean.

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