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1 Bestall, Alfred More Adventures of Rupert [Rupert Annual 1953]
London Daily Express [1953] First Edition Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred 
Spine lacking, replaced with green plastic tape. Binding loose. Rear board separated from text block. Tape repairs along gutter at front endpaper. The Painting Contest has been completed messily. Previous owner's signatures. ; (120) pages. Pictorial card boards. Page Dimensions: 245mm x 175mm. Illustration on front board shows Rupert and friends sitting on a wooden fence. The first story is "Rupert and Miranda".; 4to 
Price: 45.90 NZD
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2 Bestall, Alfred. More Rupert Adventures.
London Daily Express [1952] First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred. 
Owner's details filled in. Ink date on title page. 2/3" tear in front endpaper. 1/2" tear in margin of one leaf. Eaten by mice along top 3/8" of rear board. Boards rubbed and worn. Scratch marks and some surface chips to paper on front board. Heavy rubbing and chipping to paper spine. ; 118, (2) pages. The first story is Rupert and The Mare's Nest. Illustration on front board shows Rupert standing on a tree. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 81.00 NZD
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3 Bestall, Alfred Rupert Annual 1955
London Daily Express (1955) First Edition Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred 
The leaf with the magic paintings has been removed from this copy (pages 105-106). 1/4" missing at tail end of spine. Previous owner's name. Crossword puzzle has been completed. ; 107 pages (lacking pages 105-106). Pictorial boards. Page dimensions: 245 x 175mm.Illustration on front board shows Rupert and his friends hiking. First story is "Rupert and Poll Parrot".; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 43.20 NZD
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4 [Bestall, Alfred] Rupert Annual 1957
London Daily Express / Oldbourne Book Co. [1957] First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Heavy abrasions to the "This Book Belongs To" page, where ink signature has been partly erased. The colouring contest on page 106 has bee completed. ; 107 pages. Illustrated boards. Page dimensions: 244 x 176mm. illustrated endpapers. P Illustration on front cover shows Rupert and his friends flying around in balloons with motorised propellers. First story is "Rupert and the Crackerjack". 
Price: 37.80 NZD
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5 Bestall, Alfred. Rupert Annual 1957
London Daily Express (1957) First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred 
The boards, spine and inner margins of the endpapers have clear plastic laminated over them. This has largely protected the boards and spine from wear. Splitting to paper along much of front joint. Some splitting to gutter at front hinge. Owner's details filled in. Painting Puzzle on page 4 and Colouring Contest on page 105 filled in. Price is not clipped from title page. Some foxing. A reasonable reading copy.; 107 pages. Illustration on front board shows Rupert traveling in a motorized balloon. First story is "Rupert and the Crackerjack".; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 70.20 NZD
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6 Bestall, Alfred. Rupert Annual 1958
London Daily Express 1958 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred 
The boards, spine and inner margins of the endpapers have clear plastic laminated over them. This has protected the boards and spine from wear. Name filled in on page 63. The strip of stamps at the right margin of page 63 has been cut off neatll and then taped back in place with clear adhesive tape. Otherwise a nice, but laminated copy. Owner's details filled in. Gift inscription on title page. Colouring contest coloured in tidily. Price is not clipped from title page. A clean reading copy.; 107 pages. Illustration on front board shows Rupert leap-frogging over his friend Bill. First story is "Rupert and the Water-Lily".; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 70.20 NZD
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7 [Bestall, Alfred] Rupert Annual 1959
Daily Express 1964 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. 1 1/4" tear at tail of front free endpaper. Some of 4 of the 8 magic paintings have been coloured in. Some rubbing to ends of spine. ; 115 pages + illustrated endpapers. Illustrated papered boards. Page dimensions: 243mm x 173mm. Selected contents: Rupert And The Dover Sole; How To Make Rupert's Paper Butterfly; Rupert And The Distant Music; Rupert And The Compass; Rupert's Magic Paintings Of Pleasure Island; Rupert And The Dog-Roses. ; 4to 
Price: 67.50 NZD
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8 Bestall, Alfred. Rupert Annual 1961
London Daily Express 1961 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred 
The boards, spine and inner margins of the endpapers have clear plastic laminated over them. This has largely protected the boards and spine from wear. A few 1/8" surface chips to paper at tail of spine. A nice, but laminated copy. Owner's details filled in and covered with white-out. Magic paintings are all either completed or partly completed. Maze is partly completed, with erasure marks. Price is not clipped from title page. A good clean reading copy.; 115 pages. Illustration on front board shows Rupert on a swing. First story is "Rupert and the Hearth-Rug".; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 70.20 NZD
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9 Bestall, Alfred. Rupert Annual 1961
London Daily Express 1961 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred 
Wear to ends of spine and to corners of boards. No signatures. Maze not completed. The title page has not been price-clipped. The magic paintings have been completed.; 115 pages. Illustration on front board shows Rupert on a swing. First story is "Rupert and the Hearth-Rug". Page dimensions: 245mm x 176mm. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 67.50 NZD
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10 Bestall, Alfred. Rupert Annual 1962
London Daily Express 1962 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred 
Spine worn with splits at lower end. Some wrinkles from dampness. Magic paintings completed, messy. A rough reading copy.; 115 pages. Illustration on front board shows Rupert and his friends throwing snowballs. First story is "Rupert and the Dragon Fly". 
Price: 32.40 NZD
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11 Bestall, Alfred. Rupert Annual 1962
London Daily Express 1962 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred 
The boards, spine and inner margins of the endpapers have clear plastic laminated over them. This has largely protected the boards and spine from wear. Owner's details filled in and covered with white-out. Magic paintings have all been completed, with staining to adjacent pages. Price is not clipped from title page. A good reading copy.; 115 pages. Illustration on front board shows Rupert and his friends throwing snowballs. First story is "Rupert and the Dragon Fly".; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 47.25 NZD
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12 Bestall, Alfred. Rupert Annual 1963
London Daily Express 1963 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred 
No signatures. Title page not price-clipped. Small knock to upper corner of front board. Some wear to ends of spine. The magic paintings have been completed. Creasing to corners of several leaves. ; 115 pages. Pictorial boards. Illustration on front board shows Rupert catching the Merboy in a net. First story is "Rupert and the Birthday Present". Page dimensions: 245 x 177mm. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 54.00 NZD
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13 [Bestall, Alfred] Rupert Annual 1964
Daily Express 1964 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Title page is not price-clipped. 2 of the 8 magic paintings have been lightly painted in parts, the other 6 are untouched. Moderate bump to tail of spine. Light wear to paper at head of spine. A clean and bright copy. ; 115 pages + illustrated endpapers.; 4to 
Price: 162.00 NZD
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14 [Bestall, Alfred] Rupert Annual 1964
London Daily Express / Beaverbrook Newspapers 1964 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Some wear and losses to ends of spine. Some bruising and small knocks to edges and corners of boards. 30mm tear to margin of one leaf (pp.5-6). No signatures. The magic paintings have been completed.; 115 pages + illustrated endpapers. Illustrated papered boards. Page dimensions: 244 x 177mm. First story is "Rupert and the Dover Sole". Cover illustration shows Rupert on a rock swinging his leather satchel. ; 4to 
Price: 40.50 NZD
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15 [Bestall, Alfred] Rupert Annual 1966
London Daily Express / Beaverbrook Newspapers 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Title page is not price-clipped. The magic paintings have been completed. A couple of small <1/4" chips at head of spine.; 113 pages + illustrated endpapers. Illustration on front board shows Rupert and friends in a flying saucer. The first story is "Rupert and the Magic Ball". Page dimensions: 246 x 177mm. ; 4to 
Price: 81.00 NZD
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16 Bestall, Alfred The New Rupert Book - Rupert Annual 1946
London Daily Express [1946] First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred 
"This book belongs to" section has been filled in. Spine and edges of wrappers rubbed. 1" loss of paper at tail of spine. 1" split to paper at head of spine. 1/4" missing at head of spine. 1" x 1 1/4" chip missing to blank corner of page 2. Staples rusted. Creasing to card wrappers. Some staining to page edges. ; 119, [i], pages. Pictorial card wrappers. Page Dimensions: 241mm x 182mm. The first story is Rupert On Coon Island. ; 8vo 
Price: 229.50 NZD
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17 Bestall, Alfred The Rupert Book [Rupert Annual 1956]
London Daily Express [1956] First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred 
"This book belongs to" filled in, and with previous owner's gift inscription. "Rupert's Painting Contest" has not been completed. "Cinema Show" not completed. Some fingermarks to margins of leaves. A 1" tear at tail end of front joint, with glue repair. Small 1/4" chips at ends of spine and at tips of corners of boards.; 107 pages. Pictorial boards. Page dimensions: 245mm x 178mm. First story is Rupert And The Blue Moon. 
Price: 108.00 NZD
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18 Bestall, Alfred The Rupert Book [Rupert Annual 1956]
London Daily Express [1956] First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred 
"This book belongs to" not filled in. "Rupert's Painting Contest" has been half-completed with crayon. "Cinema Show" not completed. Small 1/4" chips at ends of spine and at tips of corners of boards. Some wear to spine. ; 107 pages. Pictorial boards. Page dimensions: 245mm x 178mm. First story is Rupert And The Blue Moon. 
Price: 81.00 NZD
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