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THE RUPERT STORY BOOK - TOURTEL, MARY - 1938. 
London Sampson Low Marston & Co Ltd. undated 1938 - FIRST EDITION (1938), small 4to, 255 x 190 mm, 10 x 8 inches, spine 40 mm (1½") thick, frontispiece in full colour, illustrated throughout in green, blue, red, brown and black and white, text printed in several colours, pages not numbered but collated and guaranteed complete, original publisher's pictorial glazed boards showing Rupert and elephant on swings with badger and rabbits on upper cover, fruit store on lower cover, pictorial endpapers. Tiny bump to both top corners, slightest wear to head and tail of spine, two minute grazes to background of colour frontispiece plus two small grazes to inner blank margin, page edges slightly darkened, otherwise an almost Fine copy in very bright binding, looks unread. The stories are: Rupert's Holiday; A Christmas Pudding for Rupert; Rupert and the Old Miser, Rupert's Christmastide; Rupert and the Fairy Child; Rupert and the Mince Pies and Rupert and the Wise Goat's Party. The later reprints have red cloth spines, see The New Rupert Index by Lofts and Adley, revised by John Beck, page 97. Though this book turns up occasionally it is usually in poor condition due to the fragility of the spine. This is an exceptionally crisp tight bright copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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