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Book Description

The Rupert Story Book Mary Tourtel 1st edition [1938] The true first edition with the pictorial spine. Complete copy, with no inscription in the “belongs to” panel, the first of the pages to colour has been neatly done, the pages of characters to trace and cut out are intact. The stories include A Christmas Pudding for Rupert; Rupert and the Fairy Child; Rupert and the Mince Pies; and Rupert and the Wise Goat's Party. Coloured frontispiece and [124 pages] of picture strips and stories in two -tone colours; the page edges are tanned and there are a few fox speckles mainly at the start and end. 4to, 255 x 190 mm, [approx. 10” x 8”] Coloured glazed pictorial covers and spine are grazed at edges and a bit dust-marked, the spine has a vertical crease line and some wear mainly at the head, still a very good bright copy. Later reprints have a plain red cloth spine. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co Ltd 1st edition [1938]
Author Mary Tourtel
Date 1938
Binding Glazed pictorial boards
Publisher Sampson Low, Marston & Co Ltd
Illustrator Mary Tourtel
Condition Generally VG
Pages [124]

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